Photoshop CS compatibility with Leopard OS X

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by BobVP, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. BobVP macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2009
    Question: I am on the verge of installing Leopard on my MacBook and only have an old Photoshop (7.0) which I know is not compatible. I don't want to lay out the cash for a new CS4, so here's my question:

    If I buy a much cheaper used CS (not CS2, CS3 or CS4), what are the issues (if any) with Leopard?

    Thanks for any guidance.
  2. FF_productions macrumors 68030


    Apr 16, 2005
    Mt. Prospect, Illinois
    Photoshop 7/CS/CS2 will work on your MacBook, albeit slow because it is running under "Rosetta", converting PPC code->intel.
  3. SwiftLives macrumors 65816


    Dec 7, 2001
    Charleston, SC
    Your best bet is to grab a copy of CS3, as that is the first Intel-native release for the Mac.

    Running under Rosetta has...issues.

    Alternatively, if you are a student (or know any students, teachers, or educational employees), hop on the educational discount to purchase Adobe products.
  4. opeter macrumors 65816


    Aug 5, 2007
    Slovenia, EU
    Another vote for the CS3 version. It works great and is also very stable on Intel Macs.

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