Earlier this week, we have told you that Microsoft was going to deprecate MS Paint after the release of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. And just when the world started mourning about the possible death of their favorite image editing tool, Microsoft has confirmed in a statement that the original art app isn’t going anywhere, except to the Windows Store for free. Means, they would be pulling off MS Paint from Windows 10, as an inbuilt app, and putting it for download on the Windows Store.
“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,” the company’s blog post said.
“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. ” says Megan Saunders, general manager of 3D at Microsoft.
According to the blog post, Paint 3D, the new app for creativity, will also be available for free with the Windows 10 Creators Update, which 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.”
So, the classic MS Paint app will be coming to Windows Store as a FREE download, soon! For users on Windows 10 Creators Update, they can already try out the NEW Paint 3D app to explore 3D capabilities.