Adobe Creative Cloud is the standard toolset for many creative professionals who work in print, web, mobile, and video mediums. However with each new release of OS X or Windows, there are inevitably a few bumps in the road. With that in mind we’ve gathered some recent updates from Adobe, to help you decide whether you should wait before upgrading to OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
The list below contains details about the core applications in Adobe’s CC 2015 suite. Wherever we found additional issues with older versions of the software that are still commonly used (such as CS6), we have listed them.
NOTE: OWC does not support third party apps like the Creative Cloud suite. This article is provided solely as a courtesy to our customers who use Creative Cloud and have questions about upgrading to El Capitan.
Adobe After Effects
The After Effects team has stated that the following versions of the application are ready for use with El Capitan: After Effects CC 2015 (13.5.1 or higher); After Effects CC 2014 (13.2); After Effects CC (12.2.1); After Effects CS6 (11.0.4). Please see the blog post for more details about specific features like Mercury Transit. To find out whether a specific third-party effect is compatible with OS 10.11, please visit the developer site for official information.
Adobe Premiere Pro
Upgrading to El Capitan is not recommended at this time for Premiere Pro CC 2015 users. Adobe has identified specific issues and is working to fix them. There may be problems running earlier versions as well. Please visit the Premiere Pro Support Forum for more information.
While the majority of functions in Photoshop CC 2015 work on El Capitan, certain components of the user interface may be unresponsive or in some cases unavailable. Some people have also experienced general application slow-downs as well. The Photoshop team is working to correct these issues; in the interim they have issued a plug-in to bridge compatibility. To report additional issues or get more updates, please visit the Photoshop Support Forum.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Some users are experiencing general slow-downs and crashes when using Lightroom CC 2015.2 or Lightroom 6.2 in El Capitan. Additionally Nikon and Leica camera tethering functionality does not work with El Capitan. Adobe is working toward a resolution.
Based on limited information, it appears there may be a problem using context menus (i.e. right-click menus) in Illustrator CC 2015, but this is not confirmed. Problems running Illustrator CS6 with the Java SE6 runtime in El Capitan have also been reported. While no official information has been made available yet, the Illustrator Support Forum is the best place to check for updates.
There is a known bug where using the “Automatically hide and show the menu bar” feature in El Capitan causes InDesign to crash. The workaround is to simply not use this feature until Adobe or Apple has issued a fix. There appear to be no additional problems at this time with InDesign CC 2015.
For additional Creative Cloud information relating to El Capitan compatibility (including forums for Dreamweaver, Flash, and Acrobat), please visit this page. And for more OS X El Capitan coverage from the Rocket Yard, click here.