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Topic # 236029 14-May-2018 15:34
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Soooo - the old(!) PC kicked the bucket and along with it went my copy of Photoshop CS5. I bought the computer second hand and photoshop was already installed on it, so never had the install discs etc. Now I have a new computer and I find out that lo' and behold Adobe has jumped onto the endless cash-cow that is software rental. I don't need super flash or super new, and tbh I probably don't have time to learn it anyway - I just want Photoshop CS5. 

 

 

 

I've had a quick search and it seems that it will run okay on Windows 10. But where could I buy a copy?! Nothing on TradeMe. Anyone got any ideas?

 

 

 

I tried using GIMP and apart from the fact that it won't work with CMYK files (i.e. most of my old .psd files) it's not intuitive to me. 


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  Reply # 2015856 14-May-2018 15:44
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You might find a sealed, boxed disk copy of CS5 or CS6 from Amazon or other webstores, or possibly on Ebay, but there is no legit way to get a "new" copy of these from Adobe any more - you have to subscribe to the Cloud service.

 

 

 

Did you get a copy of the serial number from your previous copy by any chance?

 

 

 

There are other alternatives if you want to vote with your wallet - what is the primary usage?





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  Reply # 2015857 14-May-2018 15:47
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affinity.serif.com possibly ?





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  Reply # 2015904 14-May-2018 16:13
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I got fed up with the Adobe subscription also. Rather than bothering with finding an old and unsupported purchasable version, I switched systems. Affinity to replace Photoshop, and Luminar replaced Lightroom.

 

Affinity opens the .psd files fine (at least no issues so far!)





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  Reply # 2015906 14-May-2018 16:16
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Did you get a copy of the serial number from your previous copy by any chance?

 

There are other alternatives if you want to vote with your wallet - what is the primary usage?

 

 

 

 

No, I've looked through my box of random tech junk and can't find anything, I got very little with the computer it was a student finishing up studies and heading to Europe to hide from his student loan.  Served me well until the HDD died. 

 

 

 

Mostly I use it to prep images for minor web or graphic design for my small business. The main functions I use are masking, lasso, layer opaqueness, that sort of thing. 

 

 

 

[Affinity looks promising, I'll delve into that a bit more thanks].


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  Reply # 2015911 14-May-2018 16:19
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If the hard drive is readable from an exernal USB adaptor and not utterly toast, you might be able to dig your serial out and then you could "find" some installation media online somewhere....

 

From here: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2383616

 

"If you are on a Mac navigate to:

 

Macintosh HD >> Library >> Application Support >> regid.1986-12.com.adobe

 

 

 

Inside the folder “regid.1986-12.com.adobe” you will probably find several files ending .swidtag

 

For example:

 

regid.1986-12.com.adobe_DesignSuitePremium-CS5-Mac-GM-en_US.swidtag

 

 

 

Look for the one related to your product and right-click (control-click) on it and choose:

 

Open With >> Other

 

Then choose TextEdit from the list of applications.

 

For registered products the 24 digit serial number is usually found near the bottom of the text document.

 

 

 

On Windows navigate to:

 

C:\ProgramData\regid.1986-12.com.adobe"





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