22 Facts About Adobe Photoshop


Adobe Photoshop is a raster graphics editor developed and published by Adobe Inc for Windows and macOS.

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Adobe Photoshop can edit and compose raster images in multiple layers and supports masks, alpha compositing and several color models including RGB, CMYK, CIELAB, spot color, and duotone.

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Adobe Photoshop uses its own PSD and PSB file formats to support these features.

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Alongside Photoshop, Adobe develops and publishes Photoshop Elements, Photoshop Lightroom, Photoshop Express, Photoshop Fix, Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop Mix.

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Later that year, Thomas renamed his program Adobe Photoshop and worked out a short-term deal with scanner manufacturer Barneyscan to distribute copies of the program with a slide scanner; a "total of about 200 copies of Adobe Photoshop were shipped" this way.

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The Windows port led to Adobe Photoshop reaching a wider mass market audience as Microsoft's global reach expanded within the next few years.

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The dimension limit was apparently chosen arbitrarily by Adobe Photoshop, not based on computer arithmetic constraints but for ease of software testing.

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Adobe Photoshop creates some, such as Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw, but most are developed by third-parties.

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Adobe Photoshop's naming scheme was initially based on version numbers, from version 0.

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Adobe Photoshop published 7 major and many minor versions before the October 2003 introduction of version 8.

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Adobe Photoshop CS increased user control with a reworked file browser augmenting search versatility, sorting and sharing capabilities and the Histogram Palette which monitors changes in the image as they are made to the document.

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Adobe Photoshop CS2, released in May 2005, expanded on its predecessor with a new set of tools and features.

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Adobe Photoshop responded to feedback from the professional media industry by implementing non-destructive editing as well as the producing and modifying of 32-Bit High Dynamic Range images, which are optimal for 3D rendering and advanced compositing.

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Adobe Photoshop CS2 brought the Vanishing Point and Image Warping tools.

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Adobe Photoshop Bridge provided access to Adobe Photoshop Stock Photos, a new stock photography service that offered users one-stop shopping across five elite stock image providers to deliver high-quality, royalty-free images for layout and design.

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Adobe Photoshop CS2 brought a streamlined interface, making it easier to access features for specific instances.

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Adobe Photoshop CS6, released in May 2012, added new creative design tools and provided a redesigned interface with a focus on enhanced performance.

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Adobe Photoshop announced that CS6 will be the last suite sold with perpetual licenses in favor of the new Creative Cloud subscriptions, though they will continue to provide OS compatibility support as well as bug fixes and security updates as necessary.

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Since the initial launch, Adobe Photoshop has released two additional feature-bearing updates.

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Adobe Photoshop added various creative features including Adobe Photoshop Stock, which is a library of custom stock images.

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Adobe Photoshop family is a group of applications and services made by Adobe Inc for the use of professional image editing.

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Several features of the Adobe Photoshop family are pixel manipulating, image organizing, photo retouching, and more.

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