In 1987 people were rocking out to Walk Like an Egyptian, falling in love with The Princess Bride, and were just meeting the Tanner Family from Full House. It was in this pre-digital world—a world almost impossible for us to imagine now—that Thomas Knoll dreamed up and created Display, a pixel imaging program. Display was purchased by the then nascent software company Adobe, and in 1990—25 years ago—was released under a new, now famous name. “Photoshop” was born.
To mark the occasion, Adobe has released a video called 'Dream On'.
In addition, Thomas Knoll, who 25 years ago co-founded Photoshop with his brother John, just finished an AMA on reddit. Check out his interview and reddit answers here.
Adobe has also launched a search for 25 of the most creative visual artists under the age of 25.
"These 25 game changers will be from all parts of the world, and their art will represent their diverse cultures, life experiences, points of view and dreams…all brought to life with the help of Photoshop. In honor of our 25th year, each artist will be creating an original piece of art to celebrate the milestone. Over the course of the next year, each of the 25 will stage a two week takeover of our brand new Photoshop Instagram channel sharing their story and their art with the world."
Finally, for some fun, Adobe highlights late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel's take on Photoshop.