What is Adobe Photoshop? - Most Famous Graphic Editing Software

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1. What is Photoshop?

Photoshop is a graphic editing software designed and developed to make graphic edits, graphic creation and etc... Photoshop does have wide range of features which requires a user to create amazing graphic content or to edit content.

There are number of type users who are using Photoshop in number of scales including students, photographers, photo editors, studios, media companies and etc... Photoshop is not a free product which require a license to use the product.

2. History

Photoshop was initially developed by Thomas Knoll and John Knoll in 1987. Thomas and John Knoll sold distribution license to Adobe Inc in 1988. From the initial release of Photoshop, the product has gained the users interest into the product very much and the product got enhanced in numerous ways with addition of features in each release.

3. Versions

Adobe Photoshop does have wide range of versions releases which made to the Adobe Photoshop. There are different users who are using different platforms like Windows Operating system and Mac Operating system. To cater the both user segments Adobe developed Photoshop to support two majorly used operating systems.




Version NameVersion CodeCodenameSupported OSReleased Date
Photoshop 0.070.07BondMac OSJanuary 1988
Photoshop 0.630.63N/AMac OSOctober 1988
Photoshop 0.870.87SeuratMac OSMarch 1989
Photoshop 1.01.0N/AMac OSFebruary 1990
Photoshop 2.02.0Fast EddyMac OSJune 1991
Photoshop 2.5
2.5
MerlinMac OS
November 1992
BrimstoneWindows OS
N/A
IRIX
November 1993
Solaris
Photoshop 3.0
3.0
Tiger MountainMac OSSeptember 1994
N/A
Windows OS
November 1994
IRIX
Solaris
Photoshop 4.0
4.0
Big Electric Cat
Mac OS
November 1996
Windows OS
Photoshop 5.0
5.0
Strange Cargo
Mac OS
May 1998
Windows OS
Photoshop 5.5
5.5
Strange Cargo
Mac OS
February 1999
Windows OS
Photoshop 6.0
6.0
Venus in Furs
Mac OS
September 2000
Windows OS
Photoshop 7.0
7.0
Liquid Sky
Mac OS
March 2002
Windows OS
Photoshop 7.0.1
7.0.1
Liquid Sky
Mac OS
August 2002
Windows OS
Photoshop CS 8.0
8.0
Dark Matter
Mac OS
October 2003
Windows OS
Photoshop CS2 9.0
9.0
Space Monkey
Mac OS X
4th April 2005
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Photoshop CS3, Photoshop CS3 Extended 10.0
10.0
Red Pill
Universal Mac OS X
16th April 2007
Windows XP SP2 or later
Photoshop CS4, Photoshop CS4 Extended 11.0
11.0
Stonehenge
Universal Mac OS X
15th October 2008
Windows XP SP2 or later
Photoshop CS5, CS5 Extended 12.0
12.0
White Rabbit
Mac OS X
30th April 2010
Windows XP SP3 or Later
Photoshop CS5.1, CS5.1 Extended 12.1.1, 12.0.5
12.1.1, 12.0.5
White Rabbit
Mac OS X
3rd May 2011
Windows XP SP3 or Later
Photoshop CS6, CS6 Extended 13.0
13.0
Superstition
Mac OS X
7th May 2012
Windows XP SP3 or Later
Photosho CC 14.0
14.0
Lucky 7
Mac OS X
17th June 2013
Windows 7 or Later
Photoshop CC 14.1
14.1
Lucky 7
Mac OS X
September 2013
Windows 7 or Later
Photoshop CC 14.2
14.2
Single Malt Whiskey Cat
Mac OS X
January 2014
Windows 7 or Later
Photoshop CC 2014 15.0
15.0
Single Malt Whiskey Cat
Mac OS X
June 2014
Windows 7 or Later
Photoshop CC 2014.2.2 15.2.2
15.2.2
Single Malt Whiskey Cat
Mac OS X
December 2014
Windows 7 or Later
Photoshop CC 2015 16.0
16.0
Dedicated to Thomas and John Knoll (Photoshop 25th Anniversary)
Mac OS X
15th June 2015
Windows 7 or Later
Photoshop CC 2015.1 16.1
16.1
Mac OS X
30th November 2015
Windows 7 or Later
Photoshop CC 2015.1.2 16.2
16.2
Mac OS X
20th January 2016
Windows 7 or Later
Photoshop CC 2015.5 17.0
17.0
Haiku
Mac OS X
20th June 2016
Windows 7 or Later
Photoshop CC 2015.5.1 17.0.1
17.0.1
Haiku
Mac OS X
8th August 2016
Windows 7 or Later
Photoshop CC 2017 18.0
18.0
Big Rig
Mac OS X
2nd November 2016
Windows 7 or Later
Photoshop CC 2017.0.1 18.0.1
18.0.1
Big Rig
Mac OS X
16th December 2016
Windows 7 or Later
Photoshop CC 2017.1.0 18.1.0
18.1.0
Big Rid
Mac OS X
5th April 2017
Windows 7 or Later
Photoshop CC 2017.1.1 18.1.1
18.1.1
Big Rid
Mac OS X
25th April 2017
Windows 7 or Later
Photoshop CC 2018 19.0.0
19.0.0
Water Lion
Mac OS X
18th October 2017
Windows 7 or Later
Photoshop CC 2018 19.0.1
19.0.1
Water Lion
Mac OS X
14th November 2017
Windows 7 or Later
Photoshop CC 2018 19.1
19.1
Water Lion
Mac OS X
14th January 2018
Windows 7 or Later
Photoshop CC 2018 19.1.1
19.1.1
Water Lion
Mac OS X
February 2018
Windows 7 or Later
Photoshop CC 2018 19.1.2
19.1.2
Water Lion
Mac OS X
March 2018
Windows 7 or Later
Photoshop CC 2018 19.1.3
19.1.3
Water Lion
Mac OS X
April 2018
Windows 7 or Later
Photoshop CC 2018 19.1.4
19.1.4
Water Lion
Mac OS X
May 2018
Windows 7 or Later
Photoshop CC 2018 19.1.5
19.1.5
Water Lion
Mac OS X
June 2018
Windows 7 or Later
Photoshop CC 2018 19.1.6
19.1.6
Water Lion
Mac OS X
August 2018
Windows 7 or Later
Photoshop CC 2019 20.0.0
20.0.0
B Winston
Mac OS X
15th October 2018
Windows 7 or Later
Photoshop CC 2019 20.0.1
20.0.1
B Winston
Mac OS X
14th November 2018
Windows 7 or Later
Photoshop CC 2019 20.0.2
20.0.2
B Winston
Mac OS X
January 2019
Windows 7 or Later