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Overwhelmed! Microsoft decides to keep MS Paint

Overwhelmed! Microsoft decides to keep MS Paint

After the tremendous outpouring of love across the internet for arguably the greatest Windows program ever, Microsoft has announced that it will save MS Paint by putting it on the Windows Store. She says that the outpouring of support for MS Paint caught the company's attention and that it needs to clarify some things. Don't worry, though, because there's a newer and better art program you can use to make goofy doodles with, and you can love it just as much as you loved dumb old Paint.

Paint launched in 1985 with Windows 1.0.

Last week, the tech firm placed Paint on a list of "deprecated" applications, meaning it was no longer "in active development and might be removed" from future versions of its flagship Windows 10 operating system.

On Windows Store the MS Pain will be available as Paint 3D, a new app for creativity.

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Saunders acknowledged the pleas of Paint fans who didn't want this longtime app to go away.

"In addition to the new 3D capabilities, numerous MS Paint features people know and love like photo editing, line and curve tools, and 2D creation are in Paint 3D", the company said, calling it "the new app for creativity".

Home users, on the other hand, can easily download it for free from the Windows Store. Nothing has been set in stone yet but the application does feature in the list of apps and feature that could either be depreciated or killed as part of the Fall Creators Update.

Thankfully for those people, while Paint 3D continues to evolve and receive regular updates, its old-school forebear will still be accessible as well. It stated that it comes with MS Paint's primary functions. "In addition to the new 3D capabilities, numerous MS Paint features people know and love like photo editing, line and curve tools, and 2D creation are in Paint 3D". Paint 3D will now likely supplant the original Microsoft Paint entirely, Samuel Gibbs reports for the Guardian.