Before choosing the name "Photoshop", John called the project "ImagePro", and perhaps other names lost to history. Eventually, the "Photoshop" branding was chosen, and an upgraded version would be offered to BarneyScan for distribution with their slide scanner.
As image processing is RAM-intensive, Photoshop was able to make use of virtual memory, which was a new feature of System 7. Photoshop would also take advantage of now-standard QuickDraw 32-bit color support.
From the start, Photoshop included the following features:
- Color picker (capable of 16-bit RGB or HSB values, although full support would not be available until 2.5)
- Calculate, a precursor to the Calculations command
- Fullscreen view mode
- Feathered selections
|Airbrush tool||Smudge tool|
|Blur tool||Sharpen tool|