Photo editing software giant Photoshop is celebrating its 25th anniversary on February 19, 2015. The Photoshop 1 was launched on February 19, 1990. The software has become so popular among the software users that the youngsters now use the name as a slang word ‘Shopped’ so as to refer a picture as fake.
Photoshop was derived by a program known as ‘Display’ written by Thomas Knoll in 1987. It showed the images on greyscale on a monochrome monitor. Later Knoll worked on the Display program with his brother John and made some improvements. They incorporated digital image file editing functionality.
It was in the year 1989 when Adobe decided to take a step to license the software and was released as Adobe Photoshop in 1990. Knoll said, “Adobe thought we’d sell about 500 copies of Photoshop a month”. The co-creator of Photoshop added that they never thought that creatives would be included in the product in numbers.
Knoll also expressed that feels good to see their customers created by their customers. The program is now used by millions and in a wide range of professions which includes hairdressers and North Korean propagandist. The software is also available in a wide range of platforms including mobile, despite the fact that it started off as a Mac exclusive.
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