Paint is Going Nowhere, Confirms Microsoft Following Backlash

A sign marks the Microsoft office in Cambridge Massachusetts
A sign marks the Microsoft office in Cambridge Massachusetts
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04 August, 2017

However, Microsoft has now announced that MS Paint along with a couple of other apps including Outlook Express will be removed in the upcoming update, expected to roll out in Autumn this year.

Insiders who wish to move on to the next-next version of Windows 10-or what's codenamed "Redstone 4", as opposed to the "Redstone 3" codename for the Fall Creators Update-can now visit Settings Update & Security Windows Insider Program and change the setting under "What kind of content would you like to receive?" from "Active development of Windows" to "Skip ahead to the next Windows release". Saunders added that the company's new and improved creativity app, Paint 3D, will also feature some of users' favorite old-school MS Paint features in addition to new three-dimensional capabilities.

"MS Paint is not going away".

Microsoft has also tweaked the shade of black that's being used in the dark theme.

The first part of this process is when a feature is "deprecated", which means the company stops trying to develop and maintain the code behind the program.

But I think developers sometimes fail to appreciate the value of comfort and familiarity where products are concerned.

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He tweeted "Paint hasn't been that exciting after all since they've ruined it once".

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. It has been a favourite piece of app for many in the 90s.

Twitter is filled with new designs and the hash tag 'RIP Paint' and one artist has said that this (Paint) was the greatest thing that ever existed. So you bang your head on the desk.

Microsoft said in a blog post they are having two sub branches for insiders in adevelopmen branch for eg. rs_prerelease which adds features and rs_release which focuses more on bug fixes and improvements.

That's how markets are supposed to work.


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