Adobe and Leopard

If like me you rely heavily on Adobe on a day to day basis you will probably be slightly concerned that they haven’t got their act together fully with Leopard yet – but considering how long it took them to be Intel compatible they are doing much better if this information is correct:

Adobe have commented on its compatibility with Leopard, “most, but not all of its applications are compatible with Leopard without the need for an update.”

Applications that are compatible are:

  • Adobe Photoshop CS3
  • Flash CS3 Professional
  • Contribute CS3
  • Dreamweaver CS3
  • Fireworks CS3
  • Flash Player 9
  • GoLive 9
  • Illustrator CS3
  • InCopy CS3
  • InDesign CS3
  • Bridge CS3
  • Version Cue CS3
  • Device Central CS3
  • Acrobat Connect (Start Meeting)

Products that will require an upgrade to be fully Leopard compatible are:

  • Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CS3
  • After Effects CS3 Professional
  • Encore CS3
  • Soundbooth CS3

Adobe said it expects to publish free Leopard compatibility updates for the video applications in December 2007 and for Acrobat 8 Professional and Adobe Reader 8 in January 2008.

Older versions of Adobe and Macromedia may work with Leopard, but the company warns there could be “installation, stability, and reliability issues for which there is no resolution.� Adobe said these products would not be updated for Leopard.

5 thoughts on “Adobe and Leopard

  1. Gary

    Adobe’s publicly stated “unreadiness” is probably the main reason I’ve held off jumping on the Leopard bandwagon. I’ve just recently shelled out for Photoshop CS3 and have been looking at the 30-day demo version of Lightroom. So I’m pleased to see that Photoshop at least requires no specific upgrades.
    However, although you don’t list it here, they say that Lightroom will require an upgrade to become Leopard compatible. Ho-hum. (See the “Leopard” link on Adobe’s home page.)

  2. Chris Marshall Post author

    I haven’t had any problems with Lightroom on the Mac Book while I was using pre release Leopard, but then again I didn’t really push the application that hard.

    I am only running Leopard on the Mac Book and Mac mini at the moment. For Sands iMac and my Mac Pro I am holding off for a while yet – partly as haven’t got time, partly as want to see how things pan out a bit more yet!

  3. Danny

    I think this is a disgrace.
    For a company such as Adobe to be unready for an operating system that has been seeded to developers for as long as Leopard has been is just crazy.
    I understand that the CS3 suite isnt exactly simple, but come on, this is Adobe were talking about!
    Not to mention the lack of UBs for a year or w/e it was.

  4. Chris Marshall Post author

    To date I haven’t come across any issues. I have a feeling it will be at the advanced end of the spectrum we will see issues, but yes it is a ‘disgrace’

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