This autumn, Microsoft is set to release the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. As expected, it will bring a series of new features, but has also prepared some drastic changes. Several programs will not be included in the update and, among them, there is the basic graphical editing program, Paint. This might come as a shock for some of you, but Microsoft is determined to move forward.
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update gives up on several programs
The update couldn’t come without a series of new features, such as a Clipboard powered by Cloud, a Timeline, or a Fluent Design System. At the same time, an update needs to be refreshing, so Microsoft decided some programs needed to go.
You might have expected some of the removals, while others turn out quite surprising. Microsoft Outlook Express will be gone, as well as the Reader app and Reader List. The former options will still be available, but as part of Microsoft Edge.
The classic image editing tool Paint will be gone
Also, the new Windows 10 will no longer support screen savers. This option will disappear from both themes and Control Panel. These changes were somehow predictable, but some of you might not believe Paint will be gone as well.
In fact, Microsoft will stop developing updates and new versions of the software, which means there’s not long until it will disappear completely. Fortunately, there are many alternatives to Pain available out there, and most of them have more features than this classic program.
Paint 3D, for instance, has already been introduced by the Creators Update in April, but it doesn’t look much like the classic version. Apart from working with 3D images, Paint 3D allows you to perform basic editing in 2D as well. However, some users still relied on the classic Paint for basic operations.
Microsoft hasn’t revealed yet when the Fall Creators Update is going to come, but it will be sometime in late 2017. Until then, you can still enjoy your Paint, or get ready for new image editing programs which are more advanced and allow you to perform more actions.
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