AJScalzitti wrote: Very cool and no mention of a subscription fee for any of the tools
Imagine if they did have a non-perpetual subscription back then. Adobe would be on the guy's doorstep taking away his brushes and rubber gum cement. Of course, he could get them back if he would pay them $50 per month "forever."
Sounds more like the Mafia now that I think about it.
My EX worked for Olan Mills back in the 70's. They had several levels of artists and retouchers. Basic removal of small blemishes on prints to artists that "removed" and "repositioned" body parts, etc. They had rows of employees with paints and brushes working on virtually every print that they did to do some kind of retouching, color corrections, modifications, etc.
When I started in x-ray back in the 70's, we still hand dipped some film exposures, rushing the images to the operating room for the surgeons review before the films were fixed or washed. They called it a "wet reading". If we over or underexposed a film, we dipped and reviewed in the darkroom till we had the density that we needed.
Lots of interesting history to then and now of course.