Microsoft Paint will move to the Windows Store

Microsoft plans to remove Microsoft Paint from the Windows 10 operating system and instead make the app available through the Windows Store.

Microsoft revealed the removed and deprecated features of the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update version of the operating system recently.

Windows’ old default image editor, Microsoft Paint, was listed as deprecated. Many Internet sites wrongly reported that Microsoft would remove Microsoft Paint from Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Outdated means, however, that the feature is no longer actively developed and may be removed in a future version of Windows 10.

Microsoft posted a post on the official Windows Experience blog to clarify its plans for Microsoft Paint.

MS Paint is here to stay, it will soon have a new home, in the Windows Store, where it will be available for free.

According to the announcement, Microsoft Paint will be removed from Windows 10, but will be offered through the Windows Store. Users who wish to continue using Paint can download and install the application from the Store to do so.

It’s unclear at this time if that means Paint is going to be removed in Windows 10’s Fall Creators Update or if this is happening in a future version of the operating system.

Although Microsoft did not provide much information, it seems likely that the company will port the Win32 legacy program to become a Windows 10 application that offers the same functionality.

Microsoft continues its work on Paint 3D. Paint 3D will become the default image editor for Windows 10 when Paint is removed from the operating system.

The new application has 3D capabilities and a new interface compared to the classic Microsoft Paint application.

Anyway, Windows 10 users using Microsoft Paint can download the app from the Windows Store if they want to continue using it. Some users will, others will probably use Paint 3D or install a third-party image editor directly.

Closing words

Moving Microsoft Paint to Windows Store is better than removing the application directly with no alternative. The move will irritate some users, however, those who don’t use the Windows Store, and those who use a local account on a Home edition of Windows 10, as they cannot download anything from the Store without using a Microsoft account.

It is unclear when Microsoft Paint will be removed from the operating system, as Microsoft has not mentioned it.

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Summary Article NameMicrosoft Paint will be moved to Windows StoreDescriptionMicrosoft plans to remove Microsoft Paint from the Windows 10 operating system and make the app available through Windows Store instead.AuthorMartin BrinkmannPublisherGhacks Technology NewsLogo