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Happy Birthday, Photoshop!

February 19, 2010 • Adam Nemmett

Today is the 20th anniversary of one of the most successful software programs in history: none other than Adobe Photoshop. No other software product has impacted the realms of art, science and popular culture quite like Photoshop, and we’re proud to congratulate them on their innovative 20 years of changing the way we view our world.

The History Factory was invited by our client, Adobe Systems, to participate in the 20th Anniversary Adobe Photoshop Reunion last month. We provided questions to help guide the discussion and captured some behind-the-scenes footage as part of our StoryARC story generation process and forthcoming corporate anniversary initiatives for the juggernaut software company.

Adobe Photoshop 20th Anniversary Reunion from History Factory on Vimeo.

In attendance were the four original PS creators: Thomas Knoll (Adobe Systems), John Knoll (Visual Effects Supervisor for George Lucas’ Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) on films like The Abyss, Terminator 2, Pirates of the Caribbean and Avatar 3D), Steve Guttman (Microsoft) and original PS Evangelist and Senior Creative Director, Russell Brown (Adobe Systems). Filmed at Adobe HQ and Foreign Cinema Restaurant in San Francisco, CA, January 26, 2010.

View the final AdobeTV video at http://tv.adobe.com/watch/photoshop-20th-anniversary/startup-memories/

Further congratulations are in order as Adobe Systems was one of our seventeen past and current clients featured on Fortune Magazine’s 2010 list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Lots more Photoshop material to come…


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