So Photoshop 7 wont work in Leopard, but...


macrumors member
Original poster
Aug 24, 2006
is it possible to run it in "classic Tiger" mode, or is there some workaround to still be able to use it? Also, what other kind of software will break if I install Leopard? Thanks!


Moderator emeritus
Jan 9, 2004
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
I think you may be confusing two things. Classic mode in OS X is not there for running previous versions of OS X such as Tiger. It's there for running pre-OS X software -- e.g. software designed for Mac OS 8/9. If you have an OS 8/9 version of PS7, you can probably run it using Sheepsaver or Basilisk (see guide).

However, Photoshop 7 is well nigh ancient at this point. Do you have an upgrade plan? I think a $40-50 copy of Photoshop Elements 3 or 4 should be as powerful (and in some places, more) than PS7.

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