Installing Photoshop cs5(windows version)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lukta, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. lukta macrumors member

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    Hi, I recently came into possession of a copy of cs5 for windows. Is there any way I can install this on my mac and still be able to use it with relative ease? I currently use GIMP but it's super annoying.

    I currently have the top model 15 inch macbook pro. Let me know if you have any ideas.
     
  2. VPrime macrumors 68000

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    Yes.. install windows.
    Either with bootcamp or virtual machine (parallels, VMware, virtual box)
     
  3. lukta thread starter macrumors member

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    Here is the next issue. I can get access to an online download of windows 7, but don't have a startup disc, is there a way I can download the installer and put it on the disc (DVD RW right?)
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Either install Windows via Boot Camp ( a 20GB partition should suffice ) or use VMWare Fusion or Parallels Desktop to install Windows.
    Windows XP should suffice, a license can be had for 30€ nowadays.

    Or you could contact Adobe and ask for a Mac OS X version, probably for some fee.

    Here are some tutorials you might try out: http://psd.tutsplus.com/

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    http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool
     
  5. lukta thread starter macrumors member

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    Are you sure 20gb would be enough to handle win 7 plus cs5 and all the files etc?
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    With Windows XP, 20GB would have been enough. You could store PSD files either on the same partition or on a dedicated HDD (backup).
    With Windows 7 30 to 40GB should suffice.
     
  7. ActAsIf macrumors newbie

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    There are a few different options, there should be an option to send me an email. Email me and I'll help you out.
     

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