The Company Profile of Adobe and It’s Humble Beginnings

November 28, 2019 534 views

A Collection of Resources To Tell The Story of Adobe

In 1982 John Warnock and Charles Geschke founded one of the most influential graphics companies in history, Adobe Systems Incorporated. Adobe is a company that develops software used by many professional graphic designers.

The company didn’t start off developing desktop graphic software but a computer language called PostScript that would be used for accurate computer-generated pages without being specific to any computer or printer. In other words, it was a language that would standardize computer documents and printing.

Apple purchased 15% of Adobe stock in the early days of the company and became the first to license the Postscript language. After a number of years, Apple announced it would sell its stocks and look into developing its own technology which is now True Type fonts which are widely used in the industry.

Speaking of standardization another product widely used around the world is the PDF File. The year was 1991 when co-founder Dr. John Warnock launched an undertaking called, The Camelot Project which would later produce the PDF which is used to display graphics, fonts, diagrams, tables, etc., that would look and print the same on any device that could open a PDF document. With over 1 billion devices that Adobe Acrobat Reader is used on is proof of the success of this product.

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