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You might want to wait for CS3 if running Vista......
Published on March 3, 2007 By Corky_O In WinCustomize News

After wondering about whether Adobe would offer Vista patches to the current Adobe CS2 programs with Adobe CS3 so close to release, some light has been brought to the subject. Unfortunately, the light will be in the form of the new Creative Suite 3 for many of the Adobe point programs like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, etc.

You can use the main link to go to the support site, where you will see a link for a '.pdf' file addressing the question of Adobe products and Vista support.

You can access the '.pdf' directly here http://www.adobe.com/support/products/pdfs/adobe_products_and_windows_vista.pdf

Note - you will need Adobe Reader to view the file which you can download and install for free from the Adobe site http://www.adobe.com

For my part, I had assumed this would be the unfortunate case for CS2 users (with the exception of Acrobat 8, which will receive a free patch scheduled for the first half of 2007.

On a positive note; the current available printed information on CS3 (and the Photoshop CS3 beta) would support some measure of excitement for serious graphic designers of both screen and print media.

Please take a look if you are interested.

on Mar 04, 2007
I've had Vista installed for a few days and haven't noticed anything with Photoshop CS2 and InDesign. I just wonder if all of this will cause Adobe to raise the price even higher on CS3. If older versions aren't working correctly, this will make people have to buy the CS3. Sounds like a conspiracy to me!
on Mar 04, 2007
I've experienced a few glitches with the CS2 series. Mostly just minor UI glitches, but I have experienced that occasionally with PS CS2 that the mouse stop respoinding within the MDI child windows of PS.
on Mar 04, 2007
And to install Adobe Reader 8 I had to do a workaround because it doesn't handles it well if you got the UAC disabled.
on Mar 04, 2007
Instead of using bloatware like Adobe Reader try another free alternative FoxIt Reader.
I have been running PS CS2 on Vista since October with no problems at all (apart from the adobe updater no working) what do they need to patch anyway ? And if they do patch will updater be able to get it hmmmmmmmmm.
on Mar 04, 2007
The CS2 UI is horribly disfunctional on Vista. THE main reason i haven't upgarded to Vista.
on Mar 04, 2007

I do not know about others, but on my machines Photoshop CS2 does not run in the 'Aero' theme and Illustrator has issues with some of the pallet titlebars (some are Aero and others are Basic).

Based on the posts in the Adobe forums, it appears that there are different issues being experienced by various users. This being said; the patching would probably require significant resources on Adobe's behalf to fix a majority of the issues. With the release of CS3 so close and the fact that Adobe's creative suites are considered by many to be the 'industry standard', it is not a real surprise that they have opted to focus on supporting Vista with future products and offer free patches/updates to fairly recently released products only.

Photoshop CS3 definitely has a few nice features: non-destructive filters, a workspace layout that offers some nice pallet options, and the new Camera Raw 4 which has many requested functions in the dialog when working with Raw images. From what I have read, Illustrator also has some improvements - especially in the color functions.

With Adobe not rewriting CS2 code for the Intel based Macs, it would also seem that a balance has been achieved due in part to timing in the release of Vista, Intel-based Mac popularity, and Adobe's development schedule.

For my part, I will stick with running CS2 on XP until I can afford to purchase the CS3 product. Hopefully that will also coincide with some significant improvements in the graphic adapters and drivers to unlock the real potential of Vista.

Note - I have not seen any pricing information released on CS3 yet, but have seen some suggestion of different packages being offered at different price points for the various needs of both casual and professional users.

on Mar 05, 2007
I use CS2 everyday and do not have much of a problem. The application window is not skinnned in the Aero theme but that is about it.

I do think it is unfair of Adobe not to provide some patch or update for those that might want to get some use out of a newly purchased Photoshop CS2. That is shortsighted of them.

on Mar 15, 2007
Included in the patch for Vista is a Vista Application Compatibility Update

The March 2007 Windows Vista Application Compatibility Update is a package of software updates that address common application compatibility issues in Windows Vista. When you try to install and run certain legacy games or applications in Windows Vista, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
• The game, the application, or the firmware may not be installed correctly.
• The game, the application, or the firmware may cause system instability.
• The primary functions of the game, the application, or the firmware may not work correctly.

Included in this list is :
Adobe Creative Suite CS2
Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1
Adobe Photoshop Elements Version 4.0
Adobe Premiere Elements 3
Adobe Photoshop CS 8.0

There is a fairly long list of programs included in this list so worth looking at if your favorite program is not working correctly

Found HERE

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