On February 19, 2015 Adobe Photoshop turned 25! Let’s take a look at how far it’s come in a quarter of a century.
So let’s go back to 1987, when developer Thomas Knoll created a simple pixel imaging program called Display. Display could show grayscale photos on a B&W monitor. A little while later, Thomas partnered up with his brother and together they added special features for processing digital image files to the software. In 1989, Adobe cottoned on and made a deal with the Thomas and John to license the software. After changing it’s name to Photoshop, Adobe started shipping the first version of the now super famous program on February 19th, 1990.
Check out the changes to the splash screen! (via PetaPixel)
As a tribute to Photoshop for turning 25 lynda.com made this amazing video that shows techniques and darkroom tools that were used before Photoshop and digital photography knocked on our doors!