It Looks Like Microsoft Is Killing Off MS Paint


July 24, 2017

The future of Microsoft Paint looks decidedly uncertain with The Guardian noting that the image-editing tool is listed as a "deprecated feature" by Windows. The new status comes ahead of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, due later this year.


This means by the end of 2017 Paint will “not be in active development and might be removed in future releases.” MS Paint has been a Microsoft mainstay since Windows 1.0 was launched in 1985.

However, the April release of Windows 10 Creators Update saw Microsoft launch the new Paint 3D. This new tool allows users to access 3D image making tools as well as some basic 2D image editing.

Joining MS Paint on the list of endangered tools are Outlook Express and the Reader app and Reading list. There is no confirmed date for the release of the Windows 10 Autumn Creators Update so you still have time to create your Paint masterpiece just yet.

It Looks Like Microsoft Is Killing Off MS Paint