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Fotiva was a developer of photo management technology called PhotoTablet that became Adobe Photoshop Album.


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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.[1][2] However, the new privately-held company had difficulty raising capital for growth during the crash of the dot-com bubble.[3] It was renamed Fotiva in October 2001 and was acquired by Adobe Systems on December 5, 2001.[2]


Fotiva's photo management software found moderate success as Adobe Photoshop Album,[3] which was also bundled with Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0.[4] The software became integrated into Photoshop Elements 3.0 and later resurfaced as Adobe Elements Organizer.[1][5][6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Fotiva story by Michael Slater, Parting Thoughts. 2006-11-12.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Adobe Acquires Technology to Create Complete Image Management and Sharing Solution, Adobe Systems. 2001-12-05. Archived 2001-12-17.
  3. 3.0 3.1 What went wrong with Fotiva by Michael Slater, Parting Thoughts. 2006-12-04.
  4. Adobe Photoshop Elements plus Photoshop Album, Adobe Systems. Archived 2003-12-04.
  5. Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0, Digital Photography Review. 2004-09-15.
  6. Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0 is no longer available, Adobe Systems. Archived 2006-10-04.

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