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Old 01-03-2010, 05:31 AM
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Installation help needed


I work on an imac with Snow Leopard and had used until now Photoshop Elements 4.0. I just bought Photoshop CS4 and now some questions:

1. Do I have to uninstall Elements before I install CS4? I would like to keep it as the children use it.

2. I have a plugin from nik-software (Viveza) in Elements. Can I just copy the plugin over to the plugin folder of CS4?

3. I have downloaded CS4 and normally my browser stores the dmg at the desktop. In this case it put the dmg into the applications folder. I have not installed cs4 yet - should I move the dmg to the desktop or can I keep it in the application folder? Why did it end up there in the first place, the preferences of Firefox still say - "store at desktop"

Thank you in advance and a Happy New Year

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Old 01-03-2010, 12:52 PM
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Re: Installation help needed

Nobody said anything, so here is my limited take.

Question 1: No
Question 2: probably, just try.

For Question 3 you may want to go to the Adobe Forum:

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Old 01-03-2010, 02:25 PM
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Re: Installation help needed

1. No. Even with the full version of PS, you can have every version from 5.0 thru CS4 installed at the same time on your computer, although you can only have one version running at any point in time.
2. I have not used Viveza however, in almost all plugins (i.e. the *.8bf file) can be placed in the plugin folder of PS and it will should work fine. Some plugin come with an installer that allow you to access a user guide and activate them from the start menu. These extras will not necessarily be available to you when you just drop the plug in executable into the plugin folder.
3. I am not a Mac user but my understanding was that a dmg was an image file which should be different from the actual program installer. Perhaps a member who is a Mac user can help you.
Regards, Murray
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Old 01-03-2010, 03:56 PM
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Re: Installation help needed

You purchased a download version? First thing I would do is compress (zip) the dmg file and burn it to disk for a backup.

I don't know why it downloaded to your apps folder, but put it out on the desktop, double click and let it install PS. Have your SN handy. The first time you launch it you will have to activate it. It may ask or you my find "Activate" in the PS help menu.
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Old 01-04-2010, 12:02 PM
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Re: Installation help needed


thank you all for your advice. Everything is working.

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