The PhotoTablet concept was conceived by Michael Slater during the Thanksgiving weekend of 1999. He co-founded PhotoTablet Inc. with Ken Rothmuller and Bernard Peuto in February 2000 at Santa Rosa, California. However, the new privately-held company had difficulty raising capital for growth during the crash of the dot-com bubble. It was renamed Fotiva in October 2001 and was acquired by Adobe Systems on December 5, 2001.
Fotiva's photo management software found moderate success as Adobe Photoshop Album, which was also bundled with Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0. The software became integrated into Photoshop Elements 3.0 and later resurfaced as Adobe Elements Organizer.
- The Fotiva story by Michael Slater, Parting Thoughts. 2006-11-12.
- Adobe Acquires Technology to Create Complete Image Management and Sharing Solution, Adobe Systems. 2001-12-05. Archived 2001-12-17.
- What went wrong with Fotiva by Michael Slater, Parting Thoughts. 2006-12-04.
- Adobe Photoshop Elements plus Photoshop Album, Adobe Systems. Archived 2003-12-04.
- Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0, Digital Photography Review. 2004-09-15.
- Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0 is no longer available, Adobe Systems. Archived 2006-10-04.
- Fotiva official site (archived 2001-10-12)
- Fotiva Inc. at Bloomberg
- Fotiva at Crunchbase
- Fotiva at PitchBook
- PhotoTablet official site (archived 2001-05-15, 2000-06-21)
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