Microsoft to keep Paint program after 'outpouring of support' from fans

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As the title would suggest, it has a renewed focus on creativity tools, with Paint 3D, Mixed Reality and a new "Fluent Design" being introduced in an effort to entice content creators away from their traditional Mac-shaped homes.

Wrote Megan Saunders, general manager for the 3D for Everyone Initiative under Windows Experiences: "Today, we've seen an incredible outpouring of support and nostalgia around MS Paint".

It is likely that despite being added to the Windows Store as a free app, Microsoft no longer plans to update Paint and will instead focus on Paint 3D, which Saunders noted "will continue to get new feature updates".

Following an outcry from fans on Monday, Microsoft said the app will soon land in the Windows Store for free. "It's been fantastic to see so much love for our trusty old app", the company said in a blog following the internet outcry.

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Submit your Newswire tips here. The report details that the company has marked the app for "features that are removed or deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update". The program has always included only pretty basic controls, with the option to actually save a JPEG not arriving until more than ten years after the program launched, with Windows 98.

Microsoft has chose to do a total make-over of its operating system for computers, and has been working on it since the past 2 years. The 32-year-old app is arguably one of the simplest yet powerful artistic software available till date. You can also print the scenes using the 3D builder application. And the latest update for Windows 10, which is called Autumn (or Fall), will be comprising of a whole new features, being updated for the users.

Paint 3D comes with most of the goodies of MS Paint and a powerful 3D content creation mechanism.

Others have used the program for more humorous uses, such as painter James Murray, who draws offbeat requests from followers of his blog, Jim'll Paint, such as "Night of the Living Shed", or "Thom Yorke the Tank Engine".