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CS4 and CS5 on Same Computer

Dec 1, 2011 7:50 AM

I am currently using the Webdesign Premium CS 4 on Windows XP. I am considering upgrading to CS 5.5. I would like to know whether it is possible to have both versions of photoshop on the same computer. I am currently comfortable using CS 4 in currrent projects and don't want to interrupt my work flow on these while addressing the learning curve in the newer version...if that is possible.


Any experiences? Thoughts?


Thank you.


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    Dec 1, 2011 7:54 AM   in reply to Chick Newman

    I wouldn't worry about CS5 harming any workflow as CS5 mostly just adds some features on it doesn't change anything major from how it always worked in CS4. I currently have both CS4 and CS5 on the same computer with no problems so you should be fine too.

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    Dec 1, 2011 8:29 AM   in reply to Chick Newman

    The two are seperate programs and will not interfere with each other.


    However, if you do not want CS4 remove it BEFORE you install CS5.  If you remove CS4 after installing CS5 some users have problems with file associations were program want to open everything in CS4, and it is not present.

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    Dec 1, 2011 1:00 PM   in reply to Curt Y

    Oh yes good point, i had this problem before too, but managed to re-assign the open command to use CS5 eventually, but its easy to get rid of CS4 first if you know you won't be using it anymore. Again, i really wouldn't worry about CS5 being different from CS4 its really not for almost all tasks.

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