Yesterday, Adobe released a plugin for Photoshop 7.0.1 for use on Appleis newly shipping Power Mac G5. The plugin allows Photoshop to take advantage of the power of the G5, and is necessary to see any real benefits running the software on the new Mac. The notes from Adobe:
This plug-in update is designed to optimize Adobe? Photoshop? 7.0.1 for use with the Apple Power Macintosh G5 processor. It makes the following changes to an existing Photoshop 7.0.1 installation:
- Modifies many Photoshop operations to fully utilize the G5 processor capabilities
- Replaces the Adobe Color Engine component (ACECarbonLib) with a new version that is designed for the G5 processor
- Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1 for Mac OS X
- Power Macintosh G5 computer
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To install the G5 processor plug-in update:
1. Quit Photoshop.
2. Double-click the installer file "Photoshop 7.0.1 G5 Update."
3. Follow the instructions in the installer.
This installer will function only on a Power Macintosh G5 system. Note that you may install and use Photoshop 7.0.1 software only as permitted by the software license agreement included with that product. In order to transfer your Photoshop 7 license to a G5 system from another system, you must uninstall your copy of Photoshop 7 from the other system.
The version of the AltiVecCore plug-in that is installed by this installer will function only with Photoshop 7.0.1. It will not function with Photoshop 7.0. The installer will search for a valid copy of Photoshop 7.0.1, and if it does not find it, nothing will be installed.
If you own Adobe Photoshop 7.0 and need the update to 7.0.1, visit the Adobe Web site. From the home page, choose your country for the correct language, and click the Support>Downloads link.
This installer updates two files:
- The AltiVecCore plug-in is updated to version 7.0.3.
- The Adobe Color Engine (ACECarbonLib) is updated.
If you reinstall Adobe Photoshop after you have installed this update, you will need to run this installer again.
Adobe tested the AltiVecCore plug-ins for compatibility only with Apple Power Macintosh computers and cannot guarantee compatibility with third-party upgrade cards.
You can find more information and download links for the plugin at Adobeis Web site. The plugin is free to registered owners of Photoshop 7.0.1.