Adobe Photoshop CS5

Some problems in 10.8

Works fine in 10.7

Adobe Photoshop CS5

Supports iCloud

Secured by Gatekeeper

Supports retina graphics

Adobe Photoshop CS5 icon

Available on the Mac App Store
Not available on the Mac App Store
Version 12.0.5
Developer Adobe Systems
Status Some problems

0 ratings

Works NOT absolutely fine :). Working with magnified pictures results in big LAGS.

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[ MrT]MrTAnonymous 07 Mar 2012 13:58

OSX Lion 10.8, Little snitch stopped working, photoshop won't print, keeps crashing. Didn't think I would need a time machine backup, thought Apple were better than this! Seems like they are getting more like windoze with more money, and more money for upgrades….considering going back to a windoze laptop

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[ ]Anonymous 23 Mar 2012 17:35

Mr. T, anyone running a beta operating system without a backup did not read the directions. Apple said to backup your data, and since you didn't you weren't following directions.

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[ Sebou]SebouAnonymous 28 Aug 2012 19:34

To run CS5 on Mountain Lion (ML) without any trouble: Do a clean install of Snow Leopard (or Lion), install CS5, then upgrade to ML !

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Lion (10.7) Comments

RafaelRafaelAnonymous 10 Mar 2011 11:00

Starts, but has some issues:

1) Web export does not work (workaround: start the web preview and drag & drop the generated PNGs onto your desktop; optionally convert them to JPEGs in another application)

2) Saving your documents doesn’t work in all cases (workaround: create a new document and move all layers to the new document; this doesn’t help in all cases, so the best way to work around this problem is to save as often as possible and restart Photoshop if necessary)

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[ Jinha]JinhaAnonymous 13 Mar 2011 18:37

You can launch but you can't save your work.

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[ Jordan Calhoun]Jordan CalhounAnonymous 18 Mar 2011 07:00

It works fine for me!

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[ mic]micAnonymous 22 Mar 2011 10:38

same here. it works perfect!

Jinha, maybe yours a trial version?

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[ Jin]JinJinha 08 Apr 2011 20:33

No, CS5 work fine on Snow Leopard, but I can't save my work on Lion.

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[ Rob]RobAnonymous 26 Apr 2011 03:01

Can't get the CS5.5 installer to work. It's been stuck at "Preparing to Install…" for 20 minutes.

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[ Rafael]RafaelAnonymous 07 May 2011 18:33

Same problem here. You can work and export for the web, but you can’t save your work.

Did you guys install from scratch or used an already installed version?

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[ zzz]zzzAnonymous 11 Jun 2011 03:08

Photoshop CS 5.5 works fine on Developers Preview 4
Mac OS X 10.7 (11A480b)
Tested on MacBook 2,2

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[ Elliot]ElliotAnonymous 15 Jun 2011 20:21

Photoshop CS5 works perfectly, no issues what so ever. I erased my drive before installing Lion, so my copy is a fresh install. If you're having issues, I recommend uninstalling and reinstalling CS5.

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[ Rolandius]RolandiusRolandius 30 Jun 2011 07:48

Although 12.1 is the "newest" version, it is almost exactly like 12.0.4 according to Adobe.

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[ Maarten]MaartenAnonymous 20 Jul 2011 19:18

Requires me to install Java when starting it in Lion.

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Ed PenanoEd PenanoAnonymous 20 Jul 2011 21:22

n00b ?: Would you need to re-install the CS5 program when upgrading to Lion?

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[ Roy Schulenburg]Roy SchulenburgAnonymous 20 Jul 2011 22:11

Using Photoshop CS 5.5 and nothing wrong, until now

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[ Khashayar Nouroozi]Khashayar NourooziAnonymous 21 Jul 2011 17:18

CRASH. 20 seconds later… CRASH. Photoshop keeps crashing every 20 seconds, and there is nothing I can do to stop it.

