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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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70 Points

9 y ago

Who knows if or when Adobe will port Photoshop / Elements to Linux. The GIMP is not currently a subsititute for either of these programs (although 16-bits per channel editing is on it's way in GIMP ... a while from now, maybe not until version 3).
As things stand you can get Corel Aftershot Pro (which is a re-branded Bibble) for your workflow (it handles many RAW, and JPEG and TIFF images as input) and use it in conjunction with ImageMagick (if necessary). Aftershot Pro is available in 32- and 64- bits RPM and DEB formats at the Corel website. Registration cost me $55. ImageMagick is free and available in nearly all distro's repositories.
I'm just starting out with Ubuntu Linux so I haven't really any experiences to relate. But from the many tidbits I found on Google, it appears to be doing excellent service for many photographers who choose Linux.

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62 Points

9 y ago

Just a heads up, Adobe. You guys might want to start supporting Linux, like you should have done years ago. GIMP development is picking up. Without a crystal ball, its not too hard to guess that the growing user base of Linux users stuck with GIMP and no Photoshop (unless you count buggy WINE) is going to cause the demand for GIMP to increase. You've already lost your Flash market. If you don't want to start losing small portions of Photohop user, you'll port to Linux before they start migrating to GIMP.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Support Linux before Gimp Takes Away Your Market.

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72 Points

9 y ago

Photoshop on Linux, many questions, let see if we can get a solution.
Lets make a pre-sale event where linux user will be asked to purchase a "future release" of photoshop for linux they will insert real credit card information. A "budget expense" goal gets posted and if it gets reached, then the user will be charged and receive a email with download information and serial number. How does it sounds.

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

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112 Points

9 y ago

I have been buying and upgrading Photoshop and Premiere Elements every year and it's a great consumer product from experience. However, I have finally 'ditched' Windows! Is Adobe likely to release versions that will also run on Linux (Ubuntu) any time soon? Or shall I ditch Adobe too?!!

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

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152 Points

9 y ago

Missing all Adobe products on LINUX or at least on UBUNTU. Many of us gets furious about MS Windows OS-es. I am not alone who wants this. We have been just waiting for years for this opportunity.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Adobe on LINUX !!!.

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102 Points

9 y ago

I am wondering since I think it would be a great thing to consider. Since Microsoft's change of direction (going from stable work desktops to touchpads and mobile solutions) have made future software compatability uncertain, more and more developers have started looking into supporting Linux (Valve is one of those companies, with the Steam Platform).

As a systemdeveloper myself I think it wouldn't be too hard to make this happen technically, since Adobe programmers already have knowledge in linux-development (Flashplayer for one), also Photoshop already uses the QT-library, which is highly supported under Linux.

I know Wine have been the solution for running photoshop on linux, but it works really bad on later versions, also it doesnt give the stability serious work needs.

It would be really great if you could at least consider this (maybe cram it in some monday-morning-meeting?), not only will your userbase slightly grow, but it will help open up the Linux OS's great capabilities and potential, as well as futureproofing your product in case this behaviour goes mainstream.

As you might already know Linux is not a companybacked stable closed project, but largely maintained by the users itself and its different distribution-branches, which makes it hard to reach out to big companies like yourself. I know there is Fedora/RHEL, Ubuntu/Canonical and those, but the biggest change their companybacking has made is implementing Amazon-ads (if you ignore the fact that linux-enthusiasts can get paid to do what they love etc, but that is not the point here).

Have a great day, to whoever might be reading this, and I hope you will be one of the first companies that joins in on the upcoming potential Linux-revolution!

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Is there any planned native support for Photoshop under the GNU/Linux OS?.

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Again, Photoshop does not use QT in any way. (nor could it without rewriting QT)

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112 Points

9 y ago

Corel is already one step ahead to have released Aftershot Pro as native Linux client. Just bought my copy a few days ago and I'm quite impress with it with its performance. Not quite the full blown Photoshop but certainly an good Elements contender. Go for it guys and see how Adobe will respond to lost in market shares. Someone will have to learn it the hard way!

