Photoshop CS5 SCOOTS with 8 GB of RAM!

On January 20, 2011, in Review, by John Hamilton Farr

Photoshop CS5 Extended
Company: Adobe
Price: $999 upgrade $349 (education pricing also available)

I promised you an update to my earlier Photoshop CS5 review, and this is it! No, I don’t have a single bit of empirical evidence, but I do have 8 GB of RAM in my 3.06 GHz Core 2 Duo 24-inch iMac, hah!

With at least 8 gigabytes of memory, Photoshop CS5 runs 64-bit native on Mac OS X. What this means to you is that you just bolted a belt-driven supercharger to the top of that V-8: windows open and close with a snap, commands execute nearly instantaneously, and you’ll kick yourself for not upgrading the RAM earlier. But if you do upgrade, at least on the iMac, be aware of a treacherous gap in Apple’s (and everybody else’s) RAM installation instructions…

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About John Farr

John Hamilton Farr first met MyMac publisher Tim Robertson at Macworld San Francisco in 2000 and has contributed numerous reviews and articles since then. The author of Taos Soul, Buffalo Lights, and dozens of columns for Horse Fly, a monthly Taos newspaper, he has published online relentlessly since 1997 and currently writes at 7,000 feet from Taos, New Mexico, U.S.A.

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