The Company Profile of Adobe and It’s Humble Beginnings
November 28, 2019 803 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.
In 1987, Adobe Illustrator was born and this was a PostScript-based drawing program that would soon become the standard for professional desktop publishing. It was well-received by professional artists and designers.
Photoshop which would become the companies most popular program and soon 90% of the world’s creative professionals would use it. Photoshop is what made me a long time customer of Adobe and it has come a long way from the first version.
There is a lot of history and current information about Adobe. Have a look at the sections included in this post that offer the resources that give you the complete story.
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