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Today, Microsoft released a post that showed the features that will be removed in the upcoming Autumn Windows Creators update. Among the list were Microsoft Paint and many people that the app was going to be killed off from Windows. Since their initial post, they have since responded to the outcry from people by clarifying that the application will not be removed.
According to their blog post, MS paint will still be available through the Windows Store and still be free. MS Paint is being moved to the Windows Store and will no longer come installed by default. This is because of earlier this year, Microsoft released an app called Paint 3D. The new application is capable of doing everything that the original MS Paint did plus more.
MS Paint has been a part of Windows since Windows 1.0 which was released in 1985. Over the years, it has become a part of many people’s fond memories and adventures. I remember back in the day feeling accomplished when I would use it at my dad’s office to draw a car that did not look good at all. Such little joys that the app gave to people is why people all over almost lost it upon hearing the news that it could be gone for ever.
Even though it will still be available, the fact that one has to remember to install it once the Creators Update comes will probably cause the app to slowly fade away into forgotten memories. The new Paint 3D should satisfy those that actually used paint for work as it can do more. I’m curious to find out how many people used Microsoft Paint for actual graphics work?