There are very few pieces of software that have affected the world like Adobe Photoshop. It has revolutionised the creative process and transformed the way people perceive images. A simple measure of its success is the fact that it has become a verb used by everyone from children to CEO’s. “Was that Photoshopped?” is a question you could hear in a classroom or a boardroom as it has expanded beyond the boundaries of the creative community.

In 1990, this ground-breaking software was launched and has now become part of everything from fashion photography to 3D printing. Adobe has released a video celebrating the power of the editing tool for this impressive milestone. 

 

The video, entitled ‘Dream On’, captures the brilliance of the tool but the team behind Photoshop has been defending their corner since day one. They have always faced competition and criticism from various angles. Nowadays, they must fight off various social media platforms and free alternatives, most recently Affinty Photo. It has also been at the centre of controversy with celebrities, advertisers and photographers polishing their images beyond all recognition. We will leave you with a few controversial stories from the world of photography to remind you to Photoshop responsibly.

 

Narciso Contreras // Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer Fired After Editing Photo

Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer Fired After Editing Photo

 

Terje Helleso // Swedish Photographer Of The Year Exposed As Fraud 

Swedish Photographer Of The Year Exposed As Fraud

 

Brian Walski // LA Times Photographer Fired After Combining Two Photographs

LA Times Photographer Fired After Combining Two Photographs

 

 

Photos and Video Via: Adobe, SLR Lounge, Photography Schools Online