Problems installing CS3 - new Mac user

Discussion in 'macOS' started by soppyc, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. soppyc macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    Please forgive me if im not in the right place and also for my lack of mac knowledge - i am recently new to mac, have bout a macpro and loving it BUT!! I am a Photographer and use CS3 for my editing and for some reason cant open/install it onto my mac!! This a huge prob as have deadlines etc which I need ,my photoshop for.

    Ok so I put the disk in, double click the icon and it opens, i then double click on the ps cs3 icon and it comes up with an error message say ps cs3 blah blah blah quit unexpectdely. mac os x and other applications are not affected click relaunch to launch app again click report to see more details etc etc but it just wont relaunch :-(

    can anyone help????
     
  2. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    Hi,
    do you have Snow Leopard or Leopard. I'm not sure that CS3 is not supported on Snow Leopard.
     
  3. soppyc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sounds terrible but im not sure? how can I check?
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Go to the Apple menu and choose About This Mac. That will tell you which version of the Mac OS you have.

    10.5.x = Leopard
    10.6.x = Snow Leopard
     
  5. soppyc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    :rolleyes: thanks Its Mac OS x version 10.5.8

    ?

    i have tried the disk again and still no joy :-(

    anyone any ideas?

    do mac have a help line i can call?
     
  6. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    You're going to be better off contacting Adobe support - they make Photoshop. Odds are Apple's help line won't be able to help you, given the situation you have.

    However, I can offer some general advice for problems like this:
    Make sure you're using the latest version of the installer. To check this, go to the product's site and look for any available updates.
    Check your disk. Permission errors and file system errors can cause applications to not behave right. This can be done in Disk Utility.
    Have you installed this application before? Did it work? If so, and it uses activation, make sure you don't have an activation conflict. Many activation methods limit the number of installations to 1 computer at a time, and require deauthorization on the first computer to move the install to a second computer.
     
  7. soppyc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks a lot i will have ago although I really am a dummy when it comes to these things.

    i have just googled cs3 compatibility with leopard and it doesnt look great, looks like lots of people have had the same probs :-(.

    Who knows which ps DOES work with leopard?
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    CS3 and CS4.

    I'm running CS3 right now.
     
  9. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    So you have Leopard and CS3 should run on it ;)
     
  10. lewis82 macrumors 68000

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    Just a question...

    Is it a Mac OS X version of Photoshop?

    I suppose, but maybe...
     

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