How To Run Photoshop Beta

Adobe frequently releases beta versions of their popular graphic editing software, Photoshop, to provide users with an early preview of upcoming features and enhancements. Utilizing these beta versions not only allows access to the latest features, but also assists Adobe in identifying and addressing any bugs prior to the official release. This blog post will guide you through the steps of running Photoshop Beta.

Step 1: Joining the Adobe Pre-release Program

Before you can access and run Photoshop Beta, you need to join the Adobe Pre-release program. Registering is simple, just follow these steps:

  • Visit Adobe’s official Pre-release website.
  • Click on the “Available Programs” tab.
  • Find and select “Photoshop Beta”.
  • Follow the prompts to complete your registration.

Step 2: Downloading Photoshop Beta

Once you have access, downloading Photoshop Beta is very straightforward.

  • Login to your Creative Cloud desktop app.
  • Look for “Beta apps” on the left side panel.
  • Find Photoshop Beta in the list and click “Install”.

Step 3: Running Photoshop Beta

Now that you have Photoshop Beta installed on your computer, it’s time to run it!

  • Open your Adobe Creative Cloud app.
  • In the “Beta Apps” section, find Photoshop Beta.
  • Click on the “Open” button next to Photoshop Beta.

And voila, you are now running Photoshop Beta. You may now explore its new features and improvements, but remember, since it is a beta version, it may contain bugs. Use it at your own discretion.

A Word of Caution

While experiencing the latest features before everyone else can be exciting, remember that beta versions are generally not as stable as the official releases. It’s always advisable to keep your important projects in the stable versions of the software.


Running Photoshop Beta is a great way to stay ahead of the curve by getting early access to new features and improvements. By following this guide, you should be able to navigate your way to running Photoshop Beta with ease. Happy editing!