MS Paint Doodle Batman and Robin Silhouette – Courtesy of Flickr/Surian Soosay
CAIRO – 26 July 2017: Paint has been here as long as Windows itself, since 1985 Paint has been one of the saviors of the bored, those who mastered the pixel art and even those who needed to paste their printed screens into something. A friend that had been always simple and rarely showed any signs of change.
Until recently when Microsoft listed Paint on a list on their website yesterday under the title "The following features and functionalities in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update are either removed from the product in the current release ('Removed') or are not in active development and might be removed in future releases ('Deprecated')," (support.microsoft.com).
Windows 7 - Microsoft Paint – Courtesy of Flickr/Navarr Barnier
But they also stated that this list might be a subject to change. Microsoft is basically trying to kill off or at least stop developing the least used apps on Windows, and since Paint 3D was added to windows this year it might have played as a modified substitute.
However, many social media users stated their support for Paint to the extent that Microsoft wrote on Blog.windows.com “If there’s anything we learned, it’s that after 32 years, MS Paint has a lot of fans.”
In the same blog Microsoft announced “MS Paint fans rejoice: The original art app isn’t going anywhere – except to the Windows Store for free!”
So there you have it people, Paint now has a new home where it is going to be for free and forever available. Well, at least till Skynet takes over.