Every app has its day… and for Microsoft Paint, that day could be fast approaching.
According to The Register, beloved desktop fave Microsoft Paint could be retired after 32 years of service. As reported in the tech website, MS Paint is listed as one of the ‘Features that are removed or deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update’, meaning that everyone’s first computer play tool could be sent to the glue factory.
Microsoft Paint is one of the most long-standing computer applications in history, coming bundled with Windows computers ever since Windows 1.0 in 1985.
Microsoft Paint is where many an artist, meme lord, or general computer newbie first got a taste of the creative power of a computer.
So why retire Paint after all these years? It appears Microsoft are looking to replace it with the new, sleeker Paint 3D application that features 3D image making tools as well as some basic 2D image editing.
We’re getting a better product, but it’s not *our* product.
Now, as we’re writing, this yet to be confirmed by Microsoft. Paint isn’t quite dead yet, but we advise you fish your best black suit out the wardrobe for when it is finally laid to rest.
All those basic memes and drawings… moments... lost in time, like tears in rain.
Time to die, Paint. Tell Clippy we said hello.