MS Paint Is *Not* Dead

MS Paint Is *Not* Dead

Put down your pitchforks. MS Paint ain’t going anywhere.

Not long ago, the world awoke to the news that Microsoft’s much-loved, 32 year old Paint program was to be deprecated in the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

From Microsoft, mere minutes ago: “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.”

In a statement supplied to Gizmodo, Microsoft clarified further:

MS Paint is not going away. In addition to the new 3D capabilities, many of the MS Paint features people know and love like photo editing and 2D creation are in Paint 3D – the new app for creativity, available for free with the Windows 10 Creators update. In the future, we will offer MS Paint in the Windows Store also for free and continue to provide new updates and experiences to Paint 3D so people have the best creative tools all in one place.

We repeat: MS Paint is not going to die. It’s just moving to the Windows Store. In addition to that, Paint 3D — the superpowered 21st-century version of Paint — will be included with the Windows 10 Creators Update launched in April and likely already installed on your machine.


    • In computing, something is deprecated if it’s considered legacy, no longer recommended but still available. Deprecated elements may be removed in future versions, it’s generally advised to switch to the replacement.

        • It’s understandable confusion because “deprecate” in the real world (outside the realm of computers) actually has a completely different definition, which I wasn’t even aware of until I used the word around my non-computer geek wife and she looked at me like I had suddenly grown 3 extra heads. I assume this is probably the definition you were thinking of when you saw the word too.

  • Wasnt this always the plan?
    I was super confused why people were freaking out over this

    Its like solitaire all over again lol

    • Yeah, I don’t know why either. That aside, Paint 3D is actually pretty decent, I think people just find it a bit confusing since it’s a major UI overhaul.

      • lol, good point

        *spoiler alert*
        expect lots more of this in the future as they try to migrate applications to the MS store to be downloaded as ‘apps’ to move away from how conventional (old) operating systems work

  • “we will offer MS Paint in the Windows Store”, fuck cant we just have the old that works. its not broken stop trying to convert every thing into your new Linux hybrid shit.

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