Adobe Photoshop turns 20 today — Feb. 19, 2010. Around the world, Photoshop fans are celebrating the impact their favorite software has had across photography, art, design, publishing and commerce. In the United States, the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) will be hosting a special Photoshop 20th Anniversary celebration for over a thousand attendees in San Francisco at the Palace of the Fine Arts Theatre today. The event will feature Adobe’s senior vice president of Creative Solutions, John Loiacono, as well as vice president of Photoshop Product Management, Kevin Connor, Photoshop co-creator Thomas Knoll and famed Adobe creative director and Photoshop evangelist, Russell Brown. View Live Webcast of the event.
The Photoshop community is also sharing their favorite stories online, with the product and its over 400,000 fan-strong Facebook page, the hub for a worldwide look at the product’s impact. You can also follow Photoshop on Twitter. If you’re tweeting, the suggested tag is #PS20.
Shantanu Narayen, president and chief executive officer at Adobe said,
For 20 years Photoshop has played many different roles — it has given creative people the power to deliver amazing images that impact every part of our visual culture and challenged the eye with its ability to transform photographs. It’s no exaggeration to say that, thanks to millions of creative customers, Photoshop has changed the way the world looks at itself.