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Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information. For 25 years, the company’s award-winning software and technologies have redefined business, entertainment, and personal communications by setting new standards for producing and delivering content that engages people virtually anywhere at anytime. From rich images in print, video, and film to dynamic digital content for a variety of media, the impact of Adobe solutions is evident across industries and felt by anyone who creates, views, and interacts with information. With a reputation for excellence and a portfolio of many of the most respected and recognizable software brands, Adobe is one of the world’s largest and most diversified software companies.

History of Innovation

Adobe founders Chuck Geschke and John Warnock shared a vision for publishing and graphic arts that would forever change how people create and engage with information. The two men met in the late 1970s while working at the renowned Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), where they researched device-independent graphic systems and printing. Excited by the potential of their work to reshape computing, Geschke and Warnock eventually realized that the only way to take their ideas from the lab to the burgeoning technology market would be to create their own company. In 1982, they founded Adobe Systems Incorporated on a simple premise: how could text and images on a computer screen translate beautifully and accurately into print? A year later, they helped launch the desktop publishing revolution by introducing Adobe® PostScript® technology, providing a radical new approach to printing text and images on paper. For the first time, a computer file could be printed exactly as it appeared on screen, with all formatting, graphics and fonts intact. Adobe PostScript was licensed to printer manufacturers worldwide and delivered unprecedented cost savings and productivity enhancements. It continues to be a core technology on printers today.