There might be plenty of image editors in existence out there but many users still prefer to utilize Microsoft Paint to perform quick edit on their images given its simplicity and lightweight nature. However, the software which has been part of Windows for the past 32 years might be removed from the operating system very soon.
This is due to the fact that Microsoft has labeled Paint as a deprecated feature for the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update according to this support article. This means that the company has ceased any development for the software and it has a high possibility of not being included in future versions of Windows.
However, Paint is not the only one in the list though as IIS Management Compatibility, TPM Remote Management, Windows PowerShell 2.0 and many more have been deprecated as well. Additionally, certain well-known programs such as Outlook Express, 3D Builder, and Reader will be removed completely from Windows 10 through the Fall Creators Update too.
Don’t be sad though; as we mentioned earlier, there are plenty of alternative software to Paint out there that are actually way more capable that Microsoft’s old workhorse such as Paint.NET, GIMP, and many more. It is just a matter of finding the one (or more) that suits your needs.