Adobe Photoshop 0.63 Beta 1988
If you’ve always wondered what it was like to edit images using the earliest versions of Adobe Photoshop, then wonder no more, as the “Computer Clan” shows us. They fired up Adobe Photoshop 0.63 Beta from 1988 on an old Macintosh powered by a 32MHz 68030 processor with 8MB of RAM. On a related note, did you know that Photoshop was developed in 1987 by two brothers Thomas and John Knoll? They later sold the distribution license to Adobe Systems Incorporated in 1988. Read more for the video and additional information.

It wasn’t always called Photoshop, as the program was originally called Display. Thomas later renamed the program ImagePro, but since the name was already taken he decided upon Photoshop and worked out a short-term deal with scanner manufacturer Barneyscan to distribute copies of the program with a slide scanner. This deal didn’t quite take off the way they had imagined since only a “total of about 200 copies of Photoshop were shipped” this way.

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