OK fine, we won't kill MS Paint — Microsoft

Insiders who wish to move on to the next-next version of Windows 10-or what's codenamed "Redstone 4", as opposed to the "Redstone 3" codename for the Fall Creators Update-can now visit Settings Update & Security Windows Insider Program and change the setting under "What kind of content would you like to receive?" from "Active development of Windows" to "Skip ahead to the next Windows release". Now, Microsoft has updated the support article to note that Paint will now be available in the Windows Store, and its main functions will now be integrated into the new Paint 3D app.

Not nearly as effective as 'Adobe Photoshop or 'CorelDraw', it lacks advanced functionalities and didn't even save the files in JPEG form until Windows '98. Whether, like Clippy, Windows users will celebrate or decry Paint's removal, it will be a moment in the history of Windows as one of its longest-standing apps is put out to pasture.

"Today, we've seen an incredible outpouring of support and nostalgia around MS Paint", Saunders wrote.

The fans of the MS Paint app become sad on the death of the Paint because this Paint app is in their friendship since last 32 years. "It's been amazing to see so much love for our trusty old app". New innovations in the Windows 10 Creators Update include 3D in Windows 10, built-in game broadcasting, new tab management features and more in Microsoft Edge, and enhanced security features such as a new Microsoft privacy dashboard.


While MS Paint will be available for download from the Windows Store, that's not the same as being a core part of Windows.

"So, thanks for all the MS Paint love, keep the feedback coming via the Paint 3D app, and keep creating!" Microsoft said in a blog post.

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This can be referred to as kind of a replacement for Paint where you can also do some basic editing of 2D images, but people all around the world do not seem to be satisfied with this new standby.

  • Kara Saunders