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Adobe Systems is a software engineering company based out of the United States. The company is the current publisher of Adobe Photoshop and has been since 1988.


The company was founded in 1982. It is headquartered in San Jose, California. They publish many different software applications such as Illustrator, Premiere, and Acrobat. The focus on multimedia and creative software products. It was founded by John Warnock and Charles Geschke in Mountain View, California. Around the time of creation, Marva Warnock designed the logo.

Adobe's second software was called Type 1 Apple, which had a rival called TrueType. TrueType controlled the pixel patterns on the outlines of fonts, and they licensed it to Microsoft. Adobe released the Type 1 specification, and another called Adobe Type Manager.The softwares both allowed scaling of Type 1 fonts on screen-but Adobes didn't have the pixel-level control. TrueType became the standard for Windows Users. Although, Type 1 was still used for graphics and publishing. Then in 1996 Adobe and Microsoft announced the newer OpenType, and in 2003 they finished converting it.

In the 1980's Adobe made Adobe Illustrator. Adobe Illustrator is a Vector-Based drawing program, which entered Adobe into the consumer market. It was ment for Apple Macintosh. This software has more accurate shapes, line, ans curves, making better than MacDraw. This was left to the QuickDraw libraries until Adobe came out with AdobeTypeManager.

In 1985, Adobe came out with one of it's most popular products-Adobe Photoshop. It's first version was Adobe Photoshop 1.0.

Around 1987, Adobe released InDesign and CreativeSuite, which was a success.

Around the same time, Adobe made a complete version for the NeXT program, which was poorly produced.

In December of 1991, they released Adobe Premiere, and in 2003, renamed it to AdobePremierePro.

In 1994 they made AdobePageMaker, and AdobeAlterEffects. Adobe also bought Aldus, and contrlled the TIFF formats.

In 1993, the PDF (Portable Document File) was shown, PDF is now an International Standard.

In 1995, they made the long-document DTP application, AdobeFrameMaker.

In 1999, they made the AdobeInCopy.

In 2005, Adobe acquired Macromedia Corporation, adding their suite of programs—including Flash, Dreamweaver, and Fireworks—to Adobe's own catalog.

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