Adobe only offers upgrade pricing 3 versions back... you will need to buy the full product
Click the big red Adobe at the top left to go to the products page for pricing
So, if I purchased a CS3 with licence, which I could likely afford, would it be possible to upgrade to CS4 or even CS5? I really hate giving up on Premiere, it's like an old friend. Having an application that would work on my Mac Mini 2012, would buy me sometime to afford the upgrade.
BTW, thank you for answering my question.
Nope, you will need CS5 or CS5.5 to upgrade to CS6.
That is the only option there is.
>upgrade to CS4 or even CS5?
The current version is CS6, so it is not possible to upgrade to anything older
Also, be VERY careful with buying old software on eBay... there are MANY fakes and/or hacked versions
Another option is to take a college class and, when you have a student ID to prove your status, buy the education version
All sites below require proof of Education status, per Adobe licensing
-or JourneyEd http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1074416
May NOT resell http://forums.adobe.com/thread/896145
Thanks John T, for your advice. I'm not doing heavy duty video making currently, but I do still use the old Premiere 6.5 when the need arises, thus no justification for spending so much money on the most current application.
Is there a chance that you or someone else, can tell me if Apple Snow Leopard Server operating system, which includes Rosetta, will run the oldie but goodie Premiere 6.5?
I'd say Rosetta may be a viable workaround, perhaps that would be a good question for the Apple forum.
Would Premiere Elements be powerful enough for your needs?
Interesting, Qengineering, I have NO idea what Premiere Elements is! I truly haven't been hiding under a rock for the past 10 years, but rather happily going about the adage, "If it isn't broken, don't fix it." Unfortunately, the speed-up in electronics has totally left me behind.
Believe it or not, the best Adobe product I have ever used, and so far am still using, is Adobe PhotoDeluxes #1; it was free at the time I learned about it (came with my first scanner). I can do things with this program that I can't do in photoshop. Yes, I still use PhotoDeluxes via Mac 9, though it's the only software I use from O9. I would purchase it in a heart beat, if it were updated for today's computers and remained the same since I know how to make it dance.
I will search the Apple Forum to try and locate the answer to Apple Snow Leopard Server operating system, which includes Rosetta, running the oldie but goodie Premiere 6.5? Sadly, I'm thinking that by the time Parallel, Windows, SnowLeopard,and Premiere are brought to life, the Mac Mini isn't going to have enough power to render a movie. But, nothing ventured, nothing gained, another of my favorite adages.
Thanks for your suggestion, it is appreciated.
Here is the Premiere Elements forum http://forums.adobe.com/community/premiere_elements
For product information, click the red ADOBE at the top left and navigate to the products page, where you may check the system requirements