Microsoft decides to save Paint after the reactions of public

Jul 25, 2017

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Microsoft decides to save Paint after the reactions of public

Jul 25, 2017

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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I must admit I was a bit sad yesterday when Microsoft announced the end of Paint. And as it turned out, I wasn’t the only one. The reactions from nostalgic folks all over the world were so intense, that Microsoft decided to bring it back. Sort of.

MS Paint will have no future updates, as it was planned. However, after the huge outpouring of nostalgia from the users, the developers decided to leave it in life. It will only be moved to the Windows Store, where the users will be able to download it for free.

Megan Saunders, Microsoft’s general manager of the 3D, published the latest decision on Windows Blog. Although the app will not be included in the future versions of Windows, any interested users will be able to download it and use it whenever feel nostalgic.

Frankly, I am surprised by Microsoft’s decision and the response to the reactions of the public. I guess that the power of the internet sometimes really is strong.

I’m sure we’ll all agree MS Paint isn’t nearly as good as other photo editing programs. But it did bring back a bit of my childhood when I opened it to draw the cover image for this article. I think my mom still saves my printed out Paint creations. I rarely use it today, but nevertheless – it’s good to have an old pal back. It’s kinda like an old toy you don’t play with anymore, but it brings back sweet memories whenever you look at it.

[via The Guardian]

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17 responses to “Microsoft decides to save Paint after the reactions of public”

  1. Martin Benning-Rogers Avatar
    Martin Benning-Rogers

    Damn, it should have died a death long ago

    1. John G Schickler Avatar
      John G Schickler

      Why? Because you are a photography snob and don’t want anyone from having a very basic editing source.

    2. Martin Benning-Rogers Avatar
      Martin Benning-Rogers

      Nope, not a photography snob, just someone who recognises crap programming.

    3. Gillian Rogers Avatar
      Gillian Rogers

      But just think of the passive aggressive joy it gives office workers to always have access to crudely draw pics of co-workers.

  2. Damir Perisa Avatar
    Damir Perisa

    It is unique! No new features since windows 2.0 and still used by some who do not know better. Wow

    1. John G Schickler Avatar
      John G Schickler

      It is a valuable tool for someone who wants to do very basic edits. Get off your high horse.

  3. Alexandre Grondin Avatar
    Alexandre Grondin

    That was a close one!

  4. Corina Bueno Avatar
    Corina Bueno

    ??Noo!

  5. Stefan Kohler Avatar
    Stefan Kohler

    Thank god.

  6. bassalop Avatar
    bassalop

    They should open source the program and let others develop add on’s.
    Microsoft actually bought out Paint.Net but only to snag the developers. But it was put out as an open source and a whole community developed to expand it and still lives. Microsoft could learn something by this.

  7. Michael Dennis Avatar
    Michael Dennis

    They need to add RAW to file type inputs

  8. Kaightie Munsch Avatar
    Kaightie Munsch

    Nic Munsch

  9. Rama Mousali Avatar
    Rama Mousali

    Hahahhah

  10. Michael Beckerman Avatar
    Michael Beckerman

    Paint.net is hundreds of times better.

  11. Darcy Jacobson Hainz Avatar
    Darcy Jacobson Hainz

    Agreed.

  12. Angelika Dabrowski Avatar
    Angelika Dabrowski

    My 6yo is drawing in paint now :)

  13. Desirey Wester Avatar
    Desirey Wester

    Wow