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January 21, 2009 12:57 PM   Subscribe

Are there any upgrade paths for Photoshop that don't require a version of CS?

I have a licensed copy of Photoshop 7, which worked fine for me until I upgraded to Mac OS 10.5 (on an Intel based mac). Now it doesn't run at all.

I'd like to upgrade to Photoshop CS 4. However, all the upgrade paths I've found online require a recent copy of *some* CS version.

Before I call Adobe and ask, are there any legitimate "in-between" upgrade paths? I'm down with paying more than $199, but not down with paying for a full price new version.

I've thought of finding a used copy of and older Photoshop CS, and then using that to upgrade. However, I'd like this done sooner rather than later and finding someone with an old copy seems like a giant dick around. All older versions for purchase online gave off the appearance of sketch. If anyone knows where I can find a legit version of an old CS online that'd be quite helpful too.

Thanks in advance!

(Yes, I know there are compelling Photoshop alternatives these days, but I need the real deal to facilitate working with other people using the Adobe Creative Suite.)
posted by alana to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
Have you looked into Photoshop Elements? If you are still using PS 7, then the latest versions of elements might have all the features you need.
posted by TedW at 2:05 PM on January 21, 2009

If you know a college student you can get the education pricing, which is about the same as the upgrade price.
posted by trinity8-director at 2:14 PM on January 21, 2009

trinity8 has your best solution, cost-wise.
But, to answer your actual question...no. All upgrade paths require some version of CS.
posted by Thorzdad at 2:57 PM on January 21, 2009

Here's a list of Photoshop CS software upgrades available (in-the-box). They're about $175.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 5:12 PM on January 21, 2009

Response by poster: Photoshop Elements is a no go, I need CMYK support. Good thinking through!
posted by alana at 4:26 PM on January 22, 2009

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