Thomas Knoll

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Thomas Knoll
Born (1960-04-14) April 14, 1960 (age 57)
Alma mater University of Michigan
Occupation Software engineer
Children Andrew Knoll, Hannah Knoll

Thomas Knoll (born April 14, 1960) is an American software engineer who created Adobe Photoshop. He initiated the development of image processing routines in 1988.[1] After Knoll created the first core routines, he showed them to his brother, John Knoll, who worked at Industrial Light and Magic.[1] John liked what he saw, suggested new features, and encouraged Tom to bundle them into a package with a graphical user interface. In 1989, John successfully sold the program to Adobe Systems which brought it out as Photoshop.[1]

Thomas Knoll 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.[3] He currently[when?] lives in Ann Arbor.[citation needed]

The Adobe Photoshop version CC 2015, which was released on June 15, 2015, was dedicated to Thomas Knoll and his brother.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "From Darkroom to Desktop—How Photoshop Came to Light". 2000-02-18. Archived from the original on 2007-06-26. Retrieved 2010-02-19. 
  2. ^ a b "20 Years of Adobe Photoshop". webdesignerdepot.com. 2010-02-01. Retrieved 2010-02-19. 
  3. ^ "THOMAS KNOLL, 1982, MSE'84". Retrieved 2017-01-17.