Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Jul 2017 13:53 UTC
Windows

Microsoft has announced - through a boring table, because Microsoft - that MS Paint has been deprecated. This means that it will soon be removed from Windows completely, superseded - supposedly - by their new Paint 3D.

When Microsoft Paint will officially be removed from Windows has yet to be confirmed, while a precise date for the release of the Windows 10 Autumn Creators Update is equally up in the air. Whether, like Clippy, Windows users will celebrate or decry Paint's removal, it will be a moment in the history of Windows as one of its longest-standing apps is put out to pasture.

To be honest, I don't quite understand why you'd use Paint for anything since Paint.NET is far more capable and also free.

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RE[2]: Comment by CATs
by tanishaj on Tue 25th Jul 2017 17:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by CATs"
tanishaj
Member since:
2010-12-22

But you can't rely on a decent screenshot tool on arbitrary Windows machines either...


You can if you use Firefox. PageShot is available via Test Pilot and will be a standard feature of the browser from version 55 forward ( shipping early August ).

http://www.debugpoint.com/2016/10/firefox-launches-experimental-fea...

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/nightly/all/

Point take though, Firefox itself is not available everywhere.

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RE[3]: Comment by CATs
by Delgarde on Tue 25th Jul 2017 20:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by CATs"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

It's also not a general-purpose screenshot tool. It's a useful enough tool if you want to capture browser content... not so much if you want to capture an arbitrary desktop window (like a settings dialog I'm trying to get the user to capture and send me).

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