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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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60 Points

4 y ago

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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122 Points

4 y ago

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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190 Points

3 y ago

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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190 Points

3 y ago

Please add Linux support. Even if you only did a new Linux release every 4 years until more people used Linux, that would be better than nothing, but the reason more people don't use Linux is ironically because software companies like you don't compile for it. A substantial amount of people would switch to Linux if all their programs natively ran on it, I guarantee it.
Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Linux support

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402 Points

You could use lightroom web, even though it's not fully functional, it's something.

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Unfortunately, Linux is somewhat of an illusion and does not even exist as a single target. There are a variety of constantly evolving systems, as you know. If the Linux community had chosen one version to be "Linux" and put all their attention on that, and taught people to pay for software, it would have been my desktop long ago, and Adobe's too.

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60 Points

I have Just a quick question why does Adobe contribute to the Linux foundation

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Not gonna happen. And Adobe has a lot of software besides Photoshop.

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62 Points

Follow the Money...

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92 Points

3 y ago

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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60 Points

3 y ago

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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82 Points

3 y ago

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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114 Points

3 y ago

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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114 Points

3 y ago

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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82 Points

3 y ago

I just wanted to pump this up on list. I'm also using windows only because there's no Linux support

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60 Points

2 y ago

Greetings, I just wanted to chime in.  I used to be a big Windows user, but like everybody else here, I became tired of all the overhead that comes with windows.  Linux is light, and runs great.  Especially as a programmer, Linux is my platform of choice.

Now I am also into photography, and I use photo editing software frequently for web design projects.  Having Photoshop available on Linux would greatly increase my workflow.  Heck even though I'm already paying a subscription to Photoshop, I would even pay an extra premium just to help cover costs for a Linux port!

Like others have mentioned on this thread, there is definitely a market, and a lot of people would love to see this come to fruition!

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62 Points

2 y ago

Guys,
You give me Photoshop at even a higher price, I will finally ditch Windows forever.

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80 Points

2 y ago

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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80 Points

2 y ago

I'm a Linux User and I paid for adobe subscription, when are we going to be heard? 

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152 Points

2 y ago

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  ;)