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December 11, 2012 /Photography /

Photoshop version 13.1 available now for Creative Cloud members

We’re excited to be delivering over a dozen exciting new features today in Photoshop version 13.1 — exclusively for Creative Cloud members. Below are just few of the key enhancements:

  • Smart Object support for Blur Gallery and Liquify: Enjoy the creative freedom to experience nondestructive editing with Blur Gallery and Liquify, now that both features offer Smart Object support.
  • Powerful CSS support for web design: Quickly export CSS code for text and objects, and also import color codes from HTML and CSS files to your Color palette to help you design incredible websites.
  • Conditional Actions: Speed up image processing by creating Conditional Actions. These commands use logic to automatically choose between different Actions based on rules that you establish.
  • Retina display support: See more of the details in your images and in the Photoshop user interface when viewing on high-resolution displays, including the new Retina display available on MacBook Pro.*

To get these features, just open Photoshop, go to the main menu, choose Help > Updates. Or, download Photoshop for the first time from Creative Cloud.

For more information about additional features in Photoshop 13.1, visit the blog, check out, or watch some videos about the new features on Adobe TV!

* Retina display support for Mac is available to all Adobe Photoshop CS6 customers today, including customers who are not Creative Cloud members.


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  • By Bob Smith - 11:14 AM on December 11, 2012  

    I go to Photoshop > Help > Updates, but I cannot click on updates…

  • By Scott Benish - 12:13 PM on December 11, 2012  

    I understand how this strategy of giving certain new features only to Creative Cloud members helps Adobe in its goal of pushing people towards subscriptions, but I’m shocked that you’re willing to piss off your customers that recently bought a regular license and now have no reasonable way to get feature parity with subscribers.

    I don’t really want to rent my software, and I especially don’t want to rent something I recently purchased.

    If these new features are too major to qualify for a free update, that’s understandable – but give us a way to update to 13.1 for a reasonable price.

    Here I am, ready to pay a small upgrade fee to get the latest and greatest features, but instead I’m left feeling screwed over because I have no way to stay up to date with the software that I’ve spent a lot of money (and time) on already.

    I’ve been putting up with longstanding (reproducible) bugs for years – yes, I’ve reported them – and now this. It’s getting harder and harder to tolerate Adobe products.

    This seems like this should be obvious, but for the record: I’m not inclined to re-purchase buggy software from a company that I feel is screwing me over and not listening to its customers.

  • By Carl Antone - 12:37 PM on December 11, 2012  

    I did this and now none of my adobe products will launch. I am having to restore my entire system from a time machine backup because uninstalling and reinstalling CS6 also failed. Thanks Adobe.

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  • By Steve Davis - 10:00 PM on December 11, 2012  

    Woo! Thanks for the hard work guys adding retina support, it looks so much better and way better to work with too!

  • By Alex Chouls - 10:25 PM on December 11, 2012  

    Retina display support doesn’t seem to work with Bootcamp…? Or is there a preference I’m missing?

  • By Andrea - 2:00 AM on December 12, 2012  

    I’m a registered photoshop user, i have a license, a regular payed upgrade… why i cannot upgrade my software?

    • By Megan - 11:33 AM on December 12, 2012  

      Sorry to hear you are having issues. Please join the discussion at this forum so that our support teams can assist you. Thanks!

    • By jacek - 6:26 AM on December 26, 2012  

      I agree with people who are felling screwed. I paid a lot of money for cs6 and now I am kicked out! I don’t want to join to cloud! why do I need to pay more and more. I will never upgrade adobe software. from now until my death only pirate copy. ADOBE WHY!!!!!! first step – from cs5 to cs5.5. now from cs6 to cs6.1 in cloud. tomorrow from 6.1 to 6.100000000000001?

  • By Phill Buckland - 6:02 AM on December 12, 2012  


    New features – amazing.
    Back-handedly upping the minimum VRAM requirements for 3D functionality – TERRIBLE!

    Updated halfway through a job this lunchtime and, although it was running fine before, 3D features are now fully disabled on my Macbook!

    At the very least, you should’ve made it more obvious what this update was going to do – not all of us can afford to upgrade to £2000 worth of Macbook Pro!

  • By Craig Snyder - 10:24 AM on December 12, 2012  

    I agree with Phill. Disabling 3D within the same version for older machines was wrong. I only got the warning after installing the update and opening Photoshop. I still want the updates, but I want to continue to use 3D for small less-intensive projects like 3D views of book covers. We need it back.

