Photoshop development history

Hello everybody, I think many people who visit this site are the entire great fan to Photoshop SW, or finding some troubleshooting.

Today I would like to introduce the Photoshop development history, showing the up and down road of this magic software.

Feb 1990, Photoshop 1.0.7 Version release officially, which is only a 800KB floppy disk, and John Knoll is taking part in some plug-in developing.

June 1991, Adobe pushed out Photoshop 2.0 called Fast Eddy, supplying more updated tools, such as vector editing software Illustrator, CMYK color and Pen tool. At the same time, the Minimum Memory should updated from 2MB to 4MB, which can improve the Photoshop stability feature.

Photoshop development history

1992, Kai Krause published Kai’s Power tool, and this great popular plug-in makes Photoshop much better in the visible interface.

1993, Adobe Company develop supporting Windows OS Photoshop version name after Brimstone, and the Mac version is Merlin. Furthermore, this Windows version increased Palettes and 16-bit file supporting.

1994, as usual step, Photoshop 3.0 is before everybody’s eyes, called Tiger Mount ain, and the very important layer feature is introduced in this special version. The layer feature is the most creative design which allowed users editing images in different layers, then combine them together into the final image, so layer feature is the main change in this new version. Meanwhile, the windows version is available on Sep, and Mac version can be download on Nov.

1997, this is also the special year for Photoshop SW. In this year, Photoshop’s powerful competitor Live Picture be in trouble.

Apr 1997, Adobe Photoshop 4.0 released, focused on user interface improvement. At that time, Adobe Company decide to change the Photoshop user interface into the same as other Adobe products, and the SW using process is also changed. Under these changes, many old users did many complains on the online site. But after some days usage, they all accept these changes.

May 1998, Adobe Photoshop 5.0 is available, named after Strange Cargo. In this version, the History tool is designed which is different with the Undo function, so it is highly welcomed by users. At the same point, the color management is also another great improvement.

1999, Adobe Photoshop pushed 5.5 version, mainly enhanced Web supporting and ImageReady2.0.

Sep 2000, Adobe Photoshop 6.0 named after Venus in Furs, in this version Photoshop can work much better with other Adobe Company products. Photoshop 6.0 bring in Shape feature which is the useful function.

March 2003, Adobe Photoshop 7.0 released called Liquid Sky. This new version increased many image editing tools such as Healing Brush, as well as digital camera EXIF data, and files browsing.

2003, Photoshop 7.0.1 published, which has advanced RAW format feature.

Oct 2003, Adobe Photoshop CS (8.0) is available, supporting Camera RAW2.x, Highlymodified"SliceTool", Shadow/high light commend, "Lens faintness" filter, use DRM copy protect technique and support JavaScript language and other languages.

April, 2005, Adobe Photoshop CS2 released and developed code is Space Monkey. Photoshop CS2 is the important renewal for the digital photo editing. It will be independent software procedure or Adobe Creative Suite 2 a keys part to release. The new characteristic has: Support the camera RAW3. X, intelligence object, picture distortion, resume brush, red eye tool, the lens corrects filter, intelligence shark filter, Smart Guides, improve 64-the bit Power PCG 5 Macintosh calculator circulate MacOSX10.4 point of memory management, support High Dynamic Range Imaging.

In 2006, Adobe released a Beta version as Photoshop Lightroom, this is a huge professional image database management.

In April, 2007, Adobe Photoshop CS3 released, which can be used to Intel Macintosh platform, promote support to Windows Vista, totally new customer interface, Feature additions to Adobe Camera RAW, quickly select by examinations tool, curve, color version mixture machine, bright degree and contrast degree, print the improvement of having a conversation the window, the black and white converts adjustment and automatically merges and automatically hybrid, intelligence(have no Sun) filter, move device of picture support, Improvements to cloning and healing, more complete 32 bits/HDR support, quickly start.

In September, 2008, Adobe published Photoshop CS4, the suit owns more than 100 innovations, and specially pay attention to simplify workflow and raise the design efficiency, Photoshop CS4 support 64 bit operate systems, larger capacity memory, accelerate according to the OpenGL GPGPU in general use calculation.

In 2009, Adobe releases Photoshop an iPhone version, from now on the PS landed mobile phone platform.

On May 12, 2010, Adobe Photoshop CS5 released, added editor → selectivity stick →the home position stick and edit →fill, edit →operation transform, the paintbrush tool is strengthened function.

On March 22, 2012, Adobe Published Photoshop CS6 Beta public test version.

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