Microsoft Paint has been around since Windows 1.0 shipped some 28 years ago. The software received a big boost in Windows 95 but since then, it’s been delegated to little more than a last-ditch image editing application.
But as demonstrated by the YouTube video embedded below, however, Paint can be a very powerful tool if put in the right hands. This holiday-inspired Santa Clause image was created over the course of nine hours of screen recording that was cut down to fit into a 2-minute time-lapse video.
Everything you see in the clip was made using the vintage spray paint, brush and line tools. Sure, MS Paint won’t rival Adobe Creative suite anytime soon but it’s impressive nevertheless.
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