How Photoshop Began

Back in 2000, I worked with the folks at Adobe to write an article titled, From Darkroom to Desktop - How Photoshop Came to Light.

It was one of the most popular posts I have ever published. I wrote about how Thomas Knoll began writing graphics subroutines on a Mac Plus in 1987. Then, how he started working with his brother John to create a program first called Display, then ImagePro. Two years later, in 1989, Adobe licensed the app that we know today as Photoshop.

The Knoll brothers represent cornerstones of digital photography. Thomas loved developing pictures in his dad's darkroom at home. John was attracted to personal computing from the very beginning. And they both had an appreciation for the intersection of these two disciplines.

If you like this kind of stuff, I've created a PDF titled, History of Photoshop and placed it as a digital download in the Nimble Store. There's no charge for it. I'm testing how this process works.

If you wish, you can help me. First, jump over to the Nimble Store. Then add the History of Photoshop to your cart and check out. A link to download the document will be sent to the email address that you used in your cart.

If you have time, please add a comment to this post about your shopping experience (and if you want, about the content itself). Or you can send me a private note via the Contact Form.

We're testing the next phase for the Nimble Store: digital downloads. There's going to be all sorts of good stuff in there. Some of it technical. But not all.

For example, in 2015, I will add a book to the catalog. Oddly enough, its title will be

The Nimble Photographer.