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Adobe Photoshop version history

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Version Platform Codename Release date Notes and significant changes


Macintosh Bond January 1988
  • Not publicly released - This demo was the first known copy of Photoshop with any public exposure.


October 1988


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


February 1990


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


Macintosh Tiger Mountain September 1994
Windows, IRIX, Solaris November 1994


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, Windows NT 3.51, System 7.1 and 80486 processors


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


Venus in Furs September 2000


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)

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
  • 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 and XP RTM

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 to be distributed in compact disc format
  • Last release for Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP1, Mac OS X Jaguar, Panther and Intel Pentium III

CS3 (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 layers
  • 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
  • First release to be distributed in DVD format
  • Last release for Windows Vista RTM and Leopard on PowerPC Macs

CS4 (11.0)

Universal Mac OS X, Windows XP SP2 or later Stonehenge October 15, 2008
  • 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
  • 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, Mac OS X Tiger and AMD Athlon XP

CS5 (12.0)

Mac OS X, Windows XP SP3 or newer White Rabbit April 30, 2010
  • 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, CS5.1 Extended (12.1.1, 12.0.5) May 3, 2011

CS6, CS6 Extended (13.0)

Superstition May 7, 2012
  • Last perpetual license. However, as of January 9, 2017, Creative Suite (CS6 or earlier) perpetual license applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Adobe After Effects are no longer available for sale from Adobe.
  • 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)

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) September 2013
  • Adobe Generator
  • Generate image assets from layers
  • Edge Reflow integration through Adobe Generator
  • Camera shake reduction improvements
CC (14.2) Single Malt Whiskey 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)

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) December 2014

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) 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) January 20, 2016 This update includes 25 changes to resolve customer reported workflow issues including (but not limited to):
  • Crash Reporter: Crash when creating Character Styles and 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
  • Several ScriptUI bugs
  • 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 and 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)

Haiku June 20, 2016
  • 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) August 8, 2016
  • 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

CC 2017 (18.0 or 20161012.r.53)

Big Rig November 2, 2016
  • 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) December 16, 2016
  • Touch Bar support for Apple MacBook Pro
  • Fixes
CC 2017.1.0 (18.1.0 or 20170309.r.207) April 5, 2017
  • 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) April 25, 2017
  • 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
  • Last release for OS X Yosemite

CC 2018 (19.0.0)

White Lion October 18, 2017
  • 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) November 14, 2017

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) January 14, 2018 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) February, 2018
  • 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) March, 2018
  • 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) April, 2018
  • Images are zoomed in unexpectedly 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
CC 2018 (19.1.4) May, 2018
  • Error 'Could not complete your request because the file-format module cannot parse the file' when opening image files
  • (Windows-only) Error 'Could not create a new document. There isn't enough room to display this document' when no windows or tabs are open.
  • (Windows-only) Focus lost when sampling an image with Color Picker. Pressing the Enter key doesn't apply the sampled color and close the Color Picker dialog
  • Relative checkbox state in the Canvas Size dialog no longer saved across sessions
  • Eyedropper tool can't sample colors from outside the Photoshop app on Windows computer with NVIDIA drivers
CC 2018 (19.1.5) June, 2018
  • Invalid numeric entry - An integer between 96 and 8 is required. Closest value inserted. Could not complete your request because there is not enough memory (RAM).
  • Crash when editing - Clone stamp, copying/pasting a layer mask, painting
CC 2018 (19.1.6) August, 2018
  • Security fix for a memory corruption issue when opening .tga and .pct files.
CC 2018 (19.1.7) November, 2018
  • Security fix for APSB18-43
CC 2018 (19.1.8) March, 2019
  • Security fix for APSB19-15
CC 2018 (19.1.9) August, 2019
  • Security fix for APSB19-44

CC 2019 (20.0.0)

