CALM YOUR CURSORS, MS PAINT IS NOT REALLY DYING
25 July 2017

Ok, so the internet today is crazy upset because everyone thinks MS Paint is being discontinued from the upcoming Windows Fall Creators Update, and therefore our lives, forever. We’re here to tell you to CALM DOWN, because it’s not.

 

Everyone’s remembering their childhood days and their first encounter with MS Paint. Yes, we’ve made hundreds of modern art masterpieces on MS Paint. And yes, MS Paint was the first ever image-editing application that prepared us for the swanky Photoshop we use today. But when was the last time you opened MS Paint to doodle actually?

 

Exactly.

 

And anyway stop it with the mourning and #RIPPaint sob stories, because, what Microsoft has really announced is that MS Paint will be available for FREE on the Windows store. Also, they’ve said that they MIGHT (which means they’re still uncertain) be discontinuing it in the future.

 

Here’s what they said in the official statement: “MS Paint is not going away. In addition to the new 3D capabilities, many of the MS Paint features people know and love like photo editing and 2D creation are in Paint 3D – the new app for creativity, available for free with the Windows 10 Creators update. In the future, we will offer MS Paint in the Windows Store also for free and continue to provide new updates and experiences to Paint 3D so people have the best creative tools all in one place,” the statement in Gizmodo read.

 

More than three decades old, and dozens of updates later, Microsoft has declared the program “deprecated” and will cease to develop it further. That’s all! That does not mean it will be dead.

 

And yet, and yet…here are some untimely tributes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R.I.P. common sense, and the willingness to accept change.

Cover photo credits: Ravina Rawal
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