Microsoft is preparing to kill off Paint.
The company has revealed that the iconic graphics editing app is no longer “in active development”, and may be removed from Windows altogether.
First released with the very first version of Windows 1.0 in 1985, Paint in its various guises would be one of the first graphics editors used by many and became a core part of Windows. Starting life as a 1-bit monochrome licensed version of ZSoft’s PC Paintbrush, it wasn’t until Windows 98 that Paint could save in JPEG.
With the Windows 10 Creators Update, released in April, Microsoft introduced the new Paint 3D, which is installed alongside traditional Paint and features 3D image making tools as well as some basic 2D image editing. But it is not an update to original Paint and doesn’t behave like it.
There are many childhood memories attached to Paint and so, people found it difficult to digest the fact that Paint would be no more. Check here how people reacted,
RIP Microsoft Paint. Ms paint was always my favorite and a relief from boring programming 🙁 pic.twitter.com/etW75tW9nh
— Priyesh Das (@priyeshdas) July 25, 2017
Only ’90s kids will remember
— Swapnil Suryawanshi (@swapnil_bs) July 25, 2017
Don’t know why Microsoft discontinued MS Paint. 🙁
RIP MS Paint. You were the Photoshop for the 80’s and 90’s Kids . 🙂
— Harry ☺ (@srkaravind) July 25, 2017
— FineJobs (@FineJobs1) July 25, 2017
— SHREYA✨ (@ShreyaJha_29) July 25, 2017
nOOOO they can’t get rid of Ms paint!!!!!!!!!!!! what else will i do on the school laptops
— Jon🐝 (@Paper_tear) July 25, 2017
Shame MS Paint is going away. Such an amazing tool to promote your brand pic.twitter.com/5YYKjRSgBM
— Whataburger® (@Whataburger) July 24, 2017
Well, this was just an assumption and not the reality. Yes, Paint is not going anywhere and this was confirmed by Microsoft in its blog post and also on Twitter, after seeing the creativity and overwhelming response from people. The app is just being moved to the Windows app store and users can download it whenever and whenever they want.
— Microsoft (@Microsoft) July 25, 2017