Photoshop: Provide support for Linux

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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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Google on forced windows updates & upgrade--I have screen shots (back home--out travelling for the week).


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I did, and couldn't find anything. All I found were articles on how to force Windows 7 to update to Windows 10 (not sure why there would be articles on how to do that if Windows 7 is forced to be upgraded to Windows 10 anyway), and how to disable forced updates from Windows 10 (i.e. how to prevent additional updates after you've already installed Windows 10). I didn't see anything about there being a forced update from Windows 7 to Windows 10.
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What someone is being confused about here is that Windows 10 (once installed as a free upgrade) forces the user to receive security updates. There's no way to disable the automatic security updates in Windows 10.

However, there is no forced upgrade from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Support for Adobe CC on linux.

Adobe CC (creative cloud) to be available on Linux.
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Since Windows 10 is more Mickey Mouse (telephone) OS, many people need possibility to use Photoshop on PC under more serious operating system.  How about Photoshop for Linux?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop is the only reason I have to buy Windows, why do you hate Linux?.

Why is Photoshop not supported on Linux machines? Many apps are, including games, but not Photoshop.

As a web frontend developer. The only reason I have to use Windows is Photoshop.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Do you Guys have any plan to release Photoshop for linux platform?.

Hi Guys,

Do you have existing any photoshop or any plan to release Photoshop for linux platform?

Thanks,
Shailesh
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Same question here. Would love to see Lightroom for Linux. I'm a professional photographer and webdesigner and left Windows and Apple years ago. I won't ever go back, so at the moment I have to be satisfied with Darktable and Aftershot Pro. Provide it, and I will buy it and use it, and I know a lot of other people will too.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop for all OS.

I think this is a crazy idea but it wiil be good if there is any version of ps that can installed in native linux system.I think debian is good starter
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Adobe Sales Management;

As you are aware, PC, Laptop, and Mac/Apple sales are diving across the American horizon. People just are not falling for the Microsoft Dog and Pony show. Even Dell has laptops under the $160.00 mark and these are Windows 10 Machines. Ubuntu and other Linux distros to include the crushing armies of Androids are storming the gates. There is even an Android version for the Intel PCs and Asia is working on a full-blown Android OS that will encompass and integrate Google as Android does now. This is built upon Linux.

You have to be seeing this.
You have to be aware of the fall of Microsoft.
Do you guys even look at sales? 

You will be forced to make a Linux-Based suite whether you like it or not. You will have to do so to survive.
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According to Stackoverflow Survey 2017, Linux Desktop is the second most common platform used by developers: https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2017#technology-platforms

It is also the most loved: https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2017#technology-most-loved-dreaded-and-wanted-platforms

I know that me and my developer collegues would buy Photoshop if it would be available for Linux.
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I will run Photoshop and Illustrator in a VM for eternity ... or until you make them native on linux. I think there's a ton of devs waiting for this, because Windows is a caveman O/S, and Macs are overpriced.
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@ Oscar: and Macs are overpriced... and annoying and egocentric and ugly (imho). Currently I'm using Aftershot Pro and Gimp which work very well for me as a photographer. As a webdesigner I'm using Inkscape + Gimp, and that combination also works for me. Using a Linux convertor I can even deliver cmyk files to a print service or publisher, never had any complaints.
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I'm going to have to take a look at Aftershot Pro. Being that I'm a long time Photoshop user (and paid Adobe a lot of money for all the upgrades over the years), I've really felt like moving away from it is only worth it if there's something that is at least as good. My experience with Gimp was that it wasn't. Even something like a clipping mask, which is easy in PS is just not possible with Gimp (or it wasn't the last time I tried). I use clipping masks a lot, so it's a must have feature for me.

Same thing goes for Illustrator. I haven't tried Inkscape, but I will. I can tell you one thing for sure, if Adobe doesn't make native Linux versions of their software, I will never be there customer again. I may someday be forced to use Gimp. I moved away from other operating systems a couple years ago, and with the exception of Photoshop and Illustrator, everything else I need is available for Linux. Most of it for free, as you know. I'm never going back to Windows or Mac (unless I'm paid a lot to do it).
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You are right ofcourse, I remember I used clipping masks a lot when exporting eps files for publishers. Because I don't do a lot of desktop publishing anymore I can do without Photoshop and Illustrator. Gimp took me a while in getting used to it, and except some things I miss, like simply Ctrl-click on a layer with transparency to select the object in that layer, clicking the mask tool and voila..., I even like working with Gimp more than I did with Photoshop.

