The Definitive Photoshop Timeline

The Definitive Photoshop Timeline

Twenty years ago today, Adobe Photoshop 1.0 was released. And it changed the world as we saw it. Because it literally edited our vision.

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Back in 1987, when Tom and John Knoll created it, nothing could have predicted the deep impact this tool would have in our lives. At that time, there was photo manipulation, but it was reserved to a knowledgeable few, using airbrushes – which required a lot of expertise – and the first Quantel paint boxes – which required lots of money and training.

Happy 20th Anniversary, Photoshop. Here’s a toast for the next 20 wonderful and terrifying years.