FAQ: Photoshop CC 2015.5 now available

Photoshop 2015.5 Update (6/20/2016)

6/20/2016 – Today we released Photoshop CC 2015.5 update.

I’ve assembled some Q & A around updating to the 2015.5 release of Photoshop CC below. If you don’t see your question answered below, let me know in the comments section and I will try and answer.

Table of contents:

Important information about plug-ins & installation, please read:

VERY IMPORTANT – Photoshop CC 2015.5 is a full version update. As such, you will need to install your 3rd party plug-ins for them to work with CC 2015.5.

If you want to keep CC 2015.1.2 installed until you’ve had time to update/install your 3rd party plug-ins for 2015.5, be sure to click on “Advanced Options” and uncheck “Remove old versions” when installing the update:

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  • Note: When you uninstall prior versions, it does not uninstall 3rd party plug-ins installed for prior versions.
  • Note: Depending on what you choose you can always reinstall a prior version or uninstall prior versions at a later time if necessary.

New Features

For comprehensive information on the new features, see the Photoshop CC 2015.5 post by Pam Clark on the Photoshop team blog.

Additional learning and documentation:

Resolved customer reported issues

JDI features

  1. Added ability to license Adobe Stock assets directly from the Layers panel
  2. Added support to “Open in Photoshop” from stock.adobe.com
  3. Added ability to filter search for Adobe Stock by content type
  4. Improved badging of licensed Stock assets in CC Libraries
  5. Fonts are once again grouped by font family
  6. Font Similarity now returns results from the Adobe Typekit library
  7. Improved Content-aware Fill (improvement in details, reduction in blur/smudge, improved color adaptation and now on by default)
  8. Reduced the number of abnormally slow start up times
  9. Improved brush performance (fixed things that were consuming time and shouldn’t have been, improved menu update speed that affected fast brush strokes)
  10. Improved type layer optimizations (much faster rasterization/update of type on large documents, much faster font preview creation)
  11. Exporting Artboards to PDF: Improved performance, and added ability to include artboard names and artboard backgrounds
  12. Improved UI contrast values in the default color theme
  13. No longer need to reinstall 3rd-party plugins with updates because of a new centralized Plug-in location (will require updates to third party installers)
  14. Improved detection of buggy video card drivers and crash prevention
  15. Improved responsiveness for pan with two-finger gesture
  16. Changed gesture for undo/redo from two-finger to three-finger to avoid view transform conflicts
  17. Oil Paint filter now works on some older/lower-end GPUs
  18. Added support for OpenGL features over Remote Desktop connections
  19. Added Stratasys 3D printing profiles
  20. Updated OpenEXR file format to support newer variants of the format
  21. Spot channel dialog can get names of colors selected from swatches panel
  22. Name or color value shown in tooltip for recently used colors in swatches palette
  23. Divide Slices command limits increased, performance improved
  24. Document layer count display available in status box and info palette
  25. Ability to add keyboard shortcuts to toggle if brush pressure controls size and opacity
  26. Ability to add keyboard shortcuts to toggle airbrush mode
  27. Help > System Info shows the full file path for Optional and Disabled plugins
  28. Info panel option to always show composite (all layers) values
  29. Greatly reduced chances of metadata loss due to external metadata editing
  30. Improved compatibility with some 3rd party OS X tools for resizing the application frame (use native all side resizing. Windows always used the native resize support)

Do I have to reinstall my 3rd party plug-ins & extension panels after I update to Photoshop CC 2105.5?

Because Photoshop CC 2015.5 is a major version update it will install completely separately from the current version of Photoshop CC (version2015.1.2)  and have a separate plug-ins folder.

The good news is we’ve been working with 3rd party plug-in developers to use a shared Creative Cloud location for plug-ins. This will allow their plug-ins to load in future versions of Photoshop CC (e.g. CC 2016/2017) without having to re-install.

To install 3rd party plug-ins for Photoshop CC 2015.5:

DO:

DO NOT:

    • Do not manually drag plug-ins from a previous version of Photoshop’s plug-ins folder to a newer version of Photoshop’s ‘Plug-Ins’ folder

If you encounter unexplained problems or crashes in Photoshop, use the following documents to determine if plug-ins are the problem:

If you have extension panels installed from Adobe Add-Ons, compatible panels will automatically be installed on your system (as long as sync is enabled in the Creative Cloud desktop app).

