In Short

Adobe Systems is a San Jose, California based company that is focused on the creation of multimedia and creativity software. The company was first founded back in 1982 by John Warnock and Charles Geschke. As of 2015, the company has 13,500 employees, with around 40% of them working in the San Jose location.

The company is responsible for creating a wide variety of software, both for computers and mobile devices as well. Adobe is well known for quite a number of products, including the PDF, or Portable Document Format, Flash, and some creativity apps like After Effects, Premier Pro and way more.

For years, Adobe offered its products as a one-time purchase, until more recently when it began offering a cloud-based subscription model. Now, you can pay for the products you use monthly, instead of having to lay out thousands of dollars upfront to use the programs.