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  1. Thomas Green

    Are there any benchmarks out for Photoshop CS5 64-bit vs. 32-bit? Thanks

    • Yes there are, good question. As mentioned above, Photoshop CS5 will run in either environment but is significantly faster in 64-bit. As for benchmarks, five tests were run recently comparing Photoshop CS5 64-bit to Photoshop CS4 32-bit. The CS5 speeds were 1.4 to 2.4 times faster than the same operations in CS4.

  2. SteveM

    Was there anything covered about the new Flash Catalyst and Flash Builder in cs5 ?

  3. jessie

    How about graphics cards in other apps–Photoshop CS5 etc?

  4. Moet

    Where can i download cs4 or cs3 trials for adobe after effects and premiere pro? I have a 32 bit os and i cannot download from adobe’s website because there is a cs5 version on it – and it says after effects and premiere cs5 are for 64 bit os only. I really need help, I need to download the cs4 or cs3 trials.

    • We have contacted Adobe about this as it is an excellent inquiry. As outlined above, the CS4 versions of Premiere Pro and After Effects are provided when you buy CS5, for use if needed in 32-bit environments. But if you’re still on 32-bit and just want to try out Premiere or After Effects, then your options are less clear as Adobe is no longer showing the CS4 trials as available. However there is some good news as some other sites like Softpedia do still offer the trial versions of Premiere Pro CS4 and After Effects CS4 for download. So hopefully Adobe will expand how they manage this situation for customers but right now it’s easier to get the older versions from other trusted sources.

  5. Anthony Damiani

    The download link on Softpedia takes you to Adobe’s CS5 trial download now, no luck there.

    • You’re right Anthony, thank you – it does appear those links flipped over to CS5 sometime in the past few days since we last tested them… The official word from Adobe is that CS4 trials and downloads are no longer offered, but Premiere Pro CS4 and After Effects CS4 are included in the CS5 suite editions as outlined in the Q&A above. CS5 will continue to be the best choice for most needs, but we’re still working to try to get CS4 be more widely available for these types of special situations, and will post any updates here.

    • @Moet, @Anthony

      Good news: We’ve located a complete set of authentic CS4 trials (all products) still available for download in multiple languages from Adobe servers, and have collected them together in single new post here

  6. J. Chu

    What will be the cost for upgrading the 32 bit CS5 Extended Student Edition to a 64 bit version? Thanks, jc.

  7. @J. Chu, you said “CS5 Extended” so presuming that means Photoshop Extended… Within CS5 don’t have to upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit for Photoshop – both versions come in the same box or download, and you can choose which one you want to install and run (or both).

  8. I cant seem to find any trial version of Dreamweaver CS5 64 bit versions? Are these available anywhere or Dreamweaver CS5 is available in 32 bit only?

    For those who might have used the 64 bit version is there any significant perfomance gains?

  9. Hi @Beaton, there isn’t a 64-bit version of Dreamweaver CS5, it’s available in 32-bit only as you guessed…

    There are three products with 64-bit considerations in Creative Suite 5: After Effects CS5 and Premiere Pro CS5 are 64-bit only (but you can still download the 32-bit CS4 versions if you need them), and Photoshop CS5 comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit flavors. For Photoshop CS5’s 64-bit version, the performance is markedly better than the 32-bit version, according to recent benchmarks.

    All the remaining CS5 apps are 32-bit, but will run and work fine in 64-bit environments.

  10. johnny

    Hi..
    will there be coming also a version of 32-bit Adobe After Effects CS5??

    • According to Adobe there isn’t a 32-bit version of After Effects CS5… The full reasons why are given here.

      But if you purchase a suite edition, either CS5 Production Premium or CS5 Master Collection, you’ll receive both After Effects CS5 and After Effects CS4 – two versions to cover all possible installation scenarios (and also both Premiere Pro CS5 and Premiere Pro CS4).

      Production Premium itself is a pretty nice deal in this case as it includes seven major CS5 applications but costs less than two of them. Plus you get two CS4 apps included now as well… See our new post about this here.

