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]

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

0.87

0.87
Seurat March 1989
  • First version distributed commercially (by the scanner company Barneyscan), though distributed as "Barneyscan XP".[1]

1.0

1.0
February 1990

2.0

2.0
Fast Eddy June 1991
  • Paths
  • CMYK Color
  • EPS Rasterization
  • Last release for System 6.0.4
2.5 Merlin November 1992
  • 16 bit per channel support
  • "Deluxe" edition available on CD-ROM
  • First version for Microsoft Windows.
  • Last release for System 6.0.7
Windows Brimstone
IRIX, Solaris November 1993

3.0

3.0
Macintosh Tiger Mountain September 1994
Windows, IRIX, Solaris[4] November 1994

4.0

4.0
Macintosh, Windows Big Electric Cat November 1996
  • Adjustment Layers
  • Actions (macros)
  • Navigator palette
  • Grids and Guides
  • Free Transform tool
  • Multicolor gradients and Gradient Editor
  • Gallery Effects filters
  • Digimarc image watermarking
  • PNG file format
  • PDF file format
  • Last version to support Radius and SuperMac NuBus hardware acceleration
  • Last version to support 68K Macs
  • Last release for Windows 3.1x and System 7.1

5.0

5.0
Strange Cargo May 1998
  • Editable type (previously, type was rasterized as soon as it was added)
  • Multiple Undo (History Palette)
  • Color Management
  • Magnetic Lasso and Pen
  • Freeform Pen
  • Spot Color channels
  • increased 16 bit/channel support
  • Channel Mixer adjustment
  • Layer Effects
  • Automation plugins
  • Color Samplers
  • Measure tool
  • Last release for System 7.5
5.5 February 1999

6.0

6.0
Venus in Furs September 2000

7.0

7.0
Mac OS 'Classic'/Mac OS X, Windows Liquid Sky March 2002
  • Made text fully vector
  • Healing Brush
  • New painting engine
  • Spell check
  • Find/Replace
7.0.1 August 2002

CS (8.0)

CS (8.0)
Mac OS X, Windows Dark Matter October 2003
Adobe Photoshop CS
  • 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 Safe cast 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
  • Last release for Windows 2000 SP3, XP RTM, Mac OS X Jaguar and Panther

CS2 (9.0)

CS2 (9.0)
Mac OS X, Windows 2000 / XP Space Monkey April 4, 2005
Adobe Photoshop CS2
  • 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.
  • Last release for Windows 2000 SP4 and XP SP1 and Intel Pentium III

CS3 (10.0)

CS3, CS3 Extended (10.0)
Universal Mac OS X, Windows XP SP2 or later Red Pill April 16, 2007
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended
  • 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
  • Last release for Windows Vista RTM, Mac OS X Tiger and Leopard on PowerPC Macs

CS4 (11.0)

CS4, CS4 Extended (11.0)
Universal Mac OS X, Windows XP SP2 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
  • Last release for Windows XP SP2 and AMD Athlon XP

CS5 (12.0)

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]

CS6, CS6 Extended (13.0)

CS6, CS6 Extended (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

CC (14.0)

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)

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)

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)

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

CC 2014.2.2 (15.2.2 or 20141204.r.310)

CC 2014.2.2 (15.2.2 or 20141204.r.310)
December 2014

CC 2015 (16.0 or 20150529.r.88)

CC 2015 (16.0 or 20150529.r.88)
Dedicated to Thomas and John Knoll (Adobe Photoshop 25th Anniversary) June 15, 2015
  • Artboards
  • Adobe Stock marketplace
  • Design Space (Preview) offers a designated mode for websites and mobile apps designers
  • Camera Raw as a filter
  • Some Layer styles can now be added up to 10 instances
  • Redesign image export feature
  • Adobe Camera Raw 9.1
  • Linked files in CC Libraries
  • Realtime healing previews

CC 2015.1 (16.1 or 20151114.r.301)

