Earlier today, word got out that Microsoft was about decommission its beloved graphics app.
Amid the public outcry (news outlets were already penning eulogies), the tech company released an official statement on the fate of MS Paint.
While reports about Paint being one of the features to be deprecated in the Windows 10 Creator's Update are most likely true, Microsoft clarified, "MS Paint is here to stay, it will just have a new home soon, in the Windows Store where it will be available for free."
Simply put, Paint 3D will replace the original app in the update, but still has "editing, line and curve tools, and 2D creation," only with added three-dimensional capabilities. Fans can now breathe a collective sigh of relief.
The mad reaction was to be expected—MS Paint was one of the primary factors in molding the current techie generation. This may sound a bit exaggerated, but it gave people freedom of self-expression through a digital medium. Although that was just the beginning...
No one was a bad artist
Paint created a judgement-free environment
'Photoshop, I am your father'
The times it saved you from the bore of computer classes
Paint bucket tool was the shiz
When crooked lines lorded over sleek fonts
This was where all forms of art met
Paint was the unheralded forefather of memes
And silently advocated civil equality
Few were aware of its untapped potential