Opening PC (PSD) files in MAC (and vice versa)

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Evan Deez, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. Evan Deez

    Evan Deez Guest

    What happens when you open PC (PSD) file in MAC, or vice-versa?

    Is all the formatting lost?

    What about Illustrator and InDesign files?
     
    Evan Deez, Dec 11, 2008
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    Fred Guest

    What happens when you open PC (PSD) file in MAC, or vice-versa?
    I've opened mac-made psd and ai-files on my pc.
    My friend has opened mine on his mac.
    Both without any problems, nothing's lost.
    Haven't tried Indesign, but I suspect this would work flawlessly too.
     
    Fred, Dec 11, 2008
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    KatWoman Guest

    once you are in PS all is equal

    the only MAC incompatibility I ever experienced was due to CD written in
    wrong characters for windows
    and my Mac friend sends badly named files frequently
    she named them like kidpic.zip.copy

    renaming the file fixed it

    Mac files come in two parts
    a second file will be named identical and seems to be there but it is a file
    tag for Mac that does not show any image under Windows
     
    KatWoman, Dec 11, 2008
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  4. Evan Deez

    Evan Deez Guest

    When you say flawlessly, you mean a MAC and a PC can correct eachother's
    work on the same file (over a local network)?

    That seems almost too good to be true.
     
    Evan Deez, Dec 11, 2008
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  5. Evan Deez

    trouble Guest

    Photoshop is Photoshop under Windows and Macs.
    Use is identical except for arbitrary differences in the names of keys and
    imaginary differences in color management.
    CS4 has small but significant differences between the Mac and Windows.
    There is no coherent 64 bit development kit for the Mac OS and so no 64 bit
    CS4. No great loss, nor is use of the GPU (brand new Macs still ship with
    the obsolete ATI 2600 video card with primitive drivers compared to Windows
    versions).
    The Mac gets "16 bit" files sent directly to the printer driver in CS4.
    However the printer driver is 8 bit and will arbitrarily strip out color
    data which the user has only imagined he or she saw anyway as Imacs and Mac
    notebooks use the lowest quality 6 bit LCD panels available, which is what
    most consumer grade Windows panels also use.
     
    trouble, Dec 11, 2008
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  6. Evan Deez

    KatWoman Guest


    is that a mouse/scroll OS function?
     
    KatWoman, Dec 12, 2008
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    toby Guest

    Why should it be? Most of the source code is the same.

    The only bad news, in this scenario, is that Windows is somewhere in
    it.
     
    toby, Dec 12, 2008
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  8. Evan Deez

    Fred Guest

    Sorry, cannot confirm this, I have no mac, but try this:

    select the move-tool (first on the top of the toolpalette) and push
    shift and plus or minus on the numpad.
    In windows, this moves you through the blendmodes.
     
    Fred, Dec 12, 2008
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  9. Evan Deez

    KatWoman Guest

    good to know
    couple times I had to work on Mac and got frustrated by different controls

    windows is more easy
    I just use the mouse wheel
    it is set to scroll by default inthe mouse driver and works same in every
    program
     
    KatWoman, Dec 12, 2008
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    Fred Guest

    I owe you!

    Not at all.
    Have a good one!

    Fred
     
    Fred, Dec 13, 2008
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