|Alma mater||University of Michigan|
Thomas Knoll is an American software engineer who created Adobe Photoshop. He initiated the development of image processing routines in 1988. After Knoll created the first core routines, he showed them to his brother, John Knoll, who worked at Industrial Light and Magic. John liked what he saw, suggested new features, and encouraged Tom to bundle them into a package with a graphical user interface. In 1988, John sold the distribution license for Photoshop to Adobe Systems and later on March 31, 1995 he sold the rights to the program to Adobe for $34.5 million.
The Adobe Photoshop version CC 2015, which was released on June 15, 2015, was dedicated to Thomas Knoll and his brother.
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