The Online Photographer

Check out our new site at www.theonlinephotographer.com!

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Universal Photoshop May Be Slow In Coming

"Adobe will not provide a quick update to allow its flagship Photoshop graphics editing suite to run on Intel-powered Apple Macs because the cost of creating such an application is too high," reports Tom Sanders on vnunet.com, in an article entitled "Adobe balks at Intel Mac Transition Costs." According to Sanders, Mac users may not be able to expect an update before this time next year, or later.

Complex applications such as Photoshop don't run easily in Rosetta, and an Adobe engineer, writing on a company blog, says that there are no shortcuts to updating Photoshop's code.

Posted by: MIKE JOHNSTON, with thanks to Carl Weese

6 Comments:

Blogger pascal said...

So will this be the 'tipping point' to get people to switch to Lightroom or Aperture? Using photoshop is kind of like using Excel to add two numbers together. Sure it can do it and that right well, but there are cheaper and simpler ways of doing the same thing.

9:17 AM  
Blogger David Emerick said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

11:17 AM  
Blogger David Emerick said...

They announced this months ago and it is the entire Suite of Adobe applications that have been delayed until Spring 07.
http://www.publish.com/article2/0,1895,1918624,00.asp

cheers

11:24 AM  
Blogger Mike78 said...

"Tests indicate that Photoshop on the new Intel Macs runs at only half the speed of a previous generation PowerPC machine."

So when photoshop finally does become available for intel based macs, does that mean it will still be slower??? Just curiousl, because being a 1st convert to digital (although I still gladly will be using film) I was thinking of purchasing the macbook pro, but if photoshop is going to be a hassle, I guess I will just have to settle for something else. I wouldn't even notice a difference in the user interface since this will be my 1st time utilizing digital techniques for photos...

12:03 PM  
Blogger David Emerick said...

No, You are referring to tests done running Photoshop via Rosetta on a MacTel machine. Rosetta is the bottleneck.

cheers

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So will this be the 'tipping point' to get people to switch to Lightroom or Aperture? Using photoshop is kind of like using Excel to add two numbers together.

Actually, it's the other way around. Aperture and Lightroom are asset management programs and LIGHT photo editors at best. Neither has the power of Photoshop for manipulation. Apples and oranges as they say...

3:31 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home