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Name Microsoft Paint
Version 1
Other names  
Identifiers PUID:  x-fmt/214
Classification Image (Raster)
Description Prior to Windows 3.0, the bundled version of Microsoft Paint used a proprietary format with the extension MSP. The format supported only 1 bit monochrome graphics. Windows 3.0 replaced Microsoft Paint with an application called Paintbrush, that could open MSP files, but would save only as PCX or BMP.
Orientation Text
Byte order  
Related file formats Is previous version of Microsoft Paint (2)
Technical Environment  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by Microsoft Corporation
Supported by Microsoft Corporation
Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 02 Aug 2005
Source description  
Last updated 02 Aug 2005
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