Microsoft To Chop Off MS Paint In The New Update

The company had recently introduced the Paint 3D app in April, and in turn, decides to put end to a 32 year old app.


UPDATE: Yes, the love for MS Paint has finally saved the app. Microsoft has now announced that the app would be available on the Windows Store for free. Megan Saunders, Microsoft’s General Manager of the 3D for Everyone initiative has said, “If there’s anything we learned, it’s that after 32 years, MS Paint has a lot of fans”.


Microsoft seems to be all set to chop off a core part of Windows, the MS Paint, with its next update called the Autumn Creators Update. MS Paint was first released with Windows 1.0 in 1985, and has a history of around 32 years in various forms. The software was also one of the first graphics editors used by many people across the globe.

The decision of chopping off MS Paint from Microsoft dates back to the month of April when the company rolled out Windows 10 Creators Update with a new version of MS Paint, christened as the Paint 3D. It is worth noting that this new update paint app was installed alongside the traditional MS Paint. In-fact, to be precise, it is not an update to the traditional paint app and is pretty much different as well with 3D image making tools.

However, Microsoft has now announced that MS Paint along with a couple of other apps including Outlook Express will be removed in the upcoming update, expected to roll out in Autumn this year.

While we all know that MS Paint has never been in the list of most capable apps, it definitely has a beautiful list of memories to go with, for many. It has been a favourite piece of app for many in the 90s. The app has always been an instant option for many works like scribbling something using your mouse, and quick cut and paste. The app was even used by many to make some basic changes like changing the size of an image and changing file formats as the latest one that was found on Windows 7 and later support many formats including PNG, JPEG, and BMP.

While Microsoft has made up its mind to remove the beloved MS Paint application, for many, the situation is like ‘taking away a chunk of memory from their lives’. However, we will have to wait and watch whether the love for MS Paint would over power the company’s decision of taking it down! Watch this space for more.

via The Guardian

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