Happy birthday to Photoshop, Lightroom, and Camera Raw!

I’m a day late saying it here, but happy birthday to three technologies that changed my life (all our lives, maybe), and to which I’ll be forever grateful to have gotten to contribute. As Jeff Schewe noted:

Happy Birthday Digital Imaging…aka Photoshop, Camera Raw & Lightroom. Photoshop shipped February 19th, 1990. Camera Raw shipped February 19th, 2003 and Lightroom shipped February 19th, 2007. Coincidence? Hum, I wonder…but ya never know when Thomas Knoll is involved…

Check out Jeff’s excellent overview, written for Photoshop’s 30th, as well as his demo of PS 1.0 (which “cost a paltry $895 and could run on home computers like the Macintosh IIfx for under $10,000″—i.e. ~$2,000 & $24,000 today!).

One thought on “Happy birthday to Photoshop, Lightroom, and Camera Raw!

  1. Wow, what a wonderful discussion of the history of the three software products that made photography so much fun. I also learned where that John Nack came onto the scene. I used to follow Jeff’s blog for years and still have my copy of the Digital Negative. Thanks for posting.

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