Microsoft Paint to be killed off


First released with the very first version of Windows 1.0 in 1985, Paint in its various guises 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, it wasn’t until Windows 98 that Paint could save in JPEG.

With the Windows 10 Creators Update, released in April, Microsoft introduced the new Paint 3D, which is installed alongside traditional Paint and features 3D image making tools as well as some basic 2D image editing. But it is not an update to original Paint and doesn’t behave like it… More at The Guardian.

Typical. The only thing in Windows I like gets killed off.

2 thoughts on “Microsoft Paint to be killed off

  1. — love that video (“Can we… can we thin out the line? Can we make the line thinner-” “-No” “…Ok”)

    Old school Paint did one thing better than almost all of its peers, and almost every program today even, in that the the mouse pointer was actually the brush you were about to paint with. Between that and not having to worry about anti-aliasing, it was pretty cool for pixel art. (And then there are some folks who use it as an actual art tool apparently in a pixel by pixel way)

    That said there was a revamp of it that made me like it a bit less than the original.

  2. Sounds like Microsoft is doing what Apple did with Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. Replace something good with something new but not as good. Well, we all know that new is not necessarily better.

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