Will Photoshop CS5 play nice with Snow Leopard?

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  1. dspindl macrumors member

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    I am considering a purchase of CS5. I have an early 2011 17" Macbook pro with Snow Leopard (750 drive - 8g ram).
    I've seen some reviews on Amazon claiming problems with Snow Leopard. One reviewer said it made everything run slower and had crashes. Another reviewer claimed that it wouldn't work with Snow Leopard at all. Something about "not compatible with case-sensitive drives"

    Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. CS5 ain't cheap, and I'd like to be sure it will work.

    Thanks,
    Dave
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    CS5 works fine on both my 2007 iMac and 2009 MBP with 10.6.8 and I don't have external HDDs formatted with a case-sensitive file systems. I just use Mac OS Extended (HFS+) Not Journaled for them.
     
  3. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    I ran into that case sensitive problem. Happens on Lion too. If you use a regular format (Apple ships non-case sensitive) it works fine.
     
  4. HarleyMan macrumors member

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    Funny you should ask. I just upgraded to Snow Leopard as well as CS5.5 and have had no problems at all.
     
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    Photoshop CS5 and CS5.1 (there is actually no Photoshop CS5.5, just Adobe Creative Suite 5.5, Photoshop only got bumped to 5.1) work absolutely fine in Snow Leopard.
     
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    works perfectly fine with Snow Leopard, but its a but buggy on Lion thought.
     
  8. rebby macrumors 6502

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    What bugs have you seen on Lion? I haven't had any problems myself. I'm just running Photoshop though.
     
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    There is a bug with the cursors. Brush sizes between about 240-480 cause the cursor to lose its proper icon and will cause painting to be out of alignment with the cursor. The same thing happens in Lightroom on Lion.

    I also have a problem with zooming in Photoshop if I use my Wacom tablet's wheel to do it; it is so jerky that it's unusable. But zooming with my magic trackpad is fine.
     
  10. rebby macrumors 6502

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    The first thing would rarely affect me. I don't often use a brush that big. Don't have a Wacom tablet either so I'd never see the second one.

    Have you been able to snatch a pre-release copy of CS6? Any issues there?
     
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    No, I wouldn't know where to get a pre-release copy and wouldn't want to muck around with one anyway. I use those brush sizes and my Wacom tablet a lot, so I am very much looking forward to these bugs getting fixed. They're quite annoying. I did some research on them a few weeks ago and found some Adobe representative who was saying that the bugs are Apple's problem and that only a Lion update can resolve them.
     
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    For example when I had enabled OpenGL and antialising (all that fancy stuff in prefrences) and I was moving around in the document - (spacebar down and dragging with mouse) the whole document just shifted in opposite direction and I had to drag it back to the viewport..
     

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