Photoshop's Fathers Wax Nostalgic About How It Came To Be

It's become the defacto standard for digital photo editing and tweaking, but how much do you know about Photoshop's 22+ year history? In this short documentary the creators of what is possibly one of the most pirated pieces of software ever—including Thomas Knoll, John Knoll, Russell Brown, and Steve Guttman—talk about Photoshop's humble beginnings.


Did you know that Photoshop was originally known as Display, then ImagePro, and then Photolab before Adobe finally settled on the name that is now synonymous with manipulated images? One thing's for certain, if you get a Christmas card from any of these guys that includes a family photo, don't believe anything you see. [YouTube via PetaPixel]



Hard to believe in those days, no-one knew how to make a paint program & there were many different interfaces all trying to become the photoshop of the future. Koala paint, mac paint, PC paint, corel draw, print shop, geos paint all tried to do it, but what put photoshop ahead was the rapid display of the image using proxies & fast dithering for 1 bit displays.