October 2014
06:00 PM PDT
October 2014
09:00 PM PDT


For the first time, Adobe Photoshop Co-creator and Adobe Fellow Thomas Knoll ( is auctioning six of his prints* to benefit a cause very close to his heart: "The Luminous Endowment" (

Thomas is an avid landscape and wildlife photographer and has participated in numerous trips with "The Luminous Landscape" (see The photographs in this auction were taken on his trips to Africa, Europe, China, Antarctica and India.

In the late eighties, Thomas Knoll co-invented Photoshop and changed our visual world forever. Thomas also developed the Adobe Color Engine for more consistent color management in Photoshop and built the Adobe Camera Raw technology. He is also the creator of the Digital Negative file format (DNG) that solves the critical problem of disparate proprietary raw formats from camera manufacturers.

*Auction items are being displayed at Adobe MAX Conference in Los Angeles, California between October 6th and 8th.

About The Luminous Endowment For Photographers

The mission of The Luminous Endowment For Photographers is to provide financial grants to photographers world-wide to foster current and anticipated projects. Grants allow photographers to pursue specific photographic goals, such as mounting an exhibition of their work, publishing a monograph or book, or photographing a special subject or location as part of either commencing or completing a body of work.

"Paying forward because we can't pay it back" - Michael H Reichmann (founder of The Luminous Landscape and Luminous Endowment for Photographers)

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