Microsoft Paint may be Discontinued

Microsoft Paint to be discontinued in the next Windows 10 update called the Autumn (or Fall in the US) Creators Update. Microsoft Paint started in the year 1985 with the first version of Windows 1.0.

In the next Microsoft update, the software giant may chop off Microsoft Paint along with some other features. When it was first launched in 1985, users back then could draw only in black and white. Only pencil, brush and a few shape tools were available and the creations could be saved only as bitmaps.


In the year 1990, when the software was updated to Windows 3.0 users could then draw in color and when it was updated to Windows 98 people could then save their work in JPEG format, as stated by Patrick Davison in the Journal of Visual Culture.


The paint was quite popular especially among children because of its simple click and draw interface. Some artists over the years have mastered the skill of painting in MS paint.

Just two months back, MS Paint was upgraded and they launched Paint 3D. The newly upgraded app gives more options of tools to create 3-D objects, and can also share their work online and print them on a 3-D printer.

Apart from Paint, Outlook Express and the Reader program may also be erased. Microsoft says it's just "removing this non-functional legacy code." Meanwhile, the Redmond, Wash, software giant says the Reader program's functions will be integrated into Microsoft Edge.

However, nothing has been yet confirmed by the Microsoft officials yet. If MS paint really goes away, a part of our childhood will be lost and as of now is making us feeling nostalgic. The journey of 32 years comes to an end.

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