Yesterday, a support document over on Microsoft’s website was discovered which claimed to announce the deprecation of the company’s Paint application, a piece of software that’s been around on Windows for over 30 years. While it didn’t seem likely the program would die off anytime soon, the company has formally come out to say Paint will continue to live, this time as a Windows Store app.
As per a blog post, Microsoft has stated that they’ve heard outpouring support for Paint, so to clear things up, they announced the app would live on as a free Store app. They didn’t say if the application would continue to receive further developments and patches, but I would assume not considering yesterday’s discovery.
This being said, Microsoft is still pushing its Paint 3D application. “Many of the MS Paint features people know and love like photo editing, line and curve tools, and 2D creation are in Paint 3D,” the company writes. So it’s probably still a good idea to attempt a switch over to Paint 3D, but at least hard-core fans of Paint won’t be let down anyway.