Microsoft Decides to Keep MS Paint Application Around After Outpouring of Support

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A few days ago, news outlets like The Guardian reported that Microsoft had decided to nix their application called Paint. But, MS Paint has quite the fan following for its ease of use and the nostalgia of playing with the app back when computers had dial up, and few other programs to pass the time with.

Microsoft quickly changed their tune. “We’ve seen an incredible outpouring of support and nostalgia around MS Paint. If there’s anything we learned, it’s that after 32 years, MS Paint has a lot of fans,” ABC 13 quotes the company. Art News clarifies that Microsoft wasn’t planning on quickly killing the app anyway. And now, they want everyone to take a deep breath and realize that the application will be available to download for free online, though it won’t be uploaded automatically on computers.

Most people can only manage to use MS Paint to crop photos or crudely draw a stick figure, but artists like Pat Hines can use the program to create legitimate pieces of art. “I’ve tried moving on to other programs, but I could just never connect with them,” Art News quotes Hines. See the possibilities of Paint here.