Adobe Photoshop turns 25 today

Today, 25 years ago, Adobe launched Photoshop 1.0 for the Apple Macintosh, a revolutionary program that gave everyone at home and work the same photo editing capabilities as some of the best dedicated solutions of the 1990’s. 25 years ago you would have to book time at a Scitex server that would be run by a controller. You’d hand them the photo for manipulation, tell them what you wanted and watch over their shoulder as black magic was performed. Today, you can take any modern Android or iOS device and install Adobe Photoshop Touch on it, giving you access to the same powerful tools and capabilities in a tablet that would have taken a room-sized server several hours and several hundred kilowatts of power. Even better, you can take a picture, ruin it with Instagram filters, upload and share it on social networks in the same amount of time that it would have taken to boot up one of those servers. Isn’t progress fantastic?