‘Paint classic’ becomes a Windows Store app
Microsoft makes MS Paint a free Store app
Yesterday, we reported the news that some features for Windows 10 will be abandoned, including apps that already have replacements. Among those apps is MS Paint – an iconic feature introduced with the first version of Windows, Windows 1.0 in November 1985. Throughout all those years, MS Paint evolved and got many new features and support for new file formats.
Fortunately, Microsoft will only remove MS Paint from Windows 10, but the app won’t be killed after all. MS Paint will be moved to the Store, and will be free for anyone on Windows 10 or Windows 10 S.
From the blog post:
“Today, we’ve seen an incredible outpouring of support and nostalgia around MS Paint. If there’s anything we learned, it’s that after 32 years, MS Paint has a lot of fans”.
Keep in mind that Windows 10 already has a Paint replacement called 3D Paint. It offer similar functionalities, but also the ability to create and edit 3D object. 3D paint is also free for everyone.