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
And for "7 fun facts about Photoshop that you probably don't know"...
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: