Photoshop CC 2018: Do you plan to include Device Preview?

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Today I installed new Photoshop update (Adobe Photoshop Version: 19.0 20170929.r.165 2017/09/29: 1138933  x64). And to my surprise, the Device Preview panel is missing. I thought that maybe it needed another preference reset as in past it disappeared couple of times from the Window menu, and was back after resetting preferences (https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2372210), but now it didn't help, so I had a chat with Adobe Representative and he informed me that Device Preview is not a part of the program anymore, and I can downgrade my program to previous version to use it. So my question is, do yo plan to put this feature back to Photoshop or people should move away from it to other apps like Sketch, or (arguably) XD? I design a lot of responsive websites and was using this feature very often. Thanks!
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Official Response
Yes, Device Preview was removed from the latest version of Photoshop. We always try to avoid removing features unless absolutely necessary. In this case, it was necessary to improve the performance of Photoshop, as well as focus our development efforts on higher-priority needs.

If you are on macOS, I would recommend you try out the free Skala Preview app as an alternative.  The client app is available for both iOS and Android: https://bjango.com/mac/skalapreview/

If you are on Windows, there are a number of alternatives available that you might try.
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The PsMirror App requires the corresponding PS Mirror Plugin costs $14.90.

I haven't tried it but it does seem to allow you to connect via USB which is critical for people like myself who work in an office and don't connect their computer to the internet via WiFi. THis is the first solution I've seen that might actually work.
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the PsMirror has 15 days free trial. take a try, and ask for help from the author if anything wrong. they have tech support.
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Jordan Tavenner

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<removed swearing> I'll be exploring InVision Studio in 2018. Good job at losing people to your competitors.
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Stefan Daniel

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Can you tell me please, who decided to remove the Preview feature? Because that person must be removed IMMEDIATELY from Adobe! 
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As you say "If you are on Windows, there are a number of alternatives available that you might try." could you please suggest some app name which is available in google play store for Android device. 
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Well I for one will be skipping Photoshop 2018 altogether.

It's the buggiest release I've ever known (and I've only been using it for a couple of days) and this removal of an extremely useful and necessary tool (which seems as though it was done because your programmers just couldn't do their job and get it functioning properly) is the nail in the coffin.

Keep going with the way you're going Adobe, and I'll be burying that coffin and switching from Adobe altogether!
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I too can't believe this function was removed. I've been using it religiously to quickly view mobile sites and now it's gone?!? Thanks for suggesting Skala but I can't use it due to security issues, being that it isn't downloadable from the Apple Store.
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Very, very, very disappointing. How do you want to keep users that way? No wonder everyone moves to Sketch. It wad one of the most important feature.
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James Kelly

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@Adobe - you have made a HUGE error removing this feature! An absolute stinker in-fact! I know tonnes of designers in the creative industry that were using this feature - it was awesome! You surely can't bring a feature into Photoshop, get everyone buzzing about it and using it in their day-to-day workflows and then suddenly remove it 2 years later... surely future updates are meant to improve users workflow, not  disrupt it

Yes, no wonder the industry is moving to Sketch - seems like Adobe have no interest in trying to keep UI designers using Photoshop

Can I revert back to Photoshop CC 2017? But keep the other apps as CC 2018?
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Can I revert back to Photoshop CC 2017? But keep the other apps as CC 2018?

Yes you can have both versions / CC17 and CC 18 alltogether. You have to chose the download you want in the Creative Cloud panel ... Like this, you can access DEVICE PREVIEW in the CC17 version ... :))
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Please bring this back ASAP!

This really sucks... I use this feature all day, every day. I even purchased an extra iPhone and have it mounted next to my monitor for ease of use.

I mostly design emails and other web graphics. I'm not a UX/UI designer. I don't need Adobe Xd. It's not a substitute for Photoshop. I can't be going back and forth all the time between the two programs just to see what my work looks like on the phone.

What's the point of paying a monthly subscription if I can't update the program?

Can anyone recommend an alternative app for Windows 10?

Is there another app out there for the iPhone that can mirror a Photoshop document in real time like Adobe Preview?

Thanks!
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How are you doing with photoshop mirroring in Windows 10?
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肖伟峰

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Here is my solution,goto app store and search "ps play", you will get what you want, The app is designed by Tencent UCD Team. It works perfectly with a few setup.
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Thanks - I guess I'm not smart enough to make it work.
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肖伟峰

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still not working? Maybe I can provide some help!
shawnbrand.com@gmail.com
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Simon Deighton

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Please put it back......
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Attila Szenczi-Molnar

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Put it back
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Daniel Sagi

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Sad, sad day
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Lisa Bamford

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Put it back!
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dick

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Put it back right now!  WTF?!
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Benjamin Taub

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Can't believe this has been removed. I used it on literally every project. Back to Skala I guess, but why ? 
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Put it back!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop CC 2018 and Preview app.

I've updated to photoshop CC 2018.
Since the update, I cant seem to be able to connect photoshop to the preview app on my phone. I can't even find the "Preview" window in the windows panel
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I buy iPhone for Photoshop Device preview. Now Adobe remove it.

 I buy iPhone for Photoshop Device preview. Now Adobe remove it from Photoshop. Now what should I do?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I buy iPhone for Photoshop Device preview. Now Adobe remove it.

 I buy iPhone for Photoshop Device preview. Now Adobe remove it from Photoshop. Now what should I do?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Where did the device preview go to in the latest photoshop update!?!?.

I just updated my Photoshop CC and search endlessly for the device preview window and to my surprise it isn't there anymore. WHY did you take this out? Now I have more reason than ever to more entirely to Sketch. When will it come back?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Where the function device preview disappeared. Return it back, the one who took t....
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Put it back! Put it back! Why would you do such a thing? Now I am scrambling to figure out how to meet my deadline. So glad I was depending on Adobe!!!
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"skala preview"는 Mac OS 전용 프로그램입니다.
국내 "일반적인 기업"에서는 mac 환경으로 전환이 안된상태라서 유일하게 작업물을 실시간 미러링 할 수 있는 방법은 이 기능뿐입니다.
꼭 필요한 기능이니 검토 후 복구 부탁드립니다.
 
mirroring program "skala preview" is not supported at Windows 10.
In Korea, most web design tasks work in windows OS environments.
only way to real time mirror a piece of work is through this function.
The Windows OS user is a must-have function.
Please, help you reuse this function feature after reviewing it.
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Please come back DevicePreview!!!
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Jason Steed

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Wow. Odd decision. Sketch and Mirror it is.
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Put it back!
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Bring back Device Preview. Its not a super complicated function that is going to be using up all your engineers and resources. Its a live preview. Sheesh. I NEED THIS. WE NEED THIS! Why the resistance? Give the people what they want. Please. This is making every job frustrating. Can I speak to a manager? Your boss. Anyone.
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Tried Skala and that doesn't work. Thanks for nothing......so frustrated....