With an era of new developments, our childhood digital drawing book is on its last breath.
Yes, the era Microsoft Paint appears to be coming to an end with the release of Windows 10 Fall Creators update.
The image editing application will be classified as “deprecated feature” as said by Microsoft.
Paint has been alongside with windows since November 1985 with limited features. Thus it has nothing more to offer now, so Microsoft has finally decided to lay it off in their next update.
Its not a surprising move as Microsoft was already putting its effort towards Paint 3D.
Microsoft introduced the new Paint 3D as a part of the Windows 10 Creators Update which was released in April,2017. It was installed along with the original Paint and incorporates 3D image making tools and some primary 2D image editing. These are not updates to the traditional Paint and is a standalone program.
Lets give Microsoft paint a tribute for serving us for 32 years and fall of this year when you get Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
Still, it does mark an end to our childhood most loved feature in the computer.
Microsoft released a blog post recently to clarify that Paint would not be entirely removed, but instead made available via the Windows Store for free.
“Today, we’ve seen an incredible outpouring of support and nostalgia around MS Paint. If there’s anything we learned, it’s that after 32 years, MS Paint has a lot of fans. It’s been amazing to see so much love for our trusty old app,” Megan Saunders, a general manager at Microsoft, wrote in a blog post on Monday