If you have extension panels installed directly from a developers website, those panels will need to be reinstalled via the installer from the author.

  • Note: When you uninstall prior versions, it does not uninstall 3rd party plug-ins installed for prior versions.


Are my presets and preferences migrated automatically?

Yes, your presets and preferences will automatically be migrated from your prior version that’s installed on your local system.

If you are installing Photoshop CC on a separate, new system, you should export your presets from your existing system and then import them on the new system. See migrate presets or manually export and import presets.

How do I install/reinstall a prior version of Photoshop from Creative Cloud?

How to get the updates

How to confirm that the Update worked:

Give us feedback!

Once you’ve updated to the newest version of Photoshop, don’t forget to leave us feedback about your experiences. The quality of Photoshop wouldn’t be what it is today without our passionate and loyal customers around the world. Giving us regular feedback helps us to find and fix issues that we may otherwise not know about. We are listening.

Here are a few ways that you can provide feedback:

Thanks!

Photoshop CC 2015.1.2 Update Now Available

Photoshop 2015.1.2 Update (1/20/2016)

1/20/2016 – Today we released Photoshop CC 2015 update version 2015.1.2 (Mac and Windows) to address several workflow issues.

Customer reported issues resolved

How to get the updates

How to confirm that the Update worked:

Give us feedback!

Once you’ve updated to the newest version of Photoshop, don’t forget to leave us feedback about your experiences. The quality of Photoshop wouldn’t be what it is today without our passionate and loyal customers around the world. Giving us regular feedback helps us to find and fix issues that we may otherwise not know about. We are listening.

Here are a few ways that you can provide feedback:

Thanks!

Photoshop CC 2015.1.1 Update Now Available

Photoshop 2015.1.1 Update (12/14/2015)

12/14/2015 – Today we released Photoshop CC 2015 update version 2015.1.1 (Mac and Windows) to address several workflow issues.

Customer reported issues resolved

How to get the updates

How to confirm that the Update worked:

Give us feedback!

Once you’ve updated to the newest version of Photoshop, don’t forget to leave us feedback about your experiences. The quality of Photoshop wouldn’t be what it is today without our passionate and loyal customers around the world. Giving us regular feedback helps us to find and fix issues that we may otherwise not know about. We are listening.

Here are a few ways that you can provide feedback:

Thanks!

Photoshop CC 2015.1 Update Now Available

Photoshop 2015.1 Update (11/30/2015)

11/30/2015 – Today we released Photoshop CC 2015 update version 2015.1 (Mac and Windows).

For more details on the new features added to this release, please see Pam Clark’s blog post here:

What JDI features/enhancements have been made?

  1. Reintroduced the Oil Paint filter
  2. New “Graphic and Web” workspace
  3. Support sRGB export with new Export As options
  4. Ability to resize the Export As dialog
  5. Improved PNG interface in the Export As dialog (for exporting to PNG-32 or PNG-8)
  6. Saved file type and quality settings between Exports
  7. Improved stability of Device Preview connection, and added more troubleshooting options
  8. Set type layer position on canvas (X/Y) in the Properties panel
  9. Option to skip transform when placing Smart Objects on canvas
  10. Added an option to save to Libraries when pasting a Smart Object from Illustrator
  11. Improvements to Copy/Paste/Drag between documents, clipboard and CC Libraries
  12. Improve the display of artboard names, allow them to be turned off
  13. Artboard and marquee snapping improvements
  14. Added artboard preference for matte color and border type
  15. Align command now works with single selected layer within artboard (artboard is implicitly selected)
  16. Artboard custom presets now show up in the Artboard tool bar/property presets menu
  17. Prevent Locked Layers from being auto-nested in artboards
  18. Allow artboards to lock position
  19. Added keyboard modifier (shift) to determine if layers get added to bottom of groups
  20. Better default shape stroke value (1 px instead of 3 pt)
  21. Added 16pt as one of the preset values in the font size drop-down
  22. Hyphenation now defaults to Off
  23. Added several items to Designer Favorites in Glyph panel
  24. Maintain selected glyph when switching fonts
  25. Selecting a single glyph on canvas selects the glyph in Glyph panel
  26. Added option for “diffusion” to Healing Brush, to reduce artifacts in some situations
  27. Improved baseline alignment of many dialogs and widgets
  28. Improved document presets with new iPad Pro, updated presets with DCI 4k, 8K, and moved HDTV up the list
  29. Disabled the “no layers selected” error when clicking with Move tool outside the canvas
  30. Dramatically reduced file sizes for 16- and 32-bit PSDs when “Max compatibility” is unchecked
  31. Ability to drag layers from the layers panel to another document tab
  32. 30-bit color support on Mac

