9 Replies Latest reply: May 1, 2012 11:00 PM by petermac87
mb75 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I just downloaded Lion because I need it to use iCloud.  I have an older iMac with photoshop LE 3 on it.  Now it won't open. message says it is a PC app, but it came with the computer.  I am a painter and I use it all the time to edit pictures. ideas? options?


imac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • 1. Re: Lion disabled my Photoshop LE, send help soon.
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,305 points)

    PowerPC is the processor architecture that was used in Macs until 2006. Since then, the Mac platform has been based on Intel processors. Until the release of Lion, there was an emulation layer in the Mac OS called "Rosetta" that enabled most applications built for PowerPC to run on Intel-based Macs. Rosetta isn't present in Lion, so PowerPC applications don't work.

     

    If your Mac shipped with an older version of the Mac OS, you can use your installation disc to install it on a partition of your internal drive, or on an external drive. Boot that installation when you need to use the PowerPC applications, and meanwhile get ready to migrate to newer software.

     

    If your Mac shipped with Lion, there’s no practical way for you to run PowerPC applications. (There is an impractical way, which is to pay about $400 for a license to the server version of Mac OS X 10.6, and run it in a virtual machine.) Some of those applications may have newer versions that will run. You may have to find replacements for others.

  • 2. Re: Lion disabled my Photoshop LE, send help soon.
    BGreg Level 6 Level 6 (17,500 points)

    Up until Lion, on Intel processors, PowerPC code was able to run due to the Rosetta emulator. That was dropped with Lion.

     

    If you have a bootable 10.6 backup, you can boot from that and continue to use the program. You can upgrade to the current Photoshop (can download from App store or Amazon.com). You can install the free program Gimp from http://www.gimp.org/macintosh/ . Maybe the current iPhoto, available thru the App store, would have the editing capabilities you need, although they may be limited, too.

  • 3. Re: Lion disabled my Photoshop LE, send help soon.
    MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,745 points)

    Consider using Snow Leopard in Parallels 7 in Lion:

    Lion-Snow+Leopard.jpg

  • 4. Re: Lion disabled my Photoshop LE, send help soon.
    ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)

    How to revert your Mac to Snow Leopard

     

     

    There is no fully compatible/working  Photoshop version for Lion yet, in 30+ days CS6 will be released though, $50 a month and up.

     

    http://roaringapps.com/apps:table

  • 5. Re: Lion disabled my Photoshop LE, send help soon.
    ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)

    MlchaelLAX wrote:

     

    Consider using Snow Leopard in Parallels 7 in Lion:

     

     

    No violating the EULA here / hack, and your not supposed to be posting such stuff here.

  • 6. Re: Lion disabled my Photoshop LE, send help soon.
    MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,745 points)

    You're wrong; TWICE!

     

    The OP wants to use Photoshop in Lion so he can use iCloud.

     

    You gave him a solution to revert to Snow Leopard; solving one of his problems but not the other.  Your other solution has him hold his breath for the next 30+ days...

     

    I gave him a solution solving both of his problems...

     

    Better you find a solution that solves both of his problems rather than attempting to setup false roadblocks in front of other solutions that do!

     

    AND: that's "Mr. Hack", to you!

  • 7. Re: Lion disabled my Photoshop LE, send help soon.
    MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,745 points)

    ds store wrote:

     

    MlchaelLAX wrote:

     

    Consider using Snow Leopard in Parallels 7 in Lion:

     

     

    I thought only Lion in Lion was allowed?

     

    When was 10.6 allowed in 10.7?

     

    I think the more appropriate question is when was it disallowed by Apple?  It is an Urban Myth that the Snow Leopard EULA forbids virtualization in Lion...

  • 8. Re: Lion disabled my Photoshop LE, send help soon.
    MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,745 points)

    Full installation instructions of Snow Leopard (with Rosetta) into Parallels 7 in Lion:

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/18269961#18269961

     

    I use this most everyday for some applications and infrequently to run Photoshop CS (infrequently enough to not justify the cost of upgrading the Adobe suite)...

  • 9. Re: Lion disabled my Photoshop LE, send help soon.
    petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,205 points)

    ds store wrote:

     

    and your not supposed to be posting such stuff here.

    He is posting it everywhere in the forums today, even reviving six month old threads just to prove some point.

     

    Unfortunately for those who do, if you follow his steps. then when you get to steps 4,5 and 6 it edits what you should have done in the first 3 steps, a guide for disaster.

     

    But thats how he gets his kicks and hopefully the majority wil ignore him as they have done in the past, through the multiple threads he revived earlier today because no one was responding to his complex and confusing 'fix'.

     

    Cheers ds

     

    Pete