San Francisco – Microsoft Paint era will end with the upcoming release of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. The image editing app was officially classified by Microsoft as an “outdated feature”, according to The Guardian.
This means that, this fall, Paint will ‘not in active development and possibly be removed in future releases’ as quoted by The Verge on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.
Paint has long been a mainstay of Windows, starting from the 1-bit monochrome version of the program that was released with Windows 1.0 in November 1985.
Microsoft continues to update Paint throughout the year, and users have grown to embrace the limited features that image editing offers it.
And while Paint will always be easily connected as a poorly designed illustrated digital art, it’s hard to deny the importance of this program as the first interaction of many users with the creation of images on a computer.
This is not a super surprising step, given that Microsoft will logically focus its efforts toward Paint 3D, the undisputed version of the original Paint that the company introduced in Windows 10 Creators Update earlier this year.
Also, just because the program is listed as “obsolete” does not mean that Paint will go on forever first. There is still no date or timeframe at which Microsoft intends to remove this app completely.
However, this really marks the end of the journey for the classic image editing app. So later this year, when you update your computer to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, do not forget to reminisce about Microsoft Paint.