Photoshop won't open

Oct 14, 2009
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I honestly don't know where to post this, so I'm picking a spot. [since there is only a new help section, not a general help]

I had Adobe Photoshop CS2 on my old laptop [laptop I got in 2006-2007] and it worked fine, but I wanted to use it on my new laptop for commission purposes. I THOUGHT it would work fine since I didn't have any problems with my old laptop.
That is not the case.
Since moving it to my newer laptop, Photoshop won't even OPEN. It just sits there, taunting me with its "application not responding :D" message until I make it force quit.
I'd love to take it off of my computer and reinstall it on my old one since new laptops are too stupid to run it. But I can't un-register it until I can actually open it... and I can't open the dang program.
I find it funny and absolutely frustrating that the game "Spore" runs perfectly fine on this thing, but photoshop doesn't.

Computer info:
Version 10.6.6
Processor: 2.66 GHz
Memory: 8GB 1067 MHz DDR3


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Jan 23, 2008
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Keller, Texas
Your Mac's Specs
2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 8, iPhone 11, iPhone 12 Mini, Numerous iPods, Monterey
I moved your post here to the "OS X - Apps and Games" forum where it really belongs.

Have you checked to see if your version of Photoshop (CS2) is compatible with Snow Leopard? I just looked and it should work with Snow Leopard although the chart says for 10.6.0. There still might be a problem with 10.6.6. I suggest contacting Adobe.

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