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PhotoShop 0.63

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PhotoShop_0.63.img (800.00 KB)
MD5: f509b775fb2bf6cf59e67038e398292f
For System 1 - 5 - System 7.0 - 7.6
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Photoshop_0.63b.sit (235.47 KB)
MD5: 99ea9e2e2a33669c3bec502c3636d264
For System 1 - 5 - System 7.0 - 7.6
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This is the very first version of PhotoShop made by Thomas & John Knoll, the original authors, released in 1988/89, before it was an Adobe product. Mini vMac friendly disk image.

2nd DL added for very old StuffIt version (Mac Classic type with system 6.0.8/7.x or MinivMac).

Manual link above is for the User's Manual in PDF format. Copied from the original MS Word document contained in the top DL, above (it makes for easier reading across platforms).

In the fall of 1987, Thomas Knoll, a doctoral candidate in computer vision, was trying to write–as a diversion from his doctoral–computer code to display grayscale images on a black-white bitmap monitor. Because it wasn’t directly related to his thesis on computer vision, Knoll thought it had limited value at best. The code was called Display. Knoll wrote it on his Mac Plus computer at home. Little did he know that this initial code would be the very beginning of the phenomenon that would be known as Photoshop.

Thomas’ program caught the attention of his brother, John, who worked at Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) in Marin County, California. ILM was the visual effects arm of Lucasfilm, the famous motion picture company founded by George Lucas. With the release of Star Wars, Lucas had proved that really cool special effects, combined with heroic characters and a “shoot-em up script,” could produce a blockbuster motion picture. To that end, John was experimenting with computers to create special effects. He asked his brother Thomas to help him program a computer to process digital image files, and Display was a great starting point. So began their collaboration.

Excerpt: Photoshop Profile Thomas & John Knoll

Other Adobe Photoshop Versions: Pre-release | 1.0.7 | 1.0.8 LE | 2.0.1 | 2.5.1 | 2.5.1 LE | 3.0 & 3.0.5 | 3.0.5 LE | 4.0 | 5.0 | 5.0 LE | 5.5 | 6.0 | 7.0 | 8.0 (CS1) | 9.0 (CS2) | 10.0 (CS3) | 11.0 (CS4)

Architecture: 68k


MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2016, December 7 - 12:33am

YW. A direct download for Basilisk II build 142 is here. This archive contains all of the files Ovi would need to set this emulator up quickly & easily if following these directions for Windows users. All he would need then is locate a suitable classic Mac OS to install onto it.

MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2016, December 6 - 10:14pm

Thxs Mike for your great works & your detailed explanations for our new user. I hope this will serve others future users... Smile

Ovi's picture
by Ovi - 2016, December 6 - 10:32am

Thank you for the info! Once I found a little time to install and try your progress. Thank you and sorry for the delay.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2016, December 5 - 11:08pm

I do not know yet how to unpack .sit file on the PC to save Mac format.

@Ovi: Greetings.
It is possible that you can unpack .sit files on a PC and move them to your classic Mac via floppy disk.

A sure way to do this, involves setting up a Macintosh Emulator on your PC. This requires a bit of effort, but once complete and running, it makes using Mac files you download from here, very simple.

The best emulator for this is Basilisk II build 142. I recommend using this older Windows version of Basilisk II because it Read/Writes and formats 1.4MB Macintosh floppy disks. It is also very stable and behaves the closest to original 68k Macintosh computers, more so than most.

With an emulator set up on your PC, you can run Macintosh software, such as StuffIt Expander version 5.5 which will be able to extract all of the files and games that you wish to use on your classic Mac.

If extracted files are too large to fit onto a single floppy disk, on the emulator you can use StuffIt Lite 3.6 to compress the files back to .sit and use StuffIt Lite 3.6 on your classic Mac OS 6 system to extract again. StuffIt Lite 3.6 can also make split files, if your files are too large to fit onto a single floppy disk. Or you can use a file splitter such as Split & Join, This splitter works on all classic Mac OS's from 3.2 to 9.2.2. Install this on the emulator and in your classic Mac.