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Thank you Micheal! I had no idea that Corel Aftershot Pro existed for Linux! I just tested the trial version and bought it right away... it works fantanstic on xubuntu 14.04!

As an IT Consultant, I've had so many complaints from many of my SMB customers about having a good viable commercial image cataloging & RAW format editing application for the layman on linux desktops, and now I have something to show them!

Cheers & Thanks Again!!!!

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222 Points

9 y ago

Ok guys, it's enough. Money it's the thing isn't it? How much cost for YOU to develop photoshop for Linux. Put a price, we can make a Donation pool with the goal you want/need.

Who cares about your fictional market, or the problems will emerge fighting with an OS, If we pay you, you will do it,

We want you to develop Adobe CS7 for linux ( I specially need Flash Pro, Photoshop, and Premiere as main tools)

So, What's the cost? How much do you want? Where I put my money? Tell me now!

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152 Points

9 y ago

What if M$ and Apple pays regularly for not providing PS to Linux ?

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A company like Adobe not conforming to your and other Linux-users’ wishes does not mean that they are involved in shady (and probably illegal) practices.
And with the occasional frictions between Macintosh and Adobe it seems even more unlikely to me that they would conspire in such a way.

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Not conforming != Denies

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What is that supposed to mean exactly?
Is anybody denying that you and others wish to see a Linux version of Photoshop?

As far as i understand they are not malevolently denying you something that exists, they have decided not to invest the resources it would take to create the thing you and others wish for.

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"Not conforming" is a nasty confirmation. It does not mean that Adobe denies shady practices, and also does not mean that shady practices are not being done.

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I am not an Adobe employee so my using the term does not mean much to begin with (apart from describing what I perceive).
But I would be much surprised if Adobe would not deny shady business practices.

Voicing your suspicion is naturally your right, but I in turn suspect that you have not thought this supposed conspiracy* through thoroughly.

Edit: *) I assume two companies secretly paying a third company to affect a further entity or persons could be called a »conspiracy«.

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62 Points

9 y ago

When will be photoshop compatibile for Linux distributions? Why still didn't? I need that and many other designers and developers!!!

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

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72 Points

9 y ago

I vote for the "conspiracy theory", after all most of photoshop and other functionality are provided by qt a c++ cross platform library and ide. If you don't believe me just go into the install dir and look for any dll that has the word qt in its name. so probably to compile it for linux they just need a... very difficult..button click

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Photoshop doesn't use Qt in any way.
And Qt is not that easy to port between platforms (we used to have an app that used Qt -- which is why we are not about to use Qt again).

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»I vote for the "conspiracy theory"«
It strikes me as remarkable how easily you seem ready to basically call a Photoshop programmer who has generously contributed to this thread (and many others on other issues on this and other Fora) a liar.
Or am I misinterpreting your statement?

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62 Points

9 y ago

Linux has had phenomenal momentum in the past 3 years and continues to grow,
with large creative companies like Valve and THQ now supporting linux. Video card and hardware compatibly, commercial licensing and distro support but Adobe does not step into this thriving ecosystem... Why you neglect all these people who want PROFESSIONAL tools in Ubuntu ?Why dont you transfer your Creative Suite to Ubuntu to give it a huge boost ?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Make an UBUNTU version of the application....

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82 Points

9 y ago

Adobe management , This is a request to provide adobe photoshop version for ubuntu..

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
photoshop for ubuntu.

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62 Points

9 y ago

Adobe has always said that GNU/Linux world was not a good place for sell their products, and that Linux's users are not ready for spend for softwares.

Now that this idea is completly trashed by Valve who has launched its Steam platform for Linux, showing a florid market, will Adobe steps in the Linux world too?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
After Valve, will Adobe steps into GNU/Linux world?.

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176 Points

9 y ago

With Windows "Blue" it seems Microsoft has full blown contempt toward the desktop, windowed multitasking environment. Can you guys produce the full Creative Suite Master Collection for the Linux platform?

Creative Suite is the only thing keeping me on Windows. And no I don't want to buy special Apple hardware to run OSX.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Create a Linux version of the Creative Suite.