Recently Microsoft revealed that in the upcoming Creators Update for Windows 10, they could be killing off Paint, which is an image editing app that has been around pretty much since the beginning. While it’s not exactly a tool for professionals, many users do have fond memories of fiddling around in it, plus it is also a quick and lightweight app to get certain image editing done.


The good news is that Microsoft has heard their users and have since confirmed that Paint will not be going anywhere. In fact it seems that Microsoft was never planning on getting rid of it and according to their blog, “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.”

This seems to suggest that Paint will not be bundled in future versions of Windows 10, and will instead be replaced by Paint 3D, and the statement from Microsoft’s blog basically says that the app will still be there should users choose to download it. Microsoft adds, “Paint 3D – the new app for creativity, also available for free with the Windows 10 Creators Update, will continue to get new feature updates.” So if you love Paint and still use it fairly often, rest assured that it will not be going anywhere.

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