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P: Provide support for Linux (2011)

LEGEND ,
Apr 27, 2011 Apr 27, 2011

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I was wondering if Adobe released any Photoshop versions for Linux? Because I looked everywhere in Adobe's site but I could not find any information.

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Adobe Employee , Oct 01, 2021 Oct 01, 2021

We currently have no plans to build a version of Photoshop for Linux.

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LEGEND ,
Feb 03, 2020 Feb 03, 2020

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Considering teaching GIMP to my daughter and some of her classmates and keeping PS in Virtualbox for the same reason.  Linux support is so simple today there really is no reason not to support it.  Gimp ports easily to any platform and is adequately robust and superior is some ways.  If PS were a native install we would subscribe simply to support progressive thinking software.  As it is open-source [think Android etc] is responding more quickly to consumers needs and desires [operating system support is a great example] so it makes more sense to direct students to platforms that do not only recognize "walled gardens."  Cheers

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Engaged ,
Feb 04, 2020 Feb 04, 2020

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Spot on.
Not only wrong, I was unaware of how much GIMP improved over the last 10 years. For example, I didn't know that Content Aware tool in PS originated from GIMP's Resynthesizer filter (installed separately but still free as a bird). The more I know the program, the more "a-ha!" moments there are and I'm already feeling at home. At the same time it is forever being free. How cool is that?

Cheers for your progressive thinking Steven and teaching the kids.

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Community Expert ,
Feb 04, 2020 Feb 04, 2020

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I am not a Gimp user but I wonder if your history may not be a bit unclear on this. 
Content-Aware functionality in Photoshop goes a while back already and probably incorporates different approaches – at least I don’t immediately see how the seam-carving-approach behind Content-Aware-Scale would figure in Content-Aware-Fill. 
And Adobe would have to honor the patents that other software providers, even if it’s freeware, hold ... 

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Engaged ,
Feb 04, 2020 Feb 04, 2020

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Well I'm no software historian by any means, but initial Resynthesizer version goes back to 2008 by Paul Harrison. It includes both content aware fill for restructuring transparency and non-transparent things. Google says Content aware fill was introduced in PS CS5 in April 2010.

Now this all is rather meaningless in 2020, but the whole point was that GIMP made a long way and had some neat things ahead of its time.

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Community Expert ,
Feb 04, 2020 Feb 04, 2020

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That made me curious but a few sentences in on this 
https://patents.justia.com/patent/10332291
the curiosity waned ... and that was apparently filed 2017. 

In any case I am not trying to discourage anyone from using Gimp, a few years back we even had to use it to salvage a file that Photoshop could not edit anymore because of a curious, off-canvas pixel-limit violation. 

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 24, 2020 Feb 24, 2020

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Hello everyone , why do you not release any softwares under Linux?

Sorry I don't care Windows because I am very scared to Windows.  I am using since September 2018 with Ubuntu 18.04 and I cannot install Adobe software on wine because they are very sensitively. 

 

  1. Please release softwares under Linux! I thought you don't want release softwares under Linux. I recommend you have experience of XLib/Gtk3/4
  2. We would love to test trail version or buy softwares under Linux.

 

Please stop use only Windows and macOS! We want Adobe's Developers should release under Linux.

 

I recommend you release installer of Adobe like VMWare's Installer.

If you don't worry about distros like Ubuntu, Mind, Solus, Redhat, OpenSuse or ArchLinux etc.

 

I hope you understand me.  Sorry my bad English!

 

  • Best regards 

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Community Expert ,
Feb 24, 2020 Feb 24, 2020

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As far as I know there's actually no plan to support Linux. 

But: If it's so important for you the please post in Abobe's Bug-/Wishlist-Forum (https://www.adobe.com/products/wishform.html)  or like an existing entry.

 

This here is a public forum and not the support from Adobe. We are all normal users as you.

My System: Intel i7-8700K - 64GB RAM - NVidia Geforce RTX 3060 - Windows 10 Pro 22H2 -- LR-Classic 13.4 - Photoshop 25.9.1 - Nik Collection 7 - PureRAW 4 - Topaz PhotoAI 3

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Community Expert ,
Feb 24, 2020 Feb 24, 2020

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That was first asked for on 8-29-2012 https://community.adobe.com/t5/Get-Started/Creative-Cloud-for-Linux-Ubuntu/td-p/4407103

 

It has not happened in over 7 years... I don't work for Adobe, but I don't think it will ever happen

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 24, 2020 Feb 24, 2020

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@Alex_Matt: Thanks for moving my thread to wishforum - I will try out.

