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After 32 Years, Microsoft Is Killing Off Paint For Good

Before Photoshop and Illustrator, MS Paint was the real OG in digital painting.

After 32 Years, Microsoft Is Killing Off Paint For Good
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In this age of super-canggih technology and innovation, we’ve got various types of digital painting and graphic design softwares designed for any purpose, but none could compare to this one particular software.

This software was the Photoshop of our childhood, and it helped kick start self-taught digital art classes for aspiring graphic designers, artists, and Picassos. It didn’t really matter if you had the right set of skills or talent, because you could design, draw, or do anything and still think it looks like a million bucks.

Well, long before the era of Adobe and their softwares such as Photoshop and Illustrator came into play, there was Microsoft Paint.

Where it all started.
Debuted in 1985, this software helped tonnes of young children build their dream house, their first abstract painting, and word art using fonts that you thought looked so cool back then.

But now, after 32 years, Microsoft is bidding goodbye to this essential software during our formative years as they are reportedly killing it off for good in the next Windows 10 update.

Yeap, they're pulling the plug for good.
Apart from Paint, Outlook Express, Reader app, and Reading list are also scheduled for termination in the next update.

There’s no known reason so far as to why Microsoft is getting rid of Paint but according to The Guardian, the app has fallen under the column of “not in active development and might be removed in future releases.”

Since there's no official word on when they will terminate the program, you have to take this chance and explore your childhood app one last time.

From noob to pro.
Thank you for the wonderful memories Microsoft Paint, you will be missed. R.I.P Paint.