32 years of MS Paint Era Ends


Microsoft’s next new Windows 10 update named the Autumn Creators Update has a variety of new features. Microsoft will be removing Microsoft Paint in the new update. MS Paint was first released in the very first version of Windows 1.0 in 1985. MS Paint in its various appearances was one of the first graphics editors used by many, and it became a crucial software of Windows.

If you remember beginning as a 1-bit monochrome licensed version of ZSoft’s PC Paintbrush, it wasn’t until Windows 98 that Paint could save in JPEG. But now with the Windows 10 Creators Update, released in April, Microsoft introduced an interesting software named Paint 3D replacing MS Paint.

The Paint 3D image making tools have some basic 2D image editing options. Paint 3D is not an update to the MS Paint. Microsoft has completely removed the Paint and replaced with Paint 3D. Besides MS Paint Microsoft has removed Outlook Express, Reading list, and Reader app. These software has been signaled for an end having been added to the “features that are removed or deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update” list.

The paint was one of the best memory it ever gave to all the 90’s kids. But it had cons back then; Paint was limited to the bitmap and PCX formats until 1998. Don’t forget if we wanted to scribble something out quick and paste job; MS Paint was always there.

The recent version of MS Paint for Windows 7 and later versions were improved but still was poor when compared to other free alternative software such as Paint.NET. The Microsoft Paint date when it will be officially removed from Windows has yet to be confirmed(changes from country to country).

The precise date for the release of the Windows 10 Autumn Creators Update is up in the air. Windows users of 90’s will celebrate or decry Paint’s removal, it will be a moment in the history of Windows as one of its longest-standing apps is put out to pasture.

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