Photoshop for Retina

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  1. Forkjulle macrumors regular

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    Finding information related to Adobe's progress is a mission.

    Does anyone have any idea or information relating to how far along Photoshop's retina readiness is? Is it expected to arrive before 2013?
     
  2. dankando macrumors newbie

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    I sent them a DM on Twitter today asking the same thing. Got a response back but they said they weren't ready to announce a date yet, but they confirmed it is coming. I expect it will take a few months more before we see it.
     
  3. Forkjulle thread starter macrumors regular

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    They sound like Apple.
     
  4. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Adobe likely makes the same revenue if they update CS6, LR, PSE....or not. So there is no big motivation for them to accommodate what is still a niche user segment. That is probably the same story for the makers of the plugins...Nik, Noise Ninja...etc.

    Maybe the introduction of a Retina Thunderbolt monitor or Retina iMac will help speed things along, and push all Mac app vendors to support Retina displays.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    They have a much better track record on making public announcements, in fact dankando's response is very un-apple like because we'd not hear anything from apple on such a query.

    I have no idea how much work it takes for a company to make an app retina compatible, but given the age of photoshop (read lots of legacy code) and complexity of what it does, I'd say its no small task.
     
  6. Forkjulle thread starter macrumors regular

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    Does anyone have screenshots of Photoshop on the Retina? (It's one of the things stopping me from buying a rMBP just yet.)

    I've read that Photoshop is "blurry". My job is Photoshop, so I don't want to take any chances, but trying to pair the Retina and Photoshop (screenshots and reviews) is like asking Apple when they're launching their next iMac.
     
  7. stevelam macrumors 65816

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    there are plenty of screenshots on this forum. but trust me, its not usable if you're actual job is photoshop. some people get by because they don't give a crap that everything is fuzzy/pixellated looking. those people probably aren't making money using photoshop.
     
  8. Forkjulle thread starter macrumors regular

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    My day job is making money, using Photoshop. But I do have a 27" Dell screen (2500px res), so I can plug the rMBP into that in the meantime.

    What parts, exactly, are blurry? Just the toolbars and menus? Or is the actual working image / canvas blurry too?
     
  9. sfxguy macrumors member

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    Wiznet posted this elsewhere on this forum about the whole suite.

    I have been using Photoshop and After Effects with no problem. But I am doing more film and HD work as opposed to photography for print.


    Adobe After Effects CS6: Text rendering is crisp. Screenshot: http://puu.sh/Mco7

    Adobe Audition CS6: Not crisp. Screenshot: http://puu.sh/Mced

    Adobe Bridge CS6: Not crisp. Screenshot: http://puu.sh/Mcbg

    Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 (don't have it, but taken from above post): Not crisp.

    Adobe Encore CS6: Text rendering is crisp. Screenshot: http://puu.sh/MccI

    Adobe Flash CS6: Not crisp. Screenshot: http://puu.sh/McjO

    Adobe Illustrator CS6: Text rendering is crisp [with the strange exception of pt. size selector]. Screenshot: http://puu.sh/MciC

    Adobe InDesign CS6 (don't have it, but looked at yours): Not crisp.

    Adobe Photoshop CS6: Not crisp. Screenshot: http://puu.sh/Mcs3

    Adobe Prelude CS6: Text rendering is crisp. Screenshot: http://puu.sh/Mc77

    Adobe Premiere Pro CS6: Half-and-Half. Screenshot: http://puu.sh/MaIu [as you can see, some text is, but the ones inside the bottom-right-most panel are not crisp]

    Adobe Speedgrade CS6: Not crisp. Screenshot: http://puu.sh/Mc9Z
     
  10. Forkjulle thread starter macrumors regular

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    Those screenshots are brilliant. Very helpful, thanks.

    So, assuming you're using Photoshop, blurred, on a rMBP, what will happen when Adobe update Photoshop? Will you be required to buy an Adobe upgrade?
     
  11. maflynn Moderator

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    Adobe will be updating CS6, so the update will be free. If you own CS5 like I do, then for me to get the retina compatible update, I'll need to buy the CS6 upgrade. So as long as you won CS6, you're all set.
     
  12. Forkjulle thread starter macrumors regular

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    This is great news.

    At least Photoshop can be used by plugging another screen into the rMBP while we wait for Adobe's update.
     
  13. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Remember that to upgrade from older photoshop releases (CS2/3/4) to CS6, you need to make those purchases by the end of this year. Starting next year Adobe upgrades will only be from the last major release.
     

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