On February 19, 1990, Adobe launched Photoshop 1. Today the app celebrates its 25th birthday.
In the 25 years and 15 major releases since Photoshop 1, Adobe’s photo editing software has evolved into an industry standard for design and photography pros alike. The app essentially took photo manipulation mainstream. It birthed new verbs like ‘shopped, and made bizarre masterpieces like these possible.
The following video reveals what the app looked like in the early ’90s, as demoed by Photoshop co-creator John Knoll in 2010.
For comparison’s sake, here’s what the latest version of Photoshop, “CC 2014,” looks like today: