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Photoshop will be 20 tomorrow

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Thu Feb 18 2010, 14:31

SOFTWARE TOOLMAKER Adobe says that its most popular product, Photoshop will turn 20 years old tomorrow.

Photoshop marketing staff will be hosting some fan parties to honour the 20 years since Thomas Knoll first developed a pixel imaging program called Display. Display went on to become Photoshop and was shipped in 1990.

In the US the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) will be partying with Adobe's top brass. If you want to attend, you can sign up here.

The rest of the world's celebrations will include a 20-hour online marathon with 15 Photoshop gurus demoing their favourite tips and an Adobe TV broadcast will air on the anniversary date here. This will reunite the original Photoshop team of developers for the first time in 18 years. There's even a new 'celebrate' tag for Photoshop Facebook followers and a Twitter hash tag to show they're still down with the kids.

"For 20 years Photoshop has played many different roles - it has given creative people the power to deliver amazing images that impact every part of our visual culture and challenged the eye with its ability to transform photographs," said Shantanu Narayen, president and chief executive officer at Adobe. "It's no exaggeration to say that, thanks to millions of creative customers, Photoshop has changed the way the world looks at itself." µ


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