Installing Photoshop CS5 – shall I keep CS3…?

Adobe photoshopHello everyone, it is Thursday already! The time flies ๐Ÿ™‚

Quite often I get asked this question from people on my Photoshop courses:

” I have just installed a new version of Photoshop (CS5 or CS4) and I still have CS3 installed. I don’t need both versions. Shall I remove CS3? Is it safe to uninstall it?”

Yes, you can uninstall previous versions of Photoshop, the new version is not dependent on the old version. You can safely uninstall it. You ย may want to deactivate it before you uninstall so you could install it again if you need it later on.

If you use an old computer, try CS5 or CS4 out first and see if you are happy with it. It may not run that well on the old hardware, it is being optimized for new hardware in computers.

To De-activate it, go to Help -> Deactivate… ย in Photoshop.

Just to confirm once again, multiple versions of Adobe software can co-exist without any issues. This means that you do not need to uninstall CS3 (CS4) if you want to install CS5.

I hope it helps ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great day!

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