Old photoshop, new iMac, need advice

wonderdog

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Oct 17, 2003
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I have an older version of PhotoShop (PS 7.0) that I used with my G5 Powermac. I recently bought an intel iMac and of course the Photoshop version that I have is incompatible with the intel processor. Can anyone tell me which is the earliest version that would work with the intel Mac? Perhaps I could find a used version of that release on ebay. I only want it for home use, I am retired and just play around with old photos, family web pages, etc. Photoshop elements isn't powerful enough to do some of the effects and things I want to create; the old PS 7 was great, but is now kaput as far as this new iMac is concerned. Thanks.
 

ktbubster

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Jan 20, 2007
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CS2 will work in theory, but it would have to use rosetta which slows it down a fair amount since it's not native (although I thought ps7 also could do this too,but I guess not)

Anyway, the first native version was CS3.

Photoshop CS3 should work just fine.
 

maccompaq

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Mar 6, 2007
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Photoshop CS (version 8) works for me in Leopard.
The only way for it to work for me in Snow Leopard is to load CS onto a hard drive that is installed in my Leopard machine and then install that hard drive in the Snow Leopard machine.
If I load CS directly to my Snow Leopard machine, CS will not work.

I am using Intel based machines.
 

RHVC59

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May 10, 2008
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Do you need the full Photoshop experience? If not just pick up the latest version of of Photoshop Elements. Version 8. Pixelmator is cheaper, but I have never used it, so do not know if that would fit your needs... Then again do you know any one in university? With the educational discount, CS5 ($199) And Lightroom 3 ($89) can be had for under $300.... Paying tuition bills has got to count for something:)
 

Macky-Mac

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you didn't say which version of OS X your intel iMac has and that can be a factor

I have 10.6 on my 3 month old imac and I'm using photoshop CS2. Getting that version of photoshop up and running was a tad annoying (don't expect any help from Adobe as they'll tell you it's not compatible) but it does work
 

maccompaq

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I have an older version of PhotoShop (PS 7.0) that I used with my G5 Powermac. I recently bought an intel iMac and of course the Photoshop version that I have is incompatible with the intel processor. Can anyone tell me which is the earliest version that would work with the intel Mac? Perhaps I could find a used version of that release on ebay. I only want it for home use, I am retired and just play around with old photos, family web pages, etc. Photoshop elements isn't powerful enough to do some of the effects and things I want to create; the old PS 7 was great, but is now kaput as far as this new iMac is concerned. Thanks.
Photoshop 7 version has both codes (OS 9 and OSX) to run on Power Macs.
I use both Photoshop CS (Version 8) and Photoshop Elements 8 on a limited hobby basis. I have played around with every version of Photoshop since Version 1. It is amazing how far the program has progressed.

I am sure you can find a good deal for Photoshop CS on eBay.
 

agnes marsala

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Dec 12, 2005
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How?

Macky-Mac, how did you get it running? I seem to be able to do everything but print in CS2 on my new iMac, running 10.6.4. In Photoshop, the printer pauses everytime, and with InDesign, when I select print I get the beach ball and InDesign quits unexpectedly.
 

Macky-Mac

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printing wasn't and hasn't been an issue for me so I'm unable to help you :(
 
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