I've been using CS4 Creative Suite for several years and with every system upgrade I worry that I won't be able to continue using it. (I don't use it regularly but I have important documents that I need to access periodically). I just updated my MacBook Pro to the latest OS, High Sierra. During the installation, I was prompted to upgrade Java to be able to use InDesign which I did and that installation was successful. Today, I tried to open an InDesign doc. In Design opened (finally) but the doc did not open (the name shows up at the top of the window, but nothing else is visible.
You can keep dreaming if you'd like but Adobe did nothing to change CS4 so I don't see why you think this is their issue. This one's on Apple and I stand by my statement. Nobody still using CS4 is a customer, let alone a loyal one.
The answers don't change. Roll back your O/S, subscribe to Creative Cloud or switch to a new page layout application. Those are the facts. I'm sorry you don't like them.
Finally, it's worth noting that there have actually been more versions of InDesign released AFTER CS4 than there were before it!
I'm with you! This software wasn't cheap. Fortunately, Apple fixed their bug. It works fine for me in High Sierra 10.13.6.
LOL! Well, upward to the Cloud and onward. Thanks BobLevine for your input.
Fantastico ho risolto tutti i miei problemi......grazie per questa spiegazione molto semplice
i downloaded CS4.dmg file from adobe high Sierra did not recognise
As pointed out over and over again, CS4 is not supported under High Sierra.
careful how you use your one bullet barney
I can't comment on the entire CS4 suite, but I was able to install Photoshop CS4 on a fresh install of MacOS 10.13.2 just now. I downloaded the MacOS installer, copied it onto an external USB drive, booted from that drive, then ran the installer. It took two tries, but that got 10.13.2 onto the MacBook Pro 17 inch, early 2011. I verified that the 250Gb internal SSD had been upgraded to the new APFS using the Disk Utility. I used a CD with the Photoshop CS4 installer copied onto it. I had to install the trial version because the installer would not accept the registration code. On first launch of Photoshop, I got a dialog telling me that I'd also need to install a legacy version of Java, and a link to it. Here's the link:
The download and install of the legacy Java went fine, and when I relaunched Photoshop, it behaved normally. It opened a dialog box that allowed me to enter the registration number, which was accepted. I created a new file, opened an existing gif file, resized it, blurred it, cropped, then "saved it for web" at a different resolution, and all went fine. No blank windows, no hangs, no other alterations to Photoshop or system settings.
Photoshop CS4 is the only app I don't intend to upgrade, primarily because I only use it for a few simple operations and I don't want anything to do with Adobe's new Cloud based services. There's also the cost factor.
Hope this helps somebody else out there...
You are going to struggle once Apple remove support for 32-but apps, sometime soon.
The advice in this thread is misleading. I've used Photoshop CS4 in every version of OS X since I bought it. I was having problems with High Sierra, but Apple fixed the bug in the OS. It works fine for me in High Sierra 10.13.6. In previous versions of 10.13 it was working too but it crashed when trying to save a file.
And what exactly does Photoshop working have to do with InDesign working?
Two completely different applications with completely different code bases.
Well at least we can be absolutely sure it won’t work in Mac OS 10.15 (next year). Apple have promised it.
And everyone will blame Adobe.
Well, obviously it’s Adobe’s fault. Because when Adobe announced the only bus in town was subscriptions, and the bus left, Adobe didn’t wait for their loyal customers who paid their fare for a different bus 10 years ago.