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Next Photoshop to drop Windows XP support

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 18 Sep 2012 12:37 User comments (7)

Next Photoshop to drop Windows XP support According to one source, Adobe's current Photoshop CS6 will be the last version of the editing software to support Windows XP.
The post cites XP's limitations when compared to 11 years of advancements for Photoshop and general computing.

According to the post, "Adobe says that the advantages of more modern operating systems, graphics cards/GPUs, and graphics drivers make possible more improvements in 3D, Blur Gallery, and Lighting Effect features, all features that Windows XP is incapable of rendering."

Windows XP was only recently unseated as the world's most used OS, by the three year old Windows 7.

Microsoft will release the new Windows 8 next month.

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7 user comments

118.9.2012 13:08

Good! XP is now considered "ghetto". It's antiquated, slower and less productive and did I say "ghetto"??? XP users, IMO and from those I've come across are ghetto too. Cheap S.O.B.s too cheap to upgrade the hardware from 11 years ago and therefore too cheap to upgrade the software. I.E. "Ghetto"


218.9.2012 19:07


319.9.2012 07:51

i still use an old version of photoshop.think its version 6 or 7.i only use it for very basic picture editting and all the features i need are there.
i have also noticed on the old version of photoshop features are slow even with my computer which i consider decent.hopefully with the new version its optimised to work on windows 7 and multicore pcs to decrease loading times.

custom built gaming pc from early 2010,ps2 with 15 games all original,ps3 500gbs with 5 games all original,yamaha amp and 5.1channel surround sound speakers,46inch sony lcd smart tv.

419.9.2012 17:18

A lot of any speedup will simply be 64-bit vs. 32-bit.

521.9.2012 16:05

....and.....nobody cared.

Anyone who can't (or chooses not to) afford the Windows upgrade was never going to buy Photoshop anyway.

The vast majority of computer users don't need Photoshop, don't need anything better than Windows XP, and don't need late model hardware. Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter don't require much horsepower and why use Photoshop to edit a photo that most people take using their mobile phone? Just tweak it with Instagram.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 21 Sep 2012 @ 4:07

622.9.2012 16:07

its not that its good bad or ugly,its just that it isnt contemporary anymore.with the intro of win8 that makes 3 operating systems since xp.dont get me wrong i loved xp and was quick to respond to what i thought was a diss from hearme0.but,while his bedside manner may suck,hes absolutely really is time to move on.

723.9.2012 04:09

I still run XP on my backup pc and see nothing wrong with it.I am not cheap but why upgrade something if it works and has for some time and I like the way it works.New isnt always better just different.

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