Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Profiles - Adobe Photoshop & Wacom

Adobe Photoshop [CC 2015]:

Developer – Adobe, San Jose
Initial release – 1990
Operating systems – Windows, Mac OS X
Type – Raster graphics editor
License – Shareware and software as a service
Website – www.adobe.com/photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is a raster graphics editor developed and published by Adobe for Windows and OS X. The software has become the de facto industry standard in raster graphics editing, such that the word "photoshop" has become a verb as in "to photoshop an image," "photoshopping," and "photoshop contest," etc. It can edit and compose raster images in multiple layers and supports masks, alpha compositing and several colour models including RGB, CMYK, Lab colour space, spot colour and duotone. Photoshop has vast support for graphic file formats but also uses its own PSD and PSB file formats which support all the above-mentioned features. In addition to raster graphics, it has limited abilities to edit or render text, vector graphics (especially through clipping path), 3D graphics and video.

Adobe Systems:

Spanish – “Mud brick”
Industry – Computer software
Headquarters – San Jose, California
Stock exchange – NASDAQ, New York
Founders – John Warnock & Charles Geschke
Website – www.adobe.com

Adobe Systems is an American multinational computer software company. Adobe has historically focused upon the creation of multimedia and creativity software products, with a more-recent foray towards rich Internet application software development. It is best known for Photoshop, the Portable Document Format (PDF) and Adobe Creative Suite, as well as its successor Adobe Creative Cloud.
Adobe was founded in 1982 by Warnock and Geschke, who founded the company after leaving Xerox PARC in order to develop and sell the PostScript page description language. In 1985, Apple Computer licensed PostScript for use in its LaserWriter printers, which helped spark the desktop publishing revolution.

Japanese – “Harmony circle”
Industry – Computer input devices and software
Stock exchange – Tokyo
Founded – 1983
Headquarters – Tokyo, Japan
Website – www.wacom.com
Wacom is a Japanese company that specializes in graphics tablets and related products. Wacom tablets are notable for their use of a patented cordless, battery-free, and pressure-sensitive stylus or digital pen. In addition to manufacturing and selling tablets, Wacom also provides graphical input technology for some tablet computers, which it calls "Penabled Technology".


1 comment:

  1. Hi Robin,
    It's great that you are taking the time to look into the background of the packages that you are using. Be careful though, that you are not doing this at the expense of your project work... you have a lot of thumbnails to be getting on with, after all :) Also, be very careful about copying and pasting text straight from other websites, without referencing the sources correctly, using the Harvard method. This is the method you will need to use for all of your academic writing (including blog posts), so have a look here, and use this for future reference - http://community.ucreative.ac.uk/article/27187/Referencing