Microsoft Paint is still alive
Yesterday a news got viral that the Microsoft popular Paint app is being killed off. According to the reports it is known that the tech company is marking MSPAINT.exe as “deprecated” in the upcoming update of Windows 10. The upcoming windows update is called the Autumn (or Fall in the US) Creators Update. It means Paint will “no longer be in active mode and might be removed in future releases.”
Later, Microsoft has posted a supporting article which says, Paint “Will be available through the Windows Store. Functionality integrated into Paint 3D.” “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”, said Megan Saunders. She is the Windows 3D initiative General Manager for Microsoft.
She also added, “Today, we’ve seen an incredible outburst of support and nostalgia around MS Paint. In its 32 years, MS Paint has a lot of fans. It’s been amazing to see so much love for our trusty old app,”
The next Microsoft Window 10 update called as the Autumn (or Fall in the US) Creators Update will bring a range of new features in windows 10. With the Windows 10 Creators Update, released in April, Microsoft launches the new Paint 3D. The Paint 3D is the new app for creativity comes with 3D image making tool alongside traditional features of Paint like 2D image editing.
The Paint 3D is not an update to original Paint app and doesn’t behave like it. Microsoft Paint app is first released in 1985 of Windows 1.0 version which is the first version. Paint tool became a core part of Windows. It started its life as a 1-bit Monochrome licensed version of ZSoft’s PC Paintbrush. It wasn’t until Windows 98 that users could save images in the popular JPEG file format.