Adobe Photoshop Evolutions from Time to Time: 1988 – 2012

Editing photo. To do this thing, what software you’d probably use? Will you use Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 3, GIMP or Photoshop? Probably there are many of you use PhotoShop software. Aren’t you curious about the story of Photoshop development from time to time? If you’re curious, just follow this #Techvolution from SOT.

Photoshop firstly made by Thomas Knoll and John Knoll in 1988 and distributed by Adobe System at the same time. Here is developments you can see from Photoshop in their first version until now:

Adobe Photoshop 0.63

This first-version-Photoshop was made for Mac which was released in January 1988. Icon from this Adobe Photoshop 0.63 only black and white eyes image.

Adobe Photoshop Evolutions from Time to Time: 1988 – 2012

Welcome Splash or About Screen provided by 0.63 version was also unattractive.

Adobe Photoshop Evolutions from Time to Time: 1988 – 2012

Tools owed was also not much. They were only Marquee Tool, Lasso Tool, Hand Tools, Erase Tool, Eyedropper Tool, Smudge Tool, Sharpen Tool, Blur Tool, and Brush Tool.

Adobe Photoshop Evolutions from Time to Time: 1988 – 2012

Here is the image of worksheet or workspace of Adobe PhotoShop 0.63.

Adobe Photoshop Evolutions from Time to Time: 1988 – 2012

 

Adobe Photoshop 0.87

In the next year, 1989, March, Thomas Knoll once again released Photoshop with version 0.87. Renewal done here was happened in Welcome Splash or About Screen, Magic Wand Tool, and Clone Stamp Tool.

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While for workspace and also the icons, they were still aimed for Mac users.

 

Adobe Photoshop 1.0

A year after, which was on February 1990, Photoshop was released in version 1.0 which brought fantastic changes. The change happened was in Welcome Splash or About Screen which presented Photoshop logo and more toolbar with tools such as: Pen Tool, Zoom Tool, Crop Tool, Gradient Tool, Text Tool and Line Tool.

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However, for Photoshop 1.0 icons and Workspace, they were still the same as previous version. Surely Photoshop 1.0 was still aimed for Mac users.

Adobe Photoshop Evolutions from Time to Time: 1988 – 2012

 

Adobe Photoshop 2.0

Fast Eddy was codename for Adobe Photoshop version 2.0, in this version 2.0, developers started to give codename. Adobe Photoshop 2.0 was released in June 1991 and it had attractive changes. Do you want to know what was the changes? SOT would discuss it.

Icon provided by Photoshop 2.0 had color with redeye photo and frame.

Adobe Photoshop Evolutions from Time to Time: 1988 – 2012

For display, Welcome Splash or About Screen was also had color, which were canvas and also lens.

Adobe Photoshop Evolutions from Time to Time: 1988 – 2012

For Toolbar, they were still the same as version 1.0.

Adobe Photoshop Evolutions from Time to Time: 1988 – 2012

Whereas for Workspace or worksheet of Photoshop 2.0, was still the same with previous version. There was also additional features such as Paths, CMYK Color and EPS Rasterization.

 

Adobe Photoshop 2.5

In November 1992 Adobe Photoshop had been released for Mac and Windows version. For Mac, Photoshop was given Merlin codename, while for Windows, Photoshop was given Brimstone codename. In the next year, Photoshop was released for IRIX and Solaris, many changes happened in Photoshop version 2.5, some of them were: 16 bit channel support, Welcome Splash or About Screen, Toolbar and neater Workspace.

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Adobe Photoshop Evolutions from Time to Time: 1988 – 2012

 

Adobe Photoshop 3.0

September 1994 Photoshop version 3.0 had been released with codename Tiger Mountain for Mac, while for Windows, IRIX and Solaris was released in November 1994. the most prominent change in this version was color pallet and also layer. For icon, Werlcome Splash, Toolbar and Workspace were not far different.

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Adobe Photoshop Evolutions from Time to Time: 1988 – 2012 Adobe Photoshop Evolutions from Time to Time: 1988 – 2012

 

Adobe Photoshop 4.0

After two years, which was November 1996, Adobe once again released Photoshop version 4.0 which was given codename Big Electric Cat whether for Windows and also Mac. This Photoshop version 4.0 wasn’t released anymore for IRIX and Solaris. Prominent change was in Adjustment Layers and Action (Macros) features. There was also another change such as in Welcome Splash and Dodge Tool.