If files you download from here are small enough to fit onto 1.4 floppy disks (and can be extracted on your classic Mac), it is also possible to mount & copy files from DOS formatted 1.4MB floppy disks on your classic Mac if you install DOS Mounter Plus. This software runs in System 6. and could be useful for you.

If .sit files you download, unpack as Disk Copy 4.2 disk images, you can use MountImage on your classic Mac System 6 to mount these disk image types directly onto the desktop for access (You must first, unpack in a classic Mac OS for this to work).

If you want to set up an emulator or have any questions about how to do some action, begin a new Forum topic, rather than post into an App or Game's page. I hope this helps.

Ovi's picture
by Ovi - 2016, December 5 - 9:31pm

I tried WinRAR. But I try. StuffIt PC version does not work on W10-64bit. W7 yes on all beer expand. I do not know yet how to unpack .sit file on the PC to save Mac format.

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by MacTouch - 2016, December 5 - 8:25pm

May be you can use winrar to decompress the files ? If it doesn't work, there is probably one program who can do that. I know that StuffIt for PC cannot open theses files, but may be one another version can ?

Ovi's picture
by Ovi - 2016, December 5 - 8:16pm

I thank you (everything is OK), and I apologize for the delay and more work for you. It's somewhere tutorial on converting new .sit archives on PC? Perhaps it is time to install and everything worked .. Unfortunately, the new Mac not know but I have only 80 megabytes disk space is not so much .. Smile

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by MacTouch - 2016, December 5 - 5:07pm

Hi there,

I have uploaded the file like it was requested. I understand your point of view, mrdav & I agree. There is a lot of archives compressed here with recents softwares & so incompatibles with olds StuffIt versions. It's quite easy to work with theses files on a recent Mac, but not really on a PC. And if we decide to replace all the files concerned, it will be a very boring job. I think that Ovi doesn't have much requests for now, well, may be. I recommand him to try with MinivMac on his PC & HFVExplorer to decompress & compress the files inside the emulator for compatibility with his Classic Mac. I hope he can arrive to do that. If not, I will help as long as I can...

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by mrdav - 2016, December 5 - 12:10pm

Hi Ovi. I am thinking that this can't go on forever as there is potentially a massive number of archives here that you could have problems with. Another user has been very generous is assisting you so far, but ultimately you will have to work out a way to help yourself.

Ovi's picture
by Ovi - 2016, December 5 - 11:12am

Please save to older .img or .sit file. On the Mac Classic OS 6.0.8 does not move anything newer to unpack. Thanks

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by MikeTomTom - 2015, March 23 - 10:41pm

@SuperMew98: Quite right. At the time of this release, this was not an Abobe product. It was up for grabs by any major distributor.

Its name is also written "PhotoShop" not "Photoshop" as it became under Adobe. So thanks. Good spotting.

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by SuperMew98 - 2015, March 23 - 5:12pm

This might be just PhotoShop. I did a ⌘F in the manual and looked for "Adobe" but found nothing.

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by longboarder241 - 2014, January 22 - 7:02pm

Does this work with regular macs

TataMisia's picture
by TataMisia - 2013, April 9 - 9:08am

Adobe or only PhotoShop ? Smile

MadMac's picture
by MadMac - 2010, July 22 - 11:40pm

This is really a historical product.
The question is... what would happen if Thomas Knoll would sell this program to Apple directly, instead of selling it to Adobe?

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by Dave_89 - 2010, March 18 - 10:22am

Found it while digging through in .sit.bin format. It was in the Mac Graphics -- Mac Painting category, along with another (corrupt) archive in .zip format. I simply extracted it and put it on an empty 800k disk image.

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by amatecha - 2010, March 18 - 7:51am

haha, wow, nice. That's a great find and IMO an important "historical" thing to archive. I actually have a Photoshop beta CD as well, for a newer version, somewhere around version 3-4 (I forget offhand). Actual CD. Perhaps at some point I will make a disk image and scan the front of the CD. I would have to do some backtracking as to how it came to me (I forget) so I don't get anyone in trouble Tongue

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by iig - 2010, March 17 - 7:54pm

Wow, this is history in the making!
PS I wonder how much this cost back in its hayday?
PS2, where did you get this! Big smile