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January 10, 2012 1:46 PM   Subscribe

Online Photoshop simulator. Impressive website written entirely in HTML 5, CSS3, and jQuery/Javascript.
posted by zardoz (31 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
Why does it keep cras— oh. I get it. Very accurate.
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew at 1:48 PM on January 10, 2012 [7 favorites]


HA I was just about to say the same thing.

I knew there was a reason I stick with GIMP.
posted by lampshade at 1:50 PM on January 10, 2012


Why does it keep cras— oh. I get it. Very accurate.

LOLs are funny funny and all but I use PS (CS4, Win7) every day in my job and it almost never crashes (last time it did the local network was at fault).

I suspect the simulator site is just overloaded.
posted by aught at 1:54 PM on January 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Grmph.
posted by Artw at 1:56 PM on January 10, 2012


Maybe I need to be pushing it harder, but PS never, ever crashes for me. I don't think my current setup has crashed even once. Illustrator, occasionally, but never Photoshop. Maybe I'm coddling it.
posted by COBRA! at 1:57 PM on January 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


At first I was confused and then I noted how it looks like the PC version.
posted by hal9k at 1:59 PM on January 10, 2012 [3 favorites]


Ahhh. yes. Very droll.
posted by mattoxic at 2:04 PM on January 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


I seldom see a Photoshop crash, either except sometimes when I manually kerning type. Illustrator on the other hand... I've had it go up in a puff of smoke many times.
posted by bz at 2:05 PM on January 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


(Arches eyebrow, drops monocle in tea) Well played sir!
posted by Mcable at 2:26 PM on January 10, 2012


Can't even remember if Photoshop has ever crashed on me. It's a monster, but a pretty reliable monster.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 2:29 PM on January 10, 2012


Is this a PC thing?
I am in PS for my job all the time and I have literally never seen that dialogue window before.
posted by Senor Cardgage at 2:29 PM on January 10, 2012


Uh, do you guys mentioning PCs not see how it mentions Mac OS? Or that the error popup looks nothing like a PC window and everything like a Mac window? Ha ha, PCs suck! wtf.
posted by adamdschneider at 2:40 PM on January 10, 2012 [7 favorites]


It's funny. But, like the others, I can't recall the last time I had Pshop crash on me. Maybe way back in OS9 on a G4?
posted by Thorzdad at 2:44 PM on January 10, 2012


Hyperbolic moaning about Adobe would be an Apple thing generally.
posted by Artw at 2:44 PM on January 10, 2012 [4 favorites]


Uh, do you guys mentioning PCs not see how it mentions Mac OS? Or that the error popup looks nothing like a PC window and everything like a Mac window? Ha ha, PCs suck! wtf.


I mean... I guess. But in 15 years of designing in all Adobe products (and heavily in Photoshop) on a wide variety of Mac machines I have never ever once seen that dialogue before now. Not once. Ever.
posted by Senor Cardgage at 2:49 PM on January 10, 2012


Great!
posted by adamdschneider at 2:56 PM on January 10, 2012


Echoing the consensus that Photoshop is fat and bloated but doesn't really crash for me.

Then again, I'm running Photoshop 5.5 on Windows XP SP2.
posted by mrgrimm at 2:58 PM on January 10, 2012


This simulator is very unrealistic. It loads Photoshop 10 times faster than my workstation.

My workflow at my last job required me to have Flash, Illustrator and Photoshop open at the same time. It also required copy pasting assets from one to the other. It was in the CS4 days. 2 hours without one of them crashing was rare.

Whatever crash we had at the office would sometimes corrupt something related to licensing, so we would have to call Adobe support every couple of weeks to get licenses reactivated. At one point they just gave up and gave us a super secret serial number that would always work and would not talk to the Adobe servers.
posted by Ayn Rand and God at 3:10 PM on January 10, 2012


Maybe his computer sucks. Photoshop stopped crashing me when I upgraded computers.

It's bloated and uses a ton of resources. If you're using a shitty Mac, well, crashes are going to happen.
posted by Malice at 3:10 PM on January 10, 2012


Photoshop doesn't crash on me nearly as much as Illustrator. Adobe don't give a shit.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:37 PM on January 10, 2012


That opening blue graphic is an optical illusion, right?
posted by maudlin at 3:37 PM on January 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


If you're using a shitty Mac
If by "shitty Mac" you mean a machine that would have charged like a rabid wolf through every single process in Photoshop 5, I had one until recently.
posted by gorgor_balabala at 6:49 PM on January 10, 2012


I've used Photoshop almost every day for 14 years on Windows 95 up to Vista. I've probably had it crash a total of 6 times.
posted by davebush at 7:00 PM on January 10, 2012


For those looking for an alternative to illustrator for art purposes I hear very good thongs about Manga Studio.
posted by Artw at 7:06 PM on January 10, 2012


Yeah, I can count on one hand the number of times I have had Photoshop crash. (Photoshop 7 never crashed - it's old as hell and still my favorite.) i have used a number of versions on PCs with every OS and its not been problematic.

Aftereffects crashes sometimes, but only when I am trying to render something ricockulous with all kinds of layers and effects. Then I am asking for it.

Imageready crashes almost every time I use it, though. "Import folder as frames? I think not!" it says, then it stops responding before I can argue. RUDE.
posted by louche mustachio at 7:11 PM on January 10, 2012


Photoshop crashes for me often, and I don't even use it much.
But it's Photoshop 5 ©1998 running on Windows 7 64/bit.
It ran just fine on XP.

In the same vein, my Amiga Emulator
posted by hexatron at 7:18 PM on January 10, 2012


Ho ho ho
posted by asuprenant at 9:02 PM on January 10, 2012


Want something that isn't a stupid disapointment?

Cut The Rope in Javascript

(It says it's coded for IE9+ but seems to run fine in other browsers)
posted by Artw at 9:09 PM on January 10, 2012


(It says it's coded for IE9+ but seems to run fine in other browsers)

The site seems to be doing a bit of sniffing and doesn't allow FF7/Mac access.
posted by Thorzdad at 4:50 AM on January 11, 2012


Weird - Working fine for me in Chrome and FF under Win7.
posted by Artw at 10:06 AM on January 11, 2012


At first I was confused and then I noted how it looks like the PC version.

Uh... that doesn't look anything like a PC application. See the 3 dots in the upper-right? That's OSX (right?).

I have CS3. It doesn't crash on me but for some bizarre reason it completely disables the escape key system wide. Which means I can't use excel/chrome/firefox or even Starcraft properly. You can't close windows full screen flash apps (fortunately youtube has a button to do that, or you could alt+ctrl+delte I guess)

I used to leave photoshop open in the background, and I would have no idea why my escape key would stop working. I thought it was my keyboard, but it wouldn't work with the virutal keyboard either. I ended up rebooting my computer a couple times until I finally googled it. Fortunately I have a beast of a PC and PS3 loads in a second or two :)

The other thing, I restored my windows install from backup once, on a new disk. completely borked photoshop, thanks to their wonderful DRM. You could uninstall/reinstall as much as you want and it just would not work.

Eventually I was able to fix it. You search long enough there are these one-off .exe files you can get from adobe that will clear the DRM and let you reinstall. Annoying as hell.
posted by delmoi at 2:05 PM on January 11, 2012


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