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[ Abdullah]AbdullahAnonymous 25 Jul 2011 01:36

Guys I have like lag when I open the Photoshop it takes 20sec for every task in it

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[ Raz]RazAnonymous 25 Jul 2011 08:45

Crashes every time I try to open an older PSD (presumably created with CS4). Newer PSD's are fine.

For example crashes when trying to open this PSD:

Same for you?

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JohnJohnAnonymous 25 Jul 2011 16:29

I'm having issues with Lion.
First click never registers in photoshop but the 2nd click does. Quite annoying. Any fixes?

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[ Raz]RazAnonymous 26 Jul 2011 11:23

Actually all my crashing problems were due to the Linotype Fontexplorer X 3 plugin.

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[ Miyna]MiynaAnonymous 28 Jul 2011 20:18

Crashes periodically, causes computer to restart. Able to save just fine, though auto-save doesn't seem to apply. Now if only I could *remember* to save!

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[ john]johnAnonymous 02 Aug 2011 04:13


I have installed Mac OS X Lion on my iMac. And I have tried to use Adobe CS5.5 Master Collection on my iMac.

THe installation is okay, but after installing the Master Collection, "The Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 failed to run". An error message saying that "The following software does not support 'PowerPC'".

But I ran the Spring Cleaning 11 for "rebuild Lanch Service Devices", and after that, my Photoshop 5.1 works!!!

My Spring Cleaning 11 Deluxe is for SL so it won't work on LIon. I will need some other way to let me PS know that it's already on a "intel" based iMac.



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[ ]syao 04 Aug 2011 10:08

Seems to work perfectly here. Both installer (I installed the CS5.5 Master Collection) and application.

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SherylSherylAnonymous 19 Aug 2011 02:23

For me, Adobe PS 5 mostly works, but is experiencing very noticeable brush lag of 1-2 seconds with each stroke. It is extremely disruptive to my workflow.

What is odd is that this was not so bad before. It seems to be a progressively increasing issue.

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[ randy]randyAnonymous 25 Aug 2011 20:50

For all of you having problems with your new csp working… did you update your system or is a new MB pro? I just bought an new MB pro and am waiting for csp to arrive. Has anyone experienced trouble with a new MB pro running the newest version of csp

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[ Alex João da Gama]Alex João da GamaAnonymous 28 Aug 2011 13:54

For MacBook Pro users with discrete graphics card, did you check whether you are using integrated or discrete? I forced mine into the Radeon 6750M card with gfxcardstatus, and I don't have any problems (so far).

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[ ]PixelHermit 30 Aug 2011 20:15

Photoshop CS 5.1 v12.1 almost always crash when I select a colour for use with the Type Tool.

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[ pedro]pedroAnonymous 01 Sep 2011 00:21

photoshop cs 5 - Is too slow and when I try to print, the system hang up. Brushes don't work correctly.

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AlexanderAlexanderAnonymous 03 Sep 2011 12:30

Installer CS 5.1 runs only in save mode. Brushes don't work correctly.

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[ Wouter R.]Wouter R.Anonymous 27 Oct 2011 09:58

Tools will not be able to select, Hand tool is promptly default, and can only be used.
Photoshop CS5 reinstalled, unfortunately bug stayed…

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[ Wouter R.]Wouter R.Anonymous 27 Oct 2011 10:10

Look into Apps/Utilities/Java Preferences
Check on applet or even install java!

see this KB article:

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[ DonP]DonPAnonymous 21 Dec 2011 18:00

I just installed Photoshop CS 5.5 Extended on my iMac running Lion. Now I can't seem to get my layers to work. I opened a picture and wanted to add a texture layer. But when I open the texture image my picture goes away. Then if I click on the picture to open it the texture image goes away. So I can't have them both open at once nor am i able to pull the texture image on top of the picture like I had been able to do in CS3.

What's going on and how to do I fix it?.

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