Adobe Photoshop Improvement Program

What's the purpose of this program?

The Adobe Photoshop Improvement Program is designed to help improve machine learning based features in Adobe Photoshop. Features like Object Selection, Select Subject, Select and Mask, and Content-Aware Fill can all be improved with a wide range of images to train our machine learning algorithms. Participation in this program is opt-in only and voluntary. By default, customers are not signed up to participate when they install Photoshop 21.2 (June 2020 release).

What information is collected?

When you choose to participate in the program, the following data may be sent to Adobe servers while using tools such Object Selection, Select Subject, Select and Mask, or Content-Aware Fill in Photoshop: 
  • Low-resolution captures of the images under progress.
  • Image data and the corresponding mask data. 

Can I see the data that is collected before it is sent to Adobe?

No, the information is not viewable by users. 

What are the participating products?

Adobe Photoshop version 21.2 and later on macOS and Windows 10.

How will Adobe use the information?

If you choose to participate, Adobe will:

  • Collect image data that will be viewed by researchers
  • Access cloud documents that will be viewed by researchers
  • Collect information on how you use this software to identify trends and usage patterns

Adobe will not use this data for any purpose other than to improve Adobe Products and services. 

How is my privacy protected?

Adobe takes many precautions in protecting the information that is collected and transmitted. You can learn more about how we handle user information by reviewing Adobe Privacy Policy.

Visit the Adobe Privacy Center to find information on privacy topics, including your choices about how Adobe
collects and uses your information.

How do I participate in the program?

Participation in the program is voluntary. To join the program:

  1. Choose Edit (Windows) / Photoshop (macOS) > Preferences > Product Improvement
  2. Select Yes, I'd like to participate in the Preferences dialog.
  3. Restart Photoshop for this change to take effect. 

Note:

  • Resetting your Photoshop preferences also resets the Yes, I'd like to participate option to its default deselected state. To continue participating in the program after resetting preferences, select Yes, I'd like to participate again in the Product Improvement preferences and restart Photoshop.      
  • Participating in the program doesn't ensure that images and data will be collected from the user. Nor does it ensure that all images and data will be collected from the user. 

Can enterprise users participate in the program?

No, enterprise customers cannot participate in the Adobe Photoshop Improvement Program. 

How do I leave the program?

If you joined the program and change your mind, you can leave at any time. To leave the program:

  1. Choose Edit (Windows) / Photoshop (macOS) > Preferences > Product Improvement
  2. Deselect Yes, I'd like to participate in the Preferences dialog.
  3. Restart Photoshop for this change to take effect. 

When you leave the program, Adobe no longer collects additional images and data. Your existing data is not deleted from Adobe servers.     

How does Adobe use machine learning?

Read Machine Learning FAQs to find answers to common questions on machine learning and the machine learning features available in Creative Cloud and Document Cloud. 

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Will I receive spam if I participate in the program?

You will not receive any email from Adobe regarding this program, regardless of whether you participate. 

Do I need an Internet connection?

An Internet connection is required to participate in this program. However, you do not need to be connected all the time. When an Internet connection becomes available, the information is automatically transmitted with minimal impact to your connection.

How long does the program last?

Information is collected as long as you use the product for which you have agreed to participate or until you decide to stop participating in the program.