Photoshop CS compatibility with Leopard OS X

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by BobVP, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Question: I am on the verge of installing Leopard on my MacBook and only have an old Photoshop (7.0) which I know is not compatible. I don't want to lay out the cash for a new CS4, so here's my question:

    If I buy a much cheaper used CS (not CS2, CS3 or CS4), what are the issues (if any) with Leopard?

    Thanks for any guidance.
     
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    FF_productions

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    Photoshop 7/CS/CS2 will work on your MacBook, albeit slow because it is running under "Rosetta", converting PPC code->intel.
     
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    SwiftLives

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    Your best bet is to grab a copy of CS3, as that is the first Intel-native release for the Mac.

    Running under Rosetta has...issues.

    Alternatively, if you are a student (or know any students, teachers, or educational employees), hop on the educational discount to purchase Adobe products.
     
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    opeter

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    Another vote for the CS3 version. It works great and is also very stable on Intel Macs.
     

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