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Microsoft Moves To Lay One Of Its Oldest Programs To Rest

Microsoft Moves To Lay One Of Its Oldest Programs To Rest

Microsoft has signalled that it plans to end support for Microsoft Paint, ending 32 years of support for the image-creation program.

A support document now lists the program as ‘Depreciated’, a designation which means it is no longer in active development and might be removed in future releases.

Though it could hardly compete against the likes of Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft’s Paint has managed to endure through countless operating systems since its introduction in 1985.

The move comes as Microsoft readies the Windows 10 Creators Update for release to the wider public and moves its own development focus towards the new Paint 3D.

Paint 3D offers up more advanced image creation options and is designed to make building VR and AR content as intuitive as possible.

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