Adobe's John Nack joining Google Photos team

Ex-Photoshop lead will now help make Google Photos better than ever

John Nack has had quite the career at Adobe, notably helping manage the Photoshop team. Recently, he has changed focus to bring the best in digital creative apps to mobile devices, and today he announced that he is moving to Google.

After nearly 14 terrific years at Adobe, it’s time for me to open a different chapter of my life, and next week I’ll be joining Google’s digital photography team.

While one man is not any guarantee of success, seeing this move is pretty exciting. There is no denying how much impact Photoshop and it's suite of related products has had on the way digital content is created. Photoshop's move to mobile is similarly ground-breaking, bringing techniques and tools to our phones and tablets that nobody really expected to work as well as they do.

Bringing someone with this experience — and success — to Google Photos is good news for both casual and prosumer photographers alike. With the knowledge how to manipulate the pixels, and the ability to squeeze it into a simple set of controls, Nack's addition to the team could bring some really great things. 

Source: Adobe Blogs

Jerry Hildenbrand
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