Adobe’s John Nack has gone Google, will join digital photography team

February 3, 2014
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An important piece of Adobe is going Google. Rather than an app, the new addition is Adobe’s now former head of Photoshop, John Nack. After 14 years at Adobe, Nack now says he’s joining Google’s digital photography team.


This doesn’t come as a bitter ending, but rather a new chapter for Nack. In a blog post, he notes that he leaves to have more “Impact”. “It’s about doing something very different from, and I think complementary to, the work I’ve done at Adobe.” He goes on to note that many friends — and even his wife — are still part of Adobe, so a closer relationship between Google and Adobe is likely.

Though Nack is one man, he likely brings a wealth of insight to Google in regard to digital photogrpahy. Photoshop is thought of by many as the gold standard in the market, and Nack was instrumental there. Adobe also has a web-based version of Photoshop, to which Nack can likely reference in his new role at Google.

Google has been serious about created digital media for some time, even having a specific event to show off newer features last year. They also make strides to allow for automatic uploads of raw photos, and on-the-go editing. It will be interesting to see what tweaks and nuances Nack can offer Google Photos. We naturally don’t expect to see Photoshop-in-a-box, but we are excited to see what improvements and additions come of this.

Source: Adobe

VIA: Android Central


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  • Yahoo Wizard

    FYI “Though Nack is one man, he likely brings a wealth of insight to Google in regard to digital photogrpahy”