About not being First: Adobe on the Mac
There was a time that Apple Users swear on Adobe Software. Being on the Mac using Adobe products meant being First.
In my last German Olaf Bathke Talk we were discussing the performance issues of Lightroom 4. To be correct the Mac Users were complaining about the lack of performance after switching from Lightroom 3 to Lightroom 4 on the same Mac. I am running a one year old MacBookPro from last year. It was state of the art three days ago. Using Lightroom4 on this machine is a nightmare. The adjustment brush isn’t working fluently. Switching modules takes several seconds. The preview and the zoom functions are turtle slow.
So why is Adobe not able to make great software for Mac Users anymore? I think it is not only a question of horsepower. I asked some photography friends: PC Users with comparable hardware aren’t complaining.
Maybe it is because Adobe sees Apple more and more as a dangerous competitor. It is not only about Flash. It is about marketplaces, software and owning our new home: The Cloud. If competition and influence will grow, support gets harder.
This is not the first time, that Apple Users aren’t First. Think about the iPad. It is the far most common Pad in the world. But it is not the first Pad that runs an app called Photoshop.
What do you think about Adobes future on the Mac?