Photoshop Latest Features Update History (1988-2022)

2022 Updates

Photoshop Latest Feature Updates

Adobe Photoshop 2022 Features

Adobe Photoshop 2022 (23.1.1)

  • Officially launched on January 19, 2022.
  • Photoshop new features include:
  • Advanced AI-powered image cropping and selection tools.
  • Improvements to the Selection and Masking Space.
  • New Text tool features include text warping, new fonts, and fill effects.
  • Brush smoothing and stroke stabilization.
  • Content-Aware Fill and Neural Filters workspace improvements.
  • Improved 360-degree support for Panorama stitching.

  • Better-looking default colors than before with the new year version of Photoshop.
    • 2021Adobe Photoshop (22.0)

      • Officially launched on November 4, 2019.
      • Photoshop 22.0 features include:
      • Removing the background of photos automatically.
      • Sky Replacement feature in it.
      • AI features Improvement and its enhancement of quick actions.

      Adobe Photoshop 2021 has now one of our most requested action tools.
    • 2020Adobe Photoshop (21.0)

      • Stable version released in May 2020.
      • Photoshop 21.0 features including:
      • Better auto selections.
      • Improved properties panel and text layer properties.
      • Updated lens blur, customizable Warp, animated GIF and cloud documents support.
      • New swatches, gradients, shapes, & stylish fonts, and many more additional features.
      • Compatible with MacOS, Windows, and iPadOS.

      Improvements to presets.
    • 2018Adobe Photoshop CC (20.0)

      • Released in October 2018.
      • Features of Photoshop CC 20.0 :
      • Improved layer panel with auto-commit and multiple undo modes.
      • Color Wheel and 2x Select Subject.
      • Proportional Transform, Symmetry Mode, etc.
      • Bugs: Photoshop crashing, slow performance, issues with image resizing, rendering, lighting effects, and smart filters.

      Adobe and Microsoft collaborated extensively to provide per-monitor scaling for displays with varying scaling factors.
    • 2017Adobe Photoshop CC (19.0)

      • The 19th version of Adobe Photoshop came out in October 2017.
      • Photoshop CC 19.0 features include:
      • New Stroke smoothing features.
      • Updated composition engine with enhanced tooltips.
      • Curvature pen tool, Paint brush & eraser tool.
      • Multiple undo option, Microsoft Surface Dial.
      • Variable fonts support.
      • Streamlined brush management, and more.
      • Errors/Bugs: Issues while using Artboard, Properties Panel, and Pen tool, hidden layer selection, Getting crashed when editing, painting, and copying or pasting a object.

      In this 2019 edition, symmetry mode has been permanently included as a regular feature.
    • 2016Adobe Photoshop CC (18.0)

      • Unveiled in November 2016, Photoshop launched its 18th version of this application.
      • Adobe XD integration, SVG color fonts support,
      • Search tool facility, Adobe Portfolio,
      • MacBook Pro Touch Bar support, and better performance.
      • Errors/Bugs: Program error, Issues with TrueType and OpenType fonts, Corrupted files, Disk size error, etc.

      Photoshop rolled out exciting features for designers and digital photographers.
    • 2016Adobe Photoshop CC (17.0)

      • This version was announced in June 2016.
      • Updated Libraries panel, Improved art-boards,
      • Match Font, Adobe Portfolio, Selection & Masking space,
      • Content-aware tool cropping, etc.
    • 2015Adobe Photoshop CC (16.0)

      • Photoshop CC released its 16th version in June 2015.
      • Later, it announced the upgraded versions of this series in November 2015 and January 2016.
      • Modern and improved Art-boards, Camera RAW 9.1,
      • Dehaze tool, Real time healing previews,
      • New Creative Cloud Libraries,
      • Enhanced export options, and many more.
      • It also had some bugs/errors in several ScriptUI, translation, command recording, color sampling with gradient tool, etc.

      Dehaze Photoshop made its debut back in 2015 in the Adobe Photoshop 16.0 newest edition.
    • 2014Adobe Photoshop CC (15.0)

      • Released in June 2014.
      • It included features like Perspective Wrap,
      • 3D Printing support, Focus Mask,
      • Blur Gallery Motion Effects, Adobe Camera RAW 8.3,
      • Expanded Mercury Graphics Engine support, etc.
    • 2013Adobe Photoshop CC (14.0)

      • The first version of Photoshop CC was released in June 2013.
      • Later in September 2013 and January 2014, it released its updated versions- 14.1 and 14.2 respectively.
      • You may ask modern users to know to - when was Photoshop invented? Many of the present users think of Adobe Photoshop CC as a new invention in the photo editing area by seeing its modern outlook and functionalities.
      • Some of its noteworthy features are likely smart sharpen tool,
      • Edited rounded rectangles , Conditional Actions ,
      • Camera shake reduction, Camera Raw 8.3, Perspective Warp,
      • 3D Printing support, etc.

      Web designers will be able to export CSS data from files for subsequent usage as well.
    • 2012Adobe Photoshop CS6 (13.0)

      • Photoshop CS6 was released in May 2012 with a huge number of changed, including its UI.
      • Introduced option dark user interface with all new icons and other elements.
      • Key Features: Auto background save, Revised vector tools,
      • Layers, color, and exposure adjustments, Camera raw 7,
      • Adaptive Wide Angle filter, Enhanced video support,
      • 3DLUT adjustment, Paragraph and Character Styles, etc.

      A bunch of big in addition to tiny improvements in excess of previous variations.
    • 2010Adobe Photoshop CS5 (12.0)

      • Photoshop CS5 Release Date: April 2010. Extended version: May 2011.
      • First time released with subscription license.
      • Key Features: Auto Image Straightening, Cropping & Shadow Catcher Tool,
      • Puppet Warp Tool, Mixer Brush, Camera RAW grain control,
      • Bristle Tips, New Blend modes: Subtract and Divide,
      • Extended Repurpose 3D extrusion tool, etc.
      • It also allows saving 16-bit image as JPG in this version.

