Photoshop 8 not working on new iMac and MacOS 10.8.5

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Running an old photoshop (version 8.0) for many years on my Mac. Copied this old version onto my iMac, Mountain Lion (10.8.5). Running for months. Four days ago it all stopped. What happened. What did Adobe do? How do I go back to where I was happy ?
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Photoshop CS (8.0) was PowerPC code and won't run on recent Intel based Macintoshes.

Adobe hasn't done anything, you moved to a new machine and a new OS version.
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I moved to an iMac over a year ago. I was running Lion back then and my really old photoshop worked just fine. ONE MONTH AGO I went to Mountain Lion (OS 10.8.5) AND MY OLD PHOTOSHOP WORKED JUST FINE. So what you have said was just NOT happening. The trouble started four days ago. And ??? What am I (and you) missing?
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Then you changed something on your system a few days ago.

PowerPC code shouldn't even be working on 10.8, because Apple got rid of the old Rosetta emulator.
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I have been a Mac user for 33 years. I went to OS 10.8.5 three weeks ago and afterwards checked that everything was working, including Photoshop Version 8. I did not change anything on my system within the last four days, during which time Photoshop Version 8 stopped working.
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I have been a Mac user for 33 years. I went to OS 10.8.5 three weeks ago and afterwards checked that everything was working, including Photoshop Version 8. I did not change anything on my system within the last four days, during which time Photoshop Version 8 stopped working.
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Hi Stephen

Do you mean Photoshop the professional version, or Photoshop Elements 8? Do you have your installer disc to try reinstalling?
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I mean Photoshop Version 8.0 (at least ten years old), NOT elements.
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Ok then. I'm out of my depth on that matter. I'll add the tag for the Photoshop product to this post in hopes someone with helpful info will chime in.