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 historyEdit

Version Platform Codename Release date Notes and significant changes
7.0 Mac OS 'Classic'/Mac OS X, Windows Liquid Sky March 2002
  • Made text fully vector
  • Healing Brush
  • New painting engine
7.0.1 Mac OS 'Classic'/Mac OS X, Windows August 2002
  • Camera RAW 1.x (optional plugin)
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[1]
  • 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) 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) 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) Universal Mac OS X, Windows Stonehenge October 15, 2008[2]
  • 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) Mac OS X, Windows White Rabbit April 30, 2010[3]
  • 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,[4] CS5.1[4] Extended (12.1, 12.0.4) Mac OS X, Windows White Rabbit May 3, 2011[5]
  • Interacts with remote applications over TCP/IP, such as tablets and other computers.
  • Subscription model pricing [4]
CS6 (13.0) Mac OS X, Windows Superstition May 7, 2012[6]
  • 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) Mac OS X, Windows 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) Mac OS X, Windows September 2013
  • Adobe Generator
  • Generate image assets from layers
  • Edge Reflow integration through Adobe Generator
  • Camera shake reduction improvements
CC (14.2) Mac OS X, Windows January 2014 (current)
  • Perspective Warp
  • Linked smart objects
  • 3D Printing support
  • 3D Printing to Sketchfab
  • Adobe Camera Raw 8.3

Version compatibilityEdit


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[7]
Mac OS 9.1-9.2-Mac OS X 10.1 version 7 7.0.1[8]
Mac OS X 10.2-10.3 version CS 8.0[9]
Mac OS X 10.2-10.3 version CS2 9.0.2[10]
Mac OS X 10.4-10.5 (PowerPC) version CS3 10.0.1[11]
Mac OS X 10.4-10.5 (PowerPC) version CS4 11.0.2[12]
Mac OS X 10.5-10.7 (Intel) version CS5.1 12.1[13]
OS X 10.8 version CS6 13.1.2 (current)
OS X 10.8-10.9 version CC 14.1.2 (current)


OS version Latest release Latest update
Windows 3.x version 4.0[14] 4.0.1[15]
Windows 95 version 5.5 no point release
Windows NT 4.0, 98, 98SE, ME version 7 7.0.1[16]
Windows 2000 version CS2 9.0.2[17]
Windows XP, Windows XP x64 version CS6[18] (current)
Windows Vista version CS5 12.0.4
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 version CC 14.1.2[19] (current)

References Edit

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

External linksEdit

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