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Warning! Excessive viewing of photoshopped images may turn you into a freakshow.

Did you know that after only 5 seconds of opening a fashion magazine, almost every women has bad feelings about herself?

In 1987, Thomas Knoll, a PhD student at the University of Michigan, began writing a program on his Macintosh Plus to display grayscale images on a monochrome display. Together with his brother they developed the program into an image-editing program, which they called Photoshop. They demonstrated the program to engineers at Apple and Adobe and in September 1988 Adobe bought the license to distribute it. In 1990 Photoshop 1.0 (we are now at 5.5) was released for Macintosh exclusively. Besides the tools for cropping, painting, measuring and typing, a palette for retouching pictures was available. Known as clone stamp, eraser, burn, dodge, smudge and blur tools, this possibility for retouching, manipulating and adjusting photos soon became a thriving business. Little did Mister Knoll know, what he had done to society; just like Doctor Frankenstein he had created a mo…

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