MS Paint R.I.P. (Update)

Microsoft stampft Paint ein. Mit dem Teil hab' ich vor 25 Jahren die ersten rudimentären Grafiken für mein erstes Fanmag gemalt, Rahmen-Elemente und Trenner für's Layout. Backgrounds auch teilweise, weiß nicht mehr genau. Ich habe Paint immer gehasst, weil es keine Kantenglättung gab und das war damals eigentlich schon Standard, aber immerhin war Paint wohl auch so ein bisschen der Vorläufer von dem, was man heute Shit-Aesthetics im Netz nennt (wobei das noch mehr mit dem Screenshot-Mechanismus und Kompressions-Artefakten zu tun hat).

So oder so, die Software wird mit dem nächsten Windows-Update eingestellt. Mach's gut, Paint, und danke für die Pixel!

Guardian: Microsoft Paint to be killed off after 32 years

Microsoft’s next Windows 10 update, called the Autumn (or Fall in the US) Creators Update, will bring a variety of new features. But one long-standing stalwart of the Windows experience has been put on the chopping block: Microsoft Paint.

First released with the very first version of Windows 1.0 in 1985, Paint in its various guises would be one of the first graphics editors used by many and became a core part of Windows. Starting life as a 1-bit monochrome licensed version of ZSoft’s PC Paintbrush, it wasn’t until Windows 98 that Paint could save in JPEG.

With the Windows 10 Creators Update, released in April, Microsoft introduced the new Paint 3D, which is installed alongside traditional Paint and features 3D image making tools as well as some basic 2D image editing. But it is not an update to original Paint and doesn’t behave like it.

Now Microsoft has announced that, alongside Outlook Express, Reader app and Reading list, Microsoft Paint has been signalled for death having been added to the “features that are removed or deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update” list.

[update] Oder doch nich: Microsoft: MS Paint is here to stay.

Amidst today’s commentary around MS Paint we wanted to take this opportunity to set the record straight, clear up some confusion and share some good news:

MS Paint is here to stay, it will just have a new home soon, in the Windows Store where it will be available for free.

Paint 3D – the new app for creativity, also available for free with the Windows 10 Creators Update, will continue to get new feature updates. In addition to the new 3D capabilities, many of the MS Paint features people know and love like photo editing, line and curve tools, and 2D creation are in Paint 3D.