The best chance you have of running CS4 on Yosemite is with a clean
install of the operating system followed by a proper install of CS4. If
you don’t know how to do that, pay someone to do it.
Thank you for your thoughts Bob. I now understand Yosemite upgrade renders some adobe software Indesign CS4 and CS5.5 unusable. Pushing users to subscribe to the cloud based subscriptions. :-(
No one was pushing you to upgrade your OS. When you upgrade your computer you need to evaluate all costs, even if the OS is free, many soft- and hardware products which need to be updated are not.
The software works fine on the O/S it was designed for. Like I said, do
the upgrade to Yosemite properly and I’m confident you’ll have a better
experience but the fact remains, you’ll be on your own.
Matter of fact, I was advised to upgrade my OS! Bottom line Yosemite is
only compatible with cc versions and now I am forced to pay 49.99/month
because Adobe just took away what I payed them $1899 to have. It is not
On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 10:55 AM, Willi Adelberger <firstname.lastname@example.org
No one took it away, you still have CS4.
You have upgraded your OS. It is your choice to upgrade, not Adobe's.
Even if Adobe would not have changed its customer model you would have to pay a huge amount for a new version.
It is not right!
Anytime you upgrade an OS you have to consider what apps need to be upgraded, there's nothing new about this. You don't have to upgrade InDesign, your iMac will happily run earlier versions of OSX
Your right I have a CS4 version that has been rendered unusable. Yeah me!
I get the new customer model and I like the fact that the creative suite is more affordable with monthly payments but lets face it. We all will pay $600/year with Adobe for the rest of our life. Who is winning here?
What's the new feature in Yosemite you can't live without?
If you take advantage of all included in Creative Cloud….YOU ARE!
And you keep ignoring my point. Blow out the hard drive and do a clean
install. This article will show you how and it’s the exact method I used
on my machine: http://mashable.com/2014/10/17/clean-install-os-x-yosemite/
I know what you are saying and I am presently looking into going back to
the old OS which was snow leopard. I was advised not to upgrade to Maverick
and did not at that time because that was troublesome.
Reality is at some point I will have to take on the expense of upgrading.
I had the same issue regarding Yosemite and CS4.
I just finished upgrading from 10.6.8 to Yosemite and (almost) everything's working fine. When opening a CS4 product after the Yosemite install, I got a message that I needed to re-install the old JavaRuntime 6 for Mac.
After that re-install, everything's OK. PSD, INDD, AI...
The only error I am encountering in Illustrator is a failure in loading one extension which imports PSD and TIFF files..
This is the file I was asked to install:
Hope that helps.
Just FYI Bob, CS4 install will not work with a clean install of Yosemite (unless I just haven't been able to find the solution).
On my laptop, the simple upgrade from Mavericks to Yosemite was no problem, all CS4 software still worked fine.
On my iMac, I did a clean install of Yosemite and now OSX is telling me that "The application Setup.app can't be opened". All my security settings are set to allow all installs etc so I'm pretty sure that the install package isn't compatible. I'll post back here if I find a solution.
Good to know.