Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator users

Do you use the Mac or Windows version of Adobe Photoshop / Illustrator?

  • Mac

    Votes: 7 100.0%
  • Windows

    Votes: 0 0.0%

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macrumors 68040
Original poster
Mar 2, 2009
Waterloo & Georgian Bay, Canada
Are you using the Mac or Windows version, (via Bootcamp/Fusion)?

Which version is better to buy, Mac or Windows?

If you read in the adobe user forums it seems a lot of Mac users buy Adobe Suites in the Windows version and run it via Bootcamp?

Or, am I mistaken?

I'm about to order CS4 Design Premium and I want to make sure I order what's easiest to learn and best to use.


macrumors 68000
Feb 29, 2008
Los Angeles
I have Maser Collection CS4 and run both Photoshop and Illustrator daily.....everything runs smoothly

I do not have windows installed on my iMac

A few people I know have Master Collection for PC, i've used it a few times, and I don't know....just something about it doesn't feel right. I think I like the individual windows in the Mac version, and thats why I have a hard time. It's strange, I feel much more productive when using the Mac version.

As far as performance, I'd say the Mac version is more stable / snappier....yet again I am not testing these both on the same exact machine, so I am not the best candidate to give that assumption :p


macrumors 6502
Sep 19, 2008
Berlin, Germany
The Windows version is 64bit and the Mac only 32bit, which is a shame.
If you use big files, that will make a difference.

I myself use the Mac Version of CS4, my school uses Macs for that so that's why I got the Mac one.

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