Future Photoshop versions dropping Windows XP support

When Windows XP was launched, it was promoted as the eXPerience. It was a huge upgrade from Windows 98 and Windows 2000. Now it’s 2012 and Windows XP just isn’t what it used to be. Every year less and less manufacturers and software companies are supporting the old operating system. Now Adobe has come out and said its next Photoshop version (version 14) will not support Windows XP. This should come as no surprise to most, given that the current Photoshop CS6 dropped support for Windows Vista.

In a blog for Adobe, Tom Hogarty states, “Photoshop CS6 (13.0) will be the last major version of Photoshop to support Windows XP.”

Given that CS6 was only launched a few months ago, we probably won’t see CS7 tomorrow. The Adobe team just wanted to give everyone the heads up so they can start upgrading to more “modern operating system”, better graphics cards/GPUs, and graphics drivers to take advantage of improvements in 3D, Blur Gallery, and Lighting Effect features.

I know I’m not that much of a geek, but who still has an XP machine from 2001 as their main system!? If anything I can see people having XP Mode if some other legacy program doesn’t support Vista or Windows 7. If you are still rocking Windows XP, and you love your Photoshop, you’ve been warned.

Source: Adobe Photoshop Blog

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