CC 2015.1 (16.1 or 20151114.r.301)
November 30, 2015
  • New Creative Cloud Libraries capabilities
  • Design Space (Preview) enhancements
  • Modern user experience on desktop and touch devices
  • More creative options with SVG import
  • Enhanced export experience
CC 2015.1.2 (16.2 or 20160113.r.355) Dedicated to Thomas and John Knoll (Adobe Photoshop 25th Anniversary) January 20, 2016
  • Crash Reporter: Crash when creating Character Styles
  • Crash Reporter: Crash when saving a document in certain scenarios
  • Unable to record the command, Select All Layers
  • Tools reset to default set after closing/opening doc or quitting/relaunching Photoshop with Start Screen
  • New Swatch> Add to Library check box setting is not sticky when invoked from color picker
  • Issue with Cmd/Ctrl key for selecting layers in the Layer panel
  • German translation error for Workspaces
  • Improved clickable area for dialog buttons
  • Export Presets on 2x artboards result in incorrectly scaled assets
  • Edit of Library raster graphic in Indesign or Illustrator fails to open the doc in Photoshop unless Photoshop is already running
  • ScriptUI – onClick handler not working for Listboxes
  • ScriptUI – DropDownList width expands to widest item
  • ScriptUI – event.preventDefault not working
  • ScriptUI – fixed ‘keyup’ events
  • Pasted content centers on artboard when zoomed in to portion of the artboard
  • Scripting Support gives an error during launch – Subsequent crashing
  • Sampling a color with the gradient tool and panels hidden doesn’t sample the color
  • Crash when opening certain .iff files
  • Hang/crash when opening/closing certain .png files
  • Unable to drag and drop the artwork from Illustrator to Photoshop (Windows only)
  • Welcome screen causes redraw/flicker even if not show if Narration is enabled (Windows only)
  • Recent Files stops working after opening 100+ files
  • Clicking onto disabled “Start” workspace leads to switching to “Photography” workspace
  • Typo in the HangingPunCtuation property used for scripting
  • Multiple files are stacked on top of one another, rather than cascaded, when tabbed documents are disabled

CC 2015.5 (17.0 or 20160603.r.88)

CC 2015.5 (17.0 or 20160603.r.88)
Haiku June 20, 2016[11]
  • Better collaboration with Libraries
  • Match Font
  • Updated Libraries panel
  • Create patterns with Capture CC
  • Improved artboards
  • Showcase your work with Adobe Portfolio
  • Selection and Masking Space
  • Content-Aware Crop
  • Export enhancements
  • 3D printing to Microsoft 3MF (Windows 10 only)

CC 2015.5.1 (17.0.1 or 20160722.r.156)

CC 2015.5.1 (17.0.1 or 20160722.r.156)
August 8, 2016[12]
  • Keyboard shortcuts repaired
  • Fixed exporting nested layers
  • “Rasterize EPS Format” remembers setting
  • Embed color profile saved
  • Cursor fixed while using transform paragraph text
  • Color printing disabled when using App Manage Color (Mac only)
  • Fixed file not found error
  • Several changes to select and mask
  • Last release for OS X Mavericks and Yosemite

CC 2017 (18.0 or 20161012.r.53)

CC 2017 (18.0 or 20161012.r.53)
Big Rig November 2, 2016[13]
  • In-app search
  • Tighter integration with Adobe XD
  • Stock templates, 3D objects, and search
  • Support for SVG color fonts
  • Introducing Typekit Marketplace
  • Better overall performance

CC 2017.0.1 (18.0.1 or 20161130.r.29)

CC 2017.0.1 (18.0.1 or 20161130.r.29)
December 16, 2016[14]
  • Touch Bar support for Apple MacBook Pro
  • Fixes

CC 2017.1.0 (18.1.0 or 20170309.r.207)

CC 2017.1.0 (18.1.0 or 20170309.r.207)
April 5, 2017[14]
  • Program error when converting to bitmap using pattern dither with a selection
  • Performance issues with TrueType and OpenType fonts
  • Blank menu entry in the context menu for 3D type
  • 3D show or hide polygons issue with Reveal All
  • Layer groups with changed blend modes corrupt files
  • Touch bar sliders are too big
  • Can't write file when you have group ACL for the file on MacOS
  • Numerous other issues fixed in the areas of 3D, Actions, Search, Learn Panel, Performance, Touch Bar, and Type

CC 2017.1.1 (18.1.1 or 20170425.r.252)

CC 2017.1.1 (18.1.1 or 20170425.r.252)
April 25, 2017[14]
  • Scratch Disk size error
  • Nik Dfine 2 freezes on macOS Sierra
  • Error: Can't save changes to the Adobe Photoshop document before quitting
  • The last-used grouped tool is forgotten after using the Move tool (V)
  • AppleScript: Open options error while launching Photoshop
  • Patches for some vulnerabilities and various other bug fixes

CC 2018 (19.0.0)

