[dorkbotsyd-blabber] Fwd: Soviet Image Editing Tool From 1987.

neil jenkins catechstrophy at googlemail.com
Fri Nov 5 06:54:22 EDT 2010

Soviet Image Editing Tool From 1987.

"Three years before Photoshop 1.0 was released, computer engineers in
the USSR were already retouching photographs
using some surprisingly advanced technology. A video shows how the
Soviets went about restoring damaged images
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2PsiJXswiM) with the help of rotary
scanners, magnetic tape, and trackballs. No word on whether this
technology was used to fake moon landings or put missiles in Cuba."
Photo manipulation in the USSR (and elsewhere) had a pretty good jump
on computers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censorship_of_images_in_the_Soviet_Union),
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