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Adobe Photoshop

A raster graphics editor developed and published by Adobe Inc.; with Photoshop Express, Photoshop Mix, Photoshop Fix & Photoshop Touch as part of Photoshop family

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Overview

Adobe Photoshop is a raster graphics editor developed and published by Adobe Inc. It makes use of layering to allow for depth and flexibility in the design and editing process, as well as provide powerful editing tools, that when combined, are capable of just about anything.

Photoshop’s naming scheme was initially based on version numbers. However, in October 2002 (following the introduction of Creative Suite branding), each new version of Photoshop was designated with “CS” plus a number; e.g., the eighth major version of Photoshop was Photoshop CS and the ninth was Photoshop CS2. Photoshop CS3 through CS6 were also distributed in two different editions: Standard and Extended. With the introduction of the Creative Cloud branding in June 2013 (and in turn, the change of the “CS” suffix to “CC”), Photoshop’s licensing scheme was changed to that of software as a service rental model.

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Platform

 

Social

System Requirements

#MinimumRecommended
1Processor: Windows - IntelĀ® or AMD processor with 64-bit support; 2 GHz or faster processor | macOS - Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
2Operating system: Windows - Microsoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (64-bit), Microsoft Windows 10 October 2018 update (64-bit) version 1809 or later | macOS - macOS version 10.13 (High Sierra), macOS version 10.14 (Mojave), macOS version 10.15 (Catalina)
3RAM: Windows/macOS - 2 GB or more of RAMRAM: Windows/macOS - 8 GB of RAM
4Graphics card: Windows/macOS - nVidia GeForce GTX 1050 or equivalentGraphics card: Windows/macOS - nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 or Quadro T1000
5Hard disk space: Windows - 3.1 GB or more of available hard-disk space for 64-bit installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system) | macOS - 4 GB or more of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system)
6Monitor resolution: Windows/macOS - 1280 x 800 display at 100% UI scaling with 16-bit color and 512 MB or more of dedicated VRAMMonitor resolution: Windows/macOS - 2 GB of VRAM
7OpenGL: Windows/macOS - OpenGL 2.0-capable system
8Internet: Windows/macOS - Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services

Ratings

Aggregate
3.89 
 5

CNET
Windows
4.5 
 5
based on professional's opinion
FileHippo
Windows
9 
 10
based on 513 reviews
FileHorse
macOS
7.66 
 10
based on 455 reviews
FileHorse
x64 bit Windows
7.9 
 10
based on 2425 reviews
G2CROWD4.6 
 5
based on 10940 reviews
Google Play
Mix Android
4.1 
 5
based on 68270 reviews
Google Play
Express Android
4.6 
 5
based on 1338372 reviews
Google Play
Fix Android
3.7 
 5
based on 35640 reviews
Malavida
macOS
8 
 10
based on 230 reviews
Malavida
Windows
6 
 10
based on 25754 reviews
Malavida
Express Android
5 
 10
based on 3336 reviews
Malavida
Express iOS
6 
 10
based on 253 reviews
Softonic
macOS
7 
 10
based on 3920 reviews
Softonic
Touch Android
8 
 10
based on 917 reviews
Softonic
Express Android
8 
 10
based on 220 reviews
Softonic
Touch iOS
7 
 10
based on 66 reviews
Softonic
Express iOS
8 
 10
based on 20 reviews
Softonic
Windows
7 
 10
based on 33996 reviews
TechRadar4.5 
 5
based on professional's opinion
TrusRadius9.2 
 10
based on 1464 reviews

Developer

Adobe Inc.

Written in

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Initial Release

19 February 1990

Repository

Adobe Photoshop being a proprietary software, its source code is not publicly hosted.

License

Proprietary, Trialware

Alternatives

Raster Graphics Editor
GIMP   Krita  


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