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3 February 2014

On his Adobe blog today, John Nack announced he is leaving Adobe to join Google's digital photography team. Nack is a former Photoshop product manager and recently was working on video and tablet apps for the company.

He explained:

Merlin Mann once asked me, "What do you want ten times more of?" I knew the answer: Impact. I'm so proud of the impact I've had at Adobe. From Smart Objects to Photoshop's first-ever public beta to countless little tweaks over the years ("I swear because I care!!"), I'm proud of that legacy. Now, though, I'll get a chance to work on some new projects. It's about doing something very different from and I think complementary to, the work I've done at Adobe.

The blog, which is called John Nack on Adobe, will run through Friday. Nack has 120 drafts pending. And after 4,200 posts and 33,000 comments, he's considering continuing the blog via

After 14 years at Adobe, he concludes the post:

I want to tell you -- and I say this with all the sincerity in my body -- thank you for giving me such an honor & privilege of making products for you for so long.

As he observed in a footnote to the post, Adobe and Google have collaborated for years "and I hope to take that even further. There's so much we can all do to help photographers & storytellers of every sort."

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