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Adobe Releases Photoshop Source Code

You may recall that Adobe recently posted download links to the entire Creative Suite 2, complete with license numbers, and then was shocked, shocked I tell you, when people mistakenly interpreted that as a gesture on the firm's part to make old, commercially unviable versions of their apps available for free download. You'd think Adobe would like that little incident swept under the rug. But here they go again, this time releasing the code for the mythic version 1 of Photoshop for download on the Computer History Museum site. So if you have a 20 year old Mac lying around, and can compile the code, a rare trip down graphical memory lane awaits you. Failing that, the screen shots below are evocative of the early days of digital graphics. Yikes, are we really that old?

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Ivan's picture

That's great. I have an early classic Mac that runs this. :)

wgzn's picture
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what i find comforting is that left tool palette was more or less unchanged until what, CS5?

Art D. Rector's picture
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The palette is still the same - but they change the way the tools work with every minor update. :)

wgzn's picture
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dude. it's not even CLOSE To the same.

YoungZM's picture
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I found the major palette conversion different from Adobe 7 to CS1, personally. CS versions do change moderate positioning and function but the largest change feels from those versions.

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