Adobe Photoshop version history

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This table shows the Adobe Photoshop version history and operating system compatibility in charts, starting with the first versions by independent creators Thomas and John Knoll in the summer of 1988. The license to distribute the program was purchased by Adobe Systems in September 1988.

Version history[edit]

Adobe Photoshop CS
Adobe Photoshop CS2
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended
Version Platform Codename Release date Notes and significant changes
0.07 Macintosh Bond January 1988
  • Not publicly released - This demo was the first known copy of Photoshop with any public exposure.[1]
0.63 October 1988


Seurat March 1989
  • First version distributed commercially (by the scanner company Barneyscan), though distributed as "Barneyscan XP".[1]


February 1990


Fast Eddy June 1991
  • Paths
  • CMYK Color
  • EPS Rasterization
2.5 Merlin November 1992
Windows Brimstone
IRIX, Solaris November 1993


Macintosh Tiger Mountain September 1994
Windows, IRIX, Solaris[4] November 1994


Macintosh, Windows Big Electric Cat November 1996
  • Adjustment Layers
  • Actions (macros)


Strange Cargo May 1998
  • Editable type (previously, type was rasterized as soon as it was added)
  • Multiple Undo (History Palette)
  • Color Management
  • Magnetic Lasso
5.5 February 1999


Venus in Furs September 2000
  • Vector Shapes
  • Updated User Interface
  • "Liquify" filter
  • Layer styles/Blending Options dialog


Mac OS 'Classic'/Mac OS X, Windows Liquid Sky March 2002
  • Made text fully vector
  • Healing Brush
  • New painting engine
7.0.1 August 2002
  • Camera RAW 1.x (optional plugin)

CS (8.0)[edit]

CS (8.0)
Mac OS X, Windows Dark Matter October 2003
  • Camera RAW 2.x
  • Highly modified "Slice Tool"
  • Shadow/Highlight command
  • Match Color command
  • Lens Blur filter
  • Smart Guides
  • Real-Time Histogram
  • Detection and refusal to print scanned images of various banknotes[5]
  • Macrovision copy protection based on Safecast DRM technology
  • Scripting support for JavaScript and other languages
  • Hierarchical layer groups
  • 16 bit per channel layers, painting, and adjustments
  • Support for files over 2 Gigabytes
  • Documents up to 300,000 pixels in either dimension
  • Type on a path

CS2 (9.0)[edit]

CS2 (9.0)
Mac OS X, Windows 2000 / XP Space Monkey April 4, 2005
  • Camera RAW 3.x
  • Smart Objects
  • Image Warp
  • Spot healing brush
  • Red-Eye tool
  • Lens Correction filter
  • Smart Sharpen
  • Vanishing Point
  • Better memory management on 64-bit PowerPC G5 Macintosh machines running Mac OS X 10.4
  • High dynamic range imaging (HDRI) support (32 bit per channel floating point)
  • More smudging options, such as "Scattering"
  • Modified layer selection, such as ability to select more than one layer.

CS3 (10.0)[edit]

CS3, CS3 Extended (10.0)
Universal Mac OS X, Windows XP SP2 or later Red Pill April 16, 2007
  • Native support for the Intel-based Macintosh platform and improved support for Windows Vista
  • Revised user interface
  • Feature additions to Adobe Camera RAW
  • Quick Select tool
  • Alterations to Curves, Vanishing Point, Channel Mixer, Brightness and Contrast, and the Print dialog
  • Black-and-white conversion adjustment
  • Auto Align and Auto Blend
  • Smart (non-destructive) Filters
  • Mobile device graphic optimization
  • Improvements to cloning and healing
  • More complete 32 bit / HDR support (layers, painting, more filters and adjustments)
  • Faster launching
  • ImageReady removed

CS4 (11.0)[edit]

CS4, CS4 Extended (11.0)
Universal Mac OS X, Windows XP SP 2 or later Stonehenge October 15, 2008[6]
  • Smoother panning and zooming and fluid canvas rotation
  • OpenGL display acceleration in Photoshop
  • Native support for 64-bit on Windows Vista x64
  • Adjustments panel
  • Masks panel
  • Improved Adobe Photoshop Lightroom workflow
  • Content-aware scaling
  • Extended depth of field
  • Auto-blending of images
  • Auto-alignment of layers
  • New file display options (tabbed document display and n-up views)
  • New file management and workspaces with Adobe Bridge CS4

CS5 (12.0)[edit]

