Happy Birthday Photoshop

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Today is Photoshop’s 25th birthday, the ubiquitous photo manipulation tool beloved by cellulite-ridden models and bloggers looking for cheap laughs. In the 25 years since it’s inception, Photoshop has gone from a student project to make images a bit clearer to a byword for image based deception. Techno Guido doesn’t now what he would do without it.

In the video below John Knoll,  one of Photoshop’s creators shows off the original software.

 

And here’s what Photoshop looks likes now.

 

It doesn’t look a day over 21. Perhaps it’s been touched up…


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