 

@John T Smith, it has problem with lonk looks like error page

 

Screenshot from 2020-02-24 20-04-55.png

 

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Community Expert ,
Feb 24, 2020 Feb 24, 2020

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the link I provided works just fine for me

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Community Expert ,
Feb 24, 2020 Feb 24, 2020

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As this meme says, I think you will be waiting for a long time and never get your wish.  

Designers like their Windows and Apple devices even if you don't.

 

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Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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New Here ,
Apr 16, 2020 Apr 16, 2020

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+1

My technical friends who use Windows always have this as either their 1st or 2nd reason for staying on Windows:
Adobe

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LEGEND ,
Apr 16, 2020 Apr 16, 2020

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Finally, is this where all of the actual requests for this should be made? I've jumped around quite a bit of threads to find this

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Community Expert ,
Apr 16, 2020 Apr 16, 2020

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By all means add your vote, present your argument ... but be ready to accept it if Adobe marketing doesn’t change their position on this anytime soon. 

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Engaged ,
Apr 16, 2020 Apr 16, 2020

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Ready for what? I already unsubscribed. There are plenty of fantastic photo software for Linux. Most are free. It's about how much time and resources you have to invest to learn something new. Further, it's so easy to reach devs and communicate with them directly about your wishes or issues you may have. They are more than eager to assist you.

My newest finding was Neat Image, professional noise reduction program, having a proper linux port.

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New Here ,
Apr 27, 2020 Apr 27, 2020

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Mc OS is just a Unix/Linux Distro they heavely locked down and started charging for.

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LEGEND ,
Apr 28, 2020 Apr 28, 2020

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A decade ago, there were many issues that prevented this that are apparently no longer an issue.

1) Linux fragmentation (Ubuntu seems to have won by a huge margin if you include derivatives like Linux Mint)

2) Users hating proprietary software (the Linux ecosystem is now full of proprietary apps like Skype, Zoom, Spotify, Netflix, and people actually pay for subscriptions regardless of platform)

3) Difficulty of porting (Wine has improved a lot in the past decade that making PS work for Wine is much easier than porting the entire software from scratch to Linux; users won't mind PS being bundled with a copy of Wine that works with it)

4) Not enough market share (there are many Linux users who already dual-boot with Windows just to use Photoshop; these are obviously counted as Windows users in PS surveys, but they will likely to pay for a version that works on Linux to get rid of the need for dual booting)

5) Linux is not a "professional" platform (even Microsoft now supports Linux in WSL, DotNET, Visual Studio, etc)

Hence, I wish to revive this request. I know this was requested years ago but the situation has changed and perhaps it may be time for a reevaluation.

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LEGEND ,
Apr 30, 2020 Apr 30, 2020

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Follow the Money...

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Community Beginner ,
May 08, 2020 May 08, 2020

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here's an opportunity to make that change.

https://www.change.org/p/adobe-systems-make-adobe-cc-run-natively-on-linux-platforms

Please share if you care.

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Community Beginner ,
May 08, 2020 May 08, 2020

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here's an opportunity to make that change.

https://www.change.org/p/adobe-systems-make-adobe-cc-run-natively-on-linux-platforms

Please share if you care.

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Community Beginner ,
May 24, 2020 May 24, 2020

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I found - the installation package for Linux Fedora/Ubuntu/Arch:

https://github.com/Gictorbit/photoshopCClinux

Photoshop cc version 2019

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Community Beginner ,
May 24, 2020 May 24, 2020

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Work pretty well, I see on Youtube Video - some adjustment form Adobe, and perfect package for Fedora or Ubuntu.

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Community Expert ,
May 24, 2020 May 24, 2020

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Finally getting somewhere.

 

 

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Community Beginner ,
May 25, 2020 May 25, 2020

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Next step - adobe, the developers' team.  Pick the script and put on the virtual machine for example Fedora - Install, test, and debug - if any error occurred, I presume prepper task board, make the task, solve one by one - several sprints - done, official Linux version of Photoshop CC.

 

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New Here ,
Jul 18, 2020 Jul 18, 2020

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I doubt Adobe reads these forums.

 

But with Apple's announcements about moving to ARM, I and I imagine many others are about to move to Linux over the next year or two. It's not tenable to stay in Apple's ecosystem as it becomes more and more closed with fewer and fewer options for power users.

 

I do not plan to use Windows.

 

I know my way around Linux very, very well, and use it for almost everything other than desktop applications. At my workplace, every but the marketing staff is Linux, and with the changes in Mac OS, well... You know what I'm about to say.

 

Adobe, we're paying customers. We'd love to continue paying Adobe for years to come. Otherwise, it's off to GIMP, RawTherapee/DarkTable, VivaDesigner, InkScape, etc.

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