By the way, I only use Aftershot Pro for raw converting, but since I use it, I barely touch Gimp. And when I have to, I can click on External Editor to open Gimp and there I can edit the image as a tif image. The only thing is that Gimp can't handle 16 and 32 bit images just yet, only the new development version and upcoming version 2.9.

So you are absolutely right about the advantages of Photoshop and Illustrator. I just coped and got used to the current limitations, which gave me one big win: I don't have to deal with the frustrations of working with Windows or Apple ;).
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I'm also photographer from Russia, and using Darktable/Rawtherapee/Aftershot for editing RAW files. But if Adobe will do Lightroom and Photoshop for Linux, its will be very cool.
Shut up, and take my money :)
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We as a company install and support Linux for our customers. One of our oldest client is a magazine publisher, whose whole infrastructure runs on linux. only for proof checking images they have a windows box in a vm for photoshop. They sure would pay for a photoshop on linux license, but not for windows os.
So please adobe people port PS to linux and cash in...
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11 year and not support, lol
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meaning what, exactly???
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Hello,

If theres something I would love to use on my Linux machine it is the Adobe Suite. A large amount of us, the linux users, are involved with the web technologies and videogames. You may understand that in the process of development we need some tools for our graphical content, and the Adobe Suite excels for this kind of work.

As many other people, I stopped using Windows long time ago - more than 2 years -. I have a Mac and a Linux. The only great benefit I see from using the Mac, it is because there are more programs than on Linux. For the rest, even the terminal and the Graphical UI are very similar.

That said I end up suggesting you to port your Adobe programs for Linux. By doing it, I am sure the market share will really increment and then you could earn a lot of money.

Think of Linux. It is free so anyone can use it. Ubuntu for example is pretty straightforward to use, and Windows for example has lots of problems with viruses.

I am sure you use Linux in your servers - unless you have a deal with Microsoft in which case it all is self explanatory. Give us all the joy of having great software on this great OS ecosystem of Linux.
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Can I add a vote to this? I'd love to run Photoshop on my linux box, it would cut down on the switching between my machines.
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bJust like to vote for photoshop on Linux, currently don't have a CC subscription but I would in a heartbeat if CC was made available on linux. You could use mono maybe!
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Please just compile this for Linux already. Windows is a disaster lately. Constant bugs on and off with these updates, and tonight Windows corrupted itself and I had to spend hours fixing it manually in command prompt. Linux hasn't always been the most user friendly, but I never had this much hell with Linux, its far more stable and easier than Windows 10 has been for me. I hate to say it because I have used Windows since Windows 95, but seriously, I'm sick of being tied to this OS because devs refuse to compile for Linux. The excuse that not enough people use Linux is dumb. If you cannot support Linux as often as Windows because of cost, fair enough, but what is stopping you from atleast releasing a Linux version every 3-4 years? I'd happily use photoshop from 4 years ago, if it ran on Linux natively, versus the latest version on Windows. Right now the only way to do it is Virtual Machine, which is expensive and not worth it unless you have a super computer. And this excuse of "not enough people use Linux" is ironic, because companies like you not supporting Linux, is part of the reason why more people don't use Linux. Photoshop is such an important program for so many people, that many of us are not going to ditch Windows, unless a Linux alternative popups for all the programs we use. I haven't found a decent alternative to photoshop in Linux, but if there were and you still didn't support Linux, I would ditch photoshop.
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Please save us from Windows, Adobe. Though with your latest Win 10 exclusivity news I fear Microsoft is far too deep in your pockets.
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Hi Adobe!
Time has come to change the operating system in our company. We are now running 100% on Linux Mint. Since we moved to Linux support cases decreased over 70%, no more junkware, no more bloody software failures.
Now it's up to you! Please provide Linux versions of Adobe products. Virtual Machines and wine can't handle this. Read the signs of time!
Best regards
Andre Engelmann
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled L I N U X ... linux.

