The giant eraser of our childhoods is here to stay.
Microsoft Paint has had a 32-year run as the default way of colorfully passing time on a P.C., and after a brief scare, the company confirmed that the program isn’t going anywhere,
The app will be labeled “deprecated” in the new update, meaning it is no longer actively being developed, but fears that it would become obsolete were rendered misguided.
Instead, Paint 3D will be available for free with the Windows 10 Creators Update, including new 3D capabilities as well as the original photo editing tools.
More sophisticated software like Photoshop and Illustrator have contributed to Paint’s lowered status, but those who never needed a classier app are happy with the simple app.
Windows first launched in 1985 and with it came the Paint app. It’s been a staple on P.C.’s for decades and many on Twitter took the news particularly hard before Microsoft clarified the status of the program..
“RIP MS Paint. RIP our childhoods,” said user @economistaken.
“It’s a sad day,” tweeted @DanielBruce. “I remember spending hours in school doing this on Microsoft Paint #MSPaint.”
“Children of the future will never know the joy of spending hours doing this on Microsoft Paint #MSpaint,” @McDoFi said.