Adobe apps - why on Windows first?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by roland.g, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. roland.g macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    One mile up and soaring
    Note from jsw: this was a bit off-topic in a previous thread, so I moved it to its own.
    Adobe for Windows is an afterthought. Yes Windows is on 90+% of computers and Adobe creates software for that platform as an afterthought. Mac users make Adobe successful.
  2. TheSpaz macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    Why does Photoshop Elements always come out way before the Mac version? I like using Photoshop Elements at home because Photoshop is way to expensive for just dabbling with for home stuff.

    By the way, I use all the graphic design Apps at work on a wonderful PowerMac G5. Go me!
  3. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    It irks me too, esp. because Elements is good enough for 95% of the people who think they need the pro version. I liked having such a great app at such a reasonable price, but their lack of an Intel version is a problem. I hope that, after CS3 is released, an Intel version of Elements will finally make its way to the Mac.

    Perhaps they thought that the Elements market was being dominated by iPhoto, but I think that there are a lot of users who very much appreciate what Elements brings to the table. It's basically just Photoshop from a few revs before, so it's quite powerful.
  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004

    Can't disagree more; that's so wildly off the mark... About 50% of sales of pro apps — Creative Suite et al — go to Mac users. But for Acrobat in all its versions, Windows sales far outnumber Mac sales which is possibly one reason why Acrobat Pro on the Mac in the past has been crippled in some ways compared to the Windows version.

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