Photoshop: Why doesn't Photoshop CS2 doesn't run on MacOS 10.7 (Lion)?

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I cannot use Photoshop CS2 AT ALL with Lion. I get a message that Power PC Applications are not supported. Any comments?
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Colleen Sunderland

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Posted 7 years ago

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Aravind Krishnaswamy

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Mac OS "Lion" doesn't run Power PC Applications and Photoshop CS2 for the Mac is Power PC only (Intel-based Macs didn't exist back when CS2 was released). Photoshop CS3 and newer versions all support Intel based Macs.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Apple no longer includes Rosetta with Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion):

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/905/cpsid_90...

This means that Photoshop CS2 and earlier, as well as any 3rd party plug-ins, scanner drivers and printer drivers that were written for PPC Macintosh's will no longer run on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion).