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Microsoft Paint to be a Windows Store appMicrosoft Paint is going to be released as a free app in the Windows Store. After there was news that MS Paint will alleged be deprecated in Windows 10, a lot of support poured in for the software. Windows is taken aback by this show of support for MS Paint. Megan Saunders, a general manager in Windows, affirmed Paint’s existence and states that the support for MS Paint even after 32 years is amazing. This support has led to Microsoft reconsidering its decision.

MS Paint was previously classified as “deprecated” in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Now it plans to remove the app yet users can access if they choose to. Saunders has however not confirmed if the app will continue to be developed or if it would be preserved in amber. Neither has it been confirmed when Paint would be transitioned to a Store app. Yet she did confirm Microsoft’s 3D content creation app, Paint 3D, will be retained and will receive updates.

MS Paint was unveiled as a licensed version for Zsoft’s PC Paintbrush, for the first time in 1985 with Windows 1.0. Over subsequent versions, it was updated adding more support for TIFF, JPEG and other formats. Even with the availability of dedicated and sophisticated imaging tools, MS Paint has served as an easy drawing tool and a quick photo editor. One thing remains doubt, Windows PC users do not like their apps being messed with. By means of this turn-about, Microsoft has appeased its users and preserved one of its landmark apps.

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