Hopefully someone here can come up with a definitive answer please?
I have had CS3 installed and registered on a Mac since 2008. I want to upgrade to CS5 but change to Windows as that's my preference with photo editing software (I already use Elements 7-8-9 on a PC).
Looking around, I just cannot find a definitive answer as to whether I can upgrade my Mac CS3 licence to a CS5 Windows licence - I see the question has been asked the other way round a few years back but the answers conflicted: Yes, no problem; No, no way; yes but very complicated, have to write to Adobe. Not much help.
Can someone give me a definitive answer please rather than a guess? There is no way I can afford to buy the complete new product (I'm now a pensioner but have programmed since 1978 and been a photographer since 1961) so an upgrade is my only route. I don't want to buy the upgrade then find it's not working....
This is just a user to user forum so no definative answers here.
Your best bet is to call Adobe and ask. I know you can do it, just don't know the price.
Also, CS6 is set to start shipping on May 6. If you buy CS5 now you will get a free upgrade to CS6.
This is called a cross-grade. Search this forum for this term for further discussion on the topic. You will need to call Customer Service and explain that you need to "crossgrade" from Mac to Windows.