How Photoshop changed the way we work

Being part of the Adobe family was a tremendous boost for Photoshop. But that alone would not hand them the market, since even in those early days there was significant competition. For example, the low end of the market had programs like the very capable Digital Darkroom, a pioneering desktop gray-scale editor, and SuperPaint, a popular and affordable paint tool.

On the other end of the market were workstation systems like Scitex that catered to high-end advertising and cost tens of thousands of dollars. In the early days, it was hard for Madison Avenue ad agencies to believe a desktop Macintosh software package could do the same thing a Scitex could. And in reality, it couldn't, mostly because of desktop hardware limitations.

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