BetaNews: Paint will soon be available to download from the Microsoft Store. “Four years ago, Microsoft announced plans to kill off Paint, a fixture of Windows since the operating system’s first release back in 1985. There was a huge outcry at the news and Microsoft eventually backtracked, stating its simple graphics program would live on, but in the Microsoft Store.”
PC World: Microsoft revives once-dead Paint with new keyboard controls and accessibility enhancements
PC World: Microsoft revives once-dead Paint with new keyboard controls and accessibility enhancements. “Windows 10’s once-doomed Microsoft Paint hasn’t only been given a reprieve, it’s also apparently been given a new lease on life. The fan favorite software, previously labeled as ‘deprecated’ and all but chucked into the trash bin by Microsoft, is gaining some new capabilities in the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, the company revealed this week.”
Neowin: Microsoft won’t be removing Paint from Windows 10 for now. “Thankfully for Paint fans, Brandon LeBlanc, Microsoft’s Senior Program Manager for Windows, has confirmed in a tweet today that the software giant won’t be removing the app, at least in the foreseeable future.”
Hey! Microsoft isn’t going to kill off Paint after all. “Microsoft signaled an about-face in a blog post Monday night by Megan Saunders, a general manager within the Windows Experiences group. Instead of deprecating Paint in Windows 10 (which seemed to many to be the first step toward oblivion), Saunders said Microsoft would release MS Paint in the Windows Store as a free app.” Wow, I wish this had worked when Google cancelled Google Reader.
BetaNews: It’s the end of the line For Windows Paint as Microsoft finally kills off its simple art tool
BetaNews: It’s the end of the line For Windows Paint as Microsoft finally kills off its simple art tool. “Among the list of features set to be removed or deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is Microsoft Paint, a fixture of Windows since the operating system’s first release back in 1985. Microsoft doesn’t give any explanation as to why it’s being removed. Indeed, in the list of features being dropped it simply says ‘Microsoft Paint.’ Everything else in the list, including Outlook Express, has at least a one-line explanation. What a sad, inglorious ending.” Someone in the comments is pointing out that the program is being deprecated, not completely removed.