Adobe says next version of Photoshop will not support Windows XP even though almost forty percent of the planet still runs the aging OS. Then again, how many people running XP were planning on plunking down $700+ for the next version of Photoshop anyway?
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. (Photoshop CS6 does not 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.