MS Paint Discontinued

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Microsoft Paint, previously known as Paintbrush, was bundled in the first version of Windows back in 1985 and went on to become one of the operating system’s most popular programs. However, it’s bittersweet, as Windows 10 does include Paint 3D, which is a separate application to the original Paint. Paint is “not in active development and might be removed in future releases,” according to the autumn update. Continue reading for another speed painting video and more information.

“The first version of Paint was introduced by Microsoft in November 1985 and was a licensed copy of a program called ‘PC Paintbrush’ by ZSoft Corporation. It allowed people to edit 1-bit black-and-white graphics in a proprietary ‘MSP’ format. JPEG support didn’t come to Paint until Windows 98 in the late 90s, in time for the format to take off with the growth of consumer digital cameras,” reports Peta Pixel.