Happy 25th Birthday Adobe Photoshop

February 22, 2015 7:51 pm

Tags: Adobe Photoshop, Image Editing, Photoshop Anniversary

Happy Birthday Photoshop!



Adobe Photoshop, Image-Editing and Beyond

Adobe Photoshop is celebrating a milestone birthday. This February Adobe’s most popular software turned a quarter of a century. Over the past twenty-five years, Adobe Photoshop has turned into a global household name, both as a noun and a verb. How many software programs can claim that distinction? I have exclusively used Adobe Photoshop as my photo editing software since 1994. As with all programs, Adobe Photoshop has come a long way from its groundbreaking beginnings. Yet, even in the beginning, the now iconic program, challenged its users to go beyond their limits in both image-manipulation and photo-editing.

As an added bonus, although not created specifically for drawing, Adobe Photoshop is a favorite computer graphic, artistic creative tool: for both amateur and professional artists. Today Adobe Photoshop is everywhere. It is integrated into our culture: creating movie magic, television commercials, magazine cover body perfection, product logos, forensic technical support, scientific research, and of course photo enhancement for photographers of all levels of expertise.



The creators of Adobe Photoshop, the innovative brothers Thomas and John Knoll, sold their photo-editing software to Adobe, and on February 19, 1990, Adobe Photoshop 1.0 was released. It is doubtful that the Knoll brothers (or Adobe executives) could foresee Photoshop becoming the industry standard in digital color editing; or, that Adobe Photoshop would turn into an iconic phenomenon. In our modern digital world Photoshop is Adobe’s most recognizable software.

What sets Adobe Photoshop apart from other image-editing software?

It is a continually evolving product, and now that it is offered exclusively through the Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Photoshop has numerous streaming updates. These factors, along with an extremely loyal following, have made Adobe Photoshop one of the most powerful image-editing, and design software tools, available to both professional and amateur artists and photographers.


Along the way, Adobe Photoshop has given birth to numerous offspring programs; such as: Adobe Photoshop Elements (a powerful, yet more simplistic version of the original Adobe Photoshop). For the mobile and tablet user, Adobe Photoshop currently offers the following apps: Photoshop Sketch and Adobe Photoshop Mix.

Adobe Photoshop CC (2014.2)

Adobe Photoshop CC (2014.2)

If, like me, you are an avid Adobe Photoshop user you will rejoice in their continued innovative creation. If you have never used Adobe Photoshop, try out Adobe Photoshop Elements (a non- cloud based product), or the mobile apps, Photoshop Sketch and Adobe Photoshop Mix. At the very least, hop on social media and wish Adobe Photoshop a Happy 25th Birthday!

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Article Comments

deshlab.td ( posted at 3:20PM Wed, 25 February 2015

I remember the first time I used Photoshop back in 1998 in art college. I was totally addicted to it from the first day. My old IBM with pentium, 16mb ram and about 5 Gig (storage) had trouble with the files I was creating. But I didn't mind the crashes. I had this new tool for my art. Today I still use Photoshop. Lost without it. Even with 3d rendering, as you know, Photoshop just worksa as the enhancer it has always been. Happy Birthday Photoshop!

deemarie ( posted at 7:08AM Fri, 27 February 2015

Hi deshlab I too remember the first time I used Photoshop. Took me forever to finish a drawing because I kept sitting back and saying "Wow, this is too much fun!" Thank your for being so thoughtful as to post to the article and for wishing Photoshop a Happy b'day Dee Marie

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