Customer reported issues resolved

How to get the updates

How to confirm that the Update worked:

Give us feedback!

Once you’ve updated to the newest version of Photoshop, don’t forget to leave us feedback about your experiences. The quality of Photoshop wouldn’t be what it is today without our passionate and loyal customers around the world. Giving us regular feedback helps us to find and fix issues that we may otherwise not know about. We are listening.

Here are a few ways that you can provide feedback:

Thanks!

Photoshop CC 2015.0.1 Update Now Available

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Photoshop 2015.0.1 Update (08/03/2015)

08/03/2015 – Today we released Photoshop CC 2015 update version 2015.0.1 (Mac and Windows), resolving the following issues:

How to get the updates

  1. Look for the update in the Creative Cloud application and click “Update”. (Sign out and back in to the Creative Cloud desktop application if you don’t see the update)
  2. If you don’t have the Creative Cloud application running, start Photoshop 2015 and choose Help > Updates.
  3. The Adobe Application Manager will launch. Select Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 and choose Update.

How to confirm that the Update worked:

  1. In Photoshop, choose Help > About Photoshop (Win), or Photoshop > About Photoshop (Mac)
  2. The version is listed in the about dialog

Give us feedback!

Once you’ve updated to the newest version of Photoshop, don’t forget to leave us feedback about your experiences. The quality of Photoshop wouldn’t be what it is today without our passionate and loyal customers around the world. Giving us regular feedback helps us to find and fix issues that we may otherwise not know about. We are listening.

Here are a few ways that you can send us feedback:

Photoshop and Lightroom compatibility with Windows 10

Windows 10 was released today. To answer questions about compatibility, Adobe has create an FAQ.

The Photoshop and Lightroom teams have been testing our applications since Windows 10 became available to developers. In our testing, we have found no significant issues with running Creative Cloud products or Lightroom 6 with Windows 10.

Earlier versions of Photoshop (CS6) were also tested to a lesser extent and no significant issues were discovered.

I personally recommend that customers do their own testing on a non-production partition to ensure that new OSes work with their current hardware and drivers.

If you do encounter issues not already documented, feel free to report them on our feedback site.

Save for Web in Photoshop CC 2015

S4WIn Photoshop CC 2015, we made some minor changes to a very popular and beloved feature: Save for Web. This feature is used for many purposes, from preparing assets for a website to optimizing high-res photos to creating animated GIFs. Because Save for Web is built on the former ImageReady product (now discontinued), the code is too antiquated to maintain and develop new features.

“Save for Web will not be removed without replacing its capabilities in a new and improved workflow.” see the FAQ below.

Adobe Generator is a new, modern, and more efficient platform for exporting image assets from Photoshop. We have been building new capabilities on top of this platform for the past two years, including the new Export As and Device Preview features. The Generator platform allows us to build new, streamlined workflows and incorporate more efficient compression algorithms like PNGQuant into Photoshop.

The new Export As workflows are a complete redesign of how you export assets out of Photoshop. Export As has new capabilities like adding padding to an image and exporting shapes and paths to SVG. We also introduced the Quick Export option, which allows you to export an entire document or selected layers very quickly with no dialog.

Going forward, we will no longer develop new features in Save for Web, which is why it now is labeled as “Legacy”. Don’t worry; no features have been removed from it and we know there are critical workflows that still require Save for Web. However, Save for Web does not support, for example, new Artboard documents.

We would love to hear your feedback as we continue to build out the future of Export workflows in Photoshop. The best place to leave feedback is on feedback.photoshop.com , where you can see other people’s suggestions, vote them up, and participate in a conversation with Photoshop engineers and designers.

Thank you for your continued feedback!

