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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Adam Garlow

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Adobe, please work on this. I get a work license for CC but I would almost buy my own subscription just for Linux support.
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Celvin Rivas

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I'm a Linux User and I paid for adobe subscription, when are we going to be heard? 
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Macintosh is obviously dying, cause their overprized mid-end-hardware and a fair but useless support. Apfs is going to break a lot of opened proyects and people is swichting to windows massively.

Im not, Iḿ a ujser of Linux & mac  since 00' . I left mac cause the improvements of linux are leaving these systems well above mac, both in performance and customization. With  a lot of color managment tools, Krita, Darktable,.rawtherapee, imagemagick, the powerful but crazy unusable GUI GIMP, thereally powerful image compress tools (Guizly, mozjpeg), blender, Davinci resolve....

Nividia supports officialy linux and bsd drivers.

with the creation of memdisk, caching ram and ssd-nmve tools, raidz, Vlm and zfs... a basic 2010 pc beats easily an actual mac. Specially thje great power black trash i can early 2019.

Think about adobe Intel is linux friendly, microsoft is linux friendly, Windows is going to linux, he's gestating a little Linus Torwalds JR. kernel inside, and porting all drivers to GNU plattform.

Look at Davinci, Itś not free, and is a nitro-powered ferrari beating all benchmarks of premiere, Final cut, Avid... of course, in Linux/BSD systems. (mine is FreeBSD, cause native ZFS, solid as a rock and as fast as you want). Adobe, look at present  ;)




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I have been waiting for years for Adobe to start Linux support and I am sick of waiting anymore. I will start switching to Linux software for my editing needs and keep my subscription to adobe cc on the side for now. But as soon as I get the hang of these programs I will be canceling my subscription. I feel like Adobe is just not listening here.
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I would like to ad my vote for Adobe to port all CC apps to Linux. ASAP.  I am a long time Adobe user who is eager to jump to Linux. and considering doing so without Adobe. I think I am one of many.

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Please please PS & LR Linux support!.

Since you already fully support Android (linux) I guess it's time for Adobe to finally accept Linux as a legitimate OS and start supporting it via CCloud.

I wouldn't think twice if PS and LR would be supported natively in Linux. Do you know how many Linux users long for your programs and keep Windows boot only to run Adobe apps? :-/

Every other company out there got some sort of linux support, even Steam built their port and actively makes Proton, granting access to majority of their Windows-native games with close to zero performance penalties. Something like that wasn't possible not so long ago!

And oh - DaVinci app is there! Need we say more?!

Come on guys, it's 2020 almost. It's time! :-)
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I'm amazed Linux hasn't seen more love from adobe,
If they can get it to run on the dumpster fire's that are windows and ios; Linux should be a breeze.

the only real downside I can see is the mass of distro's they may look into supporting
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It wouldn't/should be an issue anymore considering Linux has gone long way since manual code compiling.

Not only there are fairly uniformed debian packages, but also flatpak, snap and others that work on every linux, regardless of the distro.

I don't think that's the issue at all, but probably some exclusivity towards Microsoft on the PC, or general opinion of the Open Source users that is totally different than of commercial products (and in a good way), so maybe Photoshop and other packages wouldn't see so many paid users.

Because, this back and forth with Adobe made me learn to use open source alternatives and their workflows. I realized how incredibly advanced RawTherapee is for RAW developing (far more than LR) and how much GIMP improved in every segment and even more advanced in certain areas than PS for photo editing. I still have PS in Virtualbox, just in case my job requires it, but so far, I'm yet to use it and will probably cancel my sub.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.