R.I.P MS Paint: Microsoft is Shutting Down our 80s & 90s Favourite Childhood App

Microsoft has recently announced the next Windows 10 update, also called the Fall Creators Update. But comes with a bad news for the 80s and 90s kids who grew up doodling in Ms Paint which will not exist in the coming update.Microsoft has recently announced that, alongside Outlook Express, Reader app and Reading list, Microsoft Paint will also be shut down from windows 10 new update.
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Ms Paint was first released with the very first version of Windows 1.0 in 1985, it wasn’t until Windows 98 that Paint could save in JPEG file. Paint was never one of the most capable app, and was limited to the bitmap (BMP) and PCX formats until 1998, but if you wanted to scribble something out using your mouse or make a quick cut and paste job, Paint was always there, even on work computers.The most recent version of Paint for Windows 7 and later was very improved, but still considered poor compared to other free alternatives.

For nearly over 32 years, Ms Paint was coming pre-installed in every Windows computer or laptop. Paint in its various forms would be one of the first graphics editors used by many and became a core part of Windows. Starting life as a 1-bit monochrome licensed version of ZSoft’s PC Paintbrush.

However, the MsPaint being shut down because of the recent update issued by Microsoft to its Windows 10 software that allows users to easily create 3D drawings and pictures. Called Paint 3D, app which looks like a new and improved version of Paint (but not at all similar), which makes it easy to sketch in three dimensions.

It is not officially confirmed about when Microsoft Paint will be removed from Windows. But will depend on the date when the Windows 10 Autumn Creators Update releases. It will be a moment in the history of Windows as one of its longest-standing apps is going to get chopped off.

Jayson John

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