B Winston October 15, 2018
  • Artboard Full Screen mode jumps back to center
  • Quick Export does not work
  • Auto-Complete in File Info does not work
  • Print dialog box does not retain settings on next use and the preview appears pixelated
  • Video render is stuck at 50%
  • WIA support returns error
  • Feathered mask displays incorrect value temporarily
  • UI doubled in size on Windows 10
  • Displacement effects error message: Could Not Complete Request Because of Disc Error
  • Images open unexpectedly small with multiple monitor configuration
  • Alt+click on adjustment layer does not prompt the New Layer dialog box on Windows
  • Steals focus when you run batch processes with the Image Processor on Mac
  • Editing and updating smart objects with mask mishandles the Smart Liquify effect
  • Vibrance adjustment renders differently
  • Select All Layers no longer records in action
  • Actions ignore modal control for renaming layer
  • Patch Tool functionality issue with recent updates
  • Action shortcut overrides keyboard shortcut without an error message
  • Crash on splash screen
  • Black border don't print
  • The dialog box displayed when you save a document doesn't relate to the relevant document
  • Rotating a floating image with rulers visible doesn't resize the window correctly
  • Color mode when you open a PDF is random
  • The limit error message for PSD file size is vague
  • Color Range dialog box gets stuck in setting
  • View > Fit Artboard to Screen is disabled
  • Replace color does not work
  • Crash on Nik software in actions
  • Retina screen resolution slows path creation
  • Accelerator keys broken in Layers Panel context menu
  • Color Picker for changing shape colors doesn't work with web colors enabled
  • Build up doesn't work when smoothing is on
  • Right-click paste function to change layer name to copied text doesn't work on macOS
  • Folder.selectDialog prompt text does not set in the dialog box on Windows
  • Transform box bounces when you try to transform
  • Raw data creates large file sizes
  • Paste into Metadata panel is dysfunctional
  • Unable to use a shortcuts to Scroll Through The Layers with a European foreign language keyboard
  • Levels dialog box auto options 'snap neutral midtones' state resets when you change algorithms
  • JavaScript app.batch method ignores specified action set
  • Photoshop becomes unresponsive after you add new layers using CC Library
  • Artboard Blending options stopped working
  • Document status flyout is hard to read
  • Layer > New > Artboard won't obey preset background color and stays bright white
  • Artboard Tool doesn't scale properly, even when constrained
  • Video Render displays the following error: The operation could not be completed.
  • macOS picker doesn't load swatch on High Sierra
CC 2019 (20.0.1) November 14, 2018
  • In the Content-Aware Fill workspace, the sampling area is not fully drawn with some images
  • Healing brush and clone stamp tools lagging
  • Layer blend modes produce artifacts or incorrect color
  • Render video image sequence only renders the first image
  • (Windows 10) Color Blend Mode causes a crash
  • Duplicated layers get repositioned on the canvas
  • Clicking the View Previous State icon in the Adjustments panel or pressing \ key doesn't show the previous state
  • (Windows 10) System Info reports incorrect CPU speed
  • Photoshop crashes when using the filter Lighting Effects
  • Copying layers (and groups) moves them to another Artboard
  • (macOS Mojave 10.14) Photoshop crashes during launch
  • Intermittent problems using the brush tool painting on a mask
  • GIF opens with incorrect number of layers/frames
  • Lighting Effects does not work on Smart Objects
  • Fast Flip horizontal image in View menu
CC 2019 (20.0.2) January, 2019
  • The raw metadata for some Photoshop files has excessive number of entries of 'photoshop:DocumentAncestors'
  • Dragging certain corner handles transforms the image non-proportionally when the reference point for the transformation is changed
  • (macOS 10.14) Photoshop displays busy cursor while painting
  • (macOS 10.14 and 10.13) Photoshop crashes frequently on macOS
  • (Windows 10) Slow performance and lag with the Polygonal Lasso Tool
  • Unable to export Artboards to PSD
  • (Windows) When opening an image from Lightroom Classic for editing in Photoshop (Edit In > Adobe Photoshop CC 2019), the menus and commands in Photoshop CC are disabled
  • In the Free Transform mode, dragging the corner handle of a selection with the Ctrl/Cmd key pressed moves it horizontally or vertically only
  • (Windows 10) Photoshop freezing during sleep
  • Type layer appears clipped or truncated at the edges
  • Clipped layer disappears when the when the adjustment layer is altered
  • Export As does not save the exported file in the same location as the source image
  • Masks not applying to Smart Filters
  • Drop Shadow is partially sliced off when zooming out to less than 50%
  • The Export As dialog does not remember the last used export settings
  • Layer turns black when moved after applying Lighting Effects
  • The object does not update to show changes from moving the sliders in Filter > Create 3D Normal Map
  • Ctrl/Cmd-clicking Create A New Group in the Layers panel creates a new parent folder above the selected folder/layer
  • Rendering problem with the Move Tool when in a masked group layer
  • Can't adjust the Lens Blur setting by dragging the cursor over the image
  • (Windows) Automatically Create New Snapshot When Saving in History Options is not working
  • Deleting a value in the Duotone Curve options gives incorrect results
  • Applying a stroke in the Layer styles and setting it to any Blending mode with the Overprint setting ticked displays glitches around the stroke area
CC 2019 (20.0.3) February, 2019
  • Strange color shift in photos when filter adjustment layers are packaged into a Smart Object
  • Undoing painting in a mask selects the art layer
  • (Windows) Dragging multiple files onto a droplet not working
  • Photoshop crashes when trying to use Perspective Warp
  • When working on a document in 16-bit mode, the new layer fill option 'Fill with Soft-Light-neutral color (50% gray)' results in an incorrect RGB value
  • Program error when pasting over a selection in the Timeline panel
  • Slow performance and lag in Photoshop
  • Cannot apply feather radius values greater than 250 px via scripting
  • Cannot save keyboard shortcut for a custom measurement scale
  • Photoshop crashing frequently
  • Cannot resize an image within the vanishing point mesh area
CC 2019 (20.0.4) March, 2019
  • Photoshop crashes when trying to use Perspective Warp
  • Select and Mask workspace freezes while making a selection or painting on an image while zoomed in
  • Program error when pasting over a selection in the Timeline panel
  • When working on a layer with the mask disabled, using Undo enables the mask
  • Photoshop crashing frequently
  • (Windows-only) Content-Aware Fill workspace freezes on releasing a pen stroke with Microsoft Surface Pen or Wacom pen
CC 2019 (20.0.5) June, 2019
  • Added preference to use legacy free transform
  • Fixed issue with Save For Web not remembering setting on macOS 10.14 Mojave
CC 2019 (20.0.6) August, 2019
  • Security fix (APSB19-44)
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