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  • Microsoft is launching a modern version of Paint
  • Microsoft is launching a modern version of Paint
    Microsoft (2015) ©

Microsoft is launching a modern version of Paint

Microsoft Paint, a retro favourite in the world of simple graphics apps, is getting a makeover. With the new version of the programme letting users paint in 3D, it’s a big step up from the simple tool it once was – but Paint’s value stems as much from its past as from its modern overhaul.



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