Photoshop 20th anniversary podcast, more

  • Bryan O’Neil Hughes & I got our drink on with Deke McClelland & Colleen Wheeler, foolishly recording the results for a special Martini Hour 20th Anniversary Podcast.
  • PhotoshopNews features a gallery of historic Photoshop splash screens, including various once-secret beta screens.
  • Check out the Photoshop app icon over time. I still remember how much I liked the 3.0 icon when it arrived, and how disappointed I was when 4.0 dropped back to black and red. (In fact, replacing it may be how I learned to copy/paste icons on the Mac.) To date, no single post on this blog has generated even as many comments as the CS3 icons.


10 thoughts on “Photoshop 20th anniversary podcast, more

  1. you guys should screen in the old logos into the background on the cs5 icons that would rule!
    what’s the deal can i get into the anniversary party tonight or what? i’ve been a ps user since the first icon.

  2. I find seeing all those icons weirdly moving….
    [Like, physically moving? ‘Cause that would indeed be weird. 🙂 –J.]

  3. How about putting up the PS icon from BEFORE Adobe acquired it? I seem to remember it was a very crude Photohut, and the file icon was a 35mm film roll.

  4. And to think the feather contingent made such a stink when the periodic table icon took over. What about the eyeball people.
    Thanks for stopping by the dekeLounge. Don’t worry, we edited out all the embarrassing stuff so you would sound as brilliant and provocative as usual.

  5. Just some nostalgia thing, John, don’t worry… First time I saw Photoshop I was helping out on famous punk fanzine Maximum Rock’n’Roll. Tim Yohannan editor to the zine asked me if I thought he should buy Photoshop and I said I thought it was a very good idea. I remember sitting in his little studio of SE30’s, putting together some ropey montage and thinking – this is the best thing I’ve ever seen!
    ( of Maximum Rock’n’Roll (

  6. Man I miss the old Photoshop eye. I have been using PS since version 3.
    Version 7’s icon looked like a genuine upgrade.
    CS1/CS2 were pleasant, though they didn’t instantly say Photoshop. They looked more like a blogging tool icon.
    CS3/CS4 don’t even get me started on that disaster.

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