Today we celebrate photoshop’s 25th birthday by taking a trip down the fail lane…
Photoshop has celebrated it’s 25th year of existence this week and to celebrate, we’ve decided to put together an ode to the many photoshop fails they’ve graced us with over the years.
Sit back, relax and let the cringing begin.
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The iconic software program is used by nearly every creative industry and has become part of our everyday culture so much that it now has it’s own verb; Photoshopping.
Photoshop has changed the way we view our images. We are able to make our manipulated images so darn believable that they occasionally cause shockwaves around the world before someone realises they’re fake.
Thomas Knoll, a PhD student at the University of Michigan first developed Photoshop, then called Display, in 1987 to make the images on his black and white Apple Mac plus clearer.
He then collaborated with his brother, John Knoll, then an employee at George Lucas’s tech company, to add features that made it possible to process the images. It caught Adobe’s eye in 1988 and launched on Februry 19, 1990.
“From the very beginning, there was a marriage between an artist, John, and an engineer, Thomas, and that’s really what’s fueled and made the product what it is,” Winston Hendrickson, vice-president of engineering for Adobe’s digital imaging products, told the Telegraph.
“It’s been true throughout time that artists have always been seeking a way to realise their imagination, and as technology has advanced and as capabilities have advanced, they have been able to chase that vision further.”
To celebrate the milestone, Adobe have released a video containing dozens of artists creations.
And, of course, it was made entirely in photoshop.
Watch the video in full below.