Microsoft says MS Paint is not dead

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Social media was abuzz with nostalgic comments as people kept on reacting to speculations that Microsoft may discontinue with the software.

Saunders explained that the new app for creativity, Paint 3D, would also be available for free with the Windows 10 Creators Update.

In the latest clarification, Microsoft said, "Today, we've seen an incredible outpouring of support and nostalgia around MS Paint. It's been wonderful to see so much love for our trusty old app", said Megan Saunders, a general manager at Microsoft, in a blog post on Monday. As the name suggests, 3D Paint, apart from having many of Paint's original features, will allow users to add 3D objects and imagery to their creations in a completely new interface.

"MS Paint is not going away. Amidst today's commentary around MS Paint we wanted to take this opportunity to set the record straight".

Of the many features that Microsoft Windows software has introduced to the human race, Paint holds a special place in most people's hearts - its simple-yet-captivating interface has brought to life the imagination of many aam artists around the globe.

The next generation Paint 3D is designed for 3D image-making and is expected to be released in April next year. The Universal Windows app launched earlier this year with the Windows 10 Creators Update. Don't worry, though, because there's a newer and better art program you can use to make goofy doodles with, and you can love it just as much as you loved dumb old Paint.

Paint has been part of the Windows operating system since Windows 1.0 was released in 1985. Windows 8, 8.1, and 10 users know about the store.

So while home users will be free to download Microsoft Paint from the Windows Store and put it back where it belongs, office workers around the world will be deprived of their impromptu creative sessions once Paint is severed from Windows as standard.

The coming Windows update will feature a Paint 3D version.

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