Photoshop CS3 on Mid 2010 MBP OS X versions

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by dintymoore, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. dintymoore macrumors member

    dintymoore

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    Currently I'm using Photoshop CS3 on a Mid 2010 MacBook Pro (2. GHz 8 GB RAM) running 10.6.8.

    That works fine but using the computer for other things gets, as I'm sure most know, worse by the week.

    Because I've always used my computers primarily for art and music projects and have never wanted any of the "improvements" the manufacturers keep adding to programs, I've always, since the 1980's, used the oldest versions of any OS I could get away with. I still like OS 9 better than anything that followed.

    Are there any members here that are using a computer like or near my computer's vintage that have experience using CS3 with versions of Mac OS after Snow Leopard?
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors Core

    eyoungren

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    LOL!!!!

    My main Mac is a 2.5Ghz PowerMac G5 Quad with 16GB ram and 6 displays (I have three video cards). It's running Adobe CS4, QuarkXPress 8.5.1 and Acrobat 9 Pro.

    My 2006 17" MBP running Snow Leopard (max on this computer) has Adobe CS5 installed.

    At work I use Adobe CC2017, Acrobat DC Pro and Suitcase Fusion 7 on a Mac Pro with 3 displays and 32GB ram. It's running OS X 10.10.

    PS. CS4 will run on OS X 10.10 and below. I used it for years. However, I cannot vouch for CS3.
     
  3. dintymoore thread starter macrumors member

    dintymoore

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    Thanks for your info.

    Six displays - I'd be wearing sunglasses!

    I'm trying to stay with CS3, because it's what I have and upgrading has always, for me, been a huge hassle for no benefit.
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors Core

    eyoungren

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    Totally get that. I'm just running the maximum version I can for the maxxed out OS on my systems.

    For my Quad that's CS4 and for my 32-bit MBP that's CS5.

    With the Mac Pro here at work I am obligated to stay relatively current. I make a jump in versions probably about once every 4-5 years or so as things get more difficult in dealing with outside files.

    PS. You can see my Quad setup if you click on the link in my signature that says "6 displays". :D
     
  5. dintymoore thread starter macrumors member

    dintymoore

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    I checked out your setup - that's a lot of displays. My eyes get worn out by computer screens, there's a frequency, a flickering that comes from all computer screens that I find unsettling. Neil Young, who has epilepsy said that the strobe lights in bands he was in used to cause him to have mini-seizures on stage and people thought he was just going crazy on guitar. I think I could have a low level version of that.
    Since my art needs to be in a digital format for duplication I use computers. But the magic (if there is any) in my art comes from basic elements like light and lines and all that could have be done with the tools available 500 years ago. The paints might have even been better.
     

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