History: Viewing/Editing Images on a Computer

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    Just curious if this capability came when digital cameras did? I assume so but searched on the internet, and found how to edit but nothing as far as history. I am a beginning photographer and I was just wanting some knowledge, hence my search. If you dont have time to enlighten me, thanks anyway for reading my post.

    P.S. - if you do care to share your knowledge, I am interested in knowing if viewing a digital image on a computer came along at the same time as editing ability or separate.


     
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    Viewing photographs on a computer screen came about closer to the time that scanners were developed. Perhaps a little earlier than that. I remember seeing an image of a "Slice" through a human brain (some sort of computer medical procedure I don't know the name of) in the late 1980's or early 1990's. Then I started seeing scanned photographs from time to time (this is before the internet gained popularity so sharing files was done by diskette or CD).
     
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    Photoshop was created in 1988 by Thomas and John Knoll.
    Thomas, as a PhD student, wrote a program to display grayscale images on a monochrome display.
    His brother John, employed at the motion picture visual effects company George Lucas had started in 1975 - Industrial Light & Magic - saw the program and encouraged his brother to make it a full-fledged image editing program.
    Thomas took a 6 month break from school, and with some help from John did what John had suggested.

    Photos were first uploaded to the Internet about 1992.
     
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    So we could theoretically blame Adobe for the hatchet acting and script writing that occurs writing in star wars
     
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    Interesting, thank you.
     
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    By the way.
    Most of the editing Photoshop started out being able to do was just a way to do the wet darkroom edits to digital images.
    For example, the UnSharp Mask (USM) image sharpening tool mimics how two film negatives were used, one a top the other, to make a mask that added contrast to edges in the image to be printed.
     
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    The capability to edit came with the invention of eyes.
     
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    No the ability to see came with the invention of eyes.
     
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    People may look but few see.
     
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    I think the first commercially available graphics workstation / terminal was the Silicon Graphics IRIS (Integrated Raster Imaging System) in the mid 80's.
     

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