Thomas Knoll

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Thomas Knoll
Alma mater University of Michigan
Occupation Software engineer
Children Andrew Knoll, Hannah Knoll

Thomas Knoll 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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