When Adobe announced that Photoshop CC would be the only available version of Photoshop going forward, it left a lot of users wondering what would happen to Photoshop CS6. While Adobe has not officially announced an end date for CS6, it is clear that at some point, support and updates will no longer be available. So the question becomes, can users still rely on Photoshop CS6?
The answer is yes and no. For the majority of users, Photoshop CS6 will continue to work just fine.
However, there are some caveats to be aware of. First, as Adobe stops releasing updates for CS6, your software will become more and more vulnerable to security risks. This is especially true if you are using CS6 on a Mac, as Apple will also stop releasing updates for the operating system that CS6 was designed for.
Second, some features in CS6 may stop working properly over time. This is due to changes in other software that Photoshop relies on, such as browsers and operating systems. For example, the web gallery feature in CS6 may stop working if the web browser you are using changes how it displays web pages.
Finally, you will not be able to take advantage of new features and technologies as they are released by Adobe. This includes things like new camera raw profiles, new Creative Cloud features, and access to Adobe Stock.
So while you can still use Photoshop CS6, it is important to be aware of its limitations. If you rely heavily on Photoshop for your work, it may be time to consider upgrading to a newer version.