April 21, 2006 12:56 PM PDT

Photoshop takes aim at Mac-Intel release

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Adobe Systems is gearing up to release its popular Photoshop and Creative Suite publishing software on Apple's new Macintosh-Intel systems next spring.

The migration to a Mac-Intel offering is expected to bode well for Adobe, which receives nearly half of its Photoshop and Creative Suite revenues from Mac users, said Kevin Connor, senior director of Adobe's digital imaging product management.

"People will move to the (Mac-Intel) products at the same rate they move over to the new systems," Connor said. "It will take some time for the transition to happen, but it's inevitable that it will."

For Apple, the transition could not come soon enough. The computer maker recently attributed a slowdown in sales to users' reluctance to buy new systems while they await a wider selection of products designed for Mac equipped with Intel processors.

Nonetheless, Adobe is moving forward with its product lineup for the new Mac-Intel systems.

Adobe earlier this year released a public beta of its photography software Lightroom, designed to help manage workflow tasks ranging from printing to controlling tone to managing images.

"Adobe is very committed to Mactel (Macintosh-Intel), but we also just completed the Macromedia acquisition and people now have higher expectations of integration between the two," Connor said. "We have to balance our schedules carefully."

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The professionals will appreciate it....
... the consumers will continue to get screwed by Adobe's over-
bloated software.
Posted by Earl Benser (4310 comments )
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Same old Meme
Look Adobe doesn't make software for consumers. Or at least not
much. They make it for creative pros like me. I don't begrudge
Oracle's existence even though I run a mile whenever the word
database is mentioned. Get over it.
Posted by mcthingy2 (64 comments )
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boo hoo hooooooo
"sniff sniff photoshop is too big and too complicated... it's too bloated for me to use"

Well lucky for you MSPAINT.EXE is on every PC and should be simple enough for you, the sad little "consumer" to use.
Posted by SeizeCTRL (1333 comments )
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The professionals will appreciate it....
... the consumers will continue to get screwed by Adobe's over-
bloated software.
Posted by Earl Benser (4310 comments )
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Same old Meme
Look Adobe doesn't make software for consumers. Or at least not
much. They make it for creative pros like me. I don't begrudge
Oracle's existence even though I run a mile whenever the word
database is mentioned. Get over it.
Posted by mcthingy2 (64 comments )
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boo hoo hooooooo
"sniff sniff photoshop is too big and too complicated... it's too bloated for me to use"

Well lucky for you MSPAINT.EXE is on every PC and should be simple enough for you, the sad little "consumer" to use.
Posted by SeizeCTRL (1333 comments )
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Adobe is for pros. It's more than just software.
I agree. Most Adobe products are created for professionals.
Home consumers should look elsewhere for their software.
Unfortunately, I'm seeing more and more home users trying
to create their own materials. This really becomes a
problem when they take their files to a printer (press). This
software is designed for those with a deep understanding
of the printing process and it's requirements. It's not "over-
bloated". All of it's tools are needed on a professional level.
Home users should wait for the Microsoft Expression and
Interactive Designer planned for Vista. God knows
professionals won't use it.
Posted by Benjamin Godbey (2 comments )
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Pro means Professional
That's why Adobe makes things like Standard versions of their expensive Pro software and also its the reason behind their Elements line of products. Photoshop Elements for $99.99 does more then everything a normal person would ever need at about a 7th of the price. Adobe Premiere Elements is plenty in it to make your home movies. Who knows.... maybe Premiere elements might save the programs from the slow death its experiencing now thanks to Avid and FCP. (both of which are much better, but have no elements versions)
Posted by italianlax102 (17 comments )
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Pro means Professional
That's why Adobe makes things like Standard versions of their expensive Pro software and also its the reason behind their Elements line of products. Photoshop Elements for $99.99 does more then everything a normal person would ever need at about a 7th of the price. Adobe Premiere Elements is plenty in it to make your home movies. Who knows.... maybe Premiere elements might save the program from the slow death its experiencing now thanks to Avid and FCP. (both of which are much better, but have no elements versions)
Posted by italianlax102 (17 comments )
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Adobe is for pros. It's more than just software.
I agree. Most Adobe products are created for professionals.
Home consumers should look elsewhere for their software.
Unfortunately, I'm seeing more and more home users trying
to create their own materials. This really becomes a
problem when they take their files to a printer (press). This
software is designed for those with a deep understanding
of the printing process and it's requirements. It's not "over-
bloated". All of it's tools are needed on a professional level.
Home users should wait for the Microsoft Expression and
Interactive Designer planned for Vista. God knows
professionals won't use it.
Posted by Benjamin Godbey (2 comments )
Reply Link Flag
Pro means Professional
That's why Adobe makes things like Standard versions of their expensive Pro software and also its the reason behind their Elements line of products. Photoshop Elements for $99.99 does more then everything a normal person would ever need at about a 7th of the price. Adobe Premiere Elements is plenty in it to make your home movies. Who knows.... maybe Premiere elements might save the programs from the slow death its experiencing now thanks to Avid and FCP. (both of which are much better, but have no elements versions)
Posted by italianlax102 (17 comments )
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Pro means Professional
That's why Adobe makes things like Standard versions of their expensive Pro software and also its the reason behind their Elements line of products. Photoshop Elements for $99.99 does more then everything a normal person would ever need at about a 7th of the price. Adobe Premiere Elements is plenty in it to make your home movies. Who knows.... maybe Premiere elements might save the program from the slow death its experiencing now thanks to Avid and FCP. (both of which are much better, but have no elements versions)
Posted by italianlax102 (17 comments )
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Next Spring?
A year from now? Are you kidding me? Jees Adobe, seems like you
can do better than that.
Posted by letelido (17 comments )
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15+ years of poor coding
They can't do better than that.

They don't even have a decent-running version on Mac OS X because they're still running on a System 6-compatible design.

Had they truly looked at re-working their designs in 2000 for Mac OS X, they'd have something good running now on PowerPC and be able to release Mactel versions on demand.
Posted by bousozoku (584 comments )
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wait a year to buy new IntelMac!
by then, all the bugs will be gone, ALL the programs should be up, loaded and running and best of all,,,

they will release their NEW 19" notebook by then, fully loaded for Windows/OSX/Linux!!!

Think I'll wait!
Posted by gary85739 (613 comments )
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Next Spring?
A year from now? Are you kidding me? Jees Adobe, seems like you
can do better than that.
Posted by letelido (17 comments )
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15+ years of poor coding
They can't do better than that.

They don't even have a decent-running version on Mac OS X because they're still running on a System 6-compatible design.

Had they truly looked at re-working their designs in 2000 for Mac OS X, they'd have something good running now on PowerPC and be able to release Mactel versions on demand.
Posted by bousozoku (584 comments )
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wait a year to buy new IntelMac!
by then, all the bugs will be gone, ALL the programs should be up, loaded and running and best of all,,,

they will release their NEW 19" notebook by then, fully loaded for Windows/OSX/Linux!!!

Think I'll wait!
Posted by gary85739 (613 comments )
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Get on the ball, Adobe!
A lot of people are switching to Intel based Macs and you're doing
nothing but holding everyone back! CS2 on Rosetta is terribly slow!
Posted by mhersh (78 comments )
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Get on the ball, Adobe!
A lot of people are switching to Intel based Macs and you're doing
nothing but holding everyone back! CS2 on Rosetta is terribly slow!
Posted by mhersh (78 comments )
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