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People are in mourning as it's just been announced that Microsoft Paint is being scrapped

Childhoods everywhere are ruined.

MICROSOFT PAINT, THE editing software which founded many a childhood, will be no more after Windows’ next update.

First released with the very first version of Windows 1.0 in 1985, Paint in its various guises became a core part of Windows.

When it’s due to be removed hasn’t been confirmed yet, but we’re already in mourning.

It spawned the amazing Twitter account, Jim’ll Paint It.

People ask me to draw pictures on Microsoft Paint. So I draw pictures for people on Microsoft Paint.”

The thing is, Jim will literally paint anything - from your wildest dreams to your most frightening nightmares.

Yeah, we weren’t messing.

He’s responded to the news accordingly, reassuring fans that he will continue to do what he does best.

“As you may have heard, Windows are planning to axe Microsoft Paint from their next Windows 10 update,” he wrote. “While this is a sad day for fans of Paint everywhere rest assured that Jim’ll Paint It will continue as usual.”

Some would argue that Paint hasn’t been the same since Windows 7 with all those superfluous undos and fancy brushes but it’s still sad to witness the final days of a graphics stalwart.”

Source: Jim'll Paint It/Facebook

While we were content enough, messing around with the spray pain tool, some lads took it seriously.

Like, really seriously.

Pat Hines hated Photoshop so much he dedicated a large portion of his life to mastering the basic AF editing software.

He even used it for the illustrations for his novel Camp Redblood And The Essential Revenge.

Making our doodles look like a right load of shite.

People are not taking the news well at all

Others are celebrating its legacy…

Gone, but never forgotten

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