Thomas Knoll

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Thomas Knoll
Born (1960-04-14) April 14, 1960 (age 54)
Alma mater University of Michigan
Occupation Software engineer
Children Andrew Knoll, Hannah Knoll

Thomas Knoll (born April 14, 1960[citation needed]) is an American software engineer. With his brother John Knoll he initiated the development of Adobe Photoshop.[1] He was the lead developer until version CS4,[2] and currently contributes to work on the Camera Raw plug-in to process raw images from cameras.[2]

Knoll was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and graduated from the University of Michigan. He currently lives in Ann Arbor. In addition to co-creating Photoshop, his brother, John Knoll, is a visual effects supervisor and chief creative officer (CCO) at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM). Their father, Glenn Knoll, is a professor at University of Michigan.[3]


  1. ^ "From Darkroom to Desktop—How Photoshop Came to Light". 2000-02-18. Retrieved 2010-02-19. 
  2. ^ a b "20 Years of Adobe Photoshop". 2010-02-01. Retrieved 2010-02-19. 
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