Happy birthday, terrible filters! Happy birthday, lens flares, and happy birthday Photoshop. Last friday, Adobe Photoshop turned 20 years old, and to celebrate, several cakes were rasterized (i.e. “eaten”).
Nah, those are all jokes, here’s some actual information: Photoshop’s long history started in 1987, when Thomas Knoll created some pixel-imaging software called “Display.” What did it do? Displayed stuff, specifically grayscale images on black & white monitors. Then Knoll and his brother John added “processing capabilities” to Display, Adobe licensed the thing in 1988, called it “Photoshop,” and sold the first version at retail stores on February 19, 1990.
Some cool facts:
Once again – happy birthday, Photoshop!
Source: PC Magazine