TWO CAT DIGITAL is the creation of Howard Brainen, a well-respected photographer, teacher and digital imaging expert. Brainen was a professional photographer for many years before launching one of the premier photographic laboratories, CUSTOM PROCESS, in Berkeley, California. An early adopter of technology, Brainen expanded his company's practice to digital imaging in 1988, and was one of the first to use the Photoshop image editing prototype called ImagePro, later licensed by Adobe. In 1992, Brainen installed one of the first Kodak Photo CD scanning stations in the world, operating a number of them over the years. As his practice and the field of digitization grew, Brainen saw a new opportunity. There was no robust and accessible system that could manage the millions of images created by digitization, so Brainen and his team designed one. The 'Image Database and Delivery System' was completed in 1996, and first used by the Hewlett-Packard Company.
In 2003, Custom Process became Two Cat Digital, a company dedicated to large digitization projects and digital imaging consulting for libraries, museums and archives. The company employs a team of highly qualified professionals and support staff to provide an array of specialized services. Brainen, an innovative and creative thought-leader in the field, continues to drive the daily operation of the company.