  • By sn0k1e - 3:40 AM on December 24, 2012  

    After installing this upgrade Photoshop fails to start. I tried removing it but then it won’t reinstall from the retarded Application Manager that thinks it’s still installed. Thanks for a little extra stress before the holidays! How come Adobe is not able to make a simple installer for their software? I think you’re getting paid enough! ARGH!

  • By sn0k1e - 3:46 AM on December 24, 2012  

    people with installation problems trying to reinstall, please download this highly illogical seperate tool to fix what Application Manager can’t:

  • By Rob Hughey - 8:53 AM on January 11, 2013  

    Here’s a rediculous question to ask, but I’ve been struggling with finding the best answer… so…. which should I focus my energy on the most , Photoshop or Illustrator, as I am novice in both. My experience with all the Adobe Products has only been a bit of After Effects and a lot of Final Cut, and now I’m enjoying Dreamweaver – but not that much

  • By Nick Gypps - 7:12 AM on February 8, 2013  

    Hi, I joined creative cloud yesterday (07 Feb 2013) and downloaded and installed photoshop CS6 extended. Surely then I should have the export CSS function? But I don’t!
    My photoshop says it’s version 13.0.1 x32 (PC). Do I need version 13.1? If so, why did I not get the latest version with the CSS export facility? I am fully up-to-date on my updates in my Adobe applications manager.

  • By Nick Gypps - 8:10 AM on February 8, 2013  

    13.1 is not available if you are using Windows XP or Vista. Would have been nice to know BEFORE I subscribed to a year’s cloud membership.

  • By - 12:25 PM on March 13, 2013  

    Photoshop has been a boon to many designers. The latest version of photoshop is worth trying. Thanks for all everybody who have worked on this product.

  • By Krystallena - 2:54 AM on March 20, 2013  

    I agree with Scott Benish. I recently bought Photoshop CS6 and was extremely frustrated to see that the crop tool had lost certain invaluable features (eg. easily being able to enter the width, height and resolution etc). I am a printer, and these changes have really slowed me down. I also dislike the absence of the “print size” preview option under the zoom tool as I used this all the time to preview the final output size and sharpness.

    I regularly go back to CS5, purely because these features save me so much time.

    I found out today that Adobe have reintroduced some features, including the ability to type in width, height and resolution. I was all set to update, until I realised that these helpful updates are just for creative cloud members. I have been using (and buying) Photoshop for 10 years and this is how I’m treated? Creative cloud doesn’t suit my needs- why should customers like myself miss out, because of the way in which we pay for the software? What a waste of my time and money.

  • By allison burgund - 4:02 PM on April 17, 2013  

    Agree with comments above, just purchased full extended software. Im not going to rent. Running your own business, you must have backup in case you are in need of complete re-install in the middle of a deadline. Not cool to not offer the upgrades- specifically the export css at all. Don’t pigeon hole me into renting. Not happy with that at all.

  • By lousyadobe - 6:40 AM on April 30, 2013  

    I just shelled our under this revolting licensing model as I was told this was the only way to set a conditional action in PS, only to find this it isn;t there either!
    I don’t need CS6 – Adobe is a thief

  • By SANJEEV - 8:44 AM on May 6, 2013  

    hello i just downloaded adobe photoshop cs6 extended version 13.0.1 to use copy css features but i dont see any features embedded. Some says this features is only available to cloud memeber. do i have to be cloud memeber?
    but i also got registered to cloud member..but what now?

  • By Don Montabana - 12:32 PM on May 15, 2013  

    Deactivated my copy of CS6 and now it just says that it is CS6 extended. Tried the Update option under help and all it said was that I was up to date — yet I can see none of the new features. Help Please!!

  • By JACK LARSON - 4:18 PM on May 20, 2013  

    I subscribed to the Creative Cloud. The Application Manager works fine. In the Application Manager it say that Photoshop CS6 is up to date. However the version that opens says 13.0.4. How do I access version 13.1, which should come with the Creative Cloud subscription?

  • By IljaB - 9:25 AM on June 11, 2013  

    Yes, Jack Larson, I have the same trouble… Has anyone an idea how to solve this. Had PS6 Extended installed, installed the aplication manager, entered into the trial subcription to see how good the new tools are, installed PS6 via the app manager, but i am still running on 13.0.1. and no more updates available.
    Really frustrating…and was about to consider a subscription but when I have to see that you question is not answered since nearly on month…. ;-(

    • By IljaB - 11:00 AM on June 11, 2013  

      OK, got myself, start of that new version with the new features is 17th June… just found it another treat.

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