Film and Game industry are billions-dollars industry. And most studios run on Linux. I guess Adobe do not want tap into this and get some money? Hundreds artist struggling running PS on some sort of dual machines or Wine to work... Imagine how much Adobe can charge for floating license for studios running PS on Linux... Shame.
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Feature request platforms like these are proof that big companies care only about money and aren't much focused on pioneering and innovation. This is the third most requested feature here and there is no real feedback from the company. Nice!
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While no answer is indeed marked as the official response I think you may want to refer to Mr.Cox’ posts. 

Feature request platforms like these are proof that big companies care only about money and aren't much focused on pioneering and innovation. 
Of course Adobe, the company, »wants« to make money. 
So if they expected to be able to »make money« with a Linux version they would very likely produce it. 
Their research apparently indicates that the cost/benefit ratio does not justify this yet, though. 

As for feature request platforms in general: Which forms or channels for user input do you deem to provide a better approach? 
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Hi Christoph,
Of course Adobe, the company, »wants« to make money. So if they expected to be able to »make money« with a Linux version they would very likely produce it. 
Obviously not, because this threat is more than 4 years old (all in all), and the platform landscape has vastly changed since the start of it, but Adobe still does not see a reason to support Linux as a platform (or wine as an emulator for example).

But in the meantime other project have surfaced to replace Adobe's product range, and are gaining speed (and quality).

IMHO supporting the two major package formats, deb and rpm, alongside the LSB would make all the difference.
There are lots of products out there for the linux world without open sourcing their code, if that's what they fear to have to do, and they can ( could ) make tons of money, not only in the enterprise sector (like SAP) but also with private installations and hobbyists.

We see a lot of linux installations popping up, and as it gets simpler and way more hassle free than the typical windooze installation/update/... , it is a market to be  reckoned with.

We as a company (and I personally) promote the change from Windows to Linux over the last twenty years and it seems that it starts to stick.

Ultimately it is Adobe's decision if and when they will support Linux, but from a commercial view it is illogical not to do it.
And if one takes a closer look on the web facing infrastructure of Adobe, it seems that most of it is already linux- or unix based. Just sayin'


Best Regards
W.
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christoph: I have nothing against their desired to make a profit. It makes sense and is desired even for me as a customer. The problem is they don't innovate. It is not that hard to make a software cross platform compatible. This is proof of their laziness and lack of innovation.
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It is not that hard to make a software cross platform compatible. 
I am not a programmer but in the past it has been stated by people more knowledgable on this issue than me that it is not easy. (edited)
Considering the bugs that slipped through with the last full version it seems obvious that spreading the testing-resources over one more OS might be an overly bold decision.  
And what with the apparently upcoming Photoshop for iOS Adobe will, it seems to me, effectively offer Photoshop for three OS. And I suspect that Photoshop for Android will not be far behind, which would make It four. (Though I am not sure what the effort on either will mean ...) 

Obviously not, because this threat is more than 4 years old (all in all), and the platform landscape has vastly changed since the start of it, but Adobe still does not see a reason to support Linux as a platform (or wine as an emulator for example).
I cannot rule out that Adobe’s market research/metrics may be flawed or that the cost/benefit ratio they would deem acceptable may not border on the indecent but I am fairly confident that Adobe continuously assesses and reassesses where and how they could make more money. 
And Linux seems to keep on coming up short. 

Naturally Linux users are right to make themselves heard on this, the official, channel. 
But trying to tell Adobe how easy the port would be and how wrong their research is may not have the desired effect ... 
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I am not saying it is easy to make it cross platform compatible. But it is possible when desired. Far smaller teams are making open source software compatible. Even commercial software (games, editors etc.). My main question is what's the point from these feature requests if the companies using these don't provide results.
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My main question is what's the point from these feature requests if the companies using these don't provide results.
I guess one basically best considers this Forum a one-way communication platform. 

Sometimes Adobe employees will acknowledge a bug and report whether it’s being worked on or comment on a feature request.
But they are seemingly not allowed to make announcements about the timeline of upgrades/updates and the planned fixes or new features for legal reasons. 

And if no Adobe employee chimes in at all the message will supposedly have been registered nonetheless.
Whether it will inform future decisions is naturally another issue.