Following the company’s announcement that the 32-year-old Paint is now deprecated, meaning that it is “not in active development and might be removed in future releases”, the company said that MS Paint is here to stay.
After receiving massive support and love that poured in for MS Paint, Megan Saunders, Microsoft’s general manager of the 3D for Everyone initiative, said: “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.
“Today, we’ve seen an incredible outpouring of support and nostalgia around MS Paint," wrote Megan Saunders, general manager of 3D for Everyone Initiative, in the post. "If there’s anything we learned, it’s that after 32 years, MS Paint has a lot of fans. It’s been amazing to see so much love for our trusty old app. Amidst today’s commentary around MS Paint we wanted to take this opportunity to set the record straight, clear up some confusion and share some good news: 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.”
— Microsoft (@Microsoft) July 25, 2017
“So, thanks for all the MS Paint love, keep the feedback coming via the Paint 3D app, and keep creating!” Saunders concluded.
Paint 3D, that was released in April in its Windows 10 Creators Update, is also available for free and will continue to get new feature updates.
“In addition to the new 3D capabilities, many of the MS Paint features people know and love like photo editing, line and curve tools, and 2D creation are in Paint 3D,” the company said.
Though Paint is confined to bitmap and PCX formats only and is not much of a help in image editing, it is an easy option if someone wants to scribble something or make a quick cut and paste job.