Adobe Creative suite and Mountain Lion (Mac OS X 10.8)

Adobe Creative Suite  applications are expected to work great on Mac OS X 10.8, a.k.a Mountain Lion. The Adobe website reports:

Adobe and Apple have worked closely together to test Adobe® Creative Suite® 5, 5.5 and CS6 editions and individual products for reliability, performance and user experience when installed on Intel® based systems running Mac OS X Mountain Lion (v10.8). Earlier versions of Adobe Photoshop® (CS3 and CS4) software were also tested with Mountain Lion and there are currently no known issues.

As with any new release of an operating system, there may be unexpected issues that arise that were not discovered during testing.

See complete details on the Creative Suite FAQ page.


In Mountain Lion, Apple has included a feature called Gatekeeper, that makes it safer to download and install application from the internet. Adobe has added the Gatekeeper signing requirements to the currently shipping applications.

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  1. #1 by Edward on October 21, 2014 - 6:14 am

    I upgraded from an old Mac Pro (Snow Leopard) to a new iMac (OSX 10.9.5)… and now my Creative Suite 3 does not work. I have the reinstalling disks & used an Apple store’s external disk drive to reinstall it.

    Tried twice, neither time did the “installed” apps (Illustrator, InDesign, & Photoshop) work.

    Should I even bother to buy an additional external disk drive & try again?

    I just want these CS3 applications to work. What should I do?

  2. #2 by Gregg on October 21, 2014 - 8:34 pm

    Simple question, I have CS6 and I need to upgrade to OS 10.8.5 (currently at 10.8.3) will my apps still continue to work after the upgrade?

  3. #3 by Audrey on December 15, 2014 - 12:08 am

    I have CS6 on my home computer. A while back when trying CC, my Acrobat 10 stopped working. Since then I’ve upgraded to Yosemite. I went to uninstall and then reinstall Acrobat 6 from my CS6 disc and it won’t complete the install. Advise? I can’t afford the subscription expense and want to use what I already own.

  4. #4 by Dave Williams on May 15, 2015 - 6:28 pm

    I’m about to invest in a new mac with Yosemite as the OS. I have for the last 6 years been designing and cutting Vinyl sign graphics via an Illustrator plug-in called Cutting Master 2 1.82 within Adobe Illustrator CS4 for my Graphtec plotter. I obviously need to access the archive files I have created and stored over this timescale and amend/re-cut these files for existing customers, can anyone confirm or advise best way to accomplish this?

  5. #5 by Dave Williams on May 15, 2015 - 6:29 pm

    existing OS is Snow Leopard 10.6.8
    Dave Williams

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