Second Chance at Life: Fans Rally To Save Microsoft Paint

A scene from'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

A scene from'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Microsoft goes into outlining which programs will be axed, but one of them, stood out for us when first glanced upon, and that was the ever-cherished Microsoft Paint. Today, Microsoft took the unprecedented step of dedicating a blog post to the controversy, saying it wanted to "set the record straight". Microsoft unveiled the spinoff drawing app last October and says it has integrated many of MS Paint's main functions into the program.

So while home users will be free to download Microsoft Paint from the Windows Store and put it back where it belongs, office workers around the world will be deprived of their impromptu creative sessions once Paint is severed from Windows as standard.

Yesterday, reports came out that Microsoft's next Windows 10 update would make the iconic-ish Paint program "deprecated," essentially meaning that it would no longer be getting updates and that it might eventually be dropped entirely.

The company said the software will be available in the Windows Store platform for free. "It's been fantastic to see so much love for our trusty old app".

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MS Paint has been alive and well for the past 32 YEARS! The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is expected for general release in September.

In a recent update, it had listed Paint as a feature that would be either removed or no longer developed.

On the deprecated list In Microsoft's official Deprecated list (defined by the company as "might be removed from future releases") of features that are removed or deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Microsoft Paint is on it.

Microsoft already has a Paint alternative, Paint 3D, which includes similar tools along with, as the name suggests, a few 3D editing options. The 32-year-old app is arguably one of the simplest yet powerful artistic software available till date. It stated that it comes with MS Paint's primary functions.

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