Microsoft would drop Paint after 32 years


Microsoft would drop Paint after 32 years

Windows Paint

Legendary Windows program Paint will be removed from the new versions of Microsoft Windows 10 updates. Microsoft would drop Paint after 32 years. In its public statement, Microsoft rated it as deprecated image editing program and decided to discontinue Paint program after Windows 10 updates. Paint program was first launched first time in 1985 and it has completed its 32 years of good service. However, The Telegraph highlighted that Microsoft would only drop the support for the app for Paint in its upcoming Windows 10 updates.

Microsoft would like to release Windows 10 Fall Update in the Q4 2017. Customers always appreciated this image editing tool with its limited functions, big market, and huge acknowledgment. It is fact that Paint has been considered the most effective photo editing tool.

Microsoft has introduced an improved version of Paint 3D in the beginning of the year 2017. Paint is not the only photo editing tools, here a long list of many such tools are available.

Other Image Editing Software

  • Picasa
  • GIMP
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Photo enhancers
  • Online editors
  • Free desktop editors
  • Paid desktop editors
  • HDR photo editors
  • Cross-platform image editors
  • Photo filters
  • Photo editing mobile apps
  • RAW processors
  • Photo viewers and managers

Online editors

  1. Pixlr – High-end photo editing and quick filtering – in your browser (free)
  2. Fotor – Overall photo enhancement in an easy-to-use package (free)
  3. Sumopaint – The most versatile photo editor and painting application that works in a browser (free)
  4. Irfanview – An image-viewer with added batch editing and conversion. rename a huge number of files in seconds, as well as resize them. Freeware (for non-commercial use)
  5. Lunapic – Just a simple free online editor
  6. Photos – Photo viewing and editing app for OS X and comes free with the Yosemite operating system (free)


Inam Ul Haq is currently working as Creative Director & Publisher in the ComputingCage. He normally supervises posts, floats ideas and helps team members. Moreover he is member with IEEE, ACM and Internet Society.


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