I'm currently using CS3, with CS4 on my way... (Both student licenses from school) However, it has come to my attention that a 'lot', or at least from what I've seen, artists are still using PS7... Why?
I'm guessing it has something to do with speed, as in the application taking less memory from the system?
You see, I'm having some difficulties painting in CS3, I'm working on a 4000px by 2400px canvas and it lags, I mean LAGS... I put a stroke with my brush and have to wait a couple of seconds before it shows up, not all the time though. I find it impossible to paint like that, but don't wish to reduce my canvas size either... I'm working on 300dpi btw.
No other applications are running simultaneously, I'm working on a Macbook Pro 15", 2GB ram, 2.4 GHz and running 10.5.8.
Would it be less laggy if I were to get CS?