      Released new version of Photoshop CS5.5 on the name of Adobe Photoshop Creative Suit 5.5.
    • 2008Adobe Photoshop CS4 (11.0)

      • Adobe Photoshop CS4 is its 11th version that was released in October 2008 with some notable features.
      • It came with a friendly and simplified tab-based user interface.
      • Noteworthy Features: Capable of simple zooming & planning,
      • Includes Canvas rotation and color correction tools,
      • Adjustment panel, 3D engine, Masks panel, etc.
      • Got improvements in Lightroom workflow along with 64-bit native support.

      Adobe uses graphics chip for faster Photoshop CS4.
    • 2007Adobe Photoshop CS3 (10.0)

      • Adobe released Photoshop CS3 in April 2007.
      • New advanced features like Smart Filters, Quick Selection Tool,
      • Refine Edge command, Auto Align & Auto Blend Layers,
      • Black & White Adjustments, New Blending Modes, Vanishing Point, etc.
      • Photoshop CS3 became popular in the web design community for its mobile optimized design facilities.

      Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended Push the Boundaries of Digital Imaging.
    • 2005Adobe Photoshop CS2 (9.0)

      • Released in April 2005, Adobe brought its ninth major version- Adobe Photoshop CS2.
      • Features it introduced are likely Red-Eye Removal Tool,
      • Lens Correction filter, Smart Objects, Spot Healing Brush, etc.
      • Also had the new addition of Camera RAW 3.0,
      • Image Warping and Vanishing Point Tool along with custom presets.
      • Capable of High Dynamic Range Imaging with better memory management support.
    • 2003Adobe Photoshop CS (8.0)

      • Adobe Photoshop started its Creative Suite (CS) journey by releasing the version in October 2003 with a bunch of exciting features.
      • It brought highly modified Slice Tool, Match Color command,
      • Real-Time Histogram, Shadow/ Highlight command,
      • Camera RAW 2.x, Lens Blur filter, Smart Guides, and many more.
      • It had also sorting and sharing capabilities with a better user control.
    • 2002Adobe Photoshop 7.0

      • Adobe Photoshop 7.0 was released in March 2002.
      • It introduced the features like Healing Brush,
      • Spell Check, Patch Tool,
      • Button Rollovers, Web Gallery, and Paint Engine.
    • 2001Adobe Photoshop Elements

      • Adobe released it in 2001.
      • Redesigned and simplified user interface.
      • Perfect for doing simple image editing tasks at less cost.
    • 2000Adobe Photoshop 6.0

      • Launched in September 2000.
      • It launched the ‘Vector Shapes’ feature that supported vector drawing.
      • It helps to create vector shapes and turn them into bitmap images.
      • Also, it introduced the multi-layer functions and Blending features to bring more comfort in design.
    • 1999Adobe Photoshop 5.5

      • The upgraded version of Photoshop 5.0 was launched as Photoshop 5.5 in February 1999.
      • It brought some more facilities like ‘Save for Web’ and ‘ImageReady’ to make the editing tasks more comfortable and easier.
      • It also introduced the ‘Extract’ filter so that designers can remove an image from background easily.
    • 1998Adobe Photoshop 5.0

      • This version was first introduced in May 1998 with some new features.
      • Features included: Multiple Undo, Free-form Pen,
      • Layer Effects, Measure Tool,
      • Color Samplers, Editable Type, Spot Color Channels, etc.
    • 1996Adobe Photoshop 4.0

      • Adobe released its 4.0 version in November 1996 with codename ‘Big Electric Cat’.
      • Multiple features were introduced in this version likely adjustment layers,
      • Color gradients, special effects filters,
      • Digital watermarking, grids & guides,
      • Free transform tool, navigator palette, and more.
      • Supported both Windows and Mac platforms.
    • 1994Adobe Photoshop 3.0

      • Adobe Photoshop 3.0 was first released in September 1994 with its Mac version.
      • Later, in November 1994, it brought the update for Windows, IRIX, and Solaris platforms.
      • Users were first introduced with ‘Layers’ and ‘tabbed palettes’ from this Photoshop version.
      • It was the first release to be distributed in compact disc and floppy disk formats.
    • 1992Adobe Photoshop 2.5

      • It was the first version of Photoshop developed for both Mac and Windows systems in November 1992.
      • This is the upgraded version of Adobe Photoshop 2.0 that had 16-bit per channel support.
      • A memory bug was found and later it improved in the updated version- Photoshop 2.5.1 (released in November 1993).
      • It’s also compatible with IRIX and Solaris platforms.
    • 1991Adobe Photoshop 2.0

      • After the success of the 1st release, the second version of Photoshop was published in June 1991.
      • Some features, including paths, CMYK Color, EPS Rasterization, and also stability have been greatly improved in the latest version.
      • Like the previous version, it’s also compatible with only MacOS system.
    • 1990Adobe Photoshop 1.0 (The First Version of Photoshop)

      • The first official version of Adobe Photoshop 1.0 was released in February 1990.
      • Under the brand Adobe, it was the first commercial release of this product that was developed for Macintosh (presently Mac) platform.
      • It contained the program disk, tutorial disk, calibration disk,
      • Photoshop user manual, program disk by third-party developers,
      • sample images, and registration card.
      • Some of the editing tools it covered were likely color correction with balance, saturation, and hue, image optimization, etc.
      • The last update of this version ended up to 1.0.7.

      Photoshop 1.0 was launched on February 19, 1990, solely for the Macintosh.


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