Photoshop CS3 - Icon Previews

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  1. Chunky Gilmore macrumors newbie

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    Hi all, I've been having a problem since upgrading to High Sierra.

    When I save a Photoshop CS3 file it shows as a grey square on my desktop rather than a proper preview image. I suspect this is because it's an older version of Photoshop. It's fine when using CS6 but I wondered if there was a fix for this as I prefer using CS3.

    Thank you
     
  2. pacmania1982 macrumors 6502a

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    There should be an option in the preferences when saving files to not include previews.
     
  3. Chunky Gilmore thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you Pacmania, Iv'e tried that and unfortunately it doesn't make a difference
     
  4. pacmania1982 macrumors 6502a

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    Might be time to switch over to CS 6 then. CS 3 is very old
     
  5. fisherking macrumors 603

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    amazed that cs3 runs at all in HS, but... why are you using it still if you have cs6??
     
  6. 827538 macrumors 65816

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    If you can get CS6 then get it, runs really well and has retina support.

    I'd like some of Adobe's latest packages but I'm not subscribing to software.
     
  7. fisherking macrumors 603

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    the OP mentions that he does have CS6, so am curious why he keeps the ancient version running as well...
     
  8. Chunky Gilmore thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks all, I guess I'm just more used to it and can work quicker for that reason. It's also a busy time for me so didn't want to be learning new things, but this has made my mind up that I need to switch to CS 6. Cheers for the feedback
     
  9. flowrider macrumors 601

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    CS6 is also getting pretty old. Adobe published this three years ago:

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    I have been using PS CS6, but recently when B&H had a special, I picked up Photoshop Elements 2018. Yes, it's a little weak processing RAW images, but it does work with Bridge CC. I have been using it, and for the price I paid, it's doing most everything I need.

    Without support from Adobe, I felt CS6's days were numbered and I am not a fan of their subscription based business model.

    And, BTW, I have also switched from Acrobat to PDF Expert because of a SN issue with Adobe. If a viable, non Adobe, alternative to PS was available I would go for it.

    Lou
     
  10. 827538 macrumors 65816

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    CS6 is working great on both my Windows and Mac machines, I don’t see any reason why I can’t keep using them for years to come.

    Why couldn’t Adobe offer a one off purchase option?

    Honestly I don’t think there’s all that much amazing improvement in Photoshop, it just becomes more bloated.
     
  11. sfphoto macrumors regular

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    FWIW - I read at the Adobe site that El Capitan is the last OS where CS3 works as it should.
     
  12. flowrider macrumors 601

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    1. Because Adobe has pulled all support, that means security updates!

    2. Yes, I would like that too. But, Adobe's business model has changed. I also own PS CS6, but with the pulling of support, and an incredible one day offer from B&H, I purchased PS Elements 2016. So far, it does most everything I need.

    Lou
     
  13. mj_ macrumors regular

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    Because they’ve got their heads stuck so far up their a**** that they actually think people prefer to pay for a monthly subscription with total loss of access once you cancel the subscription rather than making a one-time purchase that gives you unlimited access to the software for as long as you want. They’ve actually used that very excuse just recently when they announced that Lightroom would switch over to a subscription-only model despite the fact that just a few years earlier, they had promised in an official statement that Lightroom would be available for purchase indefinitely. Apparently, I’m the Adobe universe indefinitely only lasts a couple of years and users prefer the subscription model.

    And that’s why they no longer offer their software for purchase. Expect Microsoft to do the same with Office shortly. Not with Office 2019, which you will be able to purchase, but very likely with its successor.
     
  14. 827538 macrumors 65816

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    I'll never ever subscribe to software, I'm really not keen on this trend of 'hey subscribe, it only costs a little every month' yeh and once you add it all up it becomes a fair chunk of money.

    So when CS6 stops working I'll find an alternative. If Microsoft kill off a one of payment for Office then I'll find an alternative for that as well. I have to say, I can see CS6 and Office lasting a good long time though.
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    Why do I need security updates for Photoshop? I use it entirely offline and only run it once in a while when I need it.
    As far as I'm aware it will continue working on MacOS so I'm happy.
     

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