Microsoft to Make Paint a Downloadable App

Few days earlier, it was revealed that Microsoft is planning on removing its paint app from future versions of windows due to its limited usability when it comes to productivity. At the time, many reports claimed that the company is planning on completely deprecating the software. However, in a recent blog post, the company revealed that users will still be able to use the application as it will be available in the Windows Store as a free application.

Despite the limited usability of the application, Microsoft Paint bears signs of how much related technologies have come over the years. Following the reports that Microsoft Pain will go away, a large number of fans showcased their love for the old application. Megan Saunders, general manager at Microsoft wrote in the official blog post, “Today, we’ve seen an incredible outpouring of support and nostalgia around MS Paint. 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.”

Despite the latest confirmation, it seems that the company is planning on deprecating the application in future as Microsoft listed the Paint application as ‘deprecated’ which means the company will close the development of the application in the future date. However, regardless of what happens, you can be sure that you can use the paint application in future with current features.

Microsoft Paint showcases the transition of computing over the years. The application was first released back in 1985 and the company eventually updated the software to include support for different format. While the application had a limited functionality, it was a solid photo editor for those users who didn’t need a lot of functionalities. However, we will have to wait and see how long Microsoft is planning on keeping the application in store as a large number of applications over the years have become obsolete and irrelevant.

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