Photoshop CS4

ThoRob

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I have recently purchased a new laptop from PC Specialist with the intention of transferring my licenced copy of Photoshop CS4 onto it.
I purchased my original copy as a direct download from Adobe.

In the past I have always gone to my Adobe account and re-downloaded it from there then deactivated it on my old PC and used my key to activate in on the new PC.

However this time I went to my account and the download option has dissipated. After a bit of googling it appears Adobe no longer allow you to re-download anything before CS5.
Does anyone know where I can safely download a copy (I presume my key will still work) otherwise is there a way to transfer the copy I have on my old pc onto the laptop?

I cannot afford to pay for the monthly subscription they now charge and I am perfectly happy and familiar with CS4.

I hugely appreciate any help you can give me.

Chassis & Display
Lafité Series: 15.6" Matte Full HD 60Hz 72% NTSC LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
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Intel® Core™ i5 Quad Core Processor i5-1135G7 (2.4GHz, 4.2GHz Turbo)
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16GB Corsair 2933MHz SODIMM DDR4 (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
Integrated Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
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Memory Card Reader
Integrated Micro-SD Memory Card Reader
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1 x 65W AC Adaptor
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre Cloverleaf UK Power Cable
Battery
1 x Lafité Battery 53WH
Sound Card
2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack
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WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 + BT 5.0
USB/Thunderbolt Options
1 x USB 3.1 PORT (Type C) + 2 x USB 3.1 PORTS + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT
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15" LAFITÉ SERIES UK KEYBOARD
Operating System
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Operating System Language
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Windows Recovery Media
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Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
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Tech Air 15.6 Classic Toploading Case
Keyboard & Mouse
INTEGRATED 2 BUTTON TOUCHPAD MOUSE
Webcam
INTEGRATED 1MP HD WEBCAM
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3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
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Build Time
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Welcome Book
PCSpecialist Welcome Book - United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland
Price: £0.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/lafiteV-15/h2gPNX9s!d/
 

Martinr36

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I have recently purchased a new laptop from PC Specialist with the intention of transferring my licenced copy of Photoshop CS4 onto it.
I purchased my original copy as a direct download from Adobe.

In the past I have always gone to my Adobe account and re-downloaded it from there then deactivated it on my old PC and used my key to activate in on the new PC.

However this time I went to my account and the download option has dissipated. After a bit of googling it appears Adobe no longer allow you to re-download anything before CS5.
Does anyone know where I can safely download a copy (I presume my key will still work) otherwise is there a way to transfer the copy I have on my old pc onto the laptop?

I cannot afford to pay for the monthly subscription they now charge and I am perfectly happy and familiar with CS4.

I hugely appreciate any help you can give me.

Chassis & Display
Lafité Series: 15.6" Matte Full HD 60Hz 72% NTSC LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i5 Quad Core Processor i5-1135G7 (2.4GHz, 4.2GHz Turbo)
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair 2933MHz SODIMM DDR4 (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
Integrated Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
1st M.2 SSD Drive
512GB INTEL® 670p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 3000MB/sR | 1600MB/sW)
Memory Card Reader
Integrated Micro-SD Memory Card Reader
AC Adaptor
1 x 65W AC Adaptor
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre Cloverleaf UK Power Cable
Battery
1 x Lafité Battery 53WH
Sound Card
2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack
Wireless Network Card
WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 + BT 5.0
USB/Thunderbolt Options
1 x USB 3.1 PORT (Type C) + 2 x USB 3.1 PORTS + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT
Keyboard Language
15" LAFITÉ SERIES UK KEYBOARD
Operating System
NO OPERATING SYSTEM REQUIRED
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
NO RECOVERY MEDIA REQUIRED
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Firefox™
Carry Case
Tech Air 15.6 Classic Toploading Case
Keyboard & Mouse
INTEGRATED 2 BUTTON TOUCHPAD MOUSE
Webcam
INTEGRATED 1MP HD WEBCAM
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 8 to 10 working days
Welcome Book
PCSpecialist Welcome Book - United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland
Price: £0.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/lafiteV-15/h2gPNX9s!d/
if you can't sort it then check out affinity photo, about £40 one off payment
 

SpyderTracks

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There's an old site with links to the old trial packages which you should be able to license correctly to switch to the full package.


EDIT: Just additionally, proof that prodesigntools are an official adobe partner and safe to use:


Failing that, the official stance is to use the original CD.

You can also buy Photoshop Elements which is currently on sale for $70 one off payment, no subscription:

 

ThoRob

Bronze Level Poster
Unfortunately I purchased it as a direct download so don't have the original CD. Thanks for the link I will try it when I get home in the morning.
I did buy the Luminar 4 / AI humble bundle so failing all else I may have to learn how to use that. Has anyone used both Photoshop and Luminar? How do they compare?
 

ThoRob

Bronze Level Poster
There's an old site with links to the old trial packages which you should be able to license correctly to switch to the full package.


EDIT: Just additionally, proof that prodesigntools are an official adobe partner and safe to use:


Failing that, the official stance is to use the original CD.

You can also buy Photoshop Elements which is currently on sale for $70 one off payment, no subscription:

Worked perfectly thanks
 

RichLan564

Well-known member
if you can't sort it then check out affinity photo, about £40 one off payment
I second this, I'm using Affinity Designer and Photo. Adobe subscription model is ridiculous for non professionals, i use Davinci Resolve (paid version) and Exposure X instead of Lightroom, i think all in it was around £400 and i own it for ever, for what would have been 6 months of Adobe subscription, a no brainer for a rank amateur such as me!
 
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