The Windows 10 Fall Update is coming pretty soon and users are shocked to hear that the legacy Paint app is on the chopping block. Microsoft stated that the application is no longer in development and has to be removed off the next version of Windows.
Released 32 years ago as Paintbrush, Paint became a legendary app known for every Windows user. Limited to BMP files, Paint was updated to support JEPG format back in 1998.
Paint was present in every version of Windows, but never grew up into a mature software like its third-party alternative Paint.NET. Paint never embarrassed the Luna user interface when XP was released. It was as if the Windows engineers just ported its Windows 98-style into the eye-candy XP UX. Worse, when Windows Vista hits the shelves, the same scenario happened. Paint adopted Aero windowing interface but in its deepest root, it sported the same Win 98 UX. When Steven Sinofsky took the helm back in 2009, Paint finally adopted the Windows 7 look and feel. Still, the version was poorly-featured.
Windows 10 came in, and engineers added a Paint 3D to simplify the presentation. But with the next version of Windows 10, the so-called Fall Update, it will be for Windows users to bid a final goodbye to a such lovely piece of software that embarrassed a legendary status as much as Solitaire.
Fare Thee Well Paint.