Advertisement

We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

Aoife Barry
Fresh Coat

MS Paint isn't being scrapped - but you will have to download it

Paint has been part of the Windows operating system since Windows 1.0 was released in 1985.

MICROSOFT HAS ANNOUNCED that MS Paint, the tool used to launch billions of crudely drawn pictures, will not be scrapped.

The computing giant had announced plans to replace the program with Paint 3D, a more sophisticated version of the software, but now says that the original Paint will be available on the Microsoft app store for free.

Paint has been part of the Windows operating system since Windows 1.0 was released in 1985.

It was known for its easy-to-use interface and it became one of the core features of Windows over the past three decades.

In a blog post today, the company says it is here to stay.

“If there’s anything we learned, it’s that after 32 years, MS Paint has a lot of fans. It’s been amazing to see so much love for our trusty old app. Amidst today’s commentary around MS Paint we wanted to take this opportunity to set the record straight, clear up some confusion and share some good news:

“MS Paint is here to stay, it will just have a new home soon, in the Windows Store where it will be available for free.”

The Windows 10 Creators Update released in April introduced the new Paint 3D.

Read: Microsoft is getting rid of Paint after over three decades

Readers like you are keeping these stories free for everyone...
A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article. Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

Your Voice
Readers Comments
14
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.