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A Blast from the Past: Demos of Adobe Photoshop 1.0

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Adobe celebrated Photoshop’s 25th birthday yesterday with great fanfare. Since the original Photoshop version 1.0 was launched back on February 19th, 1990, there have been 15 major versions released that have advanced the way we work with (and look at) photographs.

To see how far post-processing has come over the past two-and-a-half decades, here’s a closer look at what it was like to use the very first version of Photoshop.
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IFTTT Launches the Do Camera App for Shooting and Sharing Photos with ‘Recipes’

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The web service IFTTT (short for “If This Then That”) has launched a new camera app called Do Camera. It’s a simple little program that lets you personalize how your camera works and what happens to your photos after they’re snapped.
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Lightroom 6 Leak Shows GPU Use for Faster Editing, Panorama and HDR Creation

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Lightroom 6 is coming soon, and a leaked product listing is giving us a good idea of what we can expect in the latest version of Adobe’s popular tool for photographers.
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Happy Birthday, Photoshop! Here’s a Look Back on 25 Years of Digital Photo Editing

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Today marks the 25 year anniversary of Adobe Photoshop being launched and changing the way we see the world. Here’s a look at how Photoshop started and how far it has come in the past two-and-a-half decades.
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Polarr Unveils Version 2.0 of Its Online Photo Editor with History, RAW, and UI Improvements

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One of the more impressive services in the world of browser-based photo editing is Polarr, a web app that launched to the public back in September 2014. In just a handful of months, the 3-person startup has developed a service used by hundreds of thousands of people around the world.

The team tells us that they’ve just released Version 2.0 of the service in Alpha testing stage. It’s an update that delivers a handful of most-requested features submitted by the community.
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Use This Lightroom ‘Secret Slider’ Trick for Extreme Shadow Recovery

Retoucher Matt Kloskowski offers this quick and easy Lightroom tip for your mental library: if you ever find yourself with a drastically underexposed photograph, you can use a “secret shadow slider” in Lightroom to try and recover an extreme amount of detail.
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The Photographer’s Ephemeris Launches Version 3.0 for iOS: More Usable and Functional

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The Photographer’s Ephemeris is one of the popular sun and moon calculators out there for planning outdoor shoots with natural light. The service has just announced Version 3.0 of its popular iOS app, which is being featured by Apple in the App Store’s Photo & Video category.
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Darkroom: A New iOS Photo Editor with DIY Filters, Curves, and Infinite History

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Darkroom is a new photo editor for iPhones that just launched today. The app offers a number of powerful features for editing photos on iOS, including do-it-yourself photo filters, a curves tool, and an infinite history with all your edits.
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Google Acquires Odysee, A Photo Backup and Sharing App for Smartphones

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Google has acquired Odysee, an app by a small startup called Nimbuz Inc. that had been working on a smartphone software for backing up and sharing photos and videos. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
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Affinity Photo is a New Pro Photoshop Alternative for Mac Users: Get It for Free

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Affinity Photo is a new program that was launched today by the England-based software company Serif. It’s designed to be a powerful alternative to Adobe Photoshop for professional photographers and retouchers who work on a Mac.

Serif touts the product as “the fastest, smoothest, most precise, professional image editing software for Mac.”
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