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Microsoft Paint to be killed off after 32 years

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Diablo, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. Diablo

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    Update: Paint is only being retired not terminated


    MS Paint is here to stay - Windows Experience Blog

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    Microsoft is set to kill off the iconic Paint program that has been a staple of every Windows and is much loved (but hardly ever used) in the Autumn/Fall Windows 10 update. Chances are you have used it, either to paste a print screen or maybe involuntarily as it opened when you clicked to view an image and the program had decided to take over as the one used for that file type.
    Windows won't be left without a paint program though, the introducion of Paint 3D in the Creators Update that recently started rolling out takes over the pedestal that old timey Paint did

    [via The Guardian]
     
    #1 Diablo, Jul 24, 2017
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  2. Microphone

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    This is sad, why can't they just keep it? I can't imagine it is resource-heavy or takes too much effort to keep working :(

    I haven't really used a windows system at home in about 7-8 years, and I suppose at work no one has time to use paint :shrug:
     
  3. TIMELESS

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    It's simplicity was always its charm. I've always used Photoshop, Paint.net, GIMP, etc for the real editing but sometimes all you need is a simple program to crop a print screen.
     
  4. Diablo

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    UPDATE: Microsoft have commented on the uproar and said it is merely being retired, not killed off.
     
  5. Ryzza5

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    Yeah that's what I had heard too. PS I use CloudShot for all my print screen and annotating needs these days.
     
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  6. Diablo

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    Just checked this wee thing out and it looks excellent! Thanks for the tip!
     
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