#TBT - Adobe Photoshop Turns 25
Adobe's popular imaging software Photoshop reached a rather significant milestone - it's turning 25 today. Thanks to its seemingly constant evolution and cutting-edge image science, the World (and more specifically the Web) just would not be the same without it.
On a side note, the third most popular post of all time at Website Magazine was on creating "Round Corners in Photoshop" - and believe it or not, seven years later it's still relevant (not sure how!).
“Adobe thought we’d sell about 500 copies of Photoshop a month,” said Thomas Knoll, Adobe Fellow and Photoshop co-creator. “Not in my wildest dreams did we think creatives would embrace the product in the numbers and ways they have. It’s inspiring to see the beautiful images our customers create, the careers Photoshop has launched and the new uses people all over the world find for Photoshop every day.”
There's a really fascinating Q&A with Knoll on how Photoshop began and what he believes the future holds.
So, what has been the secret of Photoshop’s massive popularity?
“For 25 years, Photoshop has inspired artists and designers to craft images of stunning beauty and reality-bending creativity,” said Shantanu Narayen, Adobe president and chief executive officer. “From desktop publishing, to fashion photography, movie production, website design, mobile app creation and now 3D Printing, Photoshop continues to redefine industries and creative possibilities. And today that Photoshop magic is available to millions of new users, thanks to Adobe Creative Cloud.”