Graphics editing history

  • Superpaint

    SuperPaint (1973) was among the earliest uses of computer technology for creative artworks, video editing, and computer and animation. SuperPaint had the ability to capture images from standard video input or combine them with pre-existing digital data. SuperPaint was also the first program to use now-ubiquitous features in common computer graphics programs such as changing hue, saturation and value of graphical data, choosing from a preset colour palette.
  • Photoshop

    Since 1990 February, till now though, Adobe Photoshop has been the most popular graphics editor. Photoshop uses colour models RGB, lab, CMYK, grayscale, binary bitmap, and duotone. Photoshop has the ability to read and write raster and vector image formats such as .EPS, .PNG, .GIF, and .JPEG. Photoshop has ties with other Adobe software for media editing, animation, and authoring
  • Macromedia xRes

    Macromedia xRes
    In 1997 a new graphics editing software was introduced named Macromedia xRes. It allowed for a real time preview of work. The main feature promoted by Macromedia was the ability of xRes to process files much larger than could be handled in memory (called 'xRes Mode').