Product history[edit | edit source]
Early history[edit | edit source]
The software began as a concept called PhotoTablet, which was conceived by Michael Slater during the Thanksgiving weekend of 1999. The PhotoTablet company was formed around the project in February 2000 at Santa Rosa, California. The privately-held company was renamed Fotiva in October 2001 and was acquired by Adobe Systems on December 5, 2001.
Alternate editions[edit | edit source]
With version 2.0, Adobe also released a free "Starter Edition" that lacked advanced features from the full commercial version, such as calendar view, multiple catalog organization, automatic fixes, and slide shows. It was also bundled with Photoshop Elements 2.0. However, most of Photoshop Album's features were integrated directly into Photoshop Elements 3.0, rendering it redundant by that point.
Discontinuation[edit | edit source]
Adobe discontinued sales of Photoshop Album in Fall 2006 and recommended users migrate to Photoshop Elements 5.0. The free Starter Edition continued to be made available and was updated to version 3.2 in April 2007. The album functionality has since been superseded by Elements Organizer.
References[edit | edit source]
- The Fotiva story by Michael Slater, Parting Thoughts. 2006-11-12.
- Adobe Acquires Technology to Create Complete Image Management and Sharing Solution, Adobe Systems. 2001-12-05. Archived 2001-12-17.
- Adobe Extends Photoshop Product Line to Consumers with New Photoshop Album Software, Adobe Systems. 2003-01-06. Archived 2003-01-07.
- Compare the features of Photoshop Album 2.0 Starter Edition to Photoshop Album 2.0, Adobe Systems. Archived 2004-12-04.
- Adobe Photoshop Elements plus Photoshop Album, Adobe Systems. Archived 2003-12-04.
- Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0, Digital Photography Review. 2004-09-15.
- As of September 15, 2004, Adobe will discontinue selling the Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 plus Photoshop Album 2.0 bundled software product., Adobe Systems. Archived 2004-09-15.
- Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0 is no longer available, Adobe Systems. Archived 2006-10-04.
See also[edit | edit source]
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- Adobe Photoshop Album at Adobe (archived 2003-01-08)
- Adobe Photoshop Album 1.0.1 update (archived 2003-08-02)
- Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0 (archived 2004-01-13, 2004-12-04)
- Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0 Starter Edition (archived 2004-09-14)
- Adobe Photoshop Album 3.0 Starter Edition (archived 2005-07-22)
- Adobe Photoshop Album 3.2 Starter Edition (archived 2007-04-27)
- PhotoTablet official site (archived 2001-05-15, 2000-06-21)
- Adobe Photoshop Album at the Adobe Wiki
- Adobe Photoshop Album at Wikipedia
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