RIP! Microsoft Paint To Be Killed Off This Year After 32-Years Of Graphics Editing Program

Microsoft is putting an end to its 32-year-old Paint program on the Windows Store. The discontinuation of the Microsoft Paint will see its end (earsed) by this year – a formative creative outlewt for those who grew-up without access to acrylics and brushes – is said to be discontinued.

In the next Windows 10 update, Paint will shuffle onto Microsoft’s deprecated features list – setting the stage for its departure from PCs like other former favorites such as Solitaire and Minesweeper.

Microsoft Paint! Long-lasting basic graphics editing program, used throughout childhoods since the 1980s, has been marked for death, finally. With that said, Microsoft’s next Windows 10 update, called the Autumn (or Fall in the US) Creators Update, will bring a variety of new features. But unfortunately, one long-standing slatwary of the Windows experience has been put on the chopping block: Microsoft Paint.

The very first version of Paint released with the Windows 1.0 in 1985. Paint in its various guises would be one of the first graphics editors used by many and became a core part of Windows. Starting life as a 1-bit monochrome licensed version of ZSoft’s PC Paintbrush, it wasn’t until Windows 98 that paint could save in JPEG.

With the new Windows 10 Creators Update, released in April – Microsoft introduced the Paint 3D, which will replace the long-lasting thirty-two-year-old Paint, which is installed alongside traditional paint and features 3D image making tools as well as some basic 2D image editing. Here’s the link: Windows 10 Creators Update ISO 1703 Build 15063 Download Released

Now that Microsoft has announced that, along with Outlook Express, Reader app and Reading list, Microsoft Paint has also been signaled for death having been added to the “features that are removed or deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update” list.

Falling under the deprecated column for apps that are “not in active development and might be removed in future releases”, Microsoft Paint’s ticket has been called and now it’s only a matter of time before it is removed like your favorite piece of old furniture from your childhood home. Also like to check out: You Can Download Windows 10 Creators Update Over-The-Air Now Via Windows Update

Remind you that Paint was never been one of the most capable apps, and was limited to the bitmap (BMP) and PCX formats until 1998, which was actually used with mouse or make a quick cut and paste job, Paint was always there, even no work computers. The most recent version of Paint for Windows 7 and later was much ironed, but still considered feature poor compared to other free alternatives such as the third-party Paint.NET.

When Microsoft Paint will officially be removed from Windows has yet to be confirmed, while a specific date for the release of the Windows 10 Autumn Creators Update is equally up in the air.  Something like Clippy, Windows users will celebrate or decry Paint’s removal, it will be a moment in the history of Windows as one of its longest-standing apps.

(source: The Guardian)

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