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    Adobe Photoshop is 25 years old today

    Were you a Photoshop 1 user?
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    Re: Adobe Photoshop is 25 years old today

    Nope, didn't start using it until it was ported to windows, ver 2.5 iirc
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    Re: Adobe Photoshop is 25 years old today

    I think I was using Deluxe Paint 2 in 1990 on my brothers Amiga. The first time I used Photoshop, was in about 1994 on the Mac at school, then moved on to the PC about a year later.

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    Re: Adobe Photoshop is 25 years old today

    Quote Originally Posted by The Hand View Post
    Deluxe Paint
    Ah, the early days. An A500, a copy of Deluxe Paint, a printer, and a curiosity as to why the 'cut' command didn't cause the printer to cut out my drawings like I told it to.

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    Re: Adobe Photoshop is 25 years old today

    Quote Originally Posted by The Hand View Post
    I think I was using Deluxe Paint 2 in 1990 on my brothers Amiga. The first time I used Photoshop, was in about 1994 on the Mac at school, then moved on to the PC about a year later.
    DP2 was the bomb. Way ahead of its time IMO and it took a while before anything else did cut-out transparencies as well as it did.
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    Re: Adobe Photoshop is 25 years old today

    Deluxe paint was brilliant, had DP 3 (or 4?) on my Amiga, the little Electronic Arts guy juggling on a unicycle in the animation package.

    I started on Jasc Paint shop pro back when it was good, moved on to photoshop either v4 or 5. Still use CS6 today, not convinced with the CC versions.

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    Re: Adobe Photoshop is 25 years old today

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Nope, didn't start using it until it was ported to windows, ver 2.5 iirc
    Ditto .... -ish.

    I think it was v3 in my case. I used Micrografx Picture Publisher for quite a while before that, though.

    Given the change to subscriptions, though, I won't be a user in the future, at least of anything requiring upgrades. Sticking with existing version for now, and switching to something else, either when feature demands require, or if/when I do longer run a suitable Windows platform.

    For me, RIP Photoshop.

    Quote Originally Posted by virtuo View Post
    .... not convinced with the CC versions.
    The versions themselves, or the CC subscription model?

    Personally, it's not the former I take issue with. It's the subscription model. Mind you, as I'm not doing subscriptions, period, I haven't looked at featureset or implementation. Is there something about the actual versions you dislike?

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    Re: Adobe Photoshop is 25 years old today

    I wasnt lucky enough to get an Amiga, I ended up with a Tandy 1000TX and Harvard Graphics!
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    Re: Adobe Photoshop is 25 years old today

    Never used Photoshop myself (unless you count umpteen "Express" versions), but all the talk of Deluxe Paint and PaintShopPro is getting me all teary eyed with nostalgia. Any worse and I'll go dig out that copy of Corel Draw (on umpteen 3.5" floppies!) or maybe see if I can get the old A2000 booted up.

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    Re: Adobe Photoshop is 25 years old today

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    The versions themselves, or the CC subscription model?
    Both actually. I've been unimpressed with the whole Adobe suite since CS3, which in my opinion was a worthy upgrade. I skipped through to 5.5 then 6 and can't think of a single feature that has made much difference to my workflow.

    The CC versions again haven't really added anything new, and I don't think they perform as well as earlier versions - I used to have a subscroption here at work. The pricing model is just another insult. I feel like I have my files held to ransom if I don't pay for it, and I can go 2, 3, 4+ months where I don't need to. Least with my DVD versions I can happily use them when and as much as I want with no additional outlay.

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    Re: Adobe Photoshop is 25 years old today

    I will say witht he subscription for me is I can go months without using it and likewise skip versions if new features aren't needed.

    Luckily lightroom is still available stand alone, much more useful (and cheaper) to update for me.

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    Re: Adobe Photoshop is 25 years old today

    it is 25 years old and it feels 25 years old...

    Adobe need to start from scratch and give us new versions for most of their programs, because building on old code resulted in completely unoptimized software.

    I tried affinity photo lately that they claim their program is better simple because it is a new and clean coded program, made from scratch with 64bit support for the modern hardware.
    It was so fast that I felt stupid to trust adobe all this time, the program performed so well that it didn't felt at all that I was working on my aged c2d macbook.

    So please adobe, time to kill photoshop as is and give us a new program, we don't care how you name it.

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    Re: Adobe Photoshop is 25 years old today

    ... and I can go 2, 3, 4+ months where I don't need to. Least with my DVD versions I can happily use them when and as much as I want with no additional outlay.
    That's a large part of my logic. If I used it daily, subs might make more sense. But I don't. With an outright licence, I know when I upgrade what the entire cost will be, whereas with a sub, it's a never-ending drain on my pocket. No doubt, it suits some users, especially regular and business users. Seems to me that Adobe doing this for Photoshop etc, but not for Lightroom (yet, at least) tells us a lot about who Adobe see as their target customerbase for each.

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    Re: Adobe Photoshop is 25 years old today

    Happy Birthday, Photoshop. Thank you for all the funneh images over the years
    ...We should start posting some as a tribute?

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