It wasn’t on any of these readings but the origins of Adobe Photoshop surprised me most of all. Here’s a short story for those of you who’ve never asked themselves, ‘where did Photoshop come from?’
Thomas Knoll, a University of Michigan student, decided to code a specific programme in 1987 in order to fix the problem of greyscale images not being shown on Mac Plus (third model of Macintosh computers). His brother, John, helped Thomas to develop this programme and it was later named “Display”; after having more features added to the programme, it was called “Image-Pro” and that’s when 2 brothers decided to look for investors. Russell Brown, the Creative Director of Adobe, purchased the software, and it appeared on the market known as “Photoshop”. It was considerably cheap, compared to other editing softwares out there. Thanks to the high demand, it was later decided to make it compatible with Windows as before it had been written for Mac only.
It’s incredible how 2 university students managed to create one of the most utilised softwares nowadays. How many of you knew that it’d existed for more than 20 years now? I believed it was like 7 years old or something.
Do you guys use Photoshop? Do you think it’s worth its money? I’ll be glad to read your replies! 🙂
P.S. If you’re interested in the matter, you can read more here:
1)The History of Photoshop: http://www.creativebloq.com/adobe/history-photoshop-12052724
2) History of Photoshop: Journey from Photoshop 1.0 to Photoshop CS5: http://creativeoverflow.net/history-of-photoshop-journey-from-photoshop-1-0-to-photoshop-cs5/