Party like it’s 1995 with this excellent Microsoft Paint web app

Microsoft’s plans to remove its classic MS Paint app from Windows 10, in favour of a fancy new 3D version, wasn’t the firm’s most popular decision.

While the app currently sits alongside the new 3D Paint app following the Fall Creators Update, Redmond plans to phase out the tool at a point yet to be determined.

The firm may be planning to make it available as a Microsoft Store app, but the creator of the JS Paint app is taking no chances.

Built entirely in Javascript, the web-based JS Paint is a classic Windows 95-style app, with the tools on the left side and the colour palette sitting in the bottom left corner.

The web app enables users to paint on a blank canvas, or load images from the web and annotate as they see fit. You can also drag and drop images into the window, ghacks reports.

You can take the JS Paint app for a spin over at the JSPaint.ml website, which appears to work on all of the major browsers.

JS Paint

The app may also appeal to Mac users who’ve come to miss the quirky application after crossing over to Apple PCs.

Creator Isaiah Odhner says he plans to improve upon the app over time, extending the types of compatible images.

“Windows 95, 98, and XP were the golden years of Paint. You had a tool box and a color box, a foreground color and a background color, and that was all you needed,” he writes on his Github page.

“Things were simple. But we want to undo more than three actions. We want to edit transparent images. We can’t just keep using the old paint.

“So that’s why I’m making JS Paint. I want to bring good old paint into the modern era.”

Well done, Isaiah. Bravo.

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