Happy Birthday, Photoshop (20 already!) and more...

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Twenty years ago tomorrow, the introduction by Adobe of a "creative photographic display program" that they hoped to sell 500 copies a month in it's infancy will be celebrated. It has become the most transformative piece of image editing software ever released & has changed the way we look at photography forever. Yes, tomorrow is Photoshop's 20th birthday! (Photo of Photoshop V1.0 courtesy of Adobe) The effects of Photoshop & it's numerous applications have been profound; the seamless addition or removal of people (or anything, for that matter!) from a photograph, the smoothing of a model's skin to silky perfection & the repair of a previously damaged and unviewable photograph to it's previous glory are but a few examples. And to untold thousands of professional photographers, graphic artists & editors, it is an indispensible tool to their success. There will be celebrations, of course including live pod classes & teaching marathons; For more details, read this excellent blog post from photoinduced.com http://www.photoinduced.com/4937/happy-birthday-photoshop-after-20-years-you-just-keep-getting-better/ And for "7 fun facts about Photoshop that you probably don't know"... http://virtualphotographystudio.com/photographyblog/2010/02/10/photoshops-20th-anniversary-7-fun-facts-about-photoshop/ The popularity of Photoshop also begat the introduction of Photoshop Elements, an abridged, user friendly edition that has become the #1 selling consumer photo-editing software worldwide. We sell the latest version, Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 for $79.95 (after a $20 mail in rebate). More info can be found at www.adobe.com/elements DSLR Basics class tonite at 7, right here in the store... And, to it's creators and millions of users, Happy Birthday! And one more thing: When you can get tips on how to get better low light pictures from a photographic master like Harry Benson, you just want to pass it on: http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/18/how-to-take-better-low-light-photos/ Enjoy!

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