It took Microsoft over 1,300 days to publish the classic Paint app for free in the Windows Store.
If you’ve been using Microsoft’s operating systems for many years, you’ll remember the original Paint app, one of the favorites for those who create memes on the Internet, and you’re sure to get used to getting rid of problems in case you did not have Photoshop by hand.
A few years ago, specifically with the release of Paint 3D in 2017, those from Redmond decided to dispense with this legendary app, something that did not fully satisfy users. This caused Microsoft itself to exit and Advertise Classic Paint will be hitting the Windows Store soon, even though they took their time.
From this announcement made on July 24, 2017, it rained a lot, and finally it seems that Microsoft today April 7, 2021 the application is almost ready so that it can be downloaded through its store for free for everyone.
At the time of writing this news, though, is on the Microsoft Paint tab It has already been createdAnd Still unable to downloadNot in the US nor in the Spanish store, but it will likely be available soon.
Nothing about this classic Paint app seems to change compared to the one we remember, which is that there is nothing special in the file, just a brief description from which you can read thatPainter is a simple and powerful graphics editor with a variety of uses. You can quickly edit photos or create masterpieces using the tools of this application. Once done, you can save and share your files in almost any format“.
We’ll see if future availability of the classic Paint app in the Microsoft Store, the Redmond app includes some updates, although it’s unlikely that the core of the original is not lost.