Snow Leopard compatible with Adobe CS4???

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Joemero, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. Joemero macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2009
    I've read mixed reviews, and I'm about to purchase Adobe CS4 and want to know whether I should install my SL upgrade or not. There was a recent article "No need to wait for speedy Snow Leopard" where a reader comment says:
  2. stratman60 macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2009
    nr London, UK
    Snow Leopard and Adobe CS4 suite

    For the record 10.6.1 is no improvement. I suspect Apple will produce a 'security fix' soon and slide it in under the radar. I recall an incident back in 2007 I think when PShop CS3 stopped allowing 'Save As.." - and an applescript app was released that, hey presto, fixed the workings under the hood.

    I've tested Flash CS4 today - you can now import to stage/library - but Save As is still very temeramental. Rock solid still however under 10.5.7 on my poor old 'now getting thrashed' MacBook.

  3. Joemero thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2009
    How about under 10.5.8?
  4. stratman60 macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2009
    nr London, UK
    yes indeed; 10.5.8 is stable for CS4 products. I just rechecked Ai, Ps & Fl.

    Hope this helps.

  5. spiketrain macrumors newbie

    Dec 3, 2008
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Stability as of 15/09/09

    Not stable -

    Wish I'd checked these threads before doing the Snow Leopard install and 10.6.1 update.

    Wish I'd made a clone bootable drive copy -

    Wish I'd waiting a few more weeks - months perhaps.

    Leopard 10.5.8 is rock solid for CS4. Flakey at best on SL.

    What a mess.

    My life is in tatters.

    I'm off to hurt myself.

  6. Joemero thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2009
    Thanks for coming forward with this info. Now I feel very fortunate to not have been tempted to install SL while I actually had the disc in my hands. I suspected something like this might happen. I bought my MBP last month with the sole intention of becoming a creative pro, primarily with Adobe products, so who cares if my machine's OS is does not have the latest and greatest. I suspect I will stay with 10.5.8 for quite some time, months maybe. I can just imagine, how your life can be in tatters if you are making a living as a creative pro and something like this happens, but...please don't hurt yourself! :)

    On another note, I posted this question on Adobe's web design forum and suprisingly after about 22 views I have not received a SINGLE reply...hmmm. I still don't understand how people in other threads claim to be having no problems at all. The only thing I can think of is that they are not heavy users and therefore have not noticed the problems?
  7. definitive macrumors 68000


    Aug 4, 2008
    i've had sl for about two weeks now, and have been using it with cs4 pack. so far everything has been working fine....
  8. ProFont macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2007
    A few links for you. As I read it, the problems are mostly SMB-related (that is, network-related) and not at all a general problem with 10.6.

    Photoshop related product known issues with Mac OS X 10.6

    When opening and saving files, applications, including Adobe applications, may sporadically crash. (Mac OS X 10.6)

    Keep an eye on John Nack's blog. He's usually pretty good about keeping the community up-to-date about stuff like this.
  9. detnyre macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2008
    Fireworks CS4 trial works for me


    I'm running Snow Leopard and dowloaded the Fireworks CS4 trail this week and it is working fine.....

    Used it to create and export some web graphics this week...
  10. Goombi macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2009
    I just tried opening all my Adobe CS4 master collection programs and they're all functioning perfectly. Needless to say, I'm running SL as well.
  11. primalman macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2002
    at the end of the hall
    ditto here, CS4 and SL getting along well. A couple of issues with PS and Spaces, but no big woop.
  12. spiketrain macrumors newbie

    Dec 3, 2008
    Edinburgh, Scotland

    Yeah - strange. Horses for courses I guess.

    FYI My Fujitsu ScanSnap seems to have recovered under Snow Leopard - but my Canon Scanner 5600F and my Dymo Label Printer are completely bricked.

    HPCP1515 laser printer - no probs
    Bento (Filemaker) - no probs
    iphoto - no probs
    bamboo (wacom) tablet looks okay

    It'll all come good.... one day.
  13. primalman macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2002
    at the end of the hall
    Or, we use the suite a lot everyday and have few minor issues [like in my post above about PS and spaces], but things are playing well together. Yeah, that's it, I do use it everyday and have just a few minor quirks.
  14. Ed State macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2004
    I hate to say this, but so far I'm a-ok w/ SL + CS4.

    So weird that it's always like this. Some people have major issues, some have minor issues, and some have no issues.

