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Adobe Photoshop/Photoshop cs4 compatibility with windows 8


Hi, I have recently purchased a laptop with windows 8 and I was wondering if I can instal photoshop cs4 on it. I currently have elements on it but it is lacking some of the features I need. Can I have both of these programs stored on the computer at the same time or am I better of uninstalling elements. I am not an expert and do not have a lot of knowledge of software. regards Sandra

Hi Sandra

Cs4 on Win 8 is hit or miss. Some people have gotten it to work while others have had bugs. Unfortunately Adobe does not have a compatibility report on this since CS5 was out by the time Win 8 was released. Your best bet is to get Creatice Cloud or CS6.



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I am an Adobe Certified Instructor, Adobe Community Professional and Adobe Freelance Professional. I travel nationally speaking on Adobe Creative Suite applications, including Illustrator and design. I can answer questions about Adobe Illustrator version CS1 through the all-new Creative Cloud.


I am an Adobe Certified Instructor for Adobe Photoshop and have been teaching this software in college/higher education and for an Adobe Authorized Training Center since 2000. I have been an active user of Adobe Photoshop as a professional graphic designer and retoucher since 1994. I also am a published author for Adobe Inspire Magazine, writing articles on Creative Suite applications including Photoshop, Illustrator and the Adobe Touch apps.

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