System requirements | 2017 release of Photoshop CC

Windows

  • Intel® Core 2 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor; 2 GHz or faster processor
  • Microsoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
  • 2 GB or more of RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 2.6 GB or more of available hard-disk space for 32-bit installation; 3.1 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)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280x800 recommended) with 16-bit color and 512 MB or more of dedicated VRAM; 2 GB is recommended*
  • OpenGL 2.0-capable system
  • Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.**

macOS

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • macOS version 10.12 (Sierra), Mac OS X version 10.11 (El Capitan), or Mac OS X version 10.10 (Yosemite)
  • 2 GB or more of RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 4 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)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280x800 recommended) with 16-bit color and 512 MB or more of dedicated VRAM; 2 GB is recommended*
  • OpenGL 2.0-capable system
  • Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, membership validation, and access to online services.**

* 3D features are disabled on 32-bit platforms and on computers having less than 512MB of VRAM. Video features are not supported on 32-bit Windows systems.

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Language versions

Photoshop CC 2017 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.

Graphics 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:

  • 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

  • Artboards
  • Camera Raw (more information)
  • 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)
  • Perspective Warp
  • Select and Mask (OpenCL accelerated)

Tested graphics card

Adobe has tested the laptop and desktop versions of the following graphics processor card series:

  • nVidia GeForce: 400, 500, 600, 700 series 
  • nVidia GeForce GTX 965M & 980M
  • nVidia Quadro: 2000, 4000 (Windows® and Mac OS), CX, 5000, 6000, K600, K2000, K4000, K5000 (Windows® and Mac OS), M4000, M5000, P2000, P4000, P5000
  • nVidia GRID K1, K2
  • AMD/ATI Radeon: 5000, 6000, 7000, R7, R9 series, 7950 Mac OS
  • AMD/ATI FirePro: 3800, 4800, 5800, 7800, 8800, 9800, 3900, 4900, 5900, 7900, W8100, W9100, D300, D500, D700
  • AMD/ATI FireGL: W5000, W7000, W8000
  • Intel® HD Graphics: P530, P630, 5000
  • Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: P5200, P6300, P580

Note:

Ensure that you have the latest driver for your specific graphic processor installed. Laptop and desktop versions of the graphics processor have slightly different names.

Don't see your card in the list?

The list of graphics processor cards above is updated as newly-released cards are tested. However, Adobe cannot test all cards in a timely manner. If your cards is not listed above, but meets the following requirements, you can assume that it works with the latest version of Photoshop CC:

  • The card was released in the year 2014 or afterwards
  • It has the minimum amount of graphics processor VRAM required for Photoshop (512 MB). 2 GB or more of VRAM is recommended, though.

Unsupported card series

The following card series are no longer being tested and 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 | 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

Adobe Camera Raw does not support the following video adapters on macOS:

  • AMD Radeon HD 6000M series
  • Intel HD 3000/4000Windows
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9400/9400M
  • NVIDIA GeForce 320M
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 120/GT 130
  • NVIDIA GeForce 210
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT/GS
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
  • NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800N
  • NVIDIA GeForce NVS 3100M

System requirements | Older versions of Photoshop

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