      Note that the lack of 32-bit support is more of a Windows factor and does not affect the majority of Mac computers that use Intel processors (see the full system requirements).

  11. LARRY G

    is student version CS5 the same as regular full version?

    • Yes, the features and functionality of all Adobe CS5 student and teacher editions are exactly the same as the regular commercial versions… The same goes for other Adobe products like Lightroom, Elements, Acrobat, etc.

      The only differences are the product licensing terms and the deeply discounted prices, up to 80% off. Note that no coupon or voucher code is required for the cost savings, just confirming eligibility.

      Thanks for your question Larry, it’s one we’ve seen before so good to get it up here.

  12. Jamie

    This may seem like a silly question, but I don’t know much about computers and how to tell if certain programs will work on my pc. I need to download Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop (all CS5 versions) on either my PC or my sister’s Mac. My school has these CS5 programs on Mac desktops. Would I be able open up documents that I saved in my PC (laptop) CS5 versions on the Mac desktops that also have CS5 without any problems? The reason why I’m asking this is because I’ll eventually have to print projects at school from the Mac desktops. I’m wondering if I should download these programs on my pc or my sister’s mac (laptop). As far as I can tell, I’m pretty sure my sister’s mac and my pc have the system requirements needed for these programs. Hopefully you can help me in my decision.

  13. rita swinford

    I recently upgraded my Windows to WIN7 and CS5. I am attached to the Nik Software apps and most do not work in 64-bit. So I am using CS5 32-bit to get by. The systems designer who built my computer is telling me I have to pick either 32-bit or 64-bit; that using Silver Efex Pro and CS5 in 32-bit mode with a 64-bit environment will create instability.

    Wondering what you think re: my ability to continue using both.

    Thank you.

    • Hi Rita, thanks for your question. If you have a 64-bit operating system, you should be able to run as many 32-bit applications as you like without difficulty… For years, there were very few 64-bit applications out there, and most 64-bit operating systems ran only 32-bit software because that’s all there was. So that is very well tried and tested, and you can definitely run most of CS5 and any plug-ins in 32-bit mode on a 64-bit Windows platform.

      The only thing that might be uncertain is if you were to try to run 64-bit versions of CS5 applications with 32-bit plugins, don’t think that would work but maybe it’s evident. Fortunately most plug-in makers are gradually updating their products to 64-bit. For example, Nik Software says, “We are currently working on [64-bit versions of] the remaining plug-ins and will make those available free of charge to registered customers as they become available. Registered customers will be notified of the availability of 64-bit versions by email, including instructions on how to access the updated versions.”

  14. Me

    I am not following the way they justify no 32-bit version of P Pro or AE. I get why they want to go to 64, but some of us can’t afford to just go get another OS on top of the CS5 suite. You save up for the CS5 and find out your OS doesn’t work with it so what do you do? Was it really that hard to do with CS4 that when you rushed out CS5 it just was to overwhelming to put out a 32 bit compatibility. I’m not talking plugins here, I’m talking OS. You just eliminated a whole lot of amateurs who were loyal to Adobe but can’t “just upgrade the whole system” to meet TWO of the programs offered by Adobe. And why would I upgrade to CS5 and keep CS4, it’s better to just stick with CS4 across the board.

    • Greetings and appreciate your thoughts. There are others who have expressed similar sentiment, and it was no doubt a very difficult decision for Adobe. If your system is not 64-bit-ready, then you can’t run the two new video products in CS5. But, it could take more time and money to upgrade your hardware after upgrading your software. Adobe tried to soften the blow by providing the (32-bit) CS4 versions of AE and PP free when you buy the CS5 suites, but if you already have CS4 then that doesn’t further help.

      Ultimately, Adobe felt they needed to push upwards to advance the state-of-the-art, as detailed in the page below. Eventually, of course, everyone will have 64-bit systems and the question will fade… But it might be not until CS6 is released that we see that.

      Adobe: The Advantages of a 64-bit After Effects

  15. Jacquie

    I am interested in purchasing the CS5 Design Standard. I have 2 computers at home, both are Windows 7, but one is 64 bit and the other 32 bit. Will this CS5 work on both systems or do I have to purchase 2 separate CS5’s, one for each system?

