9 Replies Latest reply on Jul 29, 2014 6:01 AM by JJMack

    I am using a computer with CS6 installed, but would like to install Photoshop CS2.

    robpopper

      Running Mavericks on an iMac early 2009 vintage; with a full edition of CS6. I would like to utilize Photoshop CS2 but the install program will not allow this. Is there a workaround? Any thoughts on the subject will be appreciated. Thanks for looking.

        • 1. Re: I am using a computer with CS6 installed, but would like to install Photoshop CS2.
          Jeff Arola Adobe Community Professional

          Photoshop cs2 won't work on your mac with mavericks because cs2 needs an PowerPC processor and your mac has an intel processor.

           

          The newest version of os x cs2 will work on is snow leopard and only because snow leopard can install Rosetta for running some PowerPc applications.

          Mavericks can't use Rosetta.

          • 2. Re: I am using a computer with CS6 installed, but would like to install Photoshop CS2.
            Nancy OShea Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            I'm curious.  Even if your OS supported it, what's to be gained from using CS2? 

             

             

            Nancy O.

            • 3. Re: I am using a computer with CS6 installed, but would like to install Photoshop CS2.
              JJMack Most Valuable Participant

              You need to run Windows if you want CS2 and CS6 on the same machine and OS.

               

              There are bugs in CS6 that are not in CS2. CS6 was the buggiest release  of Photoshop Adobe has ever released.  Took Adobe five months to fix the major bugs.  There are still unfixed bugs in CS6.

               

              The Subscription version of CS6 13.1.2 has an addition fix not in the perpetual CS6 versions however some of the CS5 Adobe Plug-ins that work in the Windows version of CS6 perpetual version do not work in the subscription version of CS6.   Its a good Idea to have old versions of Photoshop you can use when newer version of Photoshop have problems.  Adobe does not maintain Photoshop so its backwards compatible with older versions. New feature are added and old features are removed..

              • 4. Re: I am using a computer with CS6 installed, but would like to install Photoshop CS2.
                JJMack Most Valuable Participant

                Adobe does not maintain Photoshop so its backwards compatible with older versions. New feature are added and old features are removed.. You should surly know that.

                • 5. Re: I am using a computer with CS6 installed, but would like to install Photoshop CS2.
                  Nancy OShea Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  I realize CS6 has many features that are not in CS2.  So far (knocking on wood), I have not encountered any problems opening older CS2 files in CS6.  Maybe b/c I'm a cloud subscriber, I have found CS6 to be very stable & reliable.  I'm keeping CS2 until my OS can't support it. But honestly, I never use it.

                   

                   

                  Nancy O.

                  • 6. Re: I am using a computer with CS6 installed, but would like to install Photoshop CS2.
                    JJMack Most Valuable Participant

                    There are nice feature like Picture package and Web Photo gallery in CS2 and not in CS6,  Adobe Bridge has an output module that has some web galleries but they can not be tailored as well as CS2 web Photo Galleries.  Many only use a small subset of Photoshop features so you may well not need features in CS2 that have been removed in CS6  others may need them.

                    • 7. Re: I am using a computer with CS6 installed, but would like to install Photoshop CS2.
                      robpopper Level 1

                      Thanks all for the heads up. I'm a new Mac user and am just getting to know the ins and outs.

                      • 8. Re: I am using a computer with CS6 installed, but would like to install Photoshop CS2.
                        Nancy OShea Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                        JJMack wrote:

                         

                        There are nice feature like Picture package and Web Photo gallery in CS2 and not in CS6,  Adobe Bridge has an output module that has some web galleries but they can not be tailored as well as CS2 web Photo Galleries. 

                         

                        Flash is a dead web technology now so Adobe did right by removing WebPhoto Gallery.  It's not something people should be encouraged to use.   Same goes for Bridge's Flash galleries.   IMO, Lightroom's jQuery Photo Gallery is a much better option.   Suffice it to say, the features in CS2 were all good in their day but that was almost a decade ago.  A lot has changed since then.

                         

                         

                        Nancy O.

                        • 9. Re: I am using a computer with CS6 installed, but would like to install Photoshop CS2.
                          JJMack Most Valuable Participant

                          The simple truth is the Adobe has added bugs into Photoshop they are unwilling to fix. They do not fix bugs reported by users that have given us scripts like Image Processor Pro so these outstanding users leave here.  Adobe has broken users work-flows removing features they used like Picture Package and Oil Painter.  Lightroom is a heavy load to bear just to get jQuery and brrige output web gallerises can nor be customized well.  You don't need light room to use jQuery.

                           

                          Not all Web Photo galleries were flash based. In fact the Html web galleries are the ones you can customize well. If all Adobe wanted to do was remove Flash web galleries they could have for the support they added for Flash galleries like simpleviewer was not well done and did not take advantage of the customization that simplviewer supports.

                           

                          Though with my subscription I can download and install Lightroom I don't. I tried some of the Lightroom betas which show me I did not want to used it so it was renoved. If Adobe wanted to change how one Process RAW files why did the not also change ACR why make users learn two user interfaced for raw processing.  Lightroon is not a full fledged image editor you need an image processor like Photoshop with Layers support to be able to blend raw conversions to bring out some details.   If your a business Lightroom Library may god send and something your IT staff can deal with.  For me Lightroom is a maintenance burden I don't need.

                           

                          Using Adobe Products means high maintenance Adobe release code before they should bug force user to work around them and use older working version of Photoshop.  Adobe support is not what it should be reported acknowledge bugs go unfixed release after release. Photoshop is powerful but has a high cost and I'n not talking money here IMO Photoshop price has always been reasonable for what what you can do with it.  You need to put in a lot of work into Photoshop to get value out of it. Photoshop is not suitable for the general public.


                          Nancy O.r


                          Suffice it to say, the features in CS2 were all good in their day but that was almost a decade ago.  A lot has changed since then.


                          Most of the features in CS2 are still in CC 2014.  HTML web galleries are still relevant today. Photographer still want to sell Picture packages which CC 2014 can no longer create. Many thing were change in Photoshop some for the better like the removal of the extract plugin which was poor at best.  Photmerge and other features were greatly improves.   Still not all changes made were good. The quality of Photoshop code is not as good as it use to be...