Microsoft Paint is one iconic application. It has been around for 32 years and has been on every Windows version and although it is quite basic in functionality, people have found meaningful ways to use it.
Well, cherish it right now as Microsoft is planning to remove the iconic image editing platform in the next Windows 10 major update after all this time as shown in a support article.
The company published a list of features that would be “removed” or “deprecated” in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Ironically in the update that is geared for “creators”, Paint might be axed off and it is placed under the deprecated column.
“The following features and functionalities in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update are either removed the product in the current release (“Removed”) or are not in active development and might be removed in future releases (“Deprecated”),” Microsoft explained in the post.
This means that Microsoft is currently not developing actively the Microsoft Paint application and this means it might be axed off in future releases. This could mean that Microsoft may decide to remove the app in the Fall Creators Update or the next update after that release, which is sad..
Microsoft Paint has been in use for a very long time, since 1985 in the first version of Windows (Windows 1.0). It is used to perform basic image manipulation like cropping, adding doodles and saving these files under different formats. Since the debut of Paint 3D in the March Creators Update, Paint has felt like a dinosaur in comparison and it seems its 32 year stint is up.