Microsoft Paint is not dead. It just has a new home

TORONTO – Mark Twain once said: “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”. The same can be said for Microsoft Paint. The 32-year old software program that has come standard in most Windows desktop and notebook machines was reported to be eliminated by Microsoft.

Amol Shah, the lead for Microsoft Canada’s consumer PC division, told that Paint is very much alive, but it will have a new home.

Paint is here to stay but will be made available in the Windows Store and it will remain free of charge.

Paint received a major upgrade today as part of the Windows 10 Creators update (Read Story Below). Called Paint 3D, the new app will be more of a photo editing app with new line and curve tools, and a 2D creation feature.

It also give users access to an online creative community called If you are interested in 3D, the new Paint allows users to create or modify 3D objects, change the colour or the texture of the work. It can even turn 2D images into 3D artworks.

Would you recommend this article?


Thanks for taking the time to let us know what you think of this article!
We'd love to hear your opinion about this or any other story you read in our publication.

Jim Love, Chief Content Officer, IT World Canada

Featured Download

Related Tech News

Get ITBusiness Delivered

Our experienced team of journalists brings you engaging content targeted to IT professionals and line-of-business executives delivered directly to your inbox.

Featured Tech Jobs