I’ve been working on a Mac with Adobe Illustrator and In Design for about three years now. It’s been a joyous experience (apart from the initial steep software learning curve).
Today I lost work in a crash. It’s the first time in years! It felt like a throwback to Windows. Why are things going in this direction?
Apparently, since the advent of the new operating system Lion, Apple and Adobe are not ‘playing nice’. I had heard rumors. Every time I try to print an .ai file, the program crashes; I’m just hoping I’m not going to make more nasty discoveries. (I’m now printing screenshots as rough guide whilst I write patterns.)
We’ve also had all kinds of issues trying to make the new website compatible with iPads: the lack of a Flash player makes it impossible for our visitors to watch the lovely DVD video clips all over the site. (I have heard that not allowing the free Flash Player download was a political decision by Mr. Jobs, rather than a performance or incompatibility decision.) It bothers me to have to ask our visitors to go and buy a video player if they wish to watch our clips. Unlike YouTube, we do not have the funds to convert all our Flash files into a video format Mr. Jobs approves of and allows onto his tablet. Is it just me, or is there a movement against supporting Adobe products on the Mac all of a sudden? Users of these products have been staunchest Apple supporters over the years.