Adobe announced two major upgrades to its hobbyist-level digital photo and video software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 and Adobe Premiere Elements 7 for Windows with new Photoshop dot com membership. Available as a stand alone product or as a single retail bundle package, the integration between the two desktop software products allows for instant access to the best photo and video options to create cinematic slide shows, dramatic freeze-frame effects, and unique themed creations. Photoshop Elements 7 makes it quick and easy to organize, edit, create and share amazing photos with others by leveraging the editing power of Photoshop software, the professional standard for image editing.
Photoshop software dates back to 1987 when Thomas Knoll, a PhD student at the University of Michigan, began writing a program on his Macintosh Plus to display grayscale images on a monochrome display. Thomass brother John suggested extending the program to an image editing program. The brothers worked on it together. The first major version was released in 1990 for the Apple Macintosh. In 1992 the program was first released for Microsoft Windows. It was subsequently ported to Unix computers and now runs on Linux as well.