20 Years of Photoshop Welcome Screens

Here’s a look back over 20 years of Adobe Photoshop welcome screens, I’ve now updated the article with Photoshop CS5. Every release of Adobe’s industry standard photo editing software prior to 6.0 is alien to me, but perhaps those horrendous 90’s splash screens will bring back memories for some of you.

Photoshop version 0.07 Display

Display Version 0.07 1988

Photoshop version 0.87 (1989)
Photoshop version 0.87 (1989)
Adobe Photoshop version 1.07 splash screen
Adobe Photoshop version 1.07 (1990)
Adobe Photoshop version 2.0.1 splash screen
Adobe Photoshop version 2.0.1 (1993)
Adobe Photoshop version 3.0 splash screen
Adobe Photoshop version 3.0 (1995)
Adobe Photoshop version 4.0 splash screen
Adobe Photoshop version 4.0 (1996)
Adobe Photoshop version 5.0 splash screen
Adobe Photoshop version 5.0 (1998)
Adobe Photoshop version 5.5

Adobe Photoshop version 5.5 (1998)

Adobe Photoshop version 6.0 splash screen
Adobe Photoshop version 6.0 (2000)
Adobe Photoshop version 7.0 splash screen
Adobe Photoshop version 7.0 (2002)
Adobe Photoshop CS 8.0 splash screen
Adobe Photoshop CS 8.0 (2003)
Adobe Photoshop CS2 splash screen
Adobe Photoshop CS2 9.0 (2005)
Adobe Photoshop CS3 splash screen
Adobe Photoshop CS3 10.0 (2007)
Adobe Photoshop CS4 11.0 splash screen
Adobe Photoshop CS4 11.0 (2009)

Adobe Photoshop CS5 12.0 (2010)

 

I guess it’s a matter of personal taste, but I think they got it right with CS2. The new Mac OSX–inspired bold primary hued gradients, soft bevels, transparencies and drop shadows seem to be the in thing at the moment (even Microsoft have joined in), but I’m a fan of well used clean white space.

Danny

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