Photoshop 1.0 is so terrible, photo-editing experts can’t use it

Should've called an archaeologist.


Miles Klee


Published Mar 15, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 7:36 am CDT

Adobe Photoshop has been helping people manipulate images for 25 years, and it’s a hell of a lot easier to use now than it was in 1990. Today’s photo-editing pros struggle mightily with Photoshop 1.0 software in this video from CreativeLive—even those who had once used it before.

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No dock? No layers? No live preview? And just one “Undo”? This isn’t computing; this is madness.

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Comforting to know that if civilization all but collapses, we can still insert OK drop shadows.

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*First Published: Mar 15, 2015, 10:07 am CDT