Let's Go Back To Photoshop's Beginning

Perhaps you may be wondering how Photoshop started? Or perhaps you do not care so long as it is there to bring life to images, photos and texts you will be fine?

Whatever the reason may be, it is still better to look back in order to move further...

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Let's Go Back To Photoshop's Beginning   

by Maricon Williams

Perhaps you may be wondering how Photoshop started? Or perhaps you do not care so long as it is there to bring life to images, photos and texts you will be fine?

Whatever the reason may be, it is still better to look back in order to move further...

The Discovery

John Knoll was then working at Industrial Light and Magic while Thomas Knoll was studying his Ph. D. on image processing at the University of Michigan. Both of them worked on a larger, more cohesive computer application which they called Display. They experimented further in order to give it more features like gamma correction, loading, saving different file formats and others. To cut the story short, Display became ImagePro in the year 1988. The sold it as a commercial application.

Transition comes

ImagePro was given a new name when they potential publisher suggested PhotoShop during the duo's demo. Actually, it just stuck. Fortunately, PhotoShop became a big hit that most software companies switched to it. So far, only Adobe proved to be its competent contender. PhotoShop was then sold wholesale but only licensed and distributed. Royalties were still going to the Knolls. Knoll brothers further incorporated other features to improve the software. Eventually, through the encouragement of John and Russell Brown PhotoShop became the biggest dynamo in image enhancement. It was finally launched in February in the year 1990.

Imaging made digital

The release of PhotoShop in the E-commerce web development world is a great success. And that success continued. The development of version 2.0 made it more accepted and loved. The new version added new features such as Pen tool, Duotones, import and rasterisation of Illustrator files and support for CMYK color. Mark Hamburg also added Bézier paths to make it more interesting. The addition of layers is the most fabulous contribution of PhotoShop.

The present invasion

Adobe continues to come up with new features for PhotoShop. In fact, the latter is now part of the Creative Suite 2. Still, PhotoShop is considered the leader in imagery. Its reign can be flagrantly acknowledge since its inception up to the present time. In addition, it has already reached its version 4. From this we can say that its competitors have still a lot to be learned from the dynamic and invincible imaging software!

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