Microsoft Paint is one of the programs that can be considered a part of our childhoods. Although the program seems terribly outdated compared to its modern counterparts, we can’t deny that it still has its charm. Back in 2017 Microsoft announced that it will say goodbye to the program.
Fortunately Pain survived. Now users are wondering whether Paint will be included in the next Windows 10 update. Once again, we have some good news. According to Brandon LeBlanc, a Microsoft developer, MSPaint will remain here. “Yes, MSPaint will be included in 1903. It’ll remain included in Windows 10 for now,” he tweeted.
It appears that Paint remains a beloved tool for numerous artists. Miranda Lorikeet is a digital artist from Sydney that ended up sponsored by Microsoft after using MSPaint for her work.
“The way I discovered it was when I was like six or seven when I was mucking around on the computer,” she said. It’s a crappy tool at the end of the day, it’s not good, and I think I like using something that is genuinely a rubbish tool to make artwork,” she explained.
Pat Hines is another artist the prefers MSPaint. Pat is an illustrator from Massachusetts and two years ago he even released a book with MSPaint illustrations.
“I use it pretty much every day. The limitations are kind of what dictates my aesthetic with it, it’s why I chose it as my primary medium. If I had my way with it it would just be included on every computer,” he explained.
Hines explained that one illustration can take from 15 to 40 hours to complete and he just uses a mouse and a 200$ computer with an old MSPaint version installed on it.
Laura Modin has lived in Las Cruces her whole life. Laura has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Yahoo News and The The Santa Fe New Mexican. As a journalist for News Lair, Laura covers national and international developments.