In a latest development Adobe announced that the upcoming versions of Photoshop will not support Windows XP as it lacks the modern hardware graphic interfaces to compete with the latest performance sensitive software. The announcement was seen in the official blog post Adobe's Tom Hogarty.
"The Photoshop team would like to provide advanced notice that Photoshop CS6 (13.0) will be the last major version of Photoshop to support Windows XP," Adobe Product Manager Tom Hogarty wrote in the post on Friday.
Windows XP Operating System was introduced in 2001 and has become the favorite OS of many users. In what seems to be a problem of compatability, the software developers have been removing their support from this OS. Adobe is the latest one to shift the support away from Windows XP after Google withdrew theirs from Internet Explorer 8 which can be used in Windows XP.
In the blog, Tom also added that Photoshop CS6 does not have the facility to support Windows Vista. "In addition, all subsequent Photoshop feature updates specifically for Creative Cloud members will no longer support Windows XP. Leveraging advances available on newer operating systems and hardware allows us to deliver significantly better performance, and focus our innovation efforts around the areas of the greatest benefit to our customers," he added further.
Adobe Photoshop is not the first product which will not support Windows XP. Adobe Light room 4 and professional photography tool is the other product of Adobe which already shifted the support from Windos XP. Although Windows XP remains as the best selling OS of Microsoft, software developers are looking for the latest and upgraded versions of operation systems to run their programs.