    I'm hoping I'll end up in the camp of the latter two :D
  15. mainomega macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2007
    Everything was stable and perfect under 10.6 and 10.6.1 until we try to use indesign to print booklet. Because SL removes the Adobe PDF (security they say) it is impossible to send the booklet to pdf. The way they recommend is to save to PF and then convert to PDF...
    IT DOESN'T WORK ! the PF is saved incorrectly so nothing can be done. Because of this we are going back to leopard this weekend until they fix it. what a waste of time and money !
  16. GT41 macrumors regular

    Apr 25, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Only problem I've noticed so far is that I can't move files from one folder to another in Bridge. Everytime I try it moves a few files then beach ball of death and then a crash. Otherwise I have not had problems 10.6 or 10.6.1

  17. jonwatt macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2009
    West Yorkshire UK
    Snow Leopard killed CS4

    I have a MacBook 2.4GHz with 4GB of ram and running on Snow Leopard
    10.6.1. Since I upgraded to SL, I can not complete any work in Illustrator
    CS4, constant quitting in saving as, and saving as pdf's. Same in InDesign,and not so much in Photoshop. Acrobat Pro quits on finishing multi page pdf's! It has taken me a whole day to complete a job that would normally take 4 hours max. I have read so many cases of this happening, it seems that one would expect Adobe, and or Apple to make a statement, but the whistling silence speaks volumes. Take the money and run?

    Let's hope that a fix is announced very quickly, or I would expect that
    Adobe will feel the backlash from users by not progressing to CS5 when
    released...lost trust is not easily regained..and is capitalized on by those
    who wait in the wings to steal the crown.

    I can not count the hours (and money ) I have lost by trusting these brands.

    Prove you can retain respect.Fix it now!
  18. Joemero thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2009
    Looks like I will be staying with 10.5.8 for a while :rolleyes:. Thanks for all the feedback. I'll receive my CS4 on Tuesday and will gladly install it on Leopard. :D
  19. Chimpy macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2007
    So far PS and LR are running fine for me under 10.6.1.
  20. sourskittle macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2008
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    already started thread...

    but then I found this thread i'm having a problem that my iMac has slowed down and I can't figure out if Adobe cs4 is the culprit:
    This is my thread::confused:

    I'll paste here too:
    Hello all!
    2 weeks ago I bought the new iMac 2.66GHz, 4GB RAM, and am absolutely in love with it!

    It came with Leopard (I bought it in Dubai so I have to buy the upgrade separately, don't know how it works elsewhere) so I upgraded to Snow Leopard and it was still working smoothe..

    Then a few days later of installing SnowLeopard I installed Adobe CS4, not everything just Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver and Flash.

    Now my computers gone down to 50% of how fast applications would load, the display takes a good 3 minutes to wake up (before I would just press a key and it would zip on' and even then takes a minute to function without the colorful spinning wheel to show it's loading, even then loads applications slow, I hover over my dock and the magnification has a delay, little annoying things like that

    I tend to have one or 2 adobe apps open at the same time when I'm working

    My habits: I dont quit the adobe app, I'll leave it open, and I never let my computer sleep since I am usually downloading or leave my Adium signed in

    Are these (I guess bad) habits causing my computer to slow down? I wouldve thought my iMac would be able to handle a few apps open!

    Please help, thank you
  21. boomer9000 macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2009
    CS4 not working here

    We had CS3 on out 10.5.x-systems and that didn't work after we updated to 10.6.
    We HAD heard about it not launching, but we crossed our fingers and… but no joy…

    So, we went out and bought CS4 instead, clean-installed all macs and installed to CS4…

    Bridge loads up, but that is also the ONLY CS4-program doing so - everything else tells us that a there is a "Licensing Problem"
  22. spiketrain macrumors newbie

    Dec 3, 2008
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    To Mr. Sourskittle

    I shouldn't think under normal circumstances your habits are actually that bad. I frequently run a MacBook Pro that is over three years old with Adobe Photoshop, InDesgin, Illustrator all open at once along with Entourage, Firefox, Quicktime, iTunes and others besides. No probs with speed under Leopard.

    Provided your RAM is good etc then you should have no issues with your current habits.

    Right now, I would blame Snow Leopard. It is horrible with Adobe right now. Have had multiple issues and I now wish I hadn't installed it at all. Who knows when Adobe / Apple are going to fix this. It's ghastly.

    It's a bad Final Cut Pro day too.
  23. XjeffX macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2004
    Photoshop and illustrate cs4 are both running great since updating snow leopard to 10.6.1 on both of my macs.

    Prior, they would crash randomly when saving. No more since the latest update.
  24. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816


    Feb 10, 2003
    Buckeye Country, O-H
    Has anyone here ran into CS4 not loading any apps, after upgrading to 10.6.1? I have this window that pops up, which gives me a error code, then tells me to restart my computer and try to reload again. But this Does nothing, and i get the same code.

    I did read on another website that another user had the same issue, but he couldn't find a fix either. I have now tried to Uninstall, then Re-install multiple times, but run into the same issue.

    Any ideas?
  25. nullx86 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 26, 2009
    Wilmington/Jacksonville, NC
    Im running 10.6.1 and I have CS4 and it works with no problems...

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