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September 6, 2017 /Enterprise /

Update: Creative Cloud and Support for Mac OS X

We’re hard at work on the next major release of Creative Cloud, and wanted to share some information on updated operating system requirements for members using Mac OS X.

In order to take advantage of the latest operating system features and technologies, the next major release of Creative Cloud will require Mac OS X 10.11 or higher.

If you’re running an older version of Mac OS X, such as 10.10, you can continue to run and install current and previous versions of the Creative Cloud applications, but will not be able to install or run the next major release of the Creative Cloud desktop applications until you upgrade to a supported version of OS X. Apple provides a free update to the latest version of OS X (10.11).

Creative Cloud Desktop, which manages application installs, will continue to be supported on OS X 10.10 and above.

In addition, the next major release of Lightroom will be supported on OS X 10.11 and above.

Focusing our efforts on more modern versions of Mac OS X allows us to concentrate on developing the features and functionality most requested by members.

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  • By Michael W. Perry - 5:41 AM on September 7, 2017  

    Quote: “… but will not be able to install or run the next major release of the Creative Cloud desktop applications until you upgrade to a supported version of OS X.”

    Does it matter? One of those “desktop applications”—InDesign—is getting so few updates that it’s virtually identical to pre-CC versions from years back. Users could run 10.9 almost forever and not be affected.

    I supported the Creative Cloud concept when it first arrived because I assumed that it meant that apps such as ID would be getting updates every couple of months rather than on a typically 18-month cycle. Instead, ID users have not gotten significant improvement over a space of several years. I’m paying far more for ID than I did pre-CC and getting essentially nothing. Adobe is ripping ID users off to fund the development of products we don’t use. That ticks us off.

    Adobe needs to radically slash the monthly charge for InDesign or adequately fund further development. And it needs to act quickly. This has gone for too long.