This Feature Is Soon To Disappear From Our Computers Forever!

24 July 2017, 16:22

Microsoft getting rid of paint

By Alice Westoby

We all showed our artistic flair using this programme on our computers at one time...

Today Microsoft announced some sad news.

The time has finally come for them to get rid of Microsoft Paint. The most basic of all graphic design programmes that we all grappled with on the slow school desktop computers has finally had its day.

Whether you were trying to simply crop a photo or attempt to make a birthday card everyone has tried (and probably failed) to make a work of art on the programme which has come built into all Windows PC's since 1985.

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So why is it being retired at the tender age of 32? The new Windows operating system will include a new app called Paint 3D instead of the version we know and love and will be basically unrecognisable.

The news might come as a shock to some PC fans because as of last year 100 million people a month were still using Paint, but the new update will gear the system towards more use on iPads and phones as opposed to desktops.

As we say goodbye to our favourite procrastination tool (everyone has been there in the office!) here is some of Twitter's favourite memories of Paint...