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Compatibility of CS6 version Apps with Mac OS

New Here ,
Jan 03, 2019

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I have a Mac Mini running Mountain Lion and I use InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, all CS6 version (those are the newest versions I have of those programs). I would like to upgrade to a newer Mac OS but I want to make sure I don't lose the use of my Adobe programs.

Does anyone know what would be the newest version of Mac OS that would still be compatible with my little old CS6 apps?

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I recommend you consider dual boot (on a second disk). If you have old apps you don't want to upgrade for some reason, then you can boot the old system and run the apps. The rest of the time you can boot the newer system. Mix and match just causes endless issues, which will only get worse.

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Compatibility of CS6 version Apps with Mac OS

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I have a Mac Mini running Mountain Lion and I use InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, all CS6 version (those are the newest versions I have of those programs). I would like to upgrade to a newer Mac OS but I want to make sure I don't lose the use of my Adobe programs.

Does anyone know what would be the newest version of Mac OS that would still be compatible with my little old CS6 apps?

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I recommend you consider dual boot (on a second disk). If you have old apps you don't want to upgrade for some reason, then you can boot the old system and run the apps. The rest of the time you can boot the newer system. Mix and match just causes endless issues, which will only get worse.

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Jan 03, 2019

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All I know is that CS6 and earlier programs HAVE NOT BEEN TESTED AND WILL NOT BE UPDATED for Mac El Capitan or newer operating systems... so proceed at your own risk of problems

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Jan 10, 2019

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Feb 12, 2020

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I am on a Mac Book Pro (2015) and running Sierra with CS6. Everything is running A OK.

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May 15, 2020

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hello !

 

Please let me know if you are a professional like a graphic designer working for print jobs.

To know if Adobe CS6 works well under Sierra 10.12 with color setting and print offices.

I'm a graphic designer working in Haiti for school books and I do not can aford to pay a higher version than CS6.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 15, 2020

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corrine_w,

If you want to keep using CS6, never upgrade your computer.

CS6 may work OK on Sierra, High Sierra and Mojave.  But it will never work on Catalina.

 

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 04, 2019

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you can expect problems if you upgrade to 10.14.  how many and how serious and what exactly they will be i do not know.

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New Here ,
Jan 04, 2019

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I was hoping to upgrade to something like El Capitan rather than the latest

OS. Just wondering if there are any “safe” options newer than Mountain

Lion, mainly so that I can update to newer browser versions, as I am

starting to experience problems with Chrome, which I suspect are because it

has not been upgraded BECAUSE Mountain Lion doesn’t accommodate it.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 04, 2019

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10.11 or less will probably be ok based on forum posts but adobe's official testing for cs6 stopped with 10.8 or so.

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Jan 10, 2019

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I recommend you consider dual boot (on a second disk). If you have old apps you don't want to upgrade for some reason, then you can boot the old system and run the apps. The rest of the time you can boot the newer system. Mix and match just causes endless issues, which will only get worse.

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Aug 19, 2019

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This is 8 months later, so I doubt anyone cares but I have been running cs6 on Yosemite with great success. (Cs6 works on Mavericks as well)

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Oct 26, 2019

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Hi I am running CS6 on Mavericks and it seems relatively happy.  Unfortunately I really need to upgrade the OS to at the very least High Sierra as Chome is playing up and I can't get the security and upgrades until I sort the OS.  I accidentally upgraded my Mac Pro to High Sierra and at a stroke it turned the Office Excel 2008 into the idiot version.  It took ages on the phone to work out how to re-install my dear old Mavericks!

Similarly, if I upgrade the OS then I will be forced into the MS Office 365 rent-a-bit system.  I do hate these 'Cloud" versions.  I am quite happy with the old versions (Office for Mac 2011 [and 2008])   Why do they have to mess around with things - adding so many bells and whistles that I'll bet any money most users - even the professionals don't fully understand

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Jan 04, 2019

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Jan 10, 2019

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Just updated to High Sierra on my production MacPro 5,1 which I use every day for paid work.

CS6 is working normally. There may be a slight problem with synchronising color settings via Bridge, I've had to set it twice, but it seems to have 'stuck' this time.


I've been using Sierra for the preceding year and that worked perfectly too.

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New Here ,
Apr 16, 2020

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OK, one tiny wrinkle with getting color settings to 'stick' in InDesign CS6 under High Sierra.
After launching InDesign and before opening any documents, choose Edit > Color Settings... to show the "Your Creative Suite applications are synchronised" dialogue box. Just click OK—bizarrely there's no need to change any setting—and all will be well until you Quit the program; documents will Open with their stored color settings applied just like in earlier systems. 
At least they do for me.

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New Here ,
Apr 16, 2020

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Yes. CS6 will run on El Capitan. I've been using it for a couple years now. My mini just died and I'm having trouble finding an older 2014 that will run El Cap just for dedicated CS6.

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