Photoshop on Intel iMac.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ShaggyLR, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. ShaggyLR macrumors member

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    Okay, so I keep hearing about how Photoshop doesn't run super smooth on the Intel iMac because it's not yet Universal. However, I'm currently running Photoshop on an iBook 1ghz. My question is, will it at least still run as fast as it currently does on my iBook? Or are we talking even slower? My iBook has 768megs of RAM, and I would start an iMac 17" off at 1gig of RAM. In Photoshop, I mainly just work with pictures, sharpening and altering colour, brightness and levels. I'm not doing anything really complicated.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. bense27 macrumors regular

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    I have an intel iMac and photoshop runs fine. It takes a little longer than other programs starting up, but it's still pretty fast.
     
  3. rehlers macrumors member

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    Yes, it should run at least as fast as your current iBook. I have a Mac Mini 1.5Ghz w/1GB and upgraded to the MacBook Pro. Photoshop "feels" about the same. From various tests I've seen online, the general idea is photoshop runs about as fast on the new intel systems in rosetta as it does natively on a G4 1Ghz. It's not lightning fast, but it is very usable.
     
  4. bense27 macrumors regular

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    yeah once it is all loaded and started up, it runs great.
     
  5. ShaggyLR thread starter macrumors member

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    Sweet, thanks. i will be looking to upgrade around the Summer. My main reason for upgrading is GarageBand, as at 14 tracks my iBook really starts to chug and have trouble.

    Thanks!
     
  6. LunchBox8484 macrumors member

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    I have photoshop installed on my MacBook pro 2.0GHZ with 2GB RAM and it runs quite smoothly. It takes maybe a second longer to load up but I haven't experienced any problems with it so far.
     
  7. andysmith macrumors 6502

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    I've found Photoshop and Illustrator to be no more slower on my Intel iMac than my PowerBook (specs in sig). It's perfectly usable to me.
     

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