Microsoft has decided to remove the iconic Paint application from an upcoming updated version of windows 10 after 32 years of experience. A list released by Microsoft showed that Microsoft has ‘deprecated’ meaning it could be removed when the windows 10 Fall Creators update is released later this year.
The paint was launched with the first version of windows called Windows 1.0 in November 1985 and it was originally a licensed version of PC Paintbrush, created by ZSoft Corporation. At starting it supported 1-bit monochrome graphics, and it wasn’t until Windows 98 that users could save images in the well- known JPEG file format.
On the previous year, Microsoft introduces Paint 3D, a new version of the classic software. It is much more advanced, allowing users to create three-dimensional images.
Other features going from the next Windows 10 update include Outlook Express and the reader app, which Microsoft said will be integrated into its edge browser. This Paint software holds certain nostalgia with many other Windows users despite never really having huge functionality versus other apps such as Adobe’s Photoshop, but simplicity was perhaps what made it so popular.