I realized tonight that Photoshop 7.0.1 doesn’t run under Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.
Officially Adobe doesn’t support Photoshop 7.0 anymore and there will be no updates for Leopard compatibility. The consensus on various forums is that there is no work-around.
Link: Photoshop 7.0 - FixYa
I upgraded to Leopard a while ago and I’m running an old version of Photoshop, so clearly I’m not a heavy user. But I was a bit dismayed — for a moment. And then I thought “Why do I need Photoshop?”
My use of Photoshop was largely oriented toward preparing images for the web. There was a time when Photoshop was the leader among a very small number of applications that could do that job well. That’s no longer the case.
I will not be going back to Tiger for the sake of any one application. I will not be buying an upgrade from Adobe. I will be freeing up some space on my hard drive. Photoshop has left the building.