need some help please am a mac newbie and feeling sad already

need some help please am a mac newbie and feeling sad already

14 posts
14 June 2013
YV2010
Photographer
YV2010
hi everyone,

need a little bit of help, ive bought imac version 10.5.8  powerpc g5 what i want to know is can photoshop be downloaded on it or not?because everytime i try to download a trial then open it a little window comes up saying: you cant open the application because it is not supported on this architecture. please some one shine some light as am getting super stressed

thank you in advance 
Posted 14 June 2013
anthonyh
Photographer
anthonyh
The current version of PS requires an Intel processor...Powermacs don't have them. I believe CS3 is the last that will work on your computer.

Posted 14 June 2013
Edited by anthonyh 14 June 2013
YV2010
Photographer
YV2010
is there no way round it at all?

Posted 14 June 2013
anthonyh
Photographer
anthonyh
No.....the Powermac is an old system, but if you can find a s/h version of CS3 it will still give you a lot of options. But quite a few restrictions as well in that most updates and plug-ins won't work unfortunately. CS3 might not recognize your camera files either, depending on how old it is.

Posted 14 June 2013
digineil
Photographer
digineil
Apple switched from Power PC  to Intel around 2006 so you have obtained a several year old Mac.   You could run a older version of Photoshop but you will not be able to run recent versions.

Posted 14 June 2013
YV2010
Photographer
YV2010
oh dear must say then looks like this lil oldie will be going to my mums and ill have to fork out over a grand for updated mac is it worth all that money tho or should i just go for a simple pc?

Posted 14 June 2013
anthonyh
Photographer
anthonyh
YV2010

oh dear must say then looks like this lil oldie will be going to my mums and ill have to fork out over a grand for updated mac is it worth all that money tho or should i just go for a simple pc?


Depends on what you want really...if you are used to PCs then that might be the cheaper option. By the sounds of it you are a stranger to Macs, so that will be a jump into the unkown!! I have a Mac and wouldn't go back to PCs.......but some people will take the opposite viewpoint.
Posted 14 June 2013
anthonyh
Photographer
anthonyh
If you do decide on a Mac check out the Apple UK store.....they often have refurbs at 'reasonable' prices. My daughter is looking to buy a new Mac as we speak...as a university student she is entitled to something like 12% off so there are some discounts available to some groups of people.

Same with software.

Posted 14 June 2013
YV2010
Photographer
YV2010
am use to using laptop but since that broke anything thats pc has let me down so when i saw mac thought ill try it, its lovely so easy to use but like u said am new to it and dont know where what is, but i only need it for editing really, its a lot to splash out but dont mind as long as it doesnt let me down as much as my laptop did and thank you ill keep an eye on apple store
Posted 14 June 2013
scubie
Photographer
scubie
having spent most of this morning cursing Apple trying to  add things on to my ipad via itunes, I wouldn't touch anything to do with Apple. Elitist and and demands passwords even if you just want to type your name -- Yuk

Posted 15 June 2013
photofrank
Photographer
photofrank
If you aren't a heavy Photoshop user, you could try and get Pixelmator from the Apple app store.

Posted 15 June 2013
ammonitecreative
Photographer
ammonitecreative
CLICK APPLE LOGO TOP LEFT then tell me exactly what it says, we have 15 macs on various versions Ill soon tell you whats the best way to go.

Posted 17 June 2013
gdpics
Photographer
gdpics
I might be selling my old version of CS3 for MAC. Is a legit copy.

Posted 17 June 2013
YV2010
Photographer
YV2010
Sorted peeps going to keep mac as spare comp but going to buy a comp and then if get addicted to photoshop will invest in another mac thanks for all the help tho , unfortinatelly don't want cs3 I want to try cs6 out as I've heard there's loads of new better features
Posted 17 June 2013
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