How to Change Display Language in Adobe Photoshop CC

Adobe Photoshop CC is one of the most popular image editing software used by professionals and amateurs alike. However, if you have installed Photoshop CC in a language other than English, you may want to change the display language to English for easier understanding of menus, tools, and tutorials.

Changing the display language in Photoshop CC is easy if you have downloaded it via the Creative Cloud. Here is a step-by-step guide:


Before you change the language, ensure that:

  • You have an active Adobe Creative Cloud subscription
  • The Creative Cloud desktop app is installed on your computer
  • Photoshop CC is installed on your computer

Change Language in Creative Cloud Desktop App

Follow these steps to change language in Adobe Creative Cloud:

  1. Launch the Creative Cloud Desktop app on your computer
  2. Click on the profile icon in the top right and select Preferences
  3. Click on Apps in the left pane
  4. In the right pane, locate the Default install language dropdown and select English
  5. Click on Done to save the changes

Uninstall and Reinstall Photoshop CC

Since you have already installed Photoshop CC in another language, you need to uninstall it first and then reinstall it to apply the language change.

Here are the steps:

  1. Open Creative Cloud Desktop app again
  2. Click on Photoshop CC
  3. Click the dropdown next to it and select Uninstall to remove Photoshop CC
  4. Once uninstalled, click on Install to reinstall Photoshop CC again
  5. The app will now install in English language by default

Change UI Language in Photoshop

To complete the language change process, you need to set the UI language in Photoshop to English as well.

Follow these steps in Photoshop CC:

  1. Launch Photoshop CC
  2. Go to Edit > Preferences > Interface
  3. In the right pane, set the UI Language dropdown to English
  4. Click OK to apply the setting
  5. Restart Photoshop CC

Photoshop CC should now display completely in English language. You can follow the same process to revert the language back to your native language if required.

Changing Language in Older Versions of Photoshop

The Creative Cloud desktop app method will only work for latest versions of Photoshop CC. If you want to change language in older versions like Photoshop CS6, you will need to manually replace the language file instead.

Here are the steps to change language in Photoshop CS6:

  1. Close Photoshop CS6
  2. Navigate to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6\Locales
  3. Go to the language folder name (for example es_ES for Spanish)
  4. Go to the Support Files folder inside it
  5. Locate and rename the tw10428.dat file to tw10428.dat.bak
  6. Launch Photoshop CS6 again
  7. The interface language should now change to English

To revert back to original language, rename the file back to tw10428.dat from tw10428.dat.bak.


Here are some common issues faced when changing language and how to resolve them:

Photoshop not showing install option in Creative Cloud:

  • Restart the Creative Cloud Desktop app
  • Check if English language is selected as default
  • Try uninstalling and installing Creative Cloud desktop app again

Menus in Photoshop still showing old language:

  • Ensure you have set the UI language to English in Preferences
  • Try restarting Photoshop again
  • As last resort, uninstall and reinstall Photoshop CC

Language change not working in older versions:

  • Ensure you are editing the correct tw10428.dat file
  • Check the location is correct as per your Photoshop CS6 install location
  • Try renaming the file to tw10428.dat.old instead of .bak


Changing display language in Photoshop CC is simple if you use the Creative Cloud desktop app method. For older versions, you may need to manually replace the language file but the overall process remains fairly easy.

In case you face any issues, go through the troubleshooting tips mentioned in this article. You can also visit Adobe forums or contact customer support if needed.

I hope this detailed guide helped you successfully change the interface language in Photoshop to English. Let me know if you have any other questions!