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Adobe Photoshop™ (or Photoshop) is a graphics editing program developed and published by Adobe Systems. It is the industry leading program for bitmap and image manipulation software.


The first version of "Photoshop" was a simple program created to display grayscale images on a monochrome display on Macintosh systems. At this point the program was simply known as "Display". Display was programmed and developed by Thomas Knoll. Eventually the program caught the attention of Thomas' brother, John Knoll. John encouraged Thomas to develop the software into a full fledged image editing software. In 1988 Thomas and John took 6 months to develop the program which they now called ImagePro. Later during that year, Thomas renamed the program Photoshop.

John later met with engineers with Apple and the art director of Adobe to discuss the product. In September of 1988 Abobe purchased the license to distribute Photoshop. The first version of Photoshop (Photoshop 1.0) became available in 1990 exclusively for Macintosh computers.


Photoshop is available in many different languages, including but not limited to: English, Finish, Traditional Chinese, Dutch, Danish , German, Italian, French, Russian, Spanish, and many more. Banana


  • Photoshop CC (v.14)
  • Photoshop CC 2014 (v.15)
  • Photoshop CC 2015 (v.16)
    • Photoshop CC 2015.5 (v.17)
  • Photoshop CC 2017 (v.18)
  • Photoshop CC 2018 (v.19)
  • Photoshop CC 2019 (v.20)
  • Photoshop CC 2020 (v.21)

See also[]

  • Camera RAW – a feature that aids in RAW format image manipulation
  • ImageReady – a companion application that prepares images for the web
  • Lightroom – a post-production application geared towards digital photographers
  • Photoshop Album – an image gallery program that preceded Photoshop Elements
  • Photoshop Elements – a low-cost consumer-oriented edition
  • Photoshop Extended – an edition containing advanced analysis and 3D modeling tools
  • Photoshop Express – a free-to-use online edition featuring a simple editor and gallery
  • Photoshop Lite / "Portable" – illegal bootlegs that are known to be plagued with malware and viruses

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