Hi, hoping someone can help.
I started my course on a PC (I had only recently had a PC built when I started, therefore I couldn't justify buying a Mac at the time). I'm now about to purchase my first iMac and I am still a student so I will need the creative suite on the Mac. I have the Master Collection CS5 for PC.
I am unsure whether they allow a student to purchase both platforms?
I am fine with uninstalling the PC version. I know I won't be able to transfer the PC CS5 to Mac CS5.5. If I need to pay for the student version of the Master Collection for Mac, I am able to afford that (barely, but it's a necessity!) however there is no way I would be able to afford the Retail version.
What are my options?
Thank you for your help in advance.
Hi vjadore, there's good news. There do exist some clear limitations of the Student Editions, but with Adobe's rules you can purchase one product twice for both platforms if you'd like
However, one of the assumptions in your post was not quite right...
You actually can change your existing software from one operating system to the other... even the Education versions. This is called an Adobe platform "crossgrade" and people do it all the time. Here are the instructions for getting a crossgrade done, if that's what you want to do
Hope this helps!