Microsoft to chop Paint app after 32 years

It was a long journey


Just like me, if you are using Microsoft Paint app million times in a day then this news will break your heart.

Next major update to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update also known as Redstone 3 will bring tons new features including MyPeople, Fluent Design System, redesigned Action Center and Start Menu. But in another hand Microsoft to ditch one more the most used computer graphics app that has been included with all versions of Windows.

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Yes, you’ve guessed right! Microsoft to kill the Paint app with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Paint was introduced with the Windows 1.0, about 32 years ago. And since then it inherited into all version of the Windows OS. Every single one. With every Windows update Microsoft did made some changes with Paint.

The only disadvantage of Paint 3D is that it’s not Microsoft Paint.

But with the release of the Windows 10 Redstone 2 also known as Creators Update, released in April 2017, Microsoft introduced new Paint 3D app. Paint 3D incorporates features of Microsoft Paint and 3D builder to combine a lightweight hybrid 2D-3D image editing experience that allows users to pull in thousands of shapes from the app, their personal computer, and Microsoft’s Remix 3D service.

New Paint 3D app doesn’t behave like the Microsoft Paint. But this is what is. In addition to the Microsoft Paint., company is also removing Outlook Express, 3D Builder app, Reader app and Reading list, from the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update”.

A Little History

Paint was licensed as ZSoft Corporation’s PC Paintbrush, and supported only 1-bit monochrome graphics. This version was later replaced by Paintbrush with Windows 3.0, with a new design interface, color support and support for the BMP and PCX file formats. And with the Windows 7 it got significant update.

Millions of users still use Paint to make a quick cut, paste job. No doubt there are many advance alternative third-party computer graphic apps available but still Paint is Paint. But now nothing we can do! Microsoft made their decision. With upcoming Windows 10 Insider Preview Build company will remove it from the OS.