Upgrade Photoshop CS2 straight to the CS4 Master Collection?

Question by Aphelion05: Upgrade Photoshop CS2 straight to the CS4 Master Collection?
I’m getting a chance to get the upgrade only of Photoshop CS4 Master Collection for free, but right now I only have CS2.
Can I upgrade my CS2 to the Master Collection without owning CS4 first, or will I have to purchase CS4 first?

Answer:

Answer by Raymond Botha
You don’t have install CS4 first, update directly.

Can you upgrade to Photoshop CS4 straight from elements?

Question by Practically Prudent: Can you upgrade to Photoshop CS4 straight from elements?
I received an email from adobe a couple hours ago and they’re saying I can get it for 300 as an upgrade to elements. Hmm… I thought upgrades only worked with the parent programs? Anyone ever use the upgrade package of a Photoshop CS from Photoshop elements?

Heck if this works, I know what I’ll be purchasing soon.
Yes I think they’re “lying” to me. I’m a disillusioned cynic that doesn’t believe anything from “the man.”

Companies like adobe aren’t infallible, I asked because of this. If you’ve nothing to contribute to the actual question, you can troll elsewhere.
Thanks rainbow, that’s exactly the info I was wondering about. It is indeed odd that the site shows the software costing that much. I’ll definitely be purchasing CS4 through the email adobe sent me, perhaps it’s a long time customer deal. I’ll definitely call and verify before I purchase it. Thanks again!
Oh and to the one that recommended pirated software, all I can say is, wow.

Answer:

Answer by Zosh
You think Adobe is lying to you? They are offering an upgrade from Elements to CS4. Why would you not believe them?

Do i need too put in a CD key for Photoshop CS4 when i upgrade to windows 7 from XP?

Question by Aiden: Do i need too put in a CD key for Photoshop CS4 when i upgrade to windows 7 from XP?
I currently have Windows XP and i want to upgrade to Windows 7. The problem is, the 2 programs (Microsoft Office 2007 and Photoshop CS4) had already been installed on my laptop but didn’t come with the disks. I need too have these programs for School work and personal use. So when i install windows 7, will these programs not work? Is there a way to get the CD key without the disk? I need help people.

Thanks

Answer:

Answer by korgrue
You cant do a direct upgrade from XP to Win 7. It has to be a clean install. You will have to reinstall all of your software again. So yes, you will have to re-enter your Photoshop CS4 key.

You will need to purchase CS4 in order to reinstall it. But you might want to wait. CS5 is due out soon.

Q&A: is it possible to upgrade from Photoshop cs4 to cs5 from a PC to MAC?

Question by Brian Powell: is it possible to upgrade from Photoshop cs4 to cs5 from a PC to MAC?
I have cs4 on my PC and I just bought an iMac. I’d like to upgrade to cs5 and I’d like to have it on my iMac. Do i have to buy the $ 700 full version or is it possible to just buy the upgrade?

Best answer:

Answer by Colanth
You don’t have Photoshop on the Mac so you can’t upgrade it. You have to buy another copy, regardless of which version you want. (Adobe considers different platforms to be different programs. You can’t “sidegrade” from one to the other.)

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What is the oldest version of Photoshop that I can buy to be able to buy an upgrade to CS4?

Question by Jule M: What is the oldest version of Photoshop that I can buy to be able to buy an upgrade to CS4?
I would like to buy an older version of photoshop on ebay so that I can just buy the upgrade to CS4 (or maybe CS5 when it comes out). I read that as long as you have a legal older version on photoshop you are elegable to buy just the upgrade. I am using a very old Photoshop Elements 2 and I do not think that will qualify me to buy just an upgrade.

Best answer:

Answer by Mujer Alta
You can upgrade to PS CS4 from PS CS and newer.

http://store.adobe.com/store/en_us/popup/software/photoshop4/upgrade_eligibility.html

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Where can I get the upgrade for Photoshop 6 to upgrade to 7?

One that actually works, I’ve tried a lot of them on the web. I really want this program, since I have photoshop 6 and I can’t use ANY of the brushes I normally use at school, which has CS.

And I don’t want GIMP, whatever that is. I’ve only used Photoshop, and I only want photoshop. 🙁

Or at least the upgrade from 6 to 7

What would happen to the brushes and presets on my Photoshop CS2 when I upgrade to CS4?

I’m planning on getting Photoshop CS4 soon. Right now, I have CS2 and it’s full of presets such as styles, gradients, actions, brushes, etc. If I install CS4 and uninstall CS2, will my preset files from CS2 automatically be transported to CS4?