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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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82 Points

9 y ago

now we know that the % of GNU/Linux users is equal or superior at the macOS users.

the market is here and many others are just using ms win because theycan't have their cs studio on GNU/Linux

it would be very very nice to have it on linux os :)

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124 Points

9 y ago

I'm currently arguing at work to pay someone $50/hr to run Illustrator for a week so that I don't have to buy it and use it on Windows or Mac. I'm sure there are Linux users out there who won't pay for Photoshop. But there are Windows users who pirate it and don't pay now. I personally pay hundreds of dollars every year for software that I run on my Linux desktop. I know dozens of Linux desktop users and every one of them pays hundreds of dollars for software that they run on their Linux desktop.

I'm not a big fan of Wine, but if you have no interest in supporting Linux directly, maybe you would consider contributing development or funds to making Photoshop work well with Wine.

I don't know why I'm even writing this. I've been subscribed to these threads for years and any sane person would have concluded years ago that Photoshop will *never* support Linux. Free, open-source equivalents like gthumb and UFRaw are easy enough to use now that I can kind of do what I need to with them (Photoshop is still easier to use, has more features, supports real fonts, etc.). In a few months or maybe a year or two, I may not need Photoshop any more. Certainly if GIMP gets 16-bit-per-channel support, that will affect your market on Windows and Mac.

So I suppose I'm writing to sort of wave farewell and say, "thanks for the memories" as I ride off into the distance. I really loved Photoshop. It is just about the last remaining piece of non-Linux software that I sometimes open a Windows VM to run. From me, that's a very high compliment. Parting is such sweet sorrow. Best wishes.

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102 Points

8 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
A (reasonable) request for Linux.


This post comes from here: http://forums.adobe.com/message/57389... I didn't know about this forum :)

Hi Adobe Team,

I want to make "another" request for Photoshop in Linux, and I would be glad if you people could take it in consideration. First of all, there are some clear statements:

- Adobe will never port Photoshop to Linux natively.

- They would loose tons of money porting it for a very small amount of real customers (and for real I mean people who already bought the product and are willing to move to Linux), c'mon be realistic. When Chris Cox said that it wasn't without reason, there is a huge userbase in Linux, but no real profit in the short/mid term for Adobe (and I could cry out of shame by telling this, but it's true)

-It would require at least 1-2 years of work and testing, which maybe Adobe can't afford (I don't know)

So, I'm making my request based on those premises, you will never port Photoshop to Linux natively, BUT:

Could you make an internal study to see if it's affordable for Adobe to provide official support for installation through Wine? I mean, maybe you're doing it, but if not, could you just assign one or two people to make the Wine installers? (that shouldn't take too much time neither money) those people only need to allocate time when it's a new Photoshop release, and the rest of the time they can continue with their usual tasks.

Maybe I'm saying too much, but I think this could be a reasonable way to ask Adobe for some Linux support without asking them to invest tons of money.

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There are two questions that I left out of the box:

1) A very common response would be: "But the community is already doing the installers, why should we bother?"

It's true, the community are doing them, but they're not enough. There are some Photoshop internals that people miss to make the installers good enough, and a bit of help from the Photoshop team would be nice to solve those bumps in the road.

2) Another possible response: "But the Linux landscape is very fragmented"

True, that's one of the features of Linux, and one of the biggest disadvantages to make huge programs like Photoshop work properly. What I'm asking in this post is to make Wine installers, so the Photoshop team doesn't have to care about:

- Efficiency: Wine has it's own efficiency, if we hav to use a bit slower Photoshop we can bear with it.

- Fragmentation: Wine and the distros take care about the differences between linux distros, so the adobe team doesn't have to

- Support: We don't ask for application support. Just for installation, if for some reason Wine installs Photoshop OK but it fails during runtime it's not Adobe's fault, we're using multiple layers that are not meant to be there in the native product.

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80 Points

Of course we need it native, How do I will use my Wacom? Your comment is cleverless and . . . just leave it in ignorant and cleverless.

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80 Points

Forget Wine. Wacom Driver it can be usable if it's Native. I need it for 3D, concept and ilustration. A Wine instalation is not enough.

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72 Points

8 y ago

There are literally dozens of threads for this, many receiving hundreds and thousands of votes and responses on each. Forums have been closed due to high popularity of the threads.

This is getting absolutely ridiculous. Your fans in Linux, and your users who wish to switch dont even care if its native or emulated. Just make it happen.

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80 Points

I would like to use hundrends of insults to your comment, but I should consider you don't understand. We are serious Artists that would like to use a real Operating System using FULL FUNCTIONAL. Of course we need it native, How do I will use my Wacom? Your comment is cleverless and . . . just leave it in ignorant and cleverless.

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80 Points

Of course we need it native, How do I will use my Wacom?

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102 Points

The Wacom compatibility layer would be provided by Linux (which has full support for Wacom, I'm using my Intuos Pro M right now) for the Wine application, so I don't see the problem :)

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102 Points

I got the response by mail but it doesn't appear here, so I will repond to it anyways. I didn't mean to provide support trough Wine, I mean that Linux has full native support for Wacom tablets, and you don't need to have it in Wine, since Linux will take care of that.

