How to Install Photoshop

To carry out an important job you need to use a professional graphics program. In this regard, you are aware of the wide possibilities that the well-known Photoshop software offers and are therefore willing to install it on your computer. Up to here there would be no problem, except that you are not very familiar with the use of the PC and you do not have the faintest idea how to install this well-known program. Well, if things are indeed the way I have described them, you will be happy to know that I can help you, as long as you keep in mind some very important issues.

Contrary to what you may think, Photoshop is by no means a free program. However, it must be said that, being a well-known professional software, there is now a huge diffusion of counterfeit copies which, however, are absolutely illegal and do not guarantee the full functionality of the program. What then I suggest you do, if you want to know how to install Photoshop, is to evaluate the purchase of the paid version of the software, by installing the evaluation version.

If you have never heard of it, I would like to tell you that this is the full version of the program that you can try completely free for 7 days. This way you can actually install Photoshop on your computer (or your Mac) and use it until the end of the set days. Once the trial period has expired, however, you will need to purchase the program to continue using it. How do you say? The question is of interest to you and would you like to know how to install Photoshop on your computer to try it out and possibly buy it? All right, I'll explain it to you right away. Take a few minutes of free time to read my tutorial, I'm sure I can clear up all your doubts. Let it bet? I wish you a good read.


  • How to buy Photoshop
  • How to install Photoshop (free trial version) on PC
  • How to install Photoshop (free trial version) on Mac
  • How to install Photoshop on Android and iOS

How to Buy Photoshop

Are you already sure that Photoshop is the professional software you need to do your job and are you willing to buy it, in order to always have the program of your dreams available? Well, I'm happy with that, you are definitely making the right choice.

So if you have decided that you want to buy Photoshop, all you have to do is open the browser you usually use to surf the Internet (for example Google Chrome or Safari) and go to the official website of the program developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated.

Once you have reached the main screen of the website, wait for the page to load completely and then scroll down until you find the item Choose a plan. In the next screen, you will be presented with all the options you have available to complete the purchase of the well-known digital graphics program.

The prices for buying Photoshop are unfortunately not cheap. It starts with a plan of 12,19 euros per month (VAT included) which however refers to an annual subscription. Spending this amount will entitle you to the rate plan Photography which, in addition to the program, includes 20 GB of storage space in Adobe's cloud storage service. However, you also have the option of purchasing the software in the subscription version Single Application which will guarantee you more cloud space (equal to 100 GB). The cost of this package is 24,39 euros per month and always refers to an annual rate plan.

There are also much more expensive tariff plans, which allow you to buy all Adobe software and related applications for mobile devices (and therefore not only Photoshop but also Illustrator). The prices in this case start from 60,99 euros per month (always talking about annual plans with monthly payment) up to 97,58 euros per month. As you can understand, therefore, buying Phoshop may not be affordable for everyone. Therefore, if you have to rely on the program in question, you are willing to make an economic investment but do not want to spend astronomical amounts, I therefore recommend purchasing the plan Photography of which I have spoken.

How to Install Photoshop (free Trial Version) on PC

As you have seen, the purchase of Photoshop is not cheap and it is precisely for this reason that, before spending any money, you would like to fully evaluate the features of the digital graphics program. If things are actually as I have just described, then I suggest you go back to the Home Page of the Photoshop website and click on the item Free trial version which you can see located at the top.

Now wait a few seconds: you will be allowed to download the installation package that will allow you to install Photoshop on your computer. The file is called Photoshop_Set-Up.exe and then press the button Save from the Windows window that will appear; you can then download the software installation client via your browser.

Once the download is complete (it shouldn't take long but it depends on the quality of your internet connection), start the Photoshop installation by double-clicking its icon that will have been added to your desktop. If prompted, then click on the button Yes which will appear in the user account control window: this will authorize Windows to execute the execution file.

To install Photoshop on your device you will now be asked to log in with an Adobe account. Then press the button Log in which you can see next to the wording Sign in with an Adobe account, if you already have a previously registered account. If you do not have an Adobe account and you need to register one for the first time, click on the button Subscribe located next to the button Log in. To register, you can also choose to press the button Facebook o Google, to register using the email address you already use on one of the two main social networks.

Now you will be asked to answer a few questions that will relate to your level of proficiency with Photoshop. Then answer the questions you are asked using the drop-down menus Select a level, Select a category and Select a use: find them in correspondence with the items My level of proficiency in Photoshop CC is, I am e I'm downloading Photoshop CC for. Once you have answered the questions, continue by pressing the button Continue e poi premi sul pulsating Start installing.

At this point the download of the digital graphics software will start and you will have to wait for the automatic installation operation to be completed. Consider that the program is quite large in terms of megabytes and therefore it may take some time, try to be patient.

Once all the automatic procedures have finished, you can start using all the program's features. If a window appears inviting you to purchase the software, click on the button Continue with trial version.

The functionalities of the photo editing program are substantially always the same, although sometimes the aesthetics of the software is updated for a faster, more intuitive and immediate use of the software. So if you want to learn more about the use of the program and want to find out how best in the remaining trial days, I suggest you read my guide on how to use Photoshop.

How to Install Photoshop (free Trial Version) on Mac

If you are using a Mac and want to proceed to install Photoshop with your computer with the bitten apple logo, you will be happy to know that you can download and install the program just as easily.

Then open the browser you usually use to surf the Internet (for example Safari) and go to the official Photoshop website. From the home page of the site, then click on the item Free trial version and wait for the Photoshop installation package download to download.

Once the download is complete, double-click the file Photoshop_Installer.dmg and then double-click on the icon Photoshop Installer that you will see in the window on the desk. Then you consent to the execution of the program if the Mac verification window appears (usually it appears whenever you download an application from the Internet and not from the Mac App Store). Also, if you are also asked to enter the access pin to your Mac, type it and confirm.

As for the actual installation of Mac, proceed by logging in and follow the same steps that I indicated in the previous lines. The procedure is the same on both Windows PC and Mac computer.

How to Install Photoshop on Android and IOS

If you want to install Photoshop on Android and iOS devices you first need to figure out which version of Photoshop you want to download and install. On smartphones and tablets there are in fact multiple versions of the well-known digital editing software. However, these are free applications but, since they have different functionalities, you must therefore evaluate which application is the one that best suits your needs.

  • Photoshop per iPad - It is the mobile counterpart of Photoshop that comes closest to the desktop one, both in terms of functionality and interface, plus all the advantages derived from the use of the touch-screen and the Apple Pencil. You can download it for free from the App Store and try for a month, after which it costs € 10,99 / month.
  • Photoshop Express- It's an application free (with in-app purchases) available for iPhone / iPad, and for Android. It is used to retouch photos on mobile devices in no time and is therefore a reduced version of the program for PC and Mac.
  • Photoshop Mix- It's an application free which has many features similar to the PC and Mac version. Requires the use of an Adobe account and an active Internet connection to function. It is available on iPhone / iPad and Android.
  • Photoshop Fix – Even this application free to Android and iOS it is a valid alternative to the PC and Mac version of Photoshop. To be used for photo retouching in a few simple taps.
  • Photoshop Lightroom CC – It is one of the most popular applications free for Android and iOS and is also one of the most used for professional editing of photos from smartphones and tablets.