John Nack, longtime Adobe team member, Photoshop evangelist and frequent blogger, announced today he will be leaving the company after 13 years for Google’s digital photography team.

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.

Nack has been a vocal member of Adobe over the years using his company blog to detail his experiences with product development and related topics.

Nack tallies the number of posts on his Adobe blog at over 4,200 and says he’ll continue to post through the end of the week before joining Google. 

In his announcement, Nack says he’ll continue to be active on social media as well as his personal blog at

He worked first-hand on development with Adobe’s Photoshop for years and most recently has served as Principal Product Manager for Adobe’s digital video team which he discussed in-depth in a recent interview.

Read his announcement in full here.