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80 Points

That's the point. Adding my comment is. Running Photoshop via Wine is useless for Ilustrators or concept artist. Even worse for 3D Artists. Wacom have support on linux, and thank to the native express keys configuration with gnome 3. Understand guys. Autodesk, and many other giants are passing to Linux as well, What's wrong with you Adobe?!

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82 Points

8 y ago

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


When is Photoshop and Premiere coming to Linux? I know more and more people are switching to Linux.. which really SHOULD be the default platform for creatives/artists.

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68 Points

7 y ago

Any news about Photoshop for linux?

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1.5K Points

7 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Creative Cloud for Linux or Ubuntu.


Would like to divorce myself from Windows and OSx entirely but I can't because CC only works with those OS interfaces. If CC can port the OSX version over to a gnome shell, we could build/buy more capable machines at a fraction of the cost to do some great things. Like get better lenses.

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70 Points

7 y ago

@Chris Cox:

http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/bro...

Mac vs GNU/Linux - 9,6% vs 5,3%

https://www.humblebundle.com/

Average Windows: $7.89
Average Mac: $9.91
Average Linux: $10.93

We are professionalists(most of us are coders), whose use professional operating system. We have high payment and we know how to buy software.

http://developer.ubuntu.com/apps/sdk/

You can suport only Ubuntu like Valve.

Windows Phone 8 has 1,9% now but you bring them mobile PS ;)

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60 Points

7 y ago

Why not say adobe to place a pre-order for photoshop for linux to see how many people would buy it, and if they see for example 100'000 people would buy it, after they can develop it and pay their cost.

What do you think ? A kind like the ubuntu-phone has done

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70 Points

7 y ago

@Dominique

That would be great, but i already pay 19,99 euro monthly for Photoshop and Lightroom and still cant install these apps on my favourite OS 'cause of Adobe politic. I understand that business is business, but how i can be loyal to Adobe company if they piss on my needs?

I use Aftershot Pro 2 instead of Lightroom 'cause Corel have made Linux version some time ago. If they port Paintshop on Linux i will drop Adobe products.

Lightroom-> Corel Aftershot Pro 2/Darktable(for regular user)
Premiere-> Lightworks
Photoshop-> Paintshop(?)

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72 Points

7 y ago

not trying to beat a dead horse here but thats basically what we have to do at this point to try and get ANY attention driven to this. its really sad that this topic is four years old and during AskAdobeCare this is where i got told to go. really adobe? four years old and you still havent seen that there is a fair amount of interest in having your product on an open platform. i would even be willing to pay a little more per month on my CC subscription if it meant i could have a linux version that was actively worked on. even if it didnt get the latest updates right away, just get a version working there. start with that. release a freaking trimmed free version to work out some bugs we all know that you are going to have. and let us help you develop the product we want.

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80 Points

7 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled WIll Adobe PS be made for LINUS.

I Hate windows 8, 8.1 I don't want my PC to look like a dam cell phone i am considering to use LINUX but many of the reps i have discussed this issue with claims Adobe has no plans on making it available for Linux any suggestions

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690 Points

7 y ago

While I would like PS for Linux, it seems clear to me there is not a large enough market for it. If so many people are willing to pay for it, why don't they just donate to hire programmers to work on GIMP instead?

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72 Points

because even if you poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into the GIMP project, it would still take several years to get it to where photoshop already is at. adobe i bet could port this in 6 months to a year.

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690 Points

We have no way of knowing whether it would be cheaper or take longer to update GIMP or port PS.

But PS Linux support has been requested for many years, so I would be surprised if Adobe will ever implement support. Even if the donations didn't get GIMP up to the level of doing everything that PS can, they might make it 'good enough' for your uses. Whereas telling Adobe that you want it for Linux and are willing to pay has no effect.

It is my understanding that GIMP also plans to implement node based editing (effectively the history of edits are recorded rather than the results of edits), which could actually put it ahead of Photoshop.

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146 Points

6 y ago

Windows 10 changes things... Forced upgrades and reboots remind one more of the failed communist era versus a progressively improving technology. As an aside, forced upgrades and reboots are also not sustainable--especially in the enterprise business where backwards compatibility is key. Ergo, Mircrosoft just f**d itself in a very hard way.

While Windows will surely become deprecated by its own volition, the question to have Adobe products on Linux becomes more relevant. I could make-do with a VM optimized version of Adobe CC, but only if it ran under XP as Windows 7 is being forced by Microsoft to upgrade to Windows 10. If XP support is not possible, then let's stop suggesting VM as a solution--as it is simply not realistic.

All of my servers are Linux already. They are integrated into AD and function just fine. I have a couple of steps left to go before decom'ing all of my remaining windows servers, but that's really neither here nor there. More importantly, I would love to drop Windows on the desktop, but things like Photoshop really stop me.

Adobe has a chance right now to seize on the moment before it becomes a tidal wave.

-ml

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690 Points

6 y ago

@Markus Lankeit I'm pretty sure Windows 7 is not being forced to upgrade to 10. Do you have any source for this?