Historia del Software: Adobe Systems

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Friday, 11 November 2011 19:43

We return to another edition of History Software , which went through the "life and work" of some of the most important companies and systems of our time. On this day, we will enter the world of Adobe Systems, which has recently been the focus of all after his recent decision to abandon its product Flash for mobile operating systems .

Back in 1982, John Warnock and Charles Geschke decided to leave his job at Xerox and founded his own company, Adobe, to sell its version of the PostScript language. Only 3 years later, in 1985, the company Steve Jobs, Apple Computer licensed PostScript using their printers LaserWriter. This marked a revolution in desktop printing, so far only timidly implemented.

Why the name Adobe? The two founders of the company decided to call it by the Adobe Creek in the city of Los Altos, California, which passed behind the house of one of them. After the product PostScript, Adobe turned to the design with the launch of a format called Type 1. Apple, meanwhile, developed at the same time, True Type, your competitor, so they had to respond with Adobe Adobe Type Manager, a more accurate system than the apple company. The battle had two winners, because while Apple was left with a Windows license that allowed him to approach the average user of computers, Type Manager became the standard for the display advertising market.

In the mid-80s, Adobe really bet big on your future and dove into the consumer market software, Adobe Illustrator. He left the differences he had with Apple side and adapted their product to your operating system. From then on, Illustrator was a revolution: none of the above programs had the accuracy that made by Adobe, and opened doors previously unthinkable in graphic design. Only in the late '80s, just in 1989, Adobe changed his story, and also the design and photography, with the introduction of its revolutionary Photoshop.

It was not long until they completely dominate the market Photoshop. After the release of InDesign, a body finally gave this series of releases with the release of its first Creative Suite, and from then on were adding new programs such as Premiere, PageMaker, and After Effects, among others.

The "icing on the cake" arguably came in 2005, when Adobe acquired Macromedia competing company and therefore its products Coldfusion, Dreamweaver, Flash and Flex. Of course, the strongest program in this series was Flash.

But do not forget to mention one of the most important milestones in the history of Adobe: the opening of PDF, or Portable Document File, released in 1993. Since then, PDF has become an international ISO standard is the address for the majority of both private and corporate documents.

What does the future hold for Adobe? Things could get messy, then it is lost a new battle against Apple and in essence, the HTML5: Adobe announced earlier this month that leave Flash for mobile application development, to focus on the protocol being promoted by the company the block for quite a while. However, Flash is not only supports the company, and recently released tablet versions of Photoshop and a good part of its Creative Suite, and has in mind release of version CS6 within the next few months.