Microsoft plans to kill off Paint in Windows 10 Fall Creator update

THE tech giant Microsoft looks set to kill its drawing software Paint, which has been a part of Windows for 32 years.

This venerable app has been included on a list of “features that are removed or deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update” – the next version of Windows.

We used Paint to make this little memorial to a very popular app

We used Paint to make this little memorial to a very popular app

It has been preinstalled on Windows for more than three decades but is beginning to look a little bit long in the tooth.

Last year, Microsoft issued an update to its Windows 10 software that lets users easily create 3D drawings and pictures.

Paint 3D, a new version of its popular drawing app, makes it easy to sketch in three dimensions.

Sadly, progress inevitably creates victims and poor old school Paint looks set to be consigned to the history books.

The Fall (or Autumn, as we Brits call it) update to Windows will probably be released in October.

Microsoft recently showed off a new £450 Xbox console that’s tipped to top Christmas wish lists.

The Xbox One X is Microsoft’s first major update for four years – and means its console is now more powerful than arch-rival Sony’s flagship PlayStation 4 Pro.

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Windows now comes with drawing software which is more advanced than Paint
In fact, Xbox boss Phil Spencer boasted: “It’s the world’s most powerful console.”

The main “brain” is 30 per cent faster than in the original Xbox One and the chips that deal with graphics are more than four times more powerful.