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Adobe Photoshop Evolutions from Time to Time: 1988 – 2012 Adobe Photoshop Evolutions from Time to Time: 1988 – 2012

 

Adobe Photoshop 5.0

From its appearance, Photoshop 5.0 wasn’t far different with previous version, which was 4.0. However, what made it difference was History Pallet, Color Management, and Magnetic Lasso features. Here is Photoshop 5.0 image:

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Adobe Photoshop Evolutions from Time to Time: 1988 – 2012

 

Adobe Photoshop 5.5

Adobe didn’t have to wait for long to release the latest version of Photoshop which was Photoshop 5.5. In this Photoshop 5.5 version codename given ws Strange Cargo was still the same as before. Not many appearance change happened in this 5.5 version. Prominent changes was ImageReady which was added in Photoshop, Save for Web and also Extract.

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Adobe Photoshop 6.0

Venus in Furs was codename from Photoshop 6.0 which was released on September 2000. The looks was still the same as version 5.5, 5.0 and 4.0. Only the features added such as: Vector Shapes, Liquify was one of features in Filter and Layer styles/Blending Options dialog.

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Adobe Photoshop Evolutions from Time to Time: 1988 – 2012

 

Adobe Photoshop 7.0

March 2002 Adobe released Photoshop 7.0 which was given codename Liquid Sky. Photoshop 7.0 could also be used for Windows, Mac OS ‘Classic’ and Mac OS X. change happened here was quite much, for example: better appearance, Toolbar with more tools, text fully vector, Healing Brush and new painting engine.

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Adobe Photoshop Evolutions from Time to Time: 1988 – 2012 Adobe Photoshop Evolutions from Time to Time: 1988 – 2012

 

 

Adobe Photoshop CS1

Do you know about Adobe Photoshop CS, what do you think CS abbreviation came from? CS derived from Creative Suite. Photoshop CS1 was released with codename Dark Matter in October 2003 which can be used for Mac OS X and Windows. Features added was Camera RAW 2.x, Slice Tool, Shadow/Highlight, Lens Blur in menu Filter, documents can be 300000 pixel and many more.

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Adobe Photoshop Evolutions from Time to Time: 1988 – 2012 Adobe Photoshop Evolutions from Time to Time: 1988 – 2012

 

Adobe Photoshop CS2

After took a rest for two years, Adobe once again released Photoshop version CS2 with codename Space Monkey in April 2005. Do you curious what are features added? Features added were more than before, they are: Camera RAW 3.x, Smart Objects, Image Warp, Spot healing brush, Red-Eye tool, Smart Sharpen, Vanishing Point and still many more. Adobe Photoshop CS2 was released for Mac OS X and Windows 2000 / XP operating system. Here is images from Adobe Photoshop CS2.

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Adobe Photoshop Evolutions from Time to Time: 1988 – 2012 Adobe Photoshop Evolutions from Time to Time: 1988 – 2012

 

Adobe Photoshop CS3

Red Pill was codename from Photoshop CS3 which was launched in April 2007. Photoshop CS3 brought new things in all their elements, whether looks and also features. Features added here were Quick Select tool, Black-and-white conversion adjustment, Auto Align and Auto Blend, Mobile device graphic optimization and many more. For Photoshop CS3, it could be installed in Universal Mac OS X, Windows XP SP2 operating system or more.

Here is the looks of Welcome Splash, icon, Toolbar and Workspace which was changed into cooler and elegant looks.

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Adobe Photoshop Evolutions from Time to Time: 1988 – 2012 Adobe Photoshop Evolutions from Time to Time: 1988 – 2012

 

Adobe Photoshop CS4

Did you hear about Stonehenge? Don’t think it is a tourism spot in England. This Stonehenge is codename for Photoshop CS4 which was released on October 2008. New features added were: support Adobe Bridge CS4, support Windows Vista x64, Masks panel, Adjustments panel and many more. The looks also changed again by Adobe, for example icon, Toolbar and also Workspace.

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Adobe Photoshop Evolutions from Time to Time: 1988 – 2012 Adobe Photoshop Evolutions from Time to Time: 1988 – 2012

 

Adobe Photoshop CS5

Photoshop CS5 was released on April 2010 with codename White Rabbit. Huge changes already done by Adobe for this Photoshop version CS5. changes done were renewed looks and features. For example: iconWelcome Splash, Toolbar and Workspace. Whereas for features are: Mixer Brush, Automatic Lens Correction, Camera RAW grain control, support Mac OS X 64 bit and many more.

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Adobe Photoshop Evolutions from Time to Time: 1988 – 2012

 

Adobe Photoshop CS6

Not long after that Photoshop CS6 appeared with codename Superstition which was released on May 2012. There are many things new in this Photoshop CS6, some of them: new looks with black appearance, Blur Gallery, Adobe Camera RAW 7, and many more.

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It’s a long evolutions reached by Photoshop until now. You can see that Adobe System is diligently launch their latest products to market, every one or two years, Adobe always launches the latest version of Adobe Photoshop.

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