Photoshop is not an alien thing in the ears of any photographer today. Moreover, along with the development of digital photography, indeed, Photoshop has become the most popular digital imaging software now which can be used to manipulate and fix an image.
However, do you know who the first person to get featured on the first editing process of this very application is?
It was the photo above taken in the 1987 by John Knoll when he and his girlfriend, Jennifer was on their vacation in Bora Bora. Not long after the image was taken, John proposed to her to be his wife.
Several years after, John and his brother, Thomas, started to create the Photoshop in order to emulate other photo processing device that released around that time. (Just like what you saw when the Photoshop program was launched in computers, there would be names of people who got involved in the making process of this software and the name of Thomas Knoll would be at the very front).
The device in question was the Pixar image computer that reached the price of hundred thousand dollars. Furthermore, this computer needs special operator to operate it because its photo processing applications are quite complicated.
One day, John Knoll needed a sample of photo to demonstrate the processing image ability of Photoshop. He took an image of a topless woman who was enjoying the scenery of a beach who was actually his own wife and started to process it in his software. And so here it is the photo entitled “Jennifer in paradise.tif”, the very first image that was Photoshopped.
The following video shows how an image could be manipulated to the first time.