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History of Adobe Photoshop

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Adobe Photoshop is often referred to as the Sword of King Arthur for designers. If there is anyone who is even remotely connected to the world of designing, there is no way that he hasn’t heard of Photoshop. Whether it is a web design in India or one in US, Adobe Photoshop has empowered people to edit pictures in unthinkable ways to touch the limits of imagination giving us a much more creative world.

How it all Began

It is funny when we think of our ancestors- the Ape men- and recollect how every invention was born out of a simple need. Man made weapons out of sharp stones to hunt, made baskets out of trees and leaves so that they could store food.

Although, Photoshop wasn’t made in an era so early, the principles were quite similar. The Knoll brothers wanted to turn their picture into grayscale. That’s it. That’s how it all began. The need to do something so simple led to making a program so powerful that it has the designers all over the world on their knees.

Partnering with Adobe

In 1990, after the tremendous success of Image Pro (1988), The Knoll Brothers, Thomas and John Knoll Partnered with Adobe to give birth to the first version of Photoshop, 1.0. That day onwards, the software has only developed touching the lives of designers all over the world.

The timeline of Growth and development

As the requirements of the generations increased, there was a need to create a better and better photo editor. This coupled with the enthusiasm of the knoll brothers led to further development.

1990: Photoshop 1.0

Photoshop 1.0

1991: Photoshop 2.0 with features that enabled trimming around objects.

Photoshop Version 2.0

1992: Photoshop 2.5 with a memory feature as a first release for Operating systems.

Adobe Photoshop Version 2.5

1994: Photoshop 3.0 brought in a huge change with the help of Layers.

Adobe Photoshop Version 3.0

1996: Photoshop 4.0 with the Macros and adjustment layers features.

Adobe Photoshop Version 4.0

1998: Photoshop 5.0 brought in the multiple undo options and the Lasso tool.

Adobe Photoshop Version 5.0

1999: Photoshop 5.5 gave the ‘Save for Web’ option.

Adobe Photoshop Version 5.5

2000: Photoshop 6.0 allowed users to make vector shapes and use the Marque tool separately from the crop tool.

Adobe Photoshop Version 6.0

2002: Photoshop 7.0 brought in the healing brush, the patch tool and many other details.

Adobe Photoshop Version 7.0

2003: Adobe Photoshop CS introduced the CDS and supported scripting.

Adobe Photoshop CS

2005: Adobe Photoshop CS2 gave red eye removal and smudging effects.

Adobe Photoshop CS2

2007: Adobe Photoshop CS3 with fast load and mobile optimization for graphics.

Adobe Photoshop CS3

2008: Adobe Photoshop CS4 better color better Zoom.

Adobe Photoshop CS4

2010: Adobe Photoshop CS5 better edge detection and masking.

Adobe Photoshop CS5

2011: Adobe Photoshop CS 5.5 brought in the most unusual creative effects for Android and iOS.

Adobe Photoshop CS 5.5

2012: Adobe Photoshop CS6 is the latest version with the best features.

Adobe Photoshop CS6

The Crux of the Matter

Although quite long, the journey of Photoshop has been extremely eventful with new features being added in every single year. The growth graph is a vertical and it is clear that every requirement has been met with consequent changes and upgrades.

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16 comments
SAMAT
SAMAT

Great post. Thanks for sharing. Amazing! Photoshop has been my all time favorite :) cheers to Adobe.

Mayur
Mayur

It's such an informative article for those who loves colors world.

Dharmesh Suhagiya
Dharmesh Suhagiya

Thanks for the great "time machine" article. I started using Photoshop when 7 was out, and now have CS6. I don't know what I'd do without it! wow it's most readable post! This is very important information in Photoshop user.

Pradeep Pachanekar
Pradeep Pachanekar

I have seen all version of photoshop. Now it's grown up. There's lots of function improvements for world of designers.

Leesa
Leesa

Excellent post shared. It is so informative. I am looking forward to reading the next article.

vivek
vivek

Thanks for imparting such useful and interesting info . nice work !!

Alex
Alex

Your post gives complete detail history on Photoshop. Even I was not aware of it history despite of using it daily.

Riya
Riya

Very informative blog on the adobe photoshop! The one landing here will surely get an in-depth history about the same to know about. Keep up guys!

Jennifer
Jennifer

Very nice post! I personally use this software. It helps us to edit the images according to our need and many more things we can do in it. I enjoy this post a lot. I appreciate your effort and want to congrats for this amazing post.

Pillip
Pillip

Nice post!!. The features introduced till now, in a long journey of Adobe is remarkable.

Maya
Maya

It is truly an amazing post. Really very helpful..Keep posting such posts !!

Anna
Anna

Hi....it is really good source to know full history of Adobe Photoshop....Thanks...........

Rajnikant
Rajnikant

This is very nice and informative post for Photoshop lover :) Good one!! Keep it up guys!

Angellica
Angellica

Adobe Photoshop is a photo editing software which allows us to create or modify high quality pictures. Personally I preferred this software & that's why I appreciate your post. Very informative post about photoshop. Keep sharing like this.

Janelia
Janelia

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