Wednesday, August 26, 2009

No Support from Adobe for CS3 on Mac OS 10.6

According to this article on, Adobe will not be providing support for Photoshop CS3 (or earlier versions) for Mac OS 10.6, Snow Leopard, which is scheduled to be released Friday, August 28th.

What does this mean? According to Adobe, "You may therefore experience a variety of installation, stability, and reliability issues for which there is no resolution. Older versions of our creative software will not be updated to support Mac OS X Snow Leopard (v10.6)."

Our advice for CS3 users: don't pay the $29 to upgrade to Snow Leopard unless you're also ready to shell out $699 to upgrade to CS4.

Update: From the recent post on John Nack's blog (Principal Product Manager, Adobe Photoshop), CS3 has been tested on 10.6 and it "works fine." If you run into major trouble you'd probably still have to upgrade, but at least they've tested it.