Outpour of love from users saves Microsoft Paint's demise

A scene from the movie'Jaws, recreated in MS Paint

But one long-standing stalwart of the Windows experience has been put on the chopping block: Microsoft Paint.

After witnessing severe social media backlash and an outpouring of praise for Microsoft Paint, the company on Monday clarified that it will not drop the application, as it was announced earlier.

In the company's latest announcement, Saunders also notes that Paint 3D, the company's newest graphics app which was released in April and comes with a slew of advanced tools for 3D image making, will include numerous same features-"like photo editing, line and curve tools, and 2D creation"-offered by MS Paint, and is also available for free with the Windows 10 update". In other words, it's technically not dead, but it is going away. "It's been fantastic to see so much love for our trusty old app".

Microsoft included Paint in a list of features that would be deprecated - or removed in future releases - on its website.

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According to Saunders, MS Paint isn't being completely removed from Windows 10.

From the days of glass screens and boxy computers of yesteryear to the sleek, lightweight laptops of today, in the 32 years since Microsoft Windows was introduced, users have always been able to doodle in Microsoft Paint.

The application, which has been featured on every Windows release since 1985, was listed as "Deprecated" in the company's Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

However, it appears that the app will not come pre-installed in Windows 10 Creators Update versions.

The 32-year-old drawing tool will remain with the users. It offers 3D authoring tools that let you build virtual scenes. It removed its 3D Builder app for the fall update and encouraged users to use Paint 3D instead. It stated that it comes with MS Paint's primary functions. Then, you can import those objects to Paint 3D.

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