Tom Hogarty via Adobe’s Blog pages has announced that future updates to Photoshop CS6 (13.0) will no longer support Windows XP. This is already the case for Windows Vista. Furthermore, all future feature updates via the Creative Cloud will no longer support Windows XP.
For more details on the reasoning behind this change in support see Tom’s post on Adobe Blogs
It seems like never a week goes by without me receiving a query as to whether a Solid State Drive (SSD) will improve Lightroom’s overall performance. Similar questions regularly arise on Adobe’s Lightroom User to User forum. Unfortunately, the answer is not a simple yes or no. This essay will identify some of the aspects impacting on performance along with some methods by which their effects can be mitigated or removed altogether. Finally, I will compare Lightroom’s general performance between a conventional disk drive and an SSD.