CS5, CS5 Extended (12.0)
Mac OS X, Windows XP SP3 or newer White Rabbit April 30, 2010[7]
  • Content Aware Fill
  • Puppet Warp Tool
  • 64 bit for Mac OS X
  • Bristle Tips
  • Mixer Brush
  • Automatic Lens Correction
  • Easier HDR toning for beginners
  • Improved selection and masking controls
  • Camera RAW grain control
  • New Blend modes: Subtract and Divide
  • GPU HUD controls for brush resize, color picker, color sampling
  • Improved Ray Tracing quality and speed (Extended)
  • Repousse 3D extrusion tool (Extended)
  • Image based lights (Extended)
CS5.1,[8] CS5.1[8] Extended (12.1, 12.0.4) May 3, 2011[9]
  • Interacts with remote applications over TCP/IP, such as tablets and other computers.
  • Subscription model pricing[8]

CS6 (13.0)[edit]

CS6 (13.0)
Superstition May 7, 2012[10]
  • UI redesign (all new icons and optional dark UI)
  • Auto and background saves
  • Content-aware Patch and Move tools (extensions of content-aware fill introduced in previous version)
  • Blur Gallery includes Tilt Shift, Iris and Field that can be used to create depth of field effects
  • Color Range: skin tone and face detection
  • Adobe Camera RAW 7
  • Enhanced crop tool with straighten option
  • New properties panel that can be used to vary properties of adjustment layers
  • Enhanced video support
  • Oil Paint filter now ships with the program
  • Adaptive Wide Angle filter
  • Paragraph and Character Styles
  • Built in support for Middle Eastern languages
  • Updated Printing UI
  • 3DLUT adjustment
  • Overhauled vector tools including stroking of vector paths, dotted or dashed
  • Snap to Pixel for vector tools and transforms
  • 3D UI completely redone, now easier to use

CC (14.0)[edit]

CC (14.0)
Mac OS X, Windows 7 or newer Lucky 7 June 17, 2013
  • Camera Shake Reduction
  • Former Extended features now always included
  • Intelligent Upsampling
  • Camera Raw as a filter
  • Editable rounded rectangles
  • Improved 3D painting
  • Share on Behance
  • Conditional Actions
  • System antialiasing style for type
  • Min and Max filter round kernel
  • Sync preferences with Cloud

CC (14.1)[edit]

CC (14.1)
September 2013
  • Adobe Generator
  • Generate image assets from layers
  • Edge Reflow integration through Adobe Generator
  • Camera shake reduction improvements

CC (14.2)[edit]

CC (14.2)
Single Malt Wiskey Cat January 2014
  • Perspective Warp
  • Linked smart objects
  • 3D Printing support
  • Publish 3D models on Sketchfab
  • Adobe Camera Raw 8.3

CC 2014(15.0 or 20140508.r.58)[edit]

CC 2014(15.0 or 20140508.r.58)
Single Malt Wiskey Cat June 2014 (current)
  • Blur Gallery motion effects
  • Focus Mask
  • Expanded Mercury Graphics Engine support
  • Smart Object improvements
  • Adobe Camera Raw 8 enhancements

Version compatibility[edit]


OS version Latest release Latest update
System 6.0.3 version 1 1.0.7
System 6.0.4 version 2 2.0.1
System 6.0.7 version 2.5 2.5.1
System 7.0 version 3 3.0.1
System 7.1 (7.1.2 for Power Macintosh) version 4 4.0.1
System 7.5 version 5 5.0.2
Mac OS 7.6-Mac OS 8 version 5.5 no point release
Mac OS 8.5-9.0 version 6 6.0.1[11]
Mac OS 9.1-9.2-Mac OS X 10.1 version 7 7.0.1[12]
Mac OS X 10.2-10.3 version CS 8.0[13]
Mac OS X 10.2-10.3 version CS2 9.0.2[14]
Mac OS X 10.4-10.5 (PowerPC) version CS3 10.0.1[15]
Mac OS X 10.4-10.5 (PowerPC) version CS4 11.0.2[16]
Mac OS X 10.5-10.7 (Intel) version CS5.1 12.1[17]
OS X 10.8 version CS6 13.1.2 (current)
OS X 10.8-10.9 version CC 2014 15.0 (current)


OS version Latest release Latest update
Windows 3.x version 4.0[18] 4.0.1[19]
Windows 95 version 5.5 no point release
Windows NT 4.0, 98, 98SE, ME version 7 7.0.1[20]
Windows 2000 version CS2 9.0.2[21]
Windows XP, Windows XP x64 version CS6[22] (current)
Windows Vista version CS5 12.0.4
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 version CC 2014 15.1[23] (current)


UI redesign Auto and background saves Content-aware Patch and Move tools Blur Gallery Color Range: skin tone and face detection ACR 7 Crop tool Properties panel Video support Oil Paint filter Auto correction settings Adaptive Wide Angle filter Type Styles Printing UI JDIs System requirements

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