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Old 04-01-2008, 05:40 PM
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CS2 v. CS3 installation

I have a bit of a dilemma about Photoshop CS3. I currently have CS2 with Dreamweaver CS3. I do a few websites as an avocation and I really like the CS2 gif animations that export to Flash in ImageReady. Clearly CS3 standard or extended do not have ImageReady nor its equivalents in gif and Flash functions. Most of the work i do is in restoration of old (ancient) family photos circa 1860 and up through the 1940's or so. I really like many of the new selection features, interface etc. of CS3.

My question is, "Am I able to upgrade to CS3 standard and keep CS2 on the same machine (Windows XP) just for those times where I need certain features? Or, do I need to find another solution." I do not want to fork out another $300 (Adobe Fireworks) for additional program just for the animation and gif features.

Any thoughts about the upgrade issue?

Thanks Tom Wright
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:44 PM
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Re: CS2 v. CS3 installation

Tom, you can keep every copy of PS ever released on your computer at the same time. You can run previous versions with no problem. They co-exist fine, as long as you do not try to run two versions at the same time. BTW, while Image Ready is no longer included as a separate application, I think mosty of its functionality was integrated into CS3.
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Old 04-01-2008, 10:24 PM
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Re: CS2 v. CS3 installation

Tom I have both PhotoshopCS2 + CS3 on the same XP Box and have not had any Problems.

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Old 04-02-2008, 12:19 AM
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Re: CS2 v. CS3 installation

Thank you thats what I thought. But when it comes to ImageReady some functions were farmed out to Fireworks and Dreamweaver and others. Adobe has a list of where to find the features.

Thanks so much for your insight.

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