Adobe Photoshop is a powerful graphics editing software developed and published by Adobe Inc. It is a widely used application for manipulating digital images, photographs, and other types of artwork. Photoshop offers a wide range of features, such as color correction, image retouching, graphic design, and digital painting.
Photoshop was first created in 1987 by Thomas and John Knoll, who were working on developing image processing software as a hobby project. Thomas, a PhD student at the University of Michigan, was interested in creating software to display grayscale images on a Macintosh computer. John, Thomas’s brother, was a software engineer working for Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), a special effects company that had been working on the film “Star Wars.”
After a few years of development, the Knoll brothers created a prototype of the software that they called “Display.” They showed the prototype to a number of companies, including Apple and Adobe, but it was Adobe that expressed interest in acquiring the software. In 1988, Adobe purchased the software and renamed it Photoshop. The first version of Photoshop, Photoshop 1.0, was released in 1990 for Macintosh computers.
Over the years, Photoshop has become a staple tool for photographers, designers, and artists around the world. Adobe has continued to update and improve the software, adding new features and tools with each release. Today, Photoshop is available on both Mac and Windows operating systems and is used by millions of people worldwide.