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Paint, we hardly knew ye

Post by Pyrrho » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:20 pm

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40705466
Microsoft's graphics program Paint has been included in a list of Windows 10 features that will be either removed or no longer developed.
Paint has been part of the Windows operating system since its release in 1985 and is known for its simplicity and basic artistic results.
Paint's successor, Paint 3D, will still be available.
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Re: Paint, we hardly knew ye

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:21 pm

That is both unnecessary and sad. It is sadly unnecessary and unnecessarily sad.

I still use paint for the quick and dirty. Finding something else is stupidly unnecessary. But it will be free.

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Re: Paint, we hardly knew ye

Post by gnome » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:30 pm

I haven't messed with it much, but if you ignore the 3d features of Paint 3D is it equivalent to just Paint? Or did they downgrade the old functions in pursuit of the new hotness?
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Re: Paint, we hardly knew ye

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:58 pm

Is the old program compatible with the new OS, even if it doesn't come bundled?

You know, like Clipboard Viewer and Reversi?
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Re: Paint, we hardly knew ye

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:08 pm

I suppose it costs them something not insignificant [to me and you] to support it, regardless of its age.

Some software bubba, somewhere, has to support paint. That's his job. They've been trying to get rid of him for 30 years. Now they can.

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Re: Paint, we hardly knew ye

Post by xouper » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:34 am

Seems Microsoft has had a change of heart:

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/25/microsof ... -dead.html
"Today, we've seen an incredible outpouring of support and nostalgia around MS Paint. If there's anything we learned, it's that after 32 years, MS Paint has a lot of fans. It's been amazing to see so much love for our trusty old app," Megan Saunders, a general manager at Microsoft, wrote in a blog post on Monday.

"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."
It seems those of us who wish to continue making crappy graphics using MSPaint will not be denied after all.

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Re: Paint, we hardly knew ye

Post by gnome » Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:02 pm

Label it Paint Classic :)
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Re: Paint, we hardly knew ye

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:13 pm

Next up: Adobe caves and keeps Flash. :p
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Re: Paint, we hardly knew ye

Post by Witness » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:34 am

Remembered this thread when I hit on PixBuilder Studio (haven't tried it out):

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Seems like a worthy replacement: free, portable, has layers, brushes, text tools and can use PS plugins. Perhaps somebody will find it useful. :notsure:

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Re: Paint, we hardly knew ye

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:27 am

Too fancy schmancy. :twisted:
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Re: Paint, we hardly knew ye

Post by Witness » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:55 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Too fancy schmancy. :twisted:
Admittedly it doesn't run on Win 98. :(

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Re: Paint, we hardly knew ye

Post by gnome » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:16 pm

I've used paint.net when I need something fancier than MS Paint.
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Re: Paint, we hardly knew ye

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:49 pm

The thing with Paint is there are no questions. No functionality either. But there ya go.