Yesterday, Microsoft decided to drop a bombshell by announcing that Microsoft Paint might be axed off from future Windows 10 releases after being in every Windows iteration since 1985. MS Paint is one of those applications that we expect to find in every Windows release and the decision by Microsoft to axe it in the future definitely caught everyone by surprise.
Apparently that decision led to an outpouring of support and nostalgia (Microsoft’s own words) and the company has decided to give it a new lease of life.
From a blogpost, Microsoft says that MS Paint will be given a new lease of life which is great news and has a twist!
“MS Paint is here to stay, it will just have a new home soon, in the Windows Store where it will be available for free,” the company said in the post.
They were not specific as to when they will make MS Paint available on the Store, but you can speculate they will make it available after the Fall Creators Update.
The company is giving MS Paint the Solitaire treatment, where they decided to remove the popular card game from Windows 8 and made it available on the Windows Store.
Microsoft also took the chance to market Paint 3D, the obvious MS Paint replacement which has enhanced features like letting users create 3D content. They promised to give new feature updates to Paint 3D and added that some of the features people were used to in MS Paint (photo editing, line and curve tools ) are all available in Paint 3D.