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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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64 Points

2 y ago

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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120 Points

2 y ago

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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2.1K Points

2 y ago

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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102 Points

2 y ago

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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102 Points

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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64 Points

2 y ago

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.

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80 Points

2 y ago

A decade ago, there were many issues that prevented this that are apparently no longer an issue.

1) Linux fragmentation (Ubuntu seems to have won by a huge margin if you include derivatives like Linux Mint)

2) Users hating proprietary software (the Linux ecosystem is now full of proprietary apps like Skype, Zoom, Spotify, Netflix, and people actually pay for subscriptions regardless of platform)

3) Difficulty of porting (Wine has improved a lot in the past decade that making PS work for Wine is much easier than porting the entire software from scratch to Linux; users won't mind PS being bundled with a copy of Wine that works with it)

4) Not enough market share (there are many Linux users who already dual-boot with Windows just to use Photoshop; these are obviously counted as Windows users in PS surveys, but they will likely to pay for a version that works on Linux to get rid of the need for dual booting)

5) Linux is not a "professional" platform (even Microsoft now supports Linux in WSL, DotNET, Visual Studio, etc)

Hence, I wish to revive this request. I know this was requested years ago but the situation has changed and perhaps it may be time for a reevaluation.
Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled It's 2020. Is it finally feasible to have an Ubuntu version of Photoshop?

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50 Points

I totally agree, especially point 4 makes the Adobe usage skewed. We used to boot into MacOS to be able to use Adobe until we decided to ditch Mac completely so now we just use open source replacements on Ubuntu.

If people stop using Adobe on Mac or Windows they'll see a drop in users and only then take it seriously.

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62 Points

Yeah, Unfortunately I'm also part of the 4-th point. If only this restart could be avoided. Photoshop/Lightroom are the only things I need from Windows left (I already play all Steam games in Linux).

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72 Points

1 y ago

linux is the major OS in vfx-industries. all major compositing and 3d are available for linux. why not photoshop ? that would be very useful !
Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled linux is the major OS in vfx-industries. all major compositing and 3d are available for linux. why not PS ?

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Would YOU put up the $$$$$$ for the rewrite? Considering the TAM, unlikely that will ever happen!

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50 Points

1 y ago

With the current rise of desktop Linux marketshare and amazing modern distributions these days surely it would be a great idea to finally get Adobe software(mostly Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere pro for me) running on Linux?

We've, figuratively, thrown our Macs out of the window and now create our poster ads and TV commercials exclusively on Linux.
Parts of the team do miss the Adobe suite for workflow purposes but also swear to never return to either Mac or Windows.

Please take it into consideration again Adobe, you're missing out on a heap of potential customers who just happen to love supporting an open source environment that just runs better than the competition.
Adobe software and Digital Audio Workstations are the only things keeping Linux back from its full potential.

"Adobe's decision to join the Linux Foundation is a natural extension of its commitment to open standards and open source, which demonstrates its leadership and foresight in the software industry," said Jim Zemlin, executive director at the Linux Foundation."

Seeing as Adobe fully commits to open standards and open source this would be nothing short of a natural move for the company.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Linux support time is now