Month: <span>June 2015</span>

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Important Info on Photoshop CC

Adobe and Apple must be in love, since the new version of CC is only completely compatible with Apple’s OS Yosemite and newer versions. 

Sorry users of Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and even Mavericks!

I love and have used Photoshop from the beginning and it’s my favorite Adobe creative tool. That being said, there are some questionable and very important changes in the way Photoshop CC 2015 will work.  I advise you read this on the Adobe blog before installing the 2015 version.

Information and link is from the Adobe Blog on 06/18/15:

Quick version of Photoshop CC: FAQ

I’ve assembled some Q & A around updating/upgrading to the 2015 release of Photoshop CC below. If you don’t see your question answered below, let me know in the comments section and I will try and answer.Important information, please read:

More on the Adobe blog at:

What’s up with Adobe Creative Suite CC?

I use Adobe Creative Suite all the time.  If for no other reason than the monolithic monopoly that is Adobe has killed off other creative software competition.  I digress into my pet peeve about Adobe killing innovation.  “Did you hear about the developer that came up with a better all in one creative solution than Adobe’s CC?”  No, and no one will ever hear anything from them again.”

Anyway, Adobe’s CC software manager prompted me today that there was a problem with my account and I needed to log in.  Well, that’s important to me, so I did.  It took me right to my “store options” to re-buy Adobe CC as “Adobe Creative Suite CC”  but first, I have to move to the Yosemite OSX.

Well, hell no, I’ll change my OS when I decide to do so, not when Adobe tells me I have to!  I don’t like Yosemite and didn’t like Mavericks either.  I have it at work and it looks flat and doesn’t support any of my slightly aged and super useful utility software and is more intrusive than the last few releases.  Can I keep my older CC version without any penalty in functioning properly?  When will it stop working?  Will it be free since since for many users not on Yosemite yet, are taking a big leap to do it and as of now it’s unsupported?  Quick! Go buy DVD versions of everything Adobe’s made from eBay! 🙂 

So Apple and Adobe, the two “Independent” and “Think Different” companies for creatives, have teamed up to force things on all of us with no alternatives.  What are we doing about it?  Should we just say the software is good and let it slide? Yet, there really isn’t an alternative.  Develop your own software?  Move to Siberia to take up dog sled racing?  Let me know if you even care that there is one big OS creator and one big software developer for the creative industry niche.

Note: Please no email about how the PC is used just as much by creatives, since we all know that’s wishful thinking by graphic designers who love and have always used Windows.