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Adobe Photoshop prerelease (Display, 0.87, 1.0 Beta 1, Try Out)

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Display.sit (56.87 KB)
MD5: 3eba74afc92eba148adf4f06be8dd3b5
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Photoshop_Beta.sit (336.86 KB)
MD5: 80eede2c6d1ba792b3878705d29dab27
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Adobe_Photoshop_Demo.sit (299.37 KB)
MD5: b01e8ee11dba41a62647dbd9eaabb4f0
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
This app works with: Basilisk II, Mini vMac

    Thomas Knoll, a PhD student in computer vision at the University of Michigan, had written a program in 1987 to display and modify digital images. His brother John, working at the movie visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic, found it useful for editing photos, but it wasn’t intended to be a product. Thomas said, “We developed it originally for our own personal use…it was a lot a fun to do.”

Gradually the program, called “Display”, became more sophisticated. In the summer of 1988 they realized that it indeed could be a credible commercial product. They renamed it “Photoshop” and began to search for a company to distribute it. About 200 copies of version 0.87 were bundled by slide scanner manufacturer Barneyscan as “Barneyscan XP”.

— Excerpts from: The Computer History Museum    

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by fogWraith - 2019, November 4 - 8:58am

A very exciting addition, I will have to give Display a go Smile

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by SolarstrikeVG - 2019, November 2 - 12:15am

Excellent find!