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Adobe Systems Incorporated was founded in 1982 by John Warnock and Charles Geschke who were working at Xerox Corporation’s Palo Alto (California) Research Center (PARC).

The two computer scientists had developed a programming language specially designed to describe the precise position, shape, and size of objects on a computer-generated page. This page description language (PDL), later known as PostScript, described objects for example, letters and graphics, in mathematical terms, without reference to any specific device, such as a computer or printer. Devices capable of interpreting the language would be able to generate a representation of the page at any resolution the device supported. When Xerox declined to bring the technology to market, Warnock and Geschke formed their own company to do so, naming it after the Adobe Creek that ran behind Warnock's house.

In 1983, at the start of the Desktop Publishing (DTP) revolution, Apple Computer acquired 15% of Adobe and became the first licensee of PostScript. In 1985 Apple introduced the first Apple Macintosh compatible PostScript printer, the LaserWriter, based on a laser-print engine developed by Canon Inc. The LaserWriter included PostScript renditions of several classic typefaces and a PostScript interpreter—in effect, a built-in computer dedicated to the task of translating PostScript commands into marks on each page.

In 1989, Adobe introduced Photoshop for the Macintosh, later to become their flagship product. It was marketed successfully and quickly dominated the market. 

I Adobe Premiere was released in 1991. Following this, Adobe made a series of acquisitions and added other products to their line such as PageMaker, FrameMaker, and After Effects. Adobe also control the TIFF file format. 

In 1993, Adobe introduced PDF (Portable Document Format) file format, alongside Adobe Acrobat for editing, and Adobe Reader for viewing these files. PDF is now an International Standard: ISO 32000-1:2008.

In 2003 Adobe purchased audio editing and multitrack recording software Cool Edit Pro, later renaming it Adobe Audition, and adding it to their Creative Suite.

In 2005, Adobe acquired its main rival, Macromedia, adding many more products to their portfolio.

In 2013, Adobe endured a major security breach in which vast portions of the source code for the company's software were stolen and posted online, along with over 150 million records of Adobe's customers. Just a year prior, the payment card information for 40 million customers had been compromised by a hack of Adobe.

Adobe has had two name variations: Adobe Systems Incorporated (1982–2018), and Adobe Inc. (2018 - present)

Software Products

Adobe Photoshop 2.0/2.5

Adobe Photoshop 2.0/2.5
1991
Adobe Photoshop is a raster graphics editor developed and published by Adobe Inc.

Manufacturer : Adobe
Type : Software

Adobe Illustrator 3.0

Adobe Illustrator 3.0
1991
Adobe Illustrator is vector graphics editor and design software developed and marketed by Adobe Inc.

Manufacturer : Adobe
Type : Software

Adobe FrameMaker 3.0

Adobe FrameMaker 3.0
1991
Adobe FrameMaker was a word or document processor for large or complex documents, including structured documents.

Manufacturer : Adobe
Type : Software

Aldus PageMaker (version 4.2)

Aldus PageMaker (version 4.2)
1992
Aldus PageMaker is a desktop publishing package developed by Aldus Corporation for Apple Macintosh.

Manufacturer : Aldus Adobe
Type : Software

Adobe Illustrator 5.0

Adobe Illustrator 5.0
1993
Adobe Illustrator is vector graphics editor and design software developed and marketed by Adobe Inc.

Manufacturer : Adobe
Type : Software

Aldus Pagemaker (version 5.0)

Aldus Pagemaker (version 5.0)
1993
Aldus PageMaker was professional page layout software, or professional publishing program or more commonly a Desktop Publishing (DTP) software developed by Aldus Corporation for Apple Macintosh.

Manufacturer : Aldus Adobe
Type : Software

Adobe Photoshop 3.0

Adobe Photoshop 3.0
1994
In September 1994, Adobe released the Adobe Photoshop 3.

Manufacturer : Adobe
Type : Software

Adobe Photoshop 3.0 (Bundle copy)

Adobe Photoshop 3.0 (Bundle copy)
1994
In September 1994, Adobe released the Adobe Photoshop 3.

Manufacturer : Adobe
Type : Software

Adobe Acrobat CD Sampler

Adobe Acrobat CD Sampler
1994
For Macintosh, Windows, DOS and UNIX...

Manufacturer : Adobe
Type : Software - Game

Adobe PageMaker 6.0

Adobe PageMaker 6.0
1995
Adobe PageMaker is professional page layout software, or professional publishing program or more commonly a Desktop Publishing (DTP) software.

Manufacturer : Aldus Adobe
Type : Software

Adobe Photoshop 4.0

Adobe Photoshop 4.0
1996
In November 1996, Adobe released the Adobe Photoshop 4.

Manufacturer : Adobe
Type : Software

Adobe PageMill 2.0

Adobe PageMill 2.0
1997
PageMill was a What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWY) Hypertext-Markup-Language (HTML) editor marketed and developed by Adobe Systems.

Manufacturer : Adobe
Type : Software

Adobe PageMill 3.0

Adobe PageMill 3.0
1998
PageMill was a What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWY) Hypertext-Markup-Language (HTML) editor marketed and developed by Adobe Systems.

Manufacturer : Adobe
Type : Software

Adobe Photoshop 5.0

Adobe Photoshop 5.0
1998
PageMill was a What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWY) Hypertext-Markup-Language (HTML) editor marketed and developed by Adobe Systems.

Manufacturer : Adobe
Type : Software

Adobe Photoshop 5.0

Adobe Photoshop 5.0
1998
In May 1998, Adobe released Adobe Photoshop 5.

Manufacturer : Adobe
Type : Software

Adobe After Effects 4.1 (Upgrade)

Adobe After Effects 4.1 (Upgrade)
1999
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Manufacturer : Adobe
Type : Software

Adobe InDesign 2.0

Adobe InDesign 2.0
2001
Adobe InDesign is desktop publishing and page layout designing software targetted at Graphic designers and production artists to create posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, presentations, books and ebooks.

Manufacturer : Adobe
Type : Software

Adobe After Effects 5.0 (Upgrade)

Adobe After Effects 5.0 (Upgrade)
2001
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Manufacturer : Adobe
Type : Software

Adobe Creative Suite Premium

Adobe Creative Suite Premium
2004
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Manufacturer : Adobe
Type : Software


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