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Photoshop Creator Thomas Knoll on Subscription Software and What's Good for Engineers

Photoshop Creator Thomas Knoll on Subscription Software and What's Good for Engineers

It’s been 30 years since software engineer Thomas Knoll, with the help of his movie-industry brother, started creating the technology that would become Photoshop. Knoll, now an Adobe Fellow , answered a few questions this week about the origins of his photo editing software and its more recent evolution. Speaking at a preview of a new exhibition at the Computer History Museum , intended to raise the profile of software engineers and their contributions to society, Knoll had this to say: On creating Photoshop and the power of procrastination: “It started out as a hobby project. I was working on a PhD, but I hated the process of actually writing research papers. Creating all that text didn’t seem interesting compared to writing computer software that actually did something, that wasn’t just dead words on a page. So I was procrastinating by working on this fun project to move...

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