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

Ian Andrews ian at ian-andrews.org
Sun Nov 7 18:24:24 EST 2010


"Three years before Photoshop" is a little misleading. Photoshop was  
hardly revolutionary or high end technology. To put it in perspective  
Quantel Paintbox had been around since 1981.

ian
On 05/11/2010, at 9:54 PM, neil jenkins wrote:

> Soviet Image Editing Tool From 1987.
>
> "Three years before Photoshop 1.0 was released, computer engineers in
> the USSR were already retouching photographs
> (http://www.petapixel.com/2010/11/03/soviet-image-editing-tool-from-1987/ 
> )
> 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 
> ),
> though."
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