Microsoft may launch version of Paint as a Windows 10 app

Microsoft is working on what appears to be a version of its classic Paint application for a Windows 10 app to be launched in the Windows Store.

The app itself was first spotted by WalkingCat via his Twitter account under the name "Newcastle" with no screenshots and a description of the Newcastle soccer team. MSPowerUser managed to download the app and confirmed it is indeed a version of Microsoft Paint.

The report says this Windows 10 app has the same basic photo and art editing features as the regular desktop app. It's not clear when Paint will be released in the Windows Store, but it's possible it will be included as part of Microsoft's big Windows 10 Anniversary Update that's due sometime later this summer.

John Callaham