Thursday, February 18, 2010

Adobe Photoshop Celebrates its 20th Birth Day.

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Adobe Photoshop, the historic software tool which conceptualized the fantasy of image editing world, is celebrating its 20th birth day today (18th Feb 2010).
Photoshop, produced by the software giant Adobe Inc.,  is a benchmark software tool that has transformed the way we interact with images while also being key driver of change in media across the last 20 years as the world switched over to the new millennium.
Adobe, the company behind the software, will have a broadcast bringing together the team that created Photoshop to discuss and demonstrate their work, and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals in the US will be hosting an anniversary party in San Francisco, with plenty of guests. The Photoshop’s birth day is celebrated in a grand style by social media, especially on Facebook and Twitter, through a Facebook group (http://www.facebook.com/Photoshop) and a Twitter feed.  (http://twitter.com/photoshop)
The Photoshop story began in 1987, when Thomas Knoll programmed a pixel imaging program he called Display. It didn't do much; primarily, it displayed grayscale images on a black-and-white monitor. But it also provided a creative foundation for what would soon become one of the most important apps in the world. Knoll and his brother, John, built on Display's functionality by giving it processing capabilities. Adobe licensed the software in 1988, renamed it Photoshop, and shipped the first version on February 19, 1990.
Since then, Photoshop has become a phenomenon, its capabilities becoming synonymous with graphic design the world over. Many of the features that even casual users take for granted now weren't in the earliest incarnations: layers, without which any large-scale task would seem impossible today, weren't introduced until version 3.0; the healing brush, which essentially made wrinkles, pimples, and moles a thing of the past, bowed in version 7.0. Adobe estimates that there are more than 10 million users of Photoshop worldwide.

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