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Wed, Apr 27, 2011 12:23 PM

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Photoshop: Provide support for Linux

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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62 Points

9 years ago

I'm a web developer. I use linux. I need photoshop. PLEASE release photoshop for linux.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Photoshop for Linux.

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80 Points

9 years ago

Linux users would definitely pay for a Photoshop port. Linux users paid the most for the Humble Indie Bundle pack. Quote from Wikipedia:

"By tracking pricing, Wolfire Games found that Linux users were the most generous, paying about US$14 per bundle, followed by MacOS X users (US$10) and Windows users (US$7–8)".

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94 Points

9 years ago

I am wondering if someone from Adobe checks this topic?

We don't get any response to our requests.
I know nobody obliged to do it, but still it will be nice to hear what Adobe thinks.

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195.8K Points

9 years ago

We read all the topics.

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94 Points

9 years ago

And what do you think about the idea?

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24.7K Points

I think you might find quite a few lines Adobe employee/s have typed on the issue, for example here
http://forums.adobe.com/thread/487814...
http://forums.adobe.com/message/35706...

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62 Points

9 years ago

I'm waiting for Linux version of PS !!!!!!! PS is more better than THE GIMP (more user friendly, more beautiful, more powerful).....................................

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Photoshop on LInux.

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14.3K Points

9 years ago

Dear Adobe Gripes #3594, #10, #9162, #5087 , #2186 & #6264

"Make a photoshop version for linux!!!"

"Port to Linux."

"it's time for a Linux version of Photoshop!"

"Where is adobe photoshop for linux?!"

"Please look into making Linux versions of at least Photoshop. Your biggest competitor in that arena is the GIMP. Seriously."

"Please, make a linux version of Photoshop. There a lot of CG and VFX makers who use a linux pipeline!"

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608 Points

9 years ago

The claim that there aren't enough Linux users to make ports of Photoshop, Lightroom, or any commercial software brings up the chicken-and-egg nature of this problem. There aren't enough users because some commercial software (PS, LR) is missing. But the software is missing because the software companies won't port the software because there aren't enough users.

There is a lot of great open source software out there--but on the commercial side, somone has to go first, right? Plus Adobe provides the Acrobat Reader for Linux, so they have some developers with Linux experience...

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76 Points

9 years ago

Hi.! I am an Italian Ubuntu user, I know i was thinking maybe That it be fantastic have Adobe programs for Linux for me, but Also for the Linux community.
Given the rise of Linux users, It Might Also be useful for your Interests.

Probably I am neither the first nor the last to tell you this, but I think it's useful to tell you the same.

Greetings
Andrea Gallons kingokongo46@gmail.com

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Adobe programs for Linux.. A fantastic idea !!!.

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62 Points

9 years ago

Hello,

I'am a German Linux User with different Distributions. I searched a while to see if there is a new Status on Adobe Products under Linux (ecp. PS)

I've added this reply pnly to show my Support!

The Argument Linux User want Pay for Software isnt correct i think.
have a look at the HumbleIndieBundles!" Linux User mostly payed the doubled prices of Win and Mac Users. I think one of the reasons is Linux User have alternatives that doesnt cost anything and have the choice if they buy a paid software or use a free one.

It would be interresting to know how many flash and acrobat-reader linux version where downloaded. this would give evtl. a good value of how many linux desktop are really out there.

btw. i started Digital Photography. at the moment i would purchase a copy of PS / LR.
till then i use free tools under Linux. maybe they get better and a purchase isnt nesseseray anymore! ;)

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112 Points

9 years ago

I just read the "PhotoShop For Linux ?" thread from the old feature request forum. Adobe's survey data suggested that the majority of linux users were not willing to purchase professional software. Has Adobe since gathered user data since the release of Ubuntu Software Center, which allows developers to charge for their software? If so, are users more willing to pay for professional software now that there is a platform for it on Linux?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Photoshop for Ubuntu Software Center?.

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Yes, we have gathered more user data. Nope, it hasn't changed the market in a measurable way. There still is no significant market for commercial desktop software on Linux. Linux use is growing, but MacOS and Windows are growing much faster.

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112 Points

Is there a checklist somewhere of all of the obstacles that Linux faces before it is a viable platform in terms of software? I read somewhere that font and color were big problems, but is that it?

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There is no one, comprehensive checklist that I know of. But yes, lack of standards and lack of system provisions for things that should be system wide (like fonts and color) are stumbling blocks. They can be overcome, but the OS really should already have standards and handling for things like that. (and "pick the window manager of the month" doesn't help, either)

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112 Points

I think that because each element of the system is designed and developed by different entities, the software doesn't have a chance to fully mature before the next project comes into popular use by most distros.

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124 Points

Gimp, Chrome, Firefox, OpenOffice/LibreOffice, and most of the software I use every day works equally well on Windows, Mac, and every major Linux desktop distribution. I currently pay significant money for IntelliJ IDEA and Crashplan on Linux, and they also support all of those operating systems. If they can do it, why can't Adobe?

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108 Points

9 years ago

Okay, how about this - start a campaign wherein you have something like Kickstarter, so you can assess the number of people who'd buy Photoshop for Linux and accordingly, you could decide whether you want to port or not.

One of the major roadblocks in desktop Linux adoption is the lack of Photoshop for it. You guys make it, and you can be sure that there will be a huge upsurge in the number of Linux users (as well as Photoshop users.)

These aren't people who are covered under your market surveys and "are not willing to pay for software" but rather Windows and Mac OSX users who are sick and tired of those platforms and really want to switch to Linux. Do it. They'll love you more. And pay you more, too.

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76 Points

What you said certainly reflects the truth ..

I am a new linux user, from about one year, i was bored about Widnows and IOS,
not enough freedom, we want more, Linux is a new world in respect of operative systems, linux users are more likely to pay for programs.

I would not have problems to buy an original Photoshop, linux user are are happy to reward good distribuitions of programs..!

Sorry for my english, i am Italian ! ;)

Regards Andrea !!!

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3.5K Points

Well looks like you'll have some real "market research" from that other company
because their releasing a LightRoom like application for linux (not free).

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62 Points

9 years ago

we want photoshop for linux! give us updates on https://getsatisfaction.com/adobe/top... last official response is 10 months ago!!!

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Photoshop for Linux.

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24.7K Points

Could that request possibly have been expressed more politely?

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222 Points

9 years ago

12,534 responses in http://gsfn.us/t/2n2ux . .. How many interested clients you need more to say is a too small request?

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112 Points

8 years ago

As many other posts and questions have stated, Adobe software needs to be ported to Linux.

There have been forum threads and ideas voted upon and haven't amounted to anything, with a common excuse of "Linux users don't want to pay for software" which is completely false. Take a look at EVERY Humble Indie Bundle and look at what group paid the most for their software.

Adobe doesn't want to invest into this because they don't think there is a market for it. Users don't want to purchase Adobe software that doesn't run on their OS, so it's just a vicious cycle.

The solution is quite easy. Start a Kickstarter (or equivalent) campaign already. This way if you can't get the funding you need, then you don't have to commit any developers' time.

To make this more effective, start with a single product instead of the entire suite. I would recommend you start with Photoshop as it would grab the most attention.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
The Solution to the Adobe software on Linux dilema..

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130 Points

Your point is excellent! The Kickstarter idea is quite good and it will really show Adobe if it's worth the work!