‘Jennifer in Paradise’ was the first ever image to be Photoshopped. So, who is the girl in the picture?
The woman in the shot is Jennifer Walters (now Jennifer Knoll). The picture taken in Bora Bora in August 1987 was Photoshopped to enhance the original image.
When John Knoll took a photo of his topless girlfriend on a secluded beach, he didn’t think the image would get so much exposure. But his brother Thomas was working on the software that became Photoshop, and “Jennifer in Paradise,” as the picture came to be known, was the perfect candidate for the program’s first color test image.
John and Thomas often used the picture of Jennifer to perform demonstrations of their software. Those demonstrations, and the photo itself, helped Photoshop become synonymous with image manipulation.