Microsoft Corporation refuses further development of a classic graphic editor, Paint. The software was a part of Windows operating systems for over 30 years and now it is the time to say “good bye”.
Paint is a very easy to use, if not to say primitive, raster graphic editor. It has the very basic selection of tools and limited functionality. The application appeared for the first time in Windows 1.0 in 1985. Later it was renamed into PaintBrush in Windows 3.0. However, with the release of Windows 95, the editor got its original name, which stayed unchanged ever since.
Together with notes on anticipated Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Microsoft posted a list of features and apps that will be removed or declared obsolete and receive no further updates. Following features will be retired together with Paint: 3D Builder app, Outlook Express, Reader app, Reading List, Sync Your Settings, Screen saver functionality in Themes, and many more.
The list was published in order to help users to organise their own work and take into account that some features will no longer be available with the new update.
Even though Paint will receive no further updates, the app will be still available for download in Windows Store. We can expect that it won’t be available for a long time and will be completely annihilated in the near future.