Photoshop CS3: Can I run CS3 on a new Mac? (Yosemite)

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I am using Photoshop CS3 and thinking about an buying a new

iMac 21.5 2.7GHz

2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i5
Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz
8GB (two 4GB) memory
1TB hard drive1
Intel Iris Pro Graphics

runs, OS X Yosemite

Can I run CS3 on the new computer!

Let me know if you need more info,


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Hi Linda,

You should be able to run CS3 on your new Mac. I have CS3, CS4 and CS5 running on a clean installation of Yosemite. That said, CS3 was not designed and nor extensively tested to run on Yosemite.

Photoshop CC (2014) is the current version of Photoshop designed to run on Yosemite. The cheapest way to get that if you decide you want to upgrade is from here: