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Old Nov 18, 2012, 08:30 PM   #1
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Transition from PS7 to CS6

Quite a leap, I'll admit!

But I have, perhaps stupidly, been using PS7 for many years and have only recently felt the need to upgrade. I use the software to create digital art, collage and painting with a Wacom Intuos 4, and save the majority of my work in PSD and JPEG.

Will I experience issues upgrading to CS6 if I want to open my files which were created in PS7? They open and function just fine in the Photoshop Elements which I have installed on my macbook pro for web use.

I am a bit scared of this upgrade for obvious reasons, and would prefer to purchase CS5 (for mac/UK) but can't seem to find it for sale. (Don't wish to use creative cloud, for I only work with PS).

Any advice?
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 09:45 AM   #2
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You shouldn't have any issues. To be honest most of the features I use most in Photoshop have been there since the late nineties. They're all still there you just have to sort of sweep all the new clutter out of the way!

I've ended up going back to CS4 from CS5 due to a bug - but that seems to only affect those of us on Power Mac towers of certain types. I don't think it's in CS6 but I guess at some point I'll find out!

Do check your OS though - I think the latest stuff needs at least 10.6.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 12:02 PM   #3
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Thanks!

I am ready for a thorough upgrade, so am hoping to purchase one of the new iMacs this month.

Would love recommendations for RAM/HDD. I was initially intending to go with the 21.5' iMac with 16Gb RAM and default HD, but have been advised to add the Fusion.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 04:38 PM   #4
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Photoshop is photoshop, you're just going to find it's slower and more cluttered now

As far as system I don't know that I'd go with a Fusion drive personally, the concept is fantastic but I want them to be out in the wild for a bit before investing. I'm getting a Mac mini sometimes in the spring and I'll probably go for the SSD.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 08:33 AM   #5
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Slower????!!

Is there any way to purchase cs5 without the cloud?

I do like what cs6 has to offer though.
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Slower????!!
On an Intel Mac CS5/6 should actually perform better than Photoshop 7 because the newer Software doesn't have to be emulated via Rosetta. And without an Intel Mac you won't be able to run CS5/6 anyway.
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