Yosemite or El Captain for Photographers?

mermaid2010

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Jul 4, 2010
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Cornwall, UK
Hi,

I have a late 2011 13" MBPro running LION. I Just bought 16GB RAM as I was going to upgrade to Yosemite and the extra RAM was recommended. But have been thinking that it may be better to wait until El Capitan ios because of problems with Adobe CC on Yosemite. Any photographers artists out there any thoughts on this or experience you have been having with Yosemite and Adobe CC. I use Photoshop and Lightroom with lots of plug ins from Topaz and such like.
 

Cardsnk

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Jul 18, 2013
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Hi,

I have a late 2011 13" MBPro running LION. I Just bought 16GB RAM as I was going to upgrade to Yosemite and the extra RAM was recommended. But have been thinking that it may be better to wait until El Capitan ios because of problems with Adobe CC on Yosemite. Any photographers artists out there any thoughts on this or experience you have been having with Yosemite and Adobe CC. I use Photoshop and Lightroom with lots of plug ins from Topaz and such like.
 

davehutch

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Mar 5, 2009
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Croxley, Herts
Hi,

I have a late 2011 13" MBPro running LION. I Just bought 16GB RAM as I was going to upgrade to Yosemite and the extra RAM was recommended. But have been thinking that it may be better to wait until El Capitan ios because of problems with Adobe CC on Yosemite. Any photographers artists out there any thoughts on this or experience you have been having with Yosemite and Adobe CC. I use Photoshop and Lightroom with lots of plug ins from Topaz and such like.
Although I can't answer specifically about the Plugin, Lightroom and Photoshop CC have been fine for me on Yosemite.
I edit Fuji RAF files of about 23MB each
 
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mermaid2010

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Jul 4, 2010
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Cornwall, UK
Thank you everyone for your replies, I went to Mac shop yesterday 16gb ram in and he convinced me to upgrade to a SSD which I'll get off CRUCIAL and he will clean install Yosemite at same time for me. Says it's the biggest efficient upgrade I can do which will keep me going for a while.
 

Kristine

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Feb 21, 2005
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Thank you everyone for your replies, I went to Mac shop yesterday 16gb ram in and he convinced me to upgrade to a SSD which I'll get off CRUCIAL and he will clean install Yosemite at same time for me. Says it's the biggest efficient upgrade I can do which will keep me going for a while.
Yes, SSD will give significant performance difference.
 

kave

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Oct 31, 2012
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Sweden
Never a good idea to run critical applications on a brand new system, go with yosemite or mavericks.
 

WCWcam

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Oct 5, 2015
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Alberta
Hi,

I have a late 2011 13" MBPro running LION. I Just bought 16GB RAM as I was going to upgrade to Yosemite and the extra RAM was recommended. But have been thinking that it may be better to wait until El Capitan ios because of problems with Adobe CC on Yosemite. Any photographers artists out there any thoughts on this or experience you have been having with Yosemite and Adobe CC. I use Photoshop and Lightroom with lots of plug ins from Topaz and such like.
I have used all the programs you have listed with both El Captain and Yosemite. Yosemite will give absolutely no problems. The only issue have have found is that when you change over to El Captain, you may have to reenter all your passwords to turn on your plugins for Topaz. If you run Autopano Giga. Then Kolor NeutralHazer 1.0.2 plugin will crash Photoshop CS6 and CC. This is the only issue that El Captain appears to cause.
 

chevalier433

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Mar 30, 2011
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Hi,

I have a late 2011 13" MBPro running LION. I Just bought 16GB RAM as I was going to upgrade to Yosemite and the extra RAM was recommended. But have been thinking that it may be better to wait until El Capitan ios because of problems with Adobe CC on Yosemite. Any photographers artists out there any thoughts on this or experience you have been having with Yosemite and Adobe CC. I use Photoshop and Lightroom with lots of plug ins from Topaz and such like.
Os X Mountain Lion or Mavericks if you are serious about your work.
 

The Bad Guy

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Oct 2, 2007
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Australia
Yep. I'm still rocking Mountain Lion with no plans on changing any time soon.

I want the hardware of my machine to be dedicated to my applications (Photoshop and Lightroom), not a spec hungry operating system (I'm looking at you Yosemite).
 
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MCAsan

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Jul 9, 2012
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Ran El Capitain Beta for months with CC2015.1 and Perfect Photo Suite 9.5. Not the first problem. Upgraded to El Capitain GM and then public release....again without any problems. Then came CC 2015.2....that release is a face plant if ever a company did one. I have not had any crashes. But plugins would not be listed correctly. On1 yesterday released a patch so that PPS 9.5 again appears as plugins. I did not see any direct benefit from yesterday's Adobe patch CC2015.2.1. This so for others.

The LR import dialog remains a total cluster. So I have not had LR problems with Yosemite or El Capitain. The major problems are with Adobe.
 
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