Microsoft Paint is not dying, it’s just getting a new home

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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?


  1. Christerbel Erica Mujaranji

    Good to cherish fond memories but i think this is product versioning and upgrading on Microsoft’s part

  2. ino

    I use ms paint for professional work. I think its the easiest graphics package out there. I really like how straight forward it is to select and copy and paste graphics using paint, adding text is damn simple, some of these simple stuff I find them easier on ms paint than on other graphics apps like gimp or photoshop. I am however happy the app will remain there.

  3. Sagitarr

    MS Paint is a straight-forward and easy to use graphic package. It is, in my view, easier to use than Adobe Photoshop although it is less elegant and rigid. I find it easier to design, crop, resize, import, export or edit images in a short time in MS Paint although one can do much more using layers in Adobe Photoshop.

    1. tinm@n

      One cannot begin to compare a professional photo editing and imaging application like Photoshop to Paint.

      That’s like comparing a classic VW Beetle engine to a whole Tesla Model S P90D

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