Confirmed: Paint App replaced by Paint 3D in Windows 10 Redstone 4

By: George Finley
2 minute read
Microsoft Pain App

If you were wondering what will happen with the Paint.exe app, we have the answer, and it’s not the happiest one for this good ol’ application. It seems that Microsoft decided to go on with its plans to replace Paint.exe with the more modern version of the app, Paint 3D.

The new Paint 3D will be introduced together with Redstone 4 in the spring of 2018 when it’s set to be launched. Microsoft had already planned to launch Paint 3D with the Fall Creators Update, but unfortunately, there was a wave of online outrage that managed to change a bit the company’s plans back then.

Paint waves goodbye in Windows 10 build 17063

With the latest Windows 10 Build 17063, Paint.exe displays a pop-up in which the app explains that Paint will soon be replaced with Paint 3D. Paint Classic will become available in the Microsoft Store.

We can’t argue with the fact that it’s necessary and reasonable to keep up with the evolution of technology and to move with the times. On the other hand, it’s also great that Microsoft thought about the Paint.exe enthusiasts who still want to have the app and the company decided to make it available in the Store. This way, Paint lovers will be happy as well.

Paint 3D has a long road ahead to match Paint.exe’s success

Paint 3D will have quite a long and rough road ahead to be able to match the elegance and performance of Paint.exe and also its extreme popularity among users. As a conclusion, it’s still a bit sad to see Paint.exe saying goodbye and being replaced with a more modern application, but it’s also great that we’ll be able to find it in the Microsoft Store.

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