Q: Does Color It! 4.5 work with Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and 10.5 (Leopard)?
If you did not install Rosetta when installing 10.6 (it is no longer installed automatically), the first time you launch Color It! 4.5 (or any application that requires it) under 10.6 a dialog will appear asking if you wish to install Rosetta. Answer yes and Rosetta will be installed and Color It! 4.5 will run as usual.
A few users have reported Color It! unexpectedly quitting after updating to Mac OS X 10.5. As Apple advises, “Permissions problems sometimes happen after you update your system or install new software.” If you experience this, run Repair Disk Permissions. This functions in many ways like Rebuild Desktop did under Mac OS 9 and before, and can correct a number of mysterious problems on your Mac.
In the Finder under the Go menu, choose the Utilities folder. In the window that opens, locate and launch the Disk Utility program (see below). Click on the name of your hard drive in the column to the left. To the right, click on the “First Aid” tab if it is not highlighted. Click on the Repair Disk Permissions button below and let it run. This may take some time depending on when permissions were last repaired. When it is finished, you will see “Permissions repair complete” at the bottom of the text area above the button. Quit Disk Utility and launch Color It! again.
Running “Repair Disk Permissions” in Apple’s Disk Utility program can correct a number of mysterious problems with your Mac.
Q: In Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) double-clicking Color It! documents launches a program other than Color It!
A: In Mac OS X 10.6, Apple changed the method the system uses to link documents to the applications that created them, so the expected application may not be launched when a document is double-clicked (this affects ALL applications, not just Color It!). The process to re-link documents with their applications is simple.
In the Finder, hold the CONTROL key down and click on a Color It! document once to select it. A contextual menu appears. Select “Open With” and in the submenu that appears, scroll all the way to the bottom to select “Other.”
In the “Choose Application” window that opens, locate the copy of the Color it! program on your hard disk (typically, it is located in the Applications folder (if so, type COMMAND-SHIFT-A to go directly there). Select the Color It! program from the list. At the bottom of the window, be sure to check the “Always Open With” box. Then click the Open button.
Note that this process may need to be repeated for each file type (JPEG, TIFF, etc.)