February 11, 2008
Leopard 10.5.2 improves Photoshop, LR compatibility
I’m happy to see that Apple has released the 10.5.2 update to Mac OS X Leopard (check Software Update under the Apple menu). The update addresses some snags reported in using Photoshop CS3 and Lightroom on the new OS:
- Typing values into the options bar in Photoshop (e.g. to set brush size or crop dimension) is no longer problematic.
- Prior to 10.5.2, some Apple apps (Finder, Aperture, iPhoto, Preview) could crash or fail to read some complex XMP metadata, such as Lightroom develop snapshots. That problem has been fixed.
I’ve just installed the update, so I don’t have more detailed notes to share right now. That said, Macworld’s Dan Frakes enumerates some of the user-friendly tweaks featured in this rev.