Every 90’s baby remembers aimlessly scribbling away on Microsoft Paint while logging hours on Windows 98.
The graphics editing and creation program first appeared in 1985, as a basic editor which allowed users to modify pixelated images. Yet, soon enough, it became a wildly popular program that school children couldn’t wait to get their hands on.
Flash forward to 2020, and Microsoft Paint is still chugging along as one of the finest graphic editing and image creation software programs on the digital market.
Of course, no program could possibly stay relevant without updating features, so Paint has done just that. Users can now draw with a stylus pen, mouse, and most recently – the arrow keys on a keyboard.
However, all of the new features certainly don’t undermine the original features of Paint, which allowed both children and adults to make masterpieces of relatively basic controls. Users can still wield a variety of pens, markers, and brushes to apply color, or simply drag and drop geometric or organic shapes with a custom creator.
At the end of the day, Paint is here to stay, and will no doubt continue to dominate the digital artwork space.