Adobe programs on Linux, are they really needed?


When talking about migration, many times one of the reasons cited as an obstacle, especially for those working in the design area is the question of the tools provided by Adobe, this subject has already given a lot to the manga here on the blog and on the channel, and today let’s discuss a little more about it.

Without a doubt, the history of Linux and Adobe is already something very old, although Adobe has applications compatible with Linux, there are still some programs that are not available for the penguin, such as Photoshop and Lightroom for example.

Undoubtedly, many people who start to learn about graphic design, start to learn through Photoshop or learn to create videos for the internet through Premiere or After effects. So, when we migrate to some Linux distros, we end up missing these programs, or even failing to migrate due to their absence.

As we have already mentioned a few times here on the blog and even on the channel, we often find that we link the desired end result with a specific program used, since it is not exactly the program that will bring you this result, but the features found in it. This means that we should look for the features when we migrate and not the names. You can use programs like GIMP in place of Photoshop, Inkscape in place of Illustrator, Kdenlive in place of Premiere, as well as Blender in place of After Effects, all of which can bring you the same result as products from Adobe, you just need to learn how to use them.

Many people end up migrating because of the tools, as they are already used to using them and the process ends up becoming faster. But is the time you save worth the investment in licenses to use the service? Regardless of whether your answer was yes or no, there is no right or wrong for any of the answers here, as each chooses the right time to learn something new.

In the video below, we discussed a little about the influence of Adobe programs on migrating users to Linux. Adobe has been working with Google to turn Photoshop into a streaming system. In the future it may be that Photoshop comes to Linux through cloud computing, but probably the way of working would be a little different from what we know today.

If you are still in doubt that this is possible, check also the story Designer Nangil Rodrigues who has worked in several large companies and uses only software that runs on Linux to develop their activities.

Despite the popularity of Adobe programs, in fact, at a high level of production, like Cinema for example, they are not the “industry standard”, giving space to software such as Nuke, DaVinci Resolve and Fusion, Avid MC, Maya, which are software, which mostly run on Linux.

Adobe software has already been used in such scenarios, but they are actually more popular in more modest filmakers, youtubers and agencies.

In this universe where Blender and Krita grow more and more, Kdenlive proves to be an interesting alternative alongside LightWorks and DaVinci Resolve, even in their free versions, allying themselves with a market that always needs to save as much as possible and at the same time keep or increase performance, you cannot rule out the use of Linux, Hollywood is a great example of that.

Tell us if you think Adobe software is indispensable for you and why.

I hope this post has helped you and even more! ?