Stephen Nielson
Sr. Product Manager – Adobe Photoshop

FAQ

Was Save for Web removed from Photoshop CC 2015?

No, Save for Web is still available under File > Export menu.

I use Save for Web every day. Won’t the redesigned menu system slow down my workflow?

You can skip the menu entirely by using the existing keyboard shortcut: ctrl + alt + shift + s (win) and cmd + opt + shift + s (Mac). You can also customize the shortcut by going to Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts…

Or install the “Export Helper” panel extension which gives you fast access to all export options including Save for Web:

Export Helper

Note: For extensions to load make sure that:

Were any features removed from Save for Web?

No, Save for Web was completely untouched except for moving it to the Export menu and adding the term “legacy”.

Does “legacy” mean that you are going to remove Save for Web in the future?

Perhaps. But rest assured that we will not remove Save for Web without providing those capabilities in a new and improved workflow. For example, we know many people still need the 2up view, target file size, Convert to sRGB, metadata options, and animated GIF capabilities. Save for Web will not be removed without replacing these capabilities in a new and improved workflow.

If there are still workflows missing, isn’t it too early to mark it ‘Legacy’?

Save for Web does not properly support Artboards and we have no plans to update it. The Legacy modifier is meant to communicate that Save for Web is still available, but no longer updated.

Will this change break my action or script?

No, this change does not impact your actions or scripts. They will continue working as they always have.

2015 release of Photoshop CC: FAQ

I’ve assembled some Q & A around updating/upgrading to the 2015 release of Photoshop CC below. If you don’t see your question answered below, let me know in the comments section and I will try and answer.

Important information, please read:

  1. Install the latest Creative Cloud desktop app. Sign out and back into the Creative Cloud desktop app to update.
  2. Install Photoshop CC (2015)
  3. Install the Bridge 6.1.1 update – this update includes security updates, bug fixes and compatibility updates for Photoshop CC (2015).
  4. Install the Camera Raw 9.1 update – this update includes bug fixes, new camera support, and new features for Creative Cloud members.
  5. Install the Lightroom CC (v2015.1)/Lightroom 6 (v6.1) update  – this update includes bug fixes, new camera support, and new features for Creative Cloud members.

Table of contents:


Not seeing the updates?

Try signing out and back into the Creative Cloud desktop app.

If you still aren’t seeing the updates, make sure you meet the minimum system requirements. We recently announced that we were dropping support for Mac OS 10.7 and Mac OS 10.8.


How do I install the Photoshop CC (2015) update?

You have the option to select [Update] to update individual applications or select [Update All] to update all your installed Creative Cloud applications.

VERY IMPORTANT – By default, when you install Photoshop CC (2015) it will uninstall prior versions of Photoshop CC you have installed.

  • Note: Creative Cloud will not uninstall Photoshop CS6 or earlier.

You may not want to uninstall the previously installed versions (CC, CC 2014) for a variety of good reasons – you are in the middle of a project, your workflow is heavily dependent on third-party plugins, you need to work with clients who are still on older versions, or you want to test the new version before committing to it for production work.

To install the latest version without uninstalling previous versions click on “Advanced Options” and uncheck “Remove old versions.”

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  • Note: When you uninstall prior versions, it does not uninstall 3rd party plug-ins installed for prior versions.
  • Note: Depending on what you choose you can always reinstall a prior version or uninstall prior versions at a later time if necessary.

Having trouble? Go here: Help with Creative Cloud Download & Install


How do I install/reinstall a prior version of Photoshop from Creative Cloud?


Do I have to reinstall my 3rd party plug-ins & extension panels after I update to Photoshop CC (2105)?

Yes. Because the Photoshop CC (version 2015.0)  is a major version update it will install completely separately from the current version of Photoshop CC (version 2014.x)  and have a separate plug-ins folder. To install your 3rd party plug-ins for Photoshop CC (2015):

DO:

    • Only use the plug-in manufacturer’s installer to install their plug-ins
    • Always check the plug-in manufacturer’s website for the latest version of your plug-in

DO NOT:

    • Do not manually drag plug-ins from a previous version of Photoshop’s plug-ins folder to a newer version of Photoshop’s ‘Plug-Ins’ folder

If you encounter unexplained problems or crashes in Photoshop, use the following documents to determine if plug-ins are the problem:

If you have extension panels installed from Adobe Add-Ons, compatible panels will automatically be installed on your system (as long as sync is enabled in the Creative Cloud desktop app).

