Adobe Photoshop System Requirements

Adobe's venerable image editor needs a powerful PC to get the most from it these days. Is your up to scratch?

Adobe Photoshop has remained the go-to de-facto image editing software since the early 1990s. I actually used Photoshop in my first job in 1990 and you can imagine how far it has come on since then. The system requirements have also increased exponentially as well, and if you are trying to find out whether your PC will run the lates version of the software, you have come to the right place. Any questions, leave them in the comments below.

Adobe Photoshop: October 2020 release (version 22.0) and later

Important. The Photoshop hardware requirements for Processor and Graphics card and have increased for version 22.x.

Minimum system requirements for Photoshop

Processor Intel® or AMD processor with 64-bit support; 2 GHz or faster
OS Windows 10 (64-bit) version 1809 or later
RAM
Graphics card
  • GPU with DirectX 12 support
  • 2 GB of GPU memory
See the Photoshop graphics processor (GPU) card FAQ
Monitor resolution 1280 x 800 display at 100% UI scaling
Hard disk space 4 GB of available hard-disk space; additional space is required for installation
Internet Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services

Recommended system requirements for Photoshop

RAM 16 GB or more
Graphics card
  • GPU with DirectX 12 support
  • 4 GB of GPU memory for 4k displays and greater
Monitor resolution 1920 x 1080 display or greater at 100% UI scaling
Hard disk space 4 GB of available hard-disk space; additional space is required for installation

  • Fast internal SSD for app installation
  • Separate internal drive for scratch disks.

Languages available in Photoshop

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.

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