PS crossgrade win to mac?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by 7enderbender, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. 7enderbender macrumors 6502a

    7enderbender

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    Has anyone recently been able to get Adobe to approve a crossgrade from Photoshop CS5 (Win) to CS6 (Mac)?

    I just pulled the trigger on my first Mac and now need a way to still occasionally use Photoshop on that thing. And no, I am not interested in CC even if it came free. I'm willing to pay for the crossgrade and then I don't want any changes or "upgrades" to it for a long time.
     
  2. Pakaku macrumors 68000

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    By definition, that's not a crossgrade.

    Maybe you could buy an upgrade to a windows version of CS6, and then attempt the crossgrade that way. Just be sure you can crossgrade, of course.
     
  3. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Use Pixelmater or other program instead of PS.
     
  4. 7enderbender thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I can't say that I'm necessarily an Adobe fan given their upgrade politics and a few other nuisances. Problem though is that for anything that goes a bit beyond a little point and shoot hobby PS and LR are pretty much the industry standard. If you want to have access to good plug ins, tutorials and if you want to share and print your work professionally there are certain standards to adhere to that make it difficult to get around their stuff including Photoshop for the occasional deeper editing. Most of what I do is fine in Lightroom but sometimes you need more and I've been using PS for a long time.
     
  5. swordio777 macrumors 6502

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    Couldn't agree more! I'm not a fan of Adobe's new direction and would love to eradicate their products from my workflow, but there's just nothing else out there that can realistically take Photoshop's place.

    Pixelmator is fantastic for the money - I own it and recommend it to others. But when you compare it to Photoshop it sadly doesn't come close.

    As for the upgrade / crossgrade, your best bet is definitely to call them and discuss it. I hope they treat you well, but honestly wouldn't hold out much hope - my own experiences of their European customer service centres have been abysmal.
     
  6. Laird Knox macrumors 68000

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    You are going to the CS6 subscription model, right? That license isn't based on a platform and allows you to run it non-concurrently on two machines. You just need to download the CC application manger. I'm running on a Windows desktop and Mac laptop without any issues.
     
  7. swordio777 macrumors 6502

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    The OP said he wasn't interested in going the Creative Cloud route.

    Personally, I'm not interested in it either. I live in the UK where Adobe charges customers over 50% more for their products than they charge customers in the US (a monthly subscription to CC in the UK is $77). In countries whose currency is the Euro you get an even worse deal.

    For people living in the US I think CC is probably a good deal. But for many of us outside the US, I think buying the package outright often makes more financial sense. I'm sure the OP has perfectly good reasons for not wanting to go down the subscription route either.

    Best regards.
     
  8. Laird Knox macrumors 68000

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    Ah, I thought with CS6 you couldn't get the retail version any longer.

    I'm of mixed feelings on CC. I hate the subscription model but do love the way it works. It also helps that I'm running both OS/X and Windows.
     

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