If you have extension panels installed directly through Extensions Manager, those panels will need to be reinstalled via the original extension installer from the author.

  • Note: When you uninstall prior versions, it does not uninstall 3rd party plug-ins installed for prior versions.


Are my presets and preferences migrated automatically?

Yes. New in Photoshop CC (2015), your presets and preferences will automatically be migrated from your prior version that’s installed on your local system.

If you are installing Photoshop CC on a separate, new system, you should upload your settings from your existing system and then download them to the separate, new system. Choose Preferences>Sync Settings… to synchronize your settings.

If for some reason you run into trouble, you can also use migrate presets or manually export and import presets.


My sync settings function is disabled. How can I fix that?

In Photoshop, go to Help>Sign Out… to sign out. Choose Help>Sign In… to sign in again. Quit and relaunch Photoshop CC. Sync Settings should be enabled.


Where can I learn more about the new features?


What JDI features are in Photoshop CC (2015)?


What issues have been addressed in Photoshop CC (2015)?


What issues have been addressed in Lightroom CC (2015.1) & Lightroom 6.1 update?

Lightroom CC/Camera Raw FAQ

I’ve assembled some Q & A around to Lightroom CC/Lightroom 6 below. If you don’t see your question answered below, let me know in the comments section and I will try and answer.


Will the prior version of Lightroom be uninstalled?

No, your prior version will not be uninstalled. Lightroom CC will be installed side by side. You may uninstall the prior version one you’re comfortable in the new version of Lightroom.

Where can I find training materials for Lightroom?

Learning resources can be found on the Lightroom product pages, on Adobe TV, and on the Lightroom YouTube channel. See this blog post for a complete list of free learning resources from Adobe.

What features are GPU accelerated in Lightroom and Camera Raw? What are the hardware/software requirements?


Why am I not seeing the Lightroom CC upgrade/download in the Creative Cloud application?

Lightroom CC won’t be shown in the Creative Cloud desktop application if your system doesn’t meet the minimum system requirements. It’s likely you are on a system with Mac OS 10.7 or earlier, or a 32-bit version of Windows 7 or 8. If you system meets the minimum requirements, try signing out and back into the Creative Cloud application and see if the Apps panel updates.

Are Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC the same thing?

Lightroom 6 is the perpetual license of Lightroom CC, but it does not include access to the Lightroom mobile apps on iOS & Android or Lightroom web.

Where can I find the Lightroom 6 trial?

The trial can be downloaded here. All trials are branded Lightroom CC. If you purchase a perpetual license version, you can license the trial to convert it to Lightroom 6.

Is Lightroom 6 still available as boxed software?

Adobe does not sell boxed products from Adobe.com. You can find boxed copies at 3rd party retailers. You can purchase a perpetual download version of Lightroom 6 on Adobe.com here. Note, the perpetual license doesn’t provide access to Lightroom mobile or Lightroom web.

I just purchased Lightroom 5. Do I qualify for a free upgrade?

See this document to see if you qualify: Do I qualify for a free upgrade?

What user reported issues have been fixed in Lightroom CC and Camera Raw 9?

Update on OS support for next major release of Photoshop

In order to leverage the latest operating system features and technologies, the next major release of Photoshop CC will require Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or above.

Customers running older versions of Mac OS X, such as 10.7 (Lion) and 10.8 (Mountain Lion), can continue to run and install the current Creative Cloud applications, but will not be able to install or run the next major release of Photoshop until they upgrade to a supported version of OS X. Apple provides a free update to the latest version of OS X 10.10 (Yosemite).

Creative Cloud Desktop will continue to be supported on OS X 10.7 (Lion) and above.

The next major release of Lightroom currently plans to support OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and above.

Focusing our work on more modern operating systems and architectures allows us to spend more time adding functionality requested by users, including additional advanced imaging features and improving general application performance.

Our team hopes that by providing this information early it will help you understand our current decisions around operating system support and where we are headed with future releases of Photoshop. We encourage all customers who are currently using an older version of OS X to begin making their migration plans now so they can fully take advantage of future Photoshop & Lightroom innovations as soon as they are available.

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