For clarification: Dropping Rosetta was covered, not that CS3 won't run because of PPC code.Highly doubt it will run under Lion. If there's a shred of PowerPC code in any of the apps, said app won't run because Lion doesn't come with Rosetta. MR covered this back in June:
try saving an image and see if it gives you HD problemI haven't been able to test if my apps work yet, but when i tried to launch photoshop cs3, software update opened saying i needed the new java update. once i download and install that, which will be very shortly, i will let ya'll know, but it didn't get marked as 'incompatible software'...only dropbox did.
When I first updated I had an app with a similar Java popup. I ran system update and downloaded Java update for 10.7 and everything has been perfect ever since.To open Adobe Photoshop CS3, you need to install a Java runtime, but you are not connected to the Internet.
I've dealt with the licensing error a number of times since SL came out. First time I reinstalled. After that I found the Licensing Repair Tool and run it.I was wondering the same thing about CS3 compatibility with Lion and based on an experience I had a couple of days ago with Adobe I thought I would throw this word of caution out. If you do have problems with CS3 on Lion, or Snow Leopard, for that matter, your support from Adobe will most likely be limited to their written online support database. CS3 suddenly stopped working on my iMac b/c of a licensing error over the weekend.
I've been using Lion for a while (as a developer) with CS3 Design Premium. Indesign works fine (I use it heavily), as well as Photoshop. Illustrator seems to work fine (light usage), although the Adobe Updater could not apply the latest patch. Acrobat and Distiller is totally broken for me (luckily I don't really need them for my work).- Installation works fine (but, as always, takes ages to complete)
- Updating works except for Illustrator, since someone at Adobe thought it would be a great idea to use a PowerPC-only patching application
- The license agreement screen looks funny and you can't see the buttons until you scroll the window contents
I haven't really used it yet, so I assume there are more problems waiting. If you rely on CS3 for daily work, I would definitely wait before upgrading.
Also, I wouldn't count on Adobe releasing an update, or at least fixing the broken Illustrator update. Back when Snow Leopard was released (less than a year after I bought CS3, which is still the single most expensive piece of software I own) and a few problems showed up, Adobe didn't care either.
Sorry for bumping this old post, but can anyone confirm if Adobe CS3 is working well with Lion?
I had to download Java 10.7 off of ADC, which Im assuming will be out soon, but that solved the issue for all java applet related issues. shazam.