In late 2001, in a cubicle farm near Pittsburgh, PA, a few web developers spawned the idea for a website dedicated to image manipulation. The idea was not entirely original, however. After spending many hours of enjoyment on FARK.com's Photoshop contests, we decided it was time to take Photoshop contests to a new, dedicated level.
PhotoshopContest (PSC) started quite small and did not look like or have as many features as it does today. In fact, the first release took about three lunch hours to put live. Over the years, though, new features have been added to the site primarily through requests by the user base.
Since our beginning, the site has continued to grow through search engines, media mentions and, when the budget allows, advertising. In mid-2011, the ownership of PSC passed into the hands of ExpertRating.com. ExpertRating is an ISO certified provider of skill assessment and eLearning services, which also owns a variety of other popular Internet properties across different domains.
The essence of PSC has been the application of modern web technologies to models and functions proposed by the site members. And even though the ownership has changed, PSC will continue to be driven by the ideas and suggestions of its users. At the same time, we will make every effort to take PSC to a higher plane and will explore ways to make things even better for the community.
Like always, we value and cherish the contributions made by every single user, be that an artwork, a suggestion or participation in any discussion. Of course, the contributions belong to those who make them - our users and members.
Hope you enjoy the site!