Jun 20, 2019 | Updated: 03:45 PM EDT

MS Paint Will Still Be There As Downloadable App In Next Windows Update, Only Default App To Be Killed

Jul 26, 2017 01:02 PM EDT

MS Paint
(Photo : Fox Business / YouTube) Long-standing basic graphics editing program, MS Paint, used throughout childhoods since the 1980s, has been marked for death.

Microsoft has published a list of applications and services which will be removed or deprecated in the forthcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. One of the applications that are slated for deprecation is the 32-year-old MS Paint, which has been part of every version of Windows ever made. As soon as Microsoft announced that the MS Paint would be removed in the next Windows 10 update, several individuals expressed their disappointment from across the interwebs.

After this, fans on social media decried the potential death of Paint, which has been in existence for 32 years. As a result, Microsoft has then released a blog post clarifying that MS Paint will just be removed from the default program list with the next update and instead will move to a new home.

 "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, general manager, 3D for Everyone Initiative, Windows Experiences. So finally, the MS Paint program will still exist - fans will just have to download it from the Windows Store, as reported by CNBC.

The 32-year-old program was first introduced in 1985. MS Paint is one of the original art apps used by graphics editors and also a big part of many childhoods. In the beginning, it supported 1-bit monochrome graphics, and it wasn't until Windows 98 that users could save images in the JPEG file format.

Microsoft has then released a new version of MS Paint, Paint 3D, back in April. However, the 3D app was not an MSPaint update. According to Microsoft, there are still some features which are comparable to the original MSPaint. Microsoft wants users to use Paint 3D, which features a much-expanded set of drawing tools, including 3D objects.

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