Microsoft plans to end its Windows application this year. The 32-year-old legacy is surely going to be missed by the Windows users. Microsoft has declared that it doesn’t plan to kill MS Paint officially but rather provide it in the form of an app on the Windows Store. Microsoft has taken the decision of killing Paint after the verdict of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. After the Windows 10 update, there will be no Paint option found. The Redmond-based software is adamant of removing the Paint program completely from the Windows.
On the other hand, the public can cherish over the fact that Paint is not being killed completely as it can be downloaded by the users in the form of an app from the Windows Store. All that the software giant is doing is giving the program a new home. Instead of the usual paint now the users can play about with Paint 3D application. Another surprise for the Windows users is that MS Paint will be available for free.
Paint 3D application is an improved version of Paint that the user will be provided with Windows 10 Creators Update, which will be out in April. It functions almost similar to that of the traditional Paint. Alongside the traditional features, it has other options including 3D image making in addition to the basic 2D image editing. Microsoft is planning to update MS Paint as well and add in features such as curve tools, photo editing, 2D creation, and more.
Microsoft basically wants to use Windows Store as the platform for downloading and providing applications and halt the app distribution concept. In order to boost this idea, Microsoft has already updated a new version of Windows called “Windows 10 S” that will help the users download apps directly from the Store. The company is also planning to develop a Desktop Bridge that will help transfer the conventional programs to Universal Windows Platform and also distribute it using Store.
Though there are millions of Windows 10 users Windows Store does not provide most of the well-liked apps on the platform. Looks like Microsoft will achieve its dream of distributing their applications through the Store.