Founder of Adobe Inc. died aged 81
Charles “Chuck” Geschke the co-founder of the main software company Adobe who also helped develop Portable Document Format (PDF) technology and adobe photoshop, premiere pro died at age 81.
Geschke, who lived within the San Fransisco Bay Area suburb of Los Altos, died Friday the corporate said.
“This may be a huge loss for the Adobe community and therefore the technology industry, for whom he has been a hero and guide for past decades,” CEO Shantanu Narayen wrote in an email to the company’s employees.
Geschke founded Adobe in 1982. He also gave the world the PDF which we use very often in our daily life. He died in California on Friday, after 10 years of his kidnapping on gunpoint that made headlines all over the world. Geschke and Warnock made software like Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and other high-end designing Softwares. Photoshop and Premiere Pro are used by millions of people around the globe.
In 2019, President Barack Obama awarded him and Warnack with the Medal of Technology.