MS Paint Is Soon To Be Dead, Microsoft Is Killing The Dino


Microsoft has warned Paint's days are numbered after revealing the graphics app will be deprecated with its next Windows 10 creators update.

As Microsoft explains in a support post, some of these features are being completely removed, while others have been marked as "deprecated", meaning they aren't being developed at all anymore and will be removed in a future version of Windows 10 (i.e. they're effectively dead, just not buried, as it were).

"This list is meant to help customers consider these removals and deprecations for their own planning", they added.

The software giant has published a list of features that are removed or deprecated in the next version of Windows 10, which will be out sometime after September.

There might have been two probable reasons that Microsoft Paint tasted success.

Since Microsoft is on an ongoing spree of controlling damage, why not get rid of Fall Creators Update completely and give it a new name?

Checkout the complete list here for the features, along with MS Paint, which are removed from Fall Creators Update.

System Image Backup (SIB).

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Windows 10 also introduced Paint 3D, a 3D modelling application, and it was briefly made as a replacement to Microsoft Paint in builds 14971 and 14986.

In an email statement to ZDNet, a Microsoft spokesperson said that in the Windows-as-a-Service model, Microsoft is aligning the support cadence with the hardware support lifecycle of a device.

In a sad, and expected, turn of events Microsoft might erase the dinosaur of image editing tools from its existence, probably with the Fall Creators Update arriving later this year.

This is the case with devices utilizing Intel Clover Trail Atom Processors1 today: they require additional hardware support to provide the best possible experience when updating to the latest Windows 10 feature update, the Windows 10 Creators Update.

Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET): This feature won't be available, rather the company suggests users to use the Exploit Protection feature of the Windows Defender Exploit Guard.

Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 all launched with Microsoft paint.

Definitely removed from the Update is Outlook Express, the Reader app (integrated into Edge, not entirely dead) and Screen Saver functionality in Themes.