My CS 5.5 Design Standard doesn't work in OSX Catalina

New Here ,
Apr 17, 2020 Apr 17, 2020

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Just got a new Mac with Catalin and all of the sudden I can't use my Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Design Standard. Is there a x64 version of CS 5.5?

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Apr 17, 2020 Apr 17, 2020

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Apr 17, 2020 Apr 17, 2020

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Ok...thanks. This is a very unpleasant surprise...BIG BUMMER
I should have gone back to Windows

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 17, 2020 Apr 17, 2020

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>unpleasant surprise

 

How can you say that, when Apple started warning users about 3 years ago?

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Apr 17, 2020 Apr 17, 2020

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I honestly didn't know that. My main frustration is with Adobe. I bought a license of CS 5.5, never wanted or needed the upgrades. I use Photoshop, Indesign and occasionally Illustrator. Now I would need to pay about 850 a year to be able to use that? I use these programs daily, but still, that's too much.

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Apr 18, 2020 Apr 18, 2020

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Hi,

So get a Mac running an older OS version. It's Apple's responsibility to ensure that newer Macs can only use the latest OS version.

It is best to use a Mac OS version that can run CS5.5. You don't have to use Catalina necessarily.

The operation of CS5.5 is not guaranteed on the latest version of Windows.

--
Susumu Iwasaki

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Apr 18, 2020 Apr 18, 2020

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"My main frustration is with Adobe."

Why?  Adobe did nothing to make your legacy CS software stop working.  You did that yourself when you upgraded to Apple's latest OS without checking compatibility first.  A simple Google search is all it takes.

 

Do My Adobe Apps Work in Catalina?

https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/global/fix-macos-64-bit-compatibility-errors.html

 

So now that the damage is done, you can revert to your old OS and never upgrade again.  Or you can get modern software that's compatible with Catalina and higher.  Your choice. 

https://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/mac-software/downgrade-macos-3581872/

OPTIONS:
Photoshop Elements 2020 (approx $100, no subscription needed)
https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-elements.html

Creative Cloud Photography Plan (approx $10/month for 1 year subscription)
https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/photography.html

Creative Cloud All Apps Plan (31 + apps & services)
https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/plans.html

 

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Beware of fake Adobe reps who may contact you privately offering to sell you software or take control of your computer. It's a scam, run away!  Creative Suite is no longer legitimately available from any vendor, retailer or country.

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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