June 13, 2006
Photoshop TV @ Adobe: The Interview
Okay, maybe we’re not talking Nixon/Frost-type historical significance, but a bunch of us had fun chewing the fat with Matt Kloskowski in the latest installment (Episode 34) of Photoshop TV. The chat with Photoshop co-architects Russell Williams and Scott Byer, as well as me and Matt, starts around the 24:30 mark. (Incidentally, despite appearances to the contrary, Adobe HQ was not hit with a nuclear blast during the shooting. Rather, the building’s power-saving light system cut out, necessitating a little spontaneous hand-waving.)
On a related note, the Photoshop TV team has announced that they’ve reached 2 million downloads in a month. Congrats, guys!
[Update: Photoshop engineer John Peterson (known for Photomerge, Merge to HDR, warping, and more) writes, “The ‘I didn’t know it could do that’ remarks in the PhotoshopTV spot reminded me of the #1 funniest line I’ve ever seen in a report from our users studies group: ‘…[T]he test subject was not aware of this feature (even though it was implemented by her husband).'”]