History Of Photoshop

Let's Get Started with History Of Photoshop. Photoshop was originally created by two brothers. Thomas Knoll and John Knoll.

thomas knoll, jhon knoll, version history of photoshop,photography,darkroom,university,1988,platform,codename,realease date,adobe,get ,started,Thomas, took,six month, break,studies in 1988, to, collaborate, with , brother, on, the, program.

The two brothers shared interests both in photography and computing, and had the use of their father's darkroom while growing up. In 1987, Thomas Knoll, a PhD student at the University of Michigan, began writing a program on his Macintosh Plus to display grayscale images on monochrome display. Photoshop Tutorials

This program, called Display, caught the attention of his brother John Knoll , and Industrial Light and Magic employee, Who recommended Thomas turn it into  a fully – fledged image editing program. Thomas took a six month break from his studies in 1988 to collaborate with his brother on the program, which had been renamed Image Pro Later that year Thomas renamed his program Photoshop and worked out a short.

term deal with scanner manufacturer Barneyscan to distribute copies of the program with a slide scanner a “ total of about 200 copies of Photoshop were shipped that way During this time, John traveled to Silicon Valley and gave a demonstration of the program to engineers at Apple and Russell Brown, art director at Adobe. Both showings were successful, and Adobe decided to purchase the license to distribute in September 1988. While John worked on plug-ins in California.









--------------:Here is version wise History of Photoshop:------------------




Release date

Significant changes





October 1988






February 1990





Fast Eddy

June 1991

  • Paths

  • CMYK Color

  • EPS Rasterization





November 1992

  • 16 bit per channel support




IRIX, Solaris


November 1993



Tiger Mountain

September 1994

  • Tabbed Palettes

  • Layers


Windows, IRIX, Solaris


November 1994



Macintosh, Windows

Big Electric Cat

November 1996

  • Adjustment Layers

  • Actions (macros)

  • Multiple Undo (Amount set in preferences)



Macintosh, Windows

Strange Cargo

May 1998

  • Editable type (previously, type was rasterized as soon as it was added)

  • History Palette with History Brush (Enhanced undo)

  • Color Management

  • Magnetic Lasso



Macintosh, Windows

Strange Cargo

February 1999



Macintosh, Windows

Venus in Furs

September 2000

  • Vector Shapes

  • Updated User Interface

  • "Liquify" filter

  • Layer styles/Blending Options dialog



Mac OS 'Classic'/Mac OS X, Windows

Liquid Sky

March 2002

  • Made text fully vector

  • Healing Brush

  • New painting engine



Mac OS 'Classic'/Mac OS X, Windows


August 2002

  • Camera RAW 1.x (optional plugin)


CS (8.0)

Mac OS X, Windows

Dark Matter

October 2003

  • Camera RAW 2.x

  • Highly modified "Slice Tool"

  • Shadow/Highlight command

  • Match Color command

  • Lens Blur filter

  • Smart Guides

  • Real-Time Histogram

  • Detection and refusal to print scanned images of various banknotes

  • Macrovision copy protection based on Safecast DRM technology

  • Scripting support for JavaScript and other languages

  • Hierarchical layer groups

  • 16 bit per channel layers, painting, and adjustments

  • Support for files over 2 Gigabytes

  • Documents up to 300,000 pixels in either dimension


CS2 (9.0)

Mac OS X, Windows 2000 / XP

Space Monkey

April 2005

  • Camera RAW 3.x

  • Smart Objects

  • Image Warp

  • Spot healing brush

  • Red-Eye tool

  • Lens Correction filter

  • Smart Sharpen

  • Smart Guides

  • Vanishing Point

  • Better memory management on 64-bit PowerPC G5 Macintosh machines running Mac OS X 10.4

  • High dynamic range imaging (HDRI) support (32 bit per channel floating point)

  • More smudging options, such as "Scattering"

  • Modified layer selection, such as ability to select more than one layer.


CS3, CS3 Extended (10.0)

Universal Mac OS X, Windows XP SP2 or later

Red Pill

April 16, 2007

  • Native support for the Intel-based Macintosh platform and improved support for Windows Vista

  • Revised user interface

  • Feature additions to Adobe Camera RAW

  • Quick Select tool

  • Alterations to Curves, Vanishing Point, Channel Mixer, Brightness and Contrast, and the Print dialog

  • Black-and-white conversion adjustment

  • Auto Align and Auto Blend

  • Smart (non-destructive) Filters

  • Mobile device graphic optimization

  • Improvements to cloning and healing

  • More complete 32 bit / HDR support (layers, painting, more filters and adjustments)

  • Faster launching


CS4, CS4 Extended (11.0)

Universal Mac OS X, Windows xp-sp2(sp3 recommended), Vista,7


October 15, 2008


CS5, CS5 Extended (12.0)

Mac OS X v10, Windows XP-SP3,Vista,7

White Rabbit

April 30, 2010

  • Content Aware Fill

  • Puppet Warp Tool

  • 64 bit for Macintosh

  • Bristle Tips

  • Mixer Brush

  • Automatic Lens Correction

  • Improved Camera RAW processing

  • Camera RAW grain control

  • Improved Ray Tracing (Extended)

  • Repousse 3D extrusion tool (Extended)

  • Image based lights (Extended)



Alrazaak offers no warranty to the accuracy of the information provided here. The risk from using it lies entirely with the user.
While using this website, you agree to have read and accepted our privacy policy.
Copyright 2010 by Alrazaak. All Rights Reserved.