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Your computer must meet the minimum technical specifications outlined below to run and use Photoshop.

Applicable for

November 2019 release (version 21.0) to September 2020 release (version 21.2.3)

System requirements for earlier releases

Photoshop system requirements | earlier releases

Minimum system requirements for Photoshop

Windows

 Minimum requirement
ProcessorIntel® or AMD processor with 64-bit support*; 2 GHz or faster processor
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows 7* with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)**,
Microsoft Windows 10*** October 2018 update (64-bit) version 1809 or later
RAM2 GB or more of RAM (8 GB recommended)
Graphics cardnVidia GeForce GTX 1050 or equivalent; nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 or Quadro T1000 is recommended
Hard disk space3.1 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)
Monitor resolution1280 x 800 display at 100% UI scaling with 16-bit color and 512 MB or more of dedicated VRAM; 2 GB is recommended †
OpenGLOpenGL 2.0-capable system
InternetInternet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services ††

Cloud documents are not supported on Windows 7.

** The 32-bit version of Windows is no longer supported. For support with 32-bit drivers and plug-ins, use earlier versions of Photoshop: Links to prior version installers and updates.

*** Not supported on Windows 10 versions 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, and 1803.

† 3D features are disabled on computers having less than 512MB of VRAM. 

†† NOTICE TO USERS. Internet connection, Adobe ID, and acceptance of license agreement required to activate and use this product. This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services. Adobe services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and Adobe’s online privacy policy (see http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/legal.html). Applications and Services may not be available in all countries or languages and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or membership charges may apply.

macOS

 Minimum requirement
ProcessorMulticore Intel processor with 64-bit support
Operating systemmacOS version 10.13 (High Sierra), macOS version 10.14 (Mojave), macOS version 10.15 (Catalina)(macOS 10.13.6 or later is recommended for best performance) 
RAM2 GB or more of RAM (8 GB recommended)
Graphics cardnVidia GeForce GTX 1050 or equivalent; nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 or Quadro T1000 is recommended
Hard disk space4 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)
Monitor resolution1280 x 800 display at 100% UI scaling with 16-bit color and 512 MB or more of dedicated VRAM; 2 GB is recommended*
OpenGLOpenGL 2.0-capable system
InternetInternet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, membership validation, and access to online services †

* 3D features are disabled on computers having less than 512MB of VRAM. 

† NOTICE TO USERS. Internet connection, Adobe ID, and acceptance of license agreement required to activate and use this product. This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services. Adobe services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and Adobe’s online privacy policy (see http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/legal.html). Applications and Services may not be available in all countries or languages and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or membership charges may apply.

Language versions available for Photoshop

Windows and macOS

Photoshop is available in the following languages:

Dansk

Deutsch

English

Español

Français

Français*

Hebrew*

Hungarian

Italiano

Nederlands

Norwegian

Polish

Português (Brasil)

Suomi

Svenska

Turkish

Ukrainian

čeština

Русский 

عربي*

日本語

简体中文

繁體中文

한국어

* Arabic and Hebrew supported in a Middle Eastern version with full right-to-left language support, Arabic/Hebrew features, and an English interface; also in a North African French (Français*) version with full right-to-left language support, Arabic/Hebrew features, and a French interface.

Graphic processor requirements

Features requiring the graphics processor

A compatible graphics processor (also called a graphics card, video card, or GPU) lets you experience better performance with Photoshop and use more of its features. Also, display problems, performance issues, errors, or crashes can occur if your computer’s graphics processor or its driver is incompatible with Photoshop.

Features that won’t work without a GPU

If your graphics processor is unsupported or its driver is defective, the following Photoshop features won’t work:

  • Perspective Warp (more info)
  • 3D
  • Oil Paint
  • Render – Flame, Picture Frame, and Tree
  • Scrubby Zoom
  • Birds Eye View
  • Flick Panning
  • Smooth Brush Resizing

Features that require a GPU for acceleration

  • Lens Blur (more info)
  • Artboards
  • Camera Raw (more info)
  • Image Size – Preserve Details
  • Select Focus
  • Blur Gallery – Field Blur, Iris Blur, Tilt-Shift, Path Blur, Spin Blur (OpenCL accelerated)
  • Smart Sharpen (Noise Reduction – OpenCL accelerated)
  • Select and Mask (OpenCL accelerated)

Unsupported card series

If your graphics card is older than 4 years, GPU functionality in Photoshop may be limited or not supported.

The following card series are not officially supported in Photoshop:

  • AMD/ATI 100, 200, 3000, and 4000 series
  • nVidia GeForce 7000, 8000, 9000, 100, 200, 300 series
  • Older Intel® HD Graphics (for example 2000, 3000, 4000 series) cards

Some GL functionality may be available for these cards, but newer features won’t work.

System requirements for Adobe Camera Raw

The Adobe Camera Raw plug-in gives you ability to import and work with camera raw files in Photoshop. You can also use Camera Raw to work with JPEG and TIFF files.

Your computer may need to meet additional system requirements to work efficiently with Adobe Camera Raw.
See Adobe Camera Raw | System requirements for details.

Unsupported video adapters on macOS

See considerations for Graphics Processor (GPU)-accelerated features:

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