DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that the earliest photo editing was done in the mid-1800s? In the 1870s, a photographer who took a picture of Abraham Lincoln's wife, Mary, and blended Mary's portrait photo with a faint trace of Abraham's old picture so it looks like the ghost of Abraham is present in the picture, and people believed it at the time. Another form of editing is patching or stitching photos together, which was prevalent in the 1930s and was made an art by John Heartfield, a Germany-based photographer known for his patching of photos. But photo editing was made easier in the 1980s, when raster graphics editor programs came to light, particularly the Photoshop, which was created by brothers Thomas and John Knoll but was later acquired and released by Adobe Systems. The Photoshop proved to be a hit because it allows users to manipulate many aspects of an image hence it became the main tool in editing photos, and now the name Photoshop is synonymous to photo editing. Like its predecessor, the current mode of photo editing also evolved and sprouted different versions, like the Lightroom and the Photoshop Mix. Other photo editing software have also put their products in the market, including Google's Snapseed and the iOS-optimized Pixelmator.