Artifact Details

Title

Brown, Russell Preston interview

Catalog Number

102746545

Type

Text

Date

2012-08-23

Contributor

Brown, Russell Preston, Interviewee
Dennis, Eric, Videographer
Spicer, Dag, Interviewer

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

12 p.

Format

PDF

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

This discussion focuses on the origins and development of Photoshop from the time of its acquisition by Adobe Systems, Inc. in the late 1980s. (The first version of Photoshop shipped on Feb 19, 1990). As Adobe’s senior creative director, Brown was one of four key people who nurtured Photoshop in its early days, garnering acceptance from initially reluctant user communities such as photographers and graphic artists. In addition to suggesting features to improve Photoshop, Brown was Photoshop’s main evangelist. He discusses the challenges of convincing professionals to replace their traditional methods and switch their workflow to digital processes. Finally, Brown discusses some of the reasons Photoshop has flourished for so long and the Photoshop ‘ecosystem’ of add-on products from third party developers.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Adobe Illustrator; Photohut; Display; Scitex; Warnock, John; Geschke, Charles; MacPaint; Knoll, John; Knoll, Thomas; Guttman, Steve; Color Studio; Hockney, David; Nash, Graham; Camera RAW

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Lot Number

X6611.2013