  16. manish

    Is there difference between Adobe InDesign CS5 (32 bit) and Adobe InDesign CS5 (64 bit)?

  17. Why doesn’t Premiere Pro CS5 run in XP 64bit?

  18. Graham

    Hi everyone.

    I want to get adobe after effects. Im totally new to all of this and i dont know whats the difference is between cs4 and cs5 etc. The basic information ill tell you. I have a windows 7 32bit. I think i was told you need video editing sofware to use adobe after effects, am i right? if so, im thinking of buying premiere pro or sony vegas movie studio hd. Because i only have the basic windows moviemaker. But the reason why i want adobe after effects is because i was to make those really cool intros. I make many Youtube videos and i would love to be able to make the cool intros i see people have done on youtube and in the description box they would say adobe after effects. So that is what brought me here. Can anyone point me in the right direction please. Thank you in advance.

    -Graham

  19. Graham

    Thank you ProDesign for the great answer and and quick reply.

    All the best,

    -Graham

  20. I am running CS5 on a 32bit COE environment and find that the programs crash all the time. I was going to change to a 64bit COE but from reading everything above it sounds like it might not make any difference. and then only way around this is going to be to change to a 64 bit standalone computer. Has anyone else had this problem?

  21. Ken Codeglia

    When people send me files to edit, more and more I get .mov files. Or, once my project is edited, people are requesting .mov files.

    Would you talk about Premiere Pro and its ability to import and export .mov files? I want it to be easy and maintain quality.

  22. Larry Robinson

    I tried everything to download after effects cs4 even though i was signed in and ad blockers off.

  23. monica

    I currently have a G5 iMac (pre-intel) which is still a great machine, but won’t run CS5. I am looking to get CS5 Design Standard — I don’t need the web applications. I also have MacBook Pro that is about 3 years old; model A1260. It has 2.5 Hz Intel Core2 Duo, OS X 10.5.8, 3GB RAM. I don’t know what video card is in the machine. It has a DVD drive, but I am unsure if it can read the dual-layer DVDs as listed in the system requirements.

    Do you know if the MacBook can run CS5? Could I hook up an external monitor and use the MacBook to run CS5 Design Standard in a desktop set-up?, Do you think I can use my old iMac as a monitor, or am I better off getting a new computer? Thanks in advance for your reply.

    • Hi Monica, from the specs you’ve described on your MacBook, it should be able to run CS5, provided you have enough available disk space…

      However, you should probably find out about your graphics card and resolution (ask your vendor or Apple) and check against Adobe’s complete system requirements for CS5 to make sure.

      If your DVD drive for some reason will not read the application disks, no problem – just download the free trial instead and activate it with your purchased serial number (it’s the same software). But be sure to make a backup copy of the downloaded installation files for future use if needed.

      On your last question, there’s no reason you couldn’t use an external monitor (or two), provided your system hardware and video card support it, and you meet the minimum display resolution given in the system requirements linked above.

      Hope this helps!

  24. steve

    I wanted to install a trial version 64-bit os, but it keeps asking for the disk, do y’all wanna send me a trial CD?

  25. Ryan

    I am trying to install CS5 Design Standard to a Windows XP computer that is already upgraded to the 3rd upgrade package, but the computer will not even read the installation CD for CS5.

    Is there an extra driver that I can download that will allow me to install from the CD, or would the best way be to install a trial of CS5 from the adobe website and enter the serial number for the full version afterwards?

    any help would be greatly appreciated. I believe the computer is running on a 64-bit, and there is over 40 GB of memory available on the hard drive.

    Thanks!

    • Hello Steve, it’s rare to find Windows XP in a 64-bit version, but that doesn’t really matter in your case because nothing in CS5 Design Standard requires it.

      If your CD drive isn’t working, that’s a little beyond the scope of what we can help you with here – but definitely you can download and install any Adobe trial software you like directly from the Internet without needing a CD or DVD drive, and just enter your purchased serial number to permanently activate it.

      Not sure which exact version you need, so see here for the following: the CS5 trials or the CS5.5 trials.

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