Photoshop is an image-editing program that lets you amuse all of your friends for hours by pasting that picture of your cat yawning next to the picture of your Uncle George on a moped, so it looks like it's eating him...Comedic Gold!
Adobe Photoshop is an application for Windows and Mac OS X that lets the user manipulate a photo in pretty much any way imaginable. Photoshop has a plethora of features such as color correcting options, various stylizing effects, an instant "add dong" option and a complex system of layer management.
Photoshop all started back in 1987 when Thomas Knoll developed a program that let the computer display grayscale images on a monochrome screen. His brother got involved with the project and said "Hey I've got a good idea for this. Let's change it entirely and make a new program where you can edit images in cool ways". They developed a basic prototype and sold it to Adobe in 1988 and by 1990, the first Photoshop was released.
Photoshop has become the industry-leader in image editing effects, and due to its ridiculously high price (one THOUSAND dollars), Photoshop has been the victim of a staggering amount of piracy. To counter this, Adobe released Photoshop CS4 with newer features at a higher price.
Wait, that's not going to...
You don't get it, do you Adobe?
And of course Photoshop is number 5 on the The Software & Information Industry Association's 2008 list of the top 10 most pirated software titles on the internet. The top 4 titles were all anti-virus programs and one tax program, the crown being held Norton Anti Virus. In other words, were it not for a large group of lazy individuals who are too deficient in intelligence to find an antivirus that works better and is also free, Photoshop would be the most stolen program in the world.
Opening the door to viruses, and freezing during scans since 1990
While it may not be number one on the list, more copies of pirated Photoshop exist than there are whiny teenage girls that think people watching them talk about their high school drama makes them legitimate people (note, this is every teenage girl). Also it is a fact that the creators of every Internet Meme did not pay for the software that is the mother of their comedic black plague, which means that Memes are in fact, bastards.
There are two types of individuals that use photoshop to create their loosely named "works of art".
Type One: The Legitimate User
If you meet any of these criteria, you are a Legitimate user of Photoshop
Type Two: The Illegitimate Bastard
If you meet any of these criteria, burn your computer and cut off your right index finger so that you can no longer photoshop.
Because of the advancements in Photoshop technology there have been a number of fake photographs making their way around the internet. With many users screaming "Fake!" or "NO SERIOUSLY THIS IS REAL MY COUSINS NEPHEWS DAUGHTER WAS THERE TO SEE IT!!!!!(Copious Exclamation marks)!!!!!"
LOOK THATS HER ON THE LADDER!!!!!!!!!
(More Exclamation Marks)
Also there is great atrocity happening in editing rooms everywhere. models are having their legs, arms, fingers, toes, and sometimes even heads removed by an idiot with a mouse. In some instances arms and hands have even been surgically added to make an army of freakish Three-Armed Romance cover models
From emotional fluff, to mutant horror in 2.5 seconds
These and other photoshop disasters are so prevalent that there is a whole website devoted to cataloging these mistakes. And who ever said that the Internet had no value to the future of mankind, Go Internet! Now we can remember Porta Potty level Photoshoping talent. Oh and also LolCats!
Comedic Gold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(An insanely copious amount of exclamation marks)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!