The PageMaker desktop publishing application was originally released in 1985 for the Macintosh and helped drive graphic designers to the Mac. The first IBM PC version came with (and needed) a free copy of Windows 1.0.
Apple’s Macintosh encouraged people to become computer users. Aldus PageMaker helped convince them that they could also become publishers.
PageMaker, introduced in 1985, complemented Apple’s LaserWriter printer. Along with other Mac-specific publishing programs, it helped play midwife to the birth of desktop publishing, a revolutionary new way of sharing information.
John Warnock with Adobe Illustrator running on a Macintosh
Included with Illustrator version 1.0 was a videotape starring Warnock demonstrating features of the Macintosh program that, he said, “addresses the professional illustration market and has a lot of capabilities that you won’t find in other programs.”View Artifact Detail
Few software companies did more than Adobe to realize the computer’s potential as a design tool.
Founded it 1982, Adobe worked with Apple to create the PostScript Page Description Language, ensuring that what you saw on screen matched what you got in print. Adobe’s Illustrator, Photoshop, and other applications revolutionized graphic design.
Adobe Illustrator, first version
Adobe Illustrator was originally released for the Apple Macintosh as a version of Adobe’s in-house font creation tool. Illustrator was available only on the Mac, which helped attract graphic artists to that platform and away from PCs.View Artifact Detail