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Scenario Level 1 (10 points)

Immediately after upgrading to Lion, I'm apparently not allowed to run a very expensive program: Photoshop CS3. This alert claims I'm not connected to the internet but I clearly am. Anyone else seeing this? Is there a free update from Adobe? The Lion Installer did not list this app as being incompatible prior to upgrading my Mac.

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MacBook Pro 15", PowerBook G4 17", 512K Fat Mac, iPhone 4, 3GS, 3G, iPods, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Apple TV, 1TB Time Capsule, Airport Express
  • reidc4 Level 1 (0 points)

    Photoshop CS3 works fine for me!  You just need to get the Java runtime installed.  Like the directions say!

  • Gary P Level 4 (1,395 points)

    According to Adobe's web site, Photoshop CS3 should work under Lion.

  • Templeton Peck Level 9 (61,397 points)

    You need to install Java:

  • JJDJB Level 1 (20 points)

    Hi Scenario,


    The other comments have been correct. Simply connect to the Internet and click "Ok" when the prompt asks you to download and install the runtime. Afterwards CS3 should work just fine!



  • Scenario Level 1 (10 points)

    I tracked it down to a problem in my Network settings. Somehow after upgrading to Lion, I had to reenter my custom DNS server settings to use Google's ( and After doing that, Software Update worked. Apparently one can be on the internet just fine, but not entirely to Software Update's liking.


    All is well now-- CS3 does indeed run under Lion. (Whew!)

  • Cory Jackson Level 1 (5 points)

    My Photoshop CS3 won't open either, but it's telling me PowerPC Applications are no longer supported in Lion.  I can confim with 100% certainty Java is current as of today.  I uninstalled then reinstalled PS3, and it still won't open.




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  • Gary P Level 4 (1,395 points)

    I don't know the solution to your issue, but I can confirm that Photoshop CS3 does indeed run fine under Lion, because I just did the Lion upgrade, opened Photoshop CS3, clicked yes to the Java update, and edited a photo.

  • Yavari Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem, I think it is because we were running PS in Rossetta mode, I have other computer and I change PS to normal mode before updating to Lion and PS CS3 runs fine on that one, Can´t find how to fix the problem yet, I erased all CS3 apps and reinstall but did not work. Anybody with a solution???? (Can´t change to normal mode once you´re in Lion, already tryed)

  • Edward Staines1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Having same issues with Illustrator CS and GoLive CS2. Java update didn't fix the issue. So what, am I supposed to spend a chunk of cash upgrading my Adobe products?

  • Templeton Peck Level 9 (61,397 points)

    Edward Staines1 wrote:


    Having same issues with Illustrator CS and GoLive CS2. Java update didn't fix the issue. So what, am I supposed to spend a chunk of cash upgrading my Adobe products?


    Unforutnately yes.  Those apps are built on PowerPC code...meant for computers that Apple hasn't sold in over 5 years, which Mac OS no longer supports.

  • Sean200 Level 1 (5 points)

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    I experienced the same after upgrading to Lion.  I updated Java then this came up.  I really don't want to uninstall and reinstall PS, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, annd Fireworks.  Anyone experience this?  Simple solutions?

  • Ben Rigsby Level 2 (460 points)

    I am getting the same message about Photoshop being a PPC App. The odd thing is, if I change the name of the app or move it to the desktop it will open with the request to repair it because it has been moved. It will then open, but I must repair the move each time I open it. It is also opening fine in other user accounts. So I am guessing it is some setting in my library that is causing this error. So does anyone know where Photoshop keeps all the settings? I have removed all the adobe settings/pref files I can find but it is still happening so I guess it is an invisible file somewhere. Any help would be greatly appreciated.



  • thomasEHPPLE Level 1 (5 points)

    I found a fix for this on this video here


  • Vernon The III Level 1 (0 points)

    Upgraded to Lion and Photoshop CS3 seems to work fine EXCEPT for when i'm editing text in it. I wont let me put a space in the words. It almost seems like it knows a space is there but its not shoing it.


    Is anyone else having this problem??

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