Hi. For the past ten years I've been using Adobe CS5.5 on OSX, and unfortunately my old computer crashed a few days ago. I've since got a new laptop running:
Mac OS Big Sur version 11.5.2
and when I tried to install CS5.5 via disc this morning I got told it wan't able to install on the newer operating system. Is there a way around this, or will I have to buy more recent version of the creative suite?
Legacy Creative Suite is gone. It's discontinued & unsupported. Besides, it wouldn't run much less install on Catalina, Big Sur or Monterey so that wouldn't help you.
Your best option is to buy a Creative Cloud Photography Plan starting at $10/month for 12 months. It includes the following:
- Photoshop CC and Photoshop on iPad - Lightroom on desktop, mobile and the web - Lightroom Classic - Portfolio website + hosting - Spark with premium features - Bridge - 20 GB cloud storage (upgradable to 1 TB). https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/photography.html
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Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media