Thomas Knoll, The of Creator Adobe Photoshop

The of Creator Adobe Photoshop
John Knoll and  Thomas Knoll 


ADOBE PHOTOSHOP creator, application name of the most phenomenal graphics processor, Adobe Photoshop, may be very familiar to us gan. But who knows about the names behind its creation?


You could say, almost all creative people in the world using Adobe Photoshop. But unfortunately many do not know the founder, Thomas Knoll and John Knoll. Reasonable indeed, considering that since its launch debut in early 1990, this is the name they appear in several design books, award books, or the annual magazine of graphic design. The creation of applications (Adobe Photoshop, red) has changed the attitude and the creative process of designers. Starting from the use to manipulate images to movie manipulation applications.

Study sacrificed for the sake of photoshop

It began in 1987 when Thomas Knoll, a doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan, United States (U.S.), buy 'Apple Mac Plus' latest work to support his thesis. He was surprised when he bought the computer was not capable of displaying a color image quality grayscale on monochrome monitors. Then the style of a hacker, Thomas ventured to make my own code to correct these deficiencies.


Assisted by his brother, John Knoll, Thomas was ready for action. Experience in an Oscar in 1989 (category Best visual effects in the movie 'The Abyss'), as well as participation in the film 'Star Wars' and 'Star Trek', to convince Thomas to be able to change the computer. He believes that the software is being created is very similar to that used at ILM (Industrial Light & Magic), where John worked. Since then Thomas began seriously developing his first software image, which is then born with the name "Display".

For more serious work on the program, Thomas took a six-month study leave and asked John to work together to sell it in a more professional applications. In the process, they encounter various challenges winding. One of the most painful is when it is considered not to sell their work. However, the knoll brothers not broke. They even succeeded in developing an innovative method later known as the 'plug-ins'. Precisely a feature to align the 'tones', 'hue & saturation', as well as some other pictures of balance control.


Debut birth of Adobe Photoshop

When developing the "Display" to be getting better, the result would appear with the name "ImagePro". Finally, in 1988, the company is interested in buying it Barneyscan scanner as the default scanner software. Well, that's when the name was born Photoshop. But unfortunately, this young Photoshop only made 200 copies only, so not widely known. Do not want to be complacent hearts, they tried to seek his fortune in the industrial area famous, 'Silicon Valley'.

Step by step, fortune began to take sides. They succeeded in demonstrating the benefits of the program Photoshop to Apple Computer Inc. and Adobe. As a result, the Adobe smitten and immediately purchase a license for that program. Then the parties agree to release Adobe Adobe Photoshop 1.0 in February 1990. Program capacity is the same as a piece of floppy disk (1.4 Mb) that can only be operated for the Macintosh computer to platform.

Penetrated into Windows

After that Adobe Photoshop began to record history to become one of the masterpieces in the world of information technology. Next, Adobe Photoshop 2.0 was released in June 1991 which again can only be operated under the Macintosh platform. Along with its development, Windows assessed began to dominate the computer market. Then in 1992 was launched Adobe Photoshop Version 2.5, the first time can be operated to Windows.

On November 1993, re-launched version 2.5.1 but this time Windows is not included. New in Version 3.0 was launched back in 1994 for Macintosh & Windows. Similarly, version 4.0 (1996), version 4.0.1 (1997), version 5.0 (1998), version 5.0.1 (1999), version 5.5 (1999), version 6.0 (2000), version 6.0.1 (2001) , version 7 (2002), version 7.0.1 (2002). 8.0/CS version (2003), followed by CS 2 (2005), CS 3 (2007), CS 4 (2008), and most recently the CS5 (2010).

Currently Thomas and John Knoll worked at Adobe. If observed, their name is always displayed when you open the application Adobe Photoshop software. While continuing to develop Photoshop, John is still busy with his profession as a Visual Effects Supervisor at ILM. Some well-known science fiction movies ever dealt with John, among others:

2009 Avatar
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Confessions of a Shopaholic 2009
2008 Speed ​​Racer
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
2005 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
2002 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
2000 Mission to Mars
1999 Deep Blue Sea
1999 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
1996 Star Trek: First Contact
1996 Mission: Impossible
1994 Star Trek Generations
1994 Baby's Day Out
Hudson Hawk 1991
1991 Hook
1990 The Hunt for Red October
1989 The Abyss
1988 Willow
Innerspace 1987
1987 Empire of the Sun
1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation
1986 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Captain EO 1986

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