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Microsoft Paint getting Deprecated in Upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft has published a new list of features that it will remove or deprecate in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which is expected for general release in September. The most notable change is the deprecation of Paint, the graphics app bundled with Windows since Windows 1.0.

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.  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.

Now Microsoft has announced that, alongside Outlook Express, Reader app and Reading list, Microsoft Paint has been signalled for death having been added to the “features that are removed or deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update” list.

The legacy Paint was never a full blown app and Microsoft somewhat capped its functionalities to bitmap imaging. It also served as a handy tool to scribble text and for quick copy and paste functionality. When Microsoft Paint will officially be removed from Windows has yet to be confirmed, while a precise date for the release of the Windows 10 Autumn Creators Update is equally up in the air.

What this essentially means is, the Paint we know shall cease to exist and get replaced by a more advanced Paint 3D. We shall still have the lovely software available, only this time, you shall have an option to easily remove it!

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