Microsoft ditches plans to scrap Paint… for now

Paint is going to remain a part of Windows 10 “for now”, a developer has confirmed.

Microsoft had faced a backlash after it unveiled plans to stop developing the popular, basic drawing tool in 2017.

The tech giant later confirmed that, although Paint would no longer be offered on the operating system as default, it would still be available for download in the Windows Store.

Now, one of Microsoft’s senior programme managers has revealed that Paint will be a part of the next Windows 10 update, which is set to be released in May.

Responding to a question on Twitter about its future, Brandon Le Blanc wrote: “Yes, MSPaint will be included in Windows 10 for now.”

Fans welcomed the move. One tweeted: “I love MS Paint! It was all I had when it came to digital art. If I didn’t have it I would never have gotten as good as I am now. I am happy it is around for other people to discover their artistic skills.”

Another wrote: “I swear, you could give me the fanciest most expensive most amazing art program in the world and I’ll still keep using MSPaint.”

Paint was first launched by Microsoft Windows in 1985 as a basic graphics editor, but it became more advanced when Paint 3D was introduced – enabling three-dimensional models to be imported and manipulated.

Source: SKY NEWS

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