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Photoshop not compatible with Mac Os High Sierra 10.13.6

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Great, I have a Macbook Pro from 2010 with High Sierra 10.13.6 no longer supported by this "great" company but it is also not possible to update to a newer version OS. And now Photoshop is no langer compatible with this Sierra and I am not able to get the latest updates from Adobe. So short said I am forced to buy me a new laptop only to be able working with Adobe but in the meantime I pay every month my subscription to be updated. This looks to me an upside-down world. Is there no other solution then buying a new laptop?

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Photoshop not compatible with Mac Os High Sierra 10.13.6

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Great, I have a Macbook Pro from 2010 with High Sierra 10.13.6 no longer supported by this "great" company but it is also not possible to update to a newer version OS. And now Photoshop is no langer compatible with this Sierra and I am not able to get the latest updates from Adobe. So short said I am forced to buy me a new laptop only to be able working with Adobe but in the meantime I pay every month my subscription to be updated. This looks to me an upside-down world. Is there no other solution then buying a new laptop?

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>>>Is there no other solution then buying a new laptop?

 

Think you've covered it: Stay with your existing laptop and Photoshop version or buy a new laptop and use Photoshop 2021.

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For sure it will never be an Apple again

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Many very high end pro mac users preserve "mothball" a stable system and applications and stop updating it. 

For many professionals, computer work is all about stability and reliability - not the access to the very latest additions added to software in latest updates.

Tried and tested stable systems are worth a lot in a working environment.

 

To be fair, in the world of computing a 2010 machine is pretty old and has lasted well past its intended life. I think that's great. Lucky you.

I dont know Windows well, but I do know that my old HP laptop was orphaned my Microsoft years ago when it's hardware drivers (hardware drivers are a world of pain unknown to we mac users) ceased to be available for the later versions of Windows. To the best of my memory, it certainly did not remain compatible with later Windows updates for anywhere near 10 years. 

 

Apple support two OS versions older than the current one (Catalina), so High Sierra is still supported for security updates etc.

Until Big Sur comes out and changes everything - that will be a massive change I am told.

 

Even the current (some say problematic) OSX 10.15 Catalina with its "only 64 bit application support" is rather restricting to those (like me) who have older precious 32 bit software that may have been orphaned (development ceased) by developers in the rush to keep up with market needs / wants.

SO even if you COULD use Catalina you may have to replace a LOT of old apps if you did.

 

I run OSX High Sierra myself, but I am lucky in as much as my oldest mac is a late 2012 and is capable of running OSX 10.14 Mojave, so I CAN go that far if I wish to.

IF I do that I'll be mothballing a stable copy of High Sierra as a Virtual Machine within Parallels Desktop [a software that’s normally used to run Windows on a Mac).

It's quite straightforward.

This means I will be able to really easily switch back to High Sierra (on the same mac without rebooting) if I need support for older applications, some of which will not work with Mojave as its 32 but support is limited unlike High Sierra.

 

Keeping up in computer world is expensive and frustrating, and often unnecessary, I suspect your current mac has done all you've needed to do for the last 10 years and, along with that, your Adobe apps have done the same. IF it's stable and working right why not stop upgrading? 

 

I hope this helps

thanks
neil barstow, colourmanagement.net :: adobe forum volunteer
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