OSX Mavericks and Adobe CS 5.5

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  1. dbanderson1 macrumors member

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    I was just wondering if anyone can confirm if photoshop, indesign or any of the other CS 5.5 programs are working on Mavericks?

    I hear that Adobe says they are planning on supporting CS6 but I don't want to upgrade unless I have to. I really want Mavericks for all of the new features, especially dual full screen app support... but adobe software is f'n expensive and I'm not sure if I would be willing to lose those apps for the new OS features.

    Thanks in advance.

    -D
     
  2. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    I'm afraid I can't comment about CS5.5, though I'm sure a web search might turn up something.
    There are some small problems with CS6 -- whether either Apple or Adobe needs to fix them, (or will fix them) remains to seen.

    However, if you plan to stay with Adobe, I would advise that you update to CS6 while you still can, and avoid the ridiculous Creative Cash protection scheme.
    Otherwise, you may to consider long-term alternatives.
     
  3. Beavix macrumors 6502a

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    CS4, CS6 and CC apps work well on Mavericks, so I think CS5.5 should work too.
     
  4. Bear macrumors G3

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    You'll just have to do web searches after Mavericks releases to see what issues people are having with Adobe software on Mavericks. Since not everyone uses the same features, they will run in to different bugs or maybe none of the bugs that will happen when they migrate to Mavericks.

    I do suggest that you start looking at alternatives to Adobe software as at some point in the you will probably need to upgrade the Adobe apps or replace them with something else if you continue upgrading OS X.
     
  5. webexplorer macrumors newbie

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    Adobe CS 5.5. is fine so far. No problem.

    However, I don't want to pay more upgrades from Adobe because I don't like the Adobe's iCloud apps. The reason is that they want us to pay every month. Even, worse that the fees will go up no matter what. No thanks.
     
  6. fteter macrumors member

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    I have CS4 running happily on Mavericks. Newer versions should run just fine.
     
  7. webexplorer macrumors newbie

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    I think that I also installed the JAVA, too. It required to open the application. Well, I don't trust the JAVA because of well-known for variety of problems. I hope that Intego (.com) take care of it for me. Knock the woods.

    By the way, I thought that HTML5 replaced the Flash. Adobe Company is too big that manipulate us to use the Flash especially its monopoly.
     
  8. dbanderson1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Agreed

    I will probably just keep using 5.5 until it is no longer supported. Then I think I will switch to pixelmator instead of photoshop because they seem to always be updating to keep up with the new OS releases. The big problem is finding a suitable replacement for indesign.
     
  9. webexplorer macrumors newbie

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    I emailed to my sister about some alternative software for InDesign. She works at a printing company.

    I am not so sure about the Creator Express which cost 30 dollars for the app. It is not too bad. Just remember that this company is probably takes some times to expand its business and more creative program later on. Some readers said that it is very close to InDesign's features. I probably use this one later.

    Yes, I believe that the Pixelmator is very good one. I almost bought it because I already have the Fireworks and Photoshop. I'm happy to know that Pixelmator is probably one of the top line in the software product.

    Unfortunately, Photoshop still has a Patch tool problem, and it is waste of time for me to struggle and make the photo perfect. (It has fade white smear spots on the picture using the patch tool.) I decided to use the smear tool instead. Many people, who bought their Photoshop, have the same problem. I am surprised that there is no document from Adobe tech support website about this issue since Photoshop version 7 (?).

    Even, I really hate the Adobe's tech words. I just wanted to fix my problem quickly instead of reading it for 20 minutes for one thing. The Adobe techs know, but they don't care what to write on their tech article because they get paid and walk away.
     
  10. dbanderson1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Can creator express open indesign files?

    "I am not so sure about the Creator Express which cost 30 dollars for the app. It is not too bad. Just remember that this company is probably takes some times to expand its business and more creative program later on. Some readers said that it is very close to InDesign's features. I probably use this one later."

    Can creator express open indesign files?
     
  11. Mikec69 macrumors newbie

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    Hi. I am running CS5.1 Photoshop on my 3 week old MacbookAir 13" (256) without any probs at all. It is fast, smooth, and I have had not 1 glitch, altho' I am not doing very intensive work in Ps.
    (However I have some other probs with Mavericks!!:mad:)

    Of interest to you all maybe where I purchased 5.1 Ps (legally) online, if you want to save some $$.
    View here: http://jet-customers.com/browse/vendor/adobe/

    Mike C
     
  12. icecoldart macrumors member

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  13. Alveezy macrumors regular

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    Are Plugins affected too? I use the Alien Skin Plugins on my CS 5.5. I Hope they run fine?
     
  14. webexplorer macrumors newbie

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    Well, I think that Creator Pro will import InDesign files. The software costs 499 dollars. No one squeeze you to buy this software or any Adobe software.

    I think that it would be better off for anyone to use the Creator Pro instead Adobe. Too many Adobe's softwares that cost you more money and more work for you to switch back and forth. I guess that MultiAd Company is okay, but it is a weird name of the company because of the "Ad" a sort of like a telemarket. It should have printed like this, "MultiDesign Company" or other better names.

    http://www.multiad.com/products/creator_professional/creatorpro_product_info.shtml

    System Requirements:

    http://www.multiad.com/products/creator_professional/prodinfo_sys_requirements.shtml
     
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    CS5.5 worked fine except for Premiere needs Java SE 6 but I haven't installed yet not sure it is safe to use SE 6? :apple:
     
  17. webexplorer macrumors newbie

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    That is most fortunate. I had to download the JAVA. Yikes, but I blocked Adobe Player from the OS's preference system like this:

    "Block all sites from storing information on this computer" and I think I also clicked the button: "Delete All.." to delete Flash data.

    Beside, I have an Intego NetBarrier for this reason... I don't mind to use the NetBarrier if it ever works or not.
     

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