Graphics editing program has been marked for death
Microsofts next Windows 10 update, called the Autumn (or Fall in the US) Creators Update, will bring a variety of new features. But one long-standing stalwart of the Windows experience has been placed on the chopping block: Microsoft Paint.
First launched with the very first version of Windows 1.0 in 1985, Paint in its various guises would be among the first graphics editors employed by many and became a core component of Windows. Beginning life as a 1-bit monochrome licensed version of ZSofts PC Paintbrush, it wasnt until Windows 98 which Paint can save in JPEG.
With the Windows 10 Creators Update, published in April, Microsoft introduced the new Paint 3D, which is installed alongside traditional Paint and features 3D image making tools as well as some simple 2D image editing. But it isn’t an update to first Paint and doesnt act like it.
Now Microsoft has announced that, alongside Outlook Express, Reader app and Reading list, Microsoft Paint has been signalled for death having been added to the features that are removed or deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update list.
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