What is the difference between "Photoshop" and "Adobe Photoshop"? Please I need help .

  • In what context? One can be a verb, the other is a graphics app.
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Feb 22, 2021 at 7:46
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    Adobe is the name of the company that makes Photoshop. When you hear people use the word Photoshop, it refers to that application. There is also Photoshop Elements, or at least there used to be, and that is like a lite version of Photoshop... Or again, it used to be (as far as I know). Not sure if they perhaps changed its direction or something, but I'm pretty sure it was like a stripped down PS but geared for the "casual" user who didn't need all the bells and whistles. Possibly cheaper too.
    – Joonas
    Commented Feb 22, 2021 at 8:12
  • Adobe Photoshop is a raster graphics editor developed and published by Adobe Inc. for Windows and macOS. Read all the history from Wikipedia
    – Les Go
    Commented Feb 22, 2021 at 8:14
  • There is no "Photoshop" without "Adobe" :)
    – Scott
    Commented Feb 22, 2021 at 17:54
  • Would there be Adobe without Photoshop?
    – Joonas
    Commented Feb 22, 2021 at 21:44

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The word "Adobe"?

That word is the company owner of the product Photoshop.

The same as "Ford" Mustang. "Microsoft" Windows, "Apple" iPhone, "MacDonald" BigMac.

But as it is the most recognizable program of its type, many people use the word as a... verb.

"Let's do some Photoshopping on the image", "Let's Photoshop this" Meaning that they want to retouch an image.


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