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Old 07-25-2017, 10:51 AM   #1
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M$ Paint to be killed off after 32 years ...


https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...diting-program

 
Old 07-25-2017, 07:47 PM   #2
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Paint isn't being killed off. However, paint will change from being included with windows to become an app from the windows store. http://news.softpedia.com/news/no-mi...3-517149.shtml

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Old 07-25-2017, 07:49 PM   #3
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I used to be quite good with Paint. I designed training materials for a software product. I used CTRL-Print Screen or Print Screen to take screenshots and would then edit them in Paint before embedding them in the documents.

When I first met KolourPaint, I thought, "This what MS Paint should have been like." No nostalgia here.

(I did not request a fancier graphics program because Paint worked for what I needed and, previously, I had worked at Amtrak, which has always been woefully underfunded, and I was used to getting by on a shoestring.)
 
Old 07-27-2017, 02:24 PM   #4
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Old 07-27-2017, 08:22 PM   #5
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According to this story at SeattlePI, Paint is not being deprecated, but will no longer be part of the Windows base install.

It will be available from the Windows store, from which heaven deliver me.

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Old 07-28-2017, 06:30 AM   #6
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Long live The GIMP.
 
Old 07-28-2017, 10:02 AM   #7
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Paint sucks, you'd think being a default program in a major OS it would be polished a little more.... Yes I'm a Gimp user
 
Old 07-28-2017, 10:26 AM   #8
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mspaint is a basic "pixel" editor, not a graphics package. It actually fills a useful role in that you can quickly convert between gif, jpeg, windows bitmap, tiff, png formats, etc without having to install additional software. Removing it from the windows base system and offering it as an "app" seems absurd. Irfanview (proprietary but free for non commercial use) can achieve far more and is simple and lightweight.

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Old 07-28-2017, 10:41 AM   #9
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m$paint is a nice software !
 
Old 07-28-2017, 12:14 PM   #10
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M$ Paint to be killed off after 32 years ...

How will people take screenshots now?!

(Just kidding, newer Windows versions have an app for this).
 
Old 07-28-2017, 02:00 PM   #11
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good. gimp and photoshop paint .net is much better

xpaint is tooo dead. see ubuntu . thank you !!
 
Old 07-28-2017, 02:02 PM   #12
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xpaint is dead here too. who cares?

max up to saucy:
https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/saucy/xpaint/
 
Old 07-28-2017, 05:27 PM   #13
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xpaint is alive n kickin :

Code:
~# apt install xpaint
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  libxaw3dxft6
Suggested packages:
  gv netpbm lpr imagemagick ocrad
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libxaw3dxft6 xpaint
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 28 not upgraded.
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Old 07-28-2017, 05:29 PM   #14
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xpaint is alive n kickin :

Code:
~# apt install xpaint
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  libxaw3dxft6
Suggested packages:
  gv netpbm lpr imagemagick ocrad
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libxaw3dxft6 xpaint
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 28 not upgraded.
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Superbe !!

Debian??
 
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