Yes, please support Linux. This would be a huge milestone. Thanks...
after looking into both technical viability and current market needs, it’s unfortunately become obvious that we’re not going to be able to act on this request in the near future.
I wanted thank everyone for the considerate and passionate discussion on this thread. This has been a great example of a meaningful conversation over a controversial subject that I don’t take for granted.
Gregory Hirsh commented
So, now, here's how we proceed (we actually have options).
First, for those looking for design software at large:
1. Visit Afinity photo's forum and continue to put the pressure on them (convince them that there is a genuine chance to steal an untapped market from their number 1 competitor, Adobe:
2. Help us throw our money where our mouth is by supporting Krita and GIMP with a portion of the money you would have happily given Adobe (help them reach the success that the free and open source Blender found in the 3D world)
For those looking for Desktop Publishing (DTP), check out Viva:
If you are looking for a Non Linear Video Editor and Compositor, try Davinci Resolve (there are a lot of non Linux folks making the switch on its own merits):
Many of us will have to stick with Adobe (hence stick with Windows or Mac), for the foreseeable future. Those of you, however, who create content that doesn't have to fit into somebody else's pipeline, I really do think you have options on Linux (and they're actually pretty fantastic - Krita, Inkscape, Darktable, Raw Therapee, GIMP, etc.). Make the jump and support them with donations (they already do wonders with very little money - a small percentage of what you would otherwise be giving to Adobe will be a real boon - but the support is key - it's all too easy to just take their free products with out giving back).
I think the future is bright for Linux users. Adobe would have given us an amazing boost, but, none the less, I think the party can continue happily without them.
UPDATE: Gravit Designer (as mentioned by Paul below), looks promising as well:
Paul Clay commented
Noooooo! Please change your mind! MacOS is degrading as a general development platform as they make it more like iOS. I've moved most of my linux graphicUI/UX design work to Gravit designer for now so I don't have to switch between machines as often.
Antoine Autokroma commented
It's never going to happen stop dreaming about it :)
Ulysses Badain commented
Demorou para acontecer!
Ahmed EL-Zaeem commented
We need adobe everywhere and if some apps are on android then why not for linux?
Heston L'abbé commented
Adobe is the last and only holdout in our DCC toolchain who does not natively support Linux. This has led to aggressive migration efforts away from Adobe products.
However, we would be more than pleased if Adobe would get with the times and support Linux like everyone else.
RANDY STEFFENS JR. commented
Marcell January commented
Its a dream for linux users. Please! Adobe in Linux!!
techZoNe . commented
Linux lover Adobe users too
Horacio Gargiulo Álvarez commented
Yes please: Pr, Ae, Ai,Id, Ps, Au....
Gus Cantieni commented
I don't think you would have to get it working perfectly on all major flavors. You could just give official support for one (e.g. Ubuntu) and communities would figure out how to port. This is quite needed, it would be a good investment for the future.
Daniel Cory commented
The world would literally change, and send Microsoft to it's knees if this one thing was implemented.
Hasan Al-Ammori commented
The only app I keep virtualbox for is Photoshop. Maybe, finally time to change that?
Lester Barrows commented
I'd absolutely move my photo and video editing workflows to Linux given the opportunity. Adobe CC apps are the only reason I keep macOS X around, I use Linux-based alternatives where possible. It isn't always possible... Yet.
Jorge Lega commented
Adobe please make your software for linux! I will pay you more money
Konstantin Reinhart commented
Blender is available on linux and it is already a game changer. Might be an alternative for Motion Graphics in the future.
Blackmagic Fusion/ Nuke runs on linux and uses heavily GPU.
So I don't understand it either that Adobe doesn't support it.
I must say that Adobe is lucky that there is nothing comparable on the market nowadays. It would loose a lot of users when something will come. That's for sure.
Alex Nolasco commented
Yes, this would be great. It's 2020, perhaps in the year 2035? That's a lot of lunar eclipses ;-)
AAM Agricultural Asset Management commented
I would also appreciate the ability to use Adobe Creative Cloud products on Linux.
James Singleton commented
I moved to Linux Mint when Microsoft tried to jam Win10 down my throat. Now that Win7 has come to End Of Support, I've loaded a trimmed down version of Win10 on a dual boot Linux machine just so that I can run LightRoom and PhotoShop. But for all the hassle, I think I'm just ready to learn another system and leave Windows and Adobe. Would love to see Adobe make it easier to dump Windows all together though.
Stephenie Vee Siegmann commented
Oh, one could use Wine and then install whatever Creative Cloud application... NOT!
Guys it is very late foro you please get these Linux ports going.