CC 2018 (19.0.0)
White Lion October 18, 2017 [15]
  • New Stroke smoothing features
  • New Curvature Pen tool
  • Support for Spherical panoramas editing
  • Streamlined brush management
  • Access your Lightroom photos in Photoshop
  • Supporting variable fonts
  • Email or share your creations to several services directly from within Photoshop
  • Tooltips have been enriched
  • Support for Microsoft Surface Dial
  • Upscale photos with AI
  • Option for automatically symmetrical paint
  • Color Range Mask for Camera Raw

CC 2018 (19.0.1)

CC 2018 (19.0.1)
November 14, 2017 [16]

This update includes a few (10+) changes for the top customer reported issues in 19.0 including (but not limited to):

  • Healing and spot healing brush lag
  • Alt-backspace taking two hits to work
  • Character leading broken
  • Resize image during place not working

CC 2018 (19.1)

CC 2018 (19.1)
January 14, 2018[17] This update includes many (40+) changes for the top customer reported issues in 19.0.1 including (but not limited to):
  • Selections Improvements
  • Advanced Support for Windows High-Density Monitors
  • Improved Microsoft Surface Dial support
  • Better SVG Compatibility with Adobe XD

CC 2018 (19.1.1)

CC 2018 (19.1.1)
February, 2018[18] This update includes the following changes:
  • Crash while using the Artboard tool after Width or Height is changed to 100%.
  • Issues while using the Pen tool with Photoshop CC version 19.1
  • (macOS-only) Hidden panel not rendering properly when the user hovers to reveal them
  • Crash while running distortion filters against large-sized 16-bit RGB images
  • On certain hardware configurations, the canvas draws at the wrong size in floating document frames.
  • Crash while changing the Other cursor to Precise when the Magnetic Lasso tool is selected
  • TIFF files are written with unaligned tag data.
  • Issue while using the Properties panel: The default tracking value is 1 and negative values don't work.
  • (Windows-only) Lens Flare preview repeats at 175% and 225%.
  • Vanishing Point pixel data distorted while hovering over with brush tools
  • Issue while finding the path specified for the CanoScan 9000F Mark II scanner
  • (Windows-only) Old font name flashing in the Font Name field of the Character panel when arrowing through the fonts

CC 2018 (19.1.2)

CC 2018 (19.1.2)
March, 2018[18] This update includes the following changes:
  • The Print dialog box settings revert to default on launch.
  • PNG images open with distortion.
  • Unlinked layer mask does not resize with image.
  • Wrong selection with a hidden layer in clipping mask.
  • Smallest swatch size fills large space on screen.
  • Mac stylus interaction with panels gets stuck in down state.
  • Legacy smoothing re-enables on launch when disabled.

CC 2018 (19.1.3)

CC 2018 (19.1.3)
April, 2018[18] This update includes the following changes:
  • Images are zoomed in unexpectedend when opened
  • Right-Click/contextual menus don't work correctly in Full Screen Mode
  • Crash when creating a pin on non-contiguous puppet warp mesh
  • Export to SVG gets stuck in processing loop
  • Copy SVG from text layer results in error

Compatibility[edit]

macOS[edit]

OS version Latest release Latest update
System 6.0.3 1 1.0.7
System 6.0.4 2 2.0.1
System 6.0.7 2.5 2.5.1
System 7.0 3 3.0.1
System 7.1 4 4.0.1
System 7.5 5 5.0.2
Mac OS 7.6-Mac OS 8 5.5 5.5
Mac OS 8.5-Mac OS 9 6 6.0.1[19]
Mac OS 9.1-Mac OS X 10.1 7 7.0.1[20]
Mac OS X 10.2-10.3 CS 8.0
Mac OS X 10.4-10.5 CS3 10.0.1[21]
Mac OS X 10.5-10.7 CS5.1 12.1[22]
10.8 CS6 13.1.2
10.9 and 10.10 CC 2015.5 17.0.1
10.11 and later CC 2018 19.1.3 (current)

Windows[edit]

OS vf Latest release Latest update
Windows 3.0 3.0 3.0.4
Windows 3.1x 4.0 4.0.1
Windows 95 5.5
Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT 4.0 7 7.0.1
Windows 2000 CS2 9.0.2
Windows XP CS6 13.0.1
Windows Vista CS5.1 12.0.4
Windows 8 CC 2014 15.2.2
Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 CC 2018 19.1.3 (current)

References[edit]

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