Adobe Photoshop on Intel?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kntgsp, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. kntgsp macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2004
    I know that currently all the Adobe Photoshop and Suite products run under Rosetta on the Intel Macs, but I'm just curious as to HOW much slower exactly.

    Since the Intel native version is 6+ months away as quoted by Adobe, I need to know exactly how slow it is, before gearing up for a new macbook pro.


    /Most of the files I work with are around 20-50 mb, and I usually have 4 or 5 open at a time.
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    From personal hands-on experience with a 17" iMac with 512mb RAM... about the same as a G4 PowerMac 733 Quicksilver (two of which we have in the office).

    In other words: useable.
  3. kntgsp thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2004
    Ok, then the 1.83 Ghz MacBook Pro would be quicker than that. And I would load it up with Ram too, so I guess it'd be like a G4 1.25, +/- some.

    I'm so sick of using a PC, really. As I type on this bloody computer I have thoughts about throwing it out the window........

    I want my MacBook Pro dang it.

    I'm not really up to snuff on all this Intel vs PPC crapola, so what about printer drivers? I have an Epson R800, an HP1210, and a 5550. Just want to make sure all of them will run. Also, if i save a file in photoshop on the Intel Mac, since it is still PPC emulation, I should be able to open it on an XP/98 machine right? Right now when I save files in PS on my XP machine, they will open fine on a 98 machine. (it's a printer for which there are no xp drivers as it isn't made anymore)
  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    Yep, no probs — no changes there. Can't help you with the printer drivers query though.
  5. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    There's another thread, here: where people have been posting their photoshop times.

    For some actions, one user, johnnybluejeans, saw 2.4x - 4.5x speed up with an extra 1GB RAM:

  6. kntgsp thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2004
    plinden, you have any idea about using those printers with the MacBook Pro?

    The Epson R800, Hp 1210, and Hp 5550?

    Just curious since it's a diff OS, will the printer drivers run in emulation?

    /all this emulating is giving me a headache
  7. truz macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2006
    I have an amd 64 3200 which I just upgraded from 512mb to 1gig of ram and on my 20" imac intel with 2gigs of ram runs photoshop cs2 alot faster then my windows box running cs2. I also have an HP printer and all I did was plug it into my mac and restart and it started printing right away. I also know that in the 10.4.5 update (released today) they NOTE: that they fixed driver problems with epson printers so I'm sure your in the clear :)

    *EDIT* the single button mac mouse (included) will throw you off in photoshop if you use your right clicker. Also, the keyboard and mouse included with mac desktops, both cords are 2 feet long at the most, I think they are shorter as I did see the mac keyboard has usb ports on it so the mouse plugs into them which would be no problem, but my mac keyboard won't fit in my keyboard holder (desk has a built in keyboard holder that hangs under the desk and rolls out, like most desks now days) The cord would not reach at all, I needed another foot of cord which kinda pissed me off when I got this mac. I got use to the keyboard going on top my desk tho so its no biggie. I'm very pleased with the switch as things work much faster for myself.
  8. shrimpdesign macrumors 6502a


    Dec 9, 2005
    I am using CS2 with 512.

    It takes a long time to start. It gets faster as you use it. It's useable until I get more RAM.
  9. radiantm3 macrumors 65816


    Oct 16, 2005
    San Jose, CA
    I thought all desktop macs now come with the mighty mouse. Right click is just disabled by default. My wife's G5 iMac came with the 4 button (left/right/middle/squeeze) mighty mouse.

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