Adobe Photoshop

Edit, composite, and create beautiful images, graphics, and art on desktop and iPad.

From photo editing and compositing to digital painting, animation, and graphic design—you can do it all in Photoshop. Bring ideas to life across desktop and iPad. Magically transform images with the power of AI. Learn new skills and share your projects via livestream. Photoshop is faster, smarter, and easier than ever. 

Key features

  • Retouch. Remix. Recolor—Swap skies, fix flaws, and remove backgrounds in a few clicks. Make portraits pop and expressions more expressive. With Photoshop editing tools, you can make every photo picture perfect.
  • Transform photos into flights of pure imagination—With one-click selections, easy masking, and virtually unlimited layers, you can quickly create what your camera can’t capture.
  • A thousand brushes with greatness—Paint and draw with thousands of custom brushes or create your own—Photoshop puts the world’s largest collection at your fingertips.



  • Your go-to for gorgeous graphic design—Posters, packaging, banners, websites—graphic design starts with Photoshop. Combine photos, graphics, and text to create entirely new images. Select your subjects in a click. And play with color and effects to polish any design project.
  • Grab your Pencils. Photoshop is on your iPad—Create on your iPad with many of the Photoshop features you know and love. Access your files anywhere, combine and retouch photos, and paint with brushes that you control with your finger or Apple Pencil.
  • Share for review (beta)—Save time by creating links to your work, managing feedback in one place, and pushing updates when ready. Collaborators don't need to sign up or sign in to comment.



System requirements


  • Multicore Intel or AMD processor with 64-bit support; 2GHz or faster processor with SSE 4.2 or later
  • Windows 10 64-bit (version 1909) or later; LTSC versions are not supported
  • 8GB or more of RAM (16GB or more recommended)
  • 4GB of available hard disk space (16GB recommended); additional free space required during installation
  • GPU with DirectX 12 support; 1.5GB of GPU memory (4GB of GPU memory for 4K or greater displays)
  • 1280x800 display at 100% UI scaling (1920x1080 display at 100% UI scaling recommended)    
  • Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services*



  • Intel processor with 64-bit support; 2GHz or faster processor with SSE 4.2 or later; or ARM-based Apple Silicon processor
  • macOS 11 (Big Sur) or later
  • 8GB or more of RAM (16GB or more recommended)
  • 4GB of available hard-disk space; 16GB of additional free space required during installation
  • 1280x800 display at 100% UI scaling (1920x1080 display at 100% UI scaling recommended)    
  • Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services*   


iPadOS (13.1)

  • iPadOS 14
  • Supported iPad models:
    • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (recommended)
    • iPad Pro 11-inch 
    • iPad Pro 10.5-inch 
    • iPad Pro 9.7-inch
    • iPad (7th generation)
    • iPad (6th generation)
    • iPad (5th generation)
    • iPad mini (5th generation)
    • iPad mini 4
    • iPad Air (3rd generation)
    • iPad Air 2
  • Supported Apple Pencil models
    • Recommended: Apple Pencil (2nd generation)
    • Apple Pencil (1st generation)
  • Third-party styluses are not supported



What is Photoshop, and who is it for?

Adobe Photoshop is the world’s most advanced digital imaging software, used by photographers, designers, web professionals, and video professionals. The app gives you the utmost power and creative control for 2D and 3D image manipulation and compositing, video editing, and image analysis. And because Photoshop is part of Adobe Creative Cloud, you get access to all the latest updates and future releases the moment they’re available.

Can I use Photoshop on iPad?

Yes. You can now use Photoshop on your iPad and create anything, anytime, and anywhere.

When you're inspired to create something new, Photoshop on iPad allows you to open and edit large PSDs, create stunning composites, retouch your images, and apply effects while on the go. With Photoshop on iPad, you can untether yourself from your desktop and resume work seamlessly across devices—with the power of cloud documents.

How does Photoshop on the desktop work with Photoshop on iPad?

Any document you create with Photoshop on iPad is automatically saved as a cloud document, so that you can easily access your creative work from iPad to desktop. Cloud documents are automatically synced across devices to create a seamless workflow. For example, if you want to resume your desktop work on the iPad, simply save your PSD as a cloud document.

Which Adobe plans include Photoshop on iPad?

If you have an Adobe Creative Cloud plan that already includes Photoshop, you can simply download Photoshop on iPad.

What is Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, and how does it work with Photoshop?

Lightroom, also included in Creative Cloud, helps you quickly import, process, manage, and showcase volumes of photos. Its tight integration with Photoshop lets you easily take advantage of unrivaled pixel-level retouching and compositing, giving you a complete professional photography solution.

Can I use Photoshop on more than one machine?

Yes. You can download and install Photoshop on multiple computers regardless of operating system. However, activation is limited to two machines per individual associated with the membership.


* NOTICE TO USERS. Internet connection, Adobe ID and acceptance of license agreement required to activate and use this product. This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services. Adobe services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and Adobe’s online privacy policy. Applications and Services may not be available in all countries or languages and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or membership charges may apply.