CS5 upgrade license renders CS3 an invalid license?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Alan Browne, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    Yes it does. I do it all the time. It's rare indeed that I connect the
    camera to the computer.
    Alan Browne, Jun 2, 2011
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  2. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    Told ya.
    Alan Browne, Jun 2, 2011
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  3. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    Latest per the EULA readers at Adobe forums...

    Keeping the prior version running on the primary machine is OK per the
    CS5 EULA (Yes, I looked at it) - same machine, mind you.

    So my current state:

    iMac: PS CS3 and CS5


    MBA: PS CS5

    is in compliance with the EULA.

    But ... not allowed to run CS5 on both machines at the same time.
    Alan Browne, Jun 2, 2011
  4. Alan Browne

    Savageduck Guest

    ....and now all is well with the World.

    I just hope all works out OK running CS5 comfortably on the MBA.
    Savageduck, Jun 3, 2011
  5. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    I've done a few tests. It's fine. I don't expect to be doing heavy
    editing or preparing prints with it. The photo priorities for the MBA:

    -storage tank for photos while traveling
    (convert raw to DNG; re-name; store).

    12 raw's (24.6 Mpix) iMac: 1 min 23 s
    SanDisk Extreme III 8 GB MBA: 1 min 53 s

    -light edits to send photos home to the family and
    other innocent bystanders.

    CS5 is huge overkill for that, but at least I don't have to fork out
    cash for Elements or Aperture. (I do have an Elements 3.0 license for
    Windows, but I doubt I could DL it for Mac and get Adobe to transfer the
    license. I don't want to install WinXP on the Mac either.

    I did install GIMP, but as always, despise it. (For the life of me I
    can't figure out how to re-size and crop (in one action) to a specific
    dimension like 1280 x 800 pixels).

    Another nice benefit of the SSD in the MBA is I can comfortably transfer
    from camera cards to the 'disk' in the MBA while driving over dirt roads
    w/o worrying about the mechanics of the disk. Should allow me to
    surround a beer that much earlier in the evenings...
    Alan Browne, Jun 3, 2011
  6. Alan Browne

    Guest Guest

    they crossgrade cs for free, they might do it for elements too.
    Guest, Jun 3, 2011
  7. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    I know. My original CS3 was on Windows then crossed to the Mac.

    But Elements 3 is quite a bit old now and not (AFAIK) supported. I
    doubt I can find a Mac copy of it, never mind getting the license
    crossed over.

    (I could, for the purpose of vacation, just do a trial install of
    Elements 9)

    IAC, with CS5 running on the MBA my efforts are over.

    The only GPS street navigator for the Mac I can find is pretty
    expensive. ($99 (s/w) + 59 for the North America map (!)).

    (by comparison the not-so-bad Microsoft Streets and Maps is $25 (s/w and
    map for N.A. ... or $50 a GPS receiver).
    Alan Browne, Jun 3, 2011
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