MS Paint is an application from Microsoft which has been found on every version of Windows since the beginning of Windows as a Desktop operating system and the MS Paint application is a very lightweight yet effective way of customizing images as well as create some images which are needed for faster use without relying on heavy applications like Adobe Photoshop and the likes. Now, MS Paint has been shipped in with every version of Windows and the application dates back to 1985 when it was first launched as a simple image editor. Since then, MS Paint has become the image editor of choice for various users out there in need of editing images as fast as possible.
MS Paint has also been used to save the screenshots of our desktop where the common hack to press the Print Screen button for the current window and pasting that in the MS Paint app. Yesterday, MS Paint fans all around the world were taken aback all of a sudden by the news that the 32-year-old MS Paint application is going to be discontinued after the recent update to Windows 10 known as the Creators Update. Now, Microsoft has clarified on this matter via a blog post and announced that the MS Paint app is not being discontinued. However, the MS Paint app will no longer be available on the Windows 10 OS but the application can be downloaded from the Windows Store. The official statement from Microsoft regarding MS Paint has been quoted below:
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
Now, the MS Paint app will have its successor which will be called Paint 3D which has many features from the MS Paint app plus the added advantages of the latest application from Microsoft. This app will help to draw the objects via 3D mapping and the users can see the depth of the object which was not possible in MS Paint.