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Microsoft saves Paint by making it a downloadable app

04 August 2017, 12:29 | Dawn Berry

A Pat Hines original recereates a scene from the film'Ferris Bueller's Day Off

A Pat Hines original recereates a scene from the film'Ferris Bueller's Day Off

"We are now at the stage in the development cycle for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update where we're working hard to bash all the bugs and stabilize so it's the best Windows 10 release yet for all our customers", the announcement notes.

The reversal came after word spread July 24 that Microsoft planned to push Paint out of its software picture, putting it on a list of "deprecated" features that would be included in the company's Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, set to be released this fall. Saunders did say that Paint3D, Microsoft's new 3D content creation app, will remain and receive updates in the future.

Earlier this month Microsoft revealed in a support article that its marking its MSPaint.exe as "depreciated" in the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Instead, the company said an app version would be available in the Windows store. The update also moves the search bar over and adds in an ellipses menu to access downloads, updates, settings, account, payment options, code redemption, and purchased apps. Microsoft unveiled the spinoff drawing app in October and said it has integrated many of MS Paint's main functions into the program.

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He tweeted "Paint hasn't been that exciting after all since they've ruined it once".

In a blog post, Microsoft declared that "Today, we've seen an incredible outpouring of support and nostalgia around MS Paint".

In October 2016, Microsoft launched Paint 3D, which was the biggest upgrade the program ever received and allowed users to share their work in a online community. While Paint has been given an app, it won't be as integral a part of the operating system as it used to be, so certain types of computers may still have issues regarding using the app. This is a program that allowed ordinary people who will never do this professionally to nonetheless mess around with images, create memes or do whatever they wanted to do. Are you a techie who knows how to write?

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