View Full Version : buying photoshop 5.5

04 April 2003, 01:08 PM
I don't think I need all the upgrades that 6 and 7 offer and thought I'd save some money and buy a copy of 5.5, amazon used to have it but don't seem to anymore, does anyone know where I can obtain a copy of photoshop 5.5?

04 April 2003, 01:26 PM
Did you try eBay?

And I would have to say that I don't recomend this, but to each his own.

04 April 2003, 03:10 PM
yeah, i found this place to.. shaye (

04 April 2003, 01:24 PM

I do recomend to purchase 5.5 instead versions 6 or 7. Adobe is trying, again to change the world, and has changed the way that v6 and v7 handle the alpha channel. (probably just to promote an unknown commercial interest).

PS6 and PS7 can not, any longer, to modify the alpha channel and then saving the file with modified alpha channel This is the basic requirement for composing purposes, is perfectly handled by PS 5. This is true for many for formats like .tga, .png and many others except for .psd and .tif (?).

To be able to handle alpha channel in PS7, Adobe is offering an patch update to v7.05 in theirs web site. But, as expected, due to those obscure commercial interests, there is no way to apply the patch.

Does anybody knows any modern Photoshop replacement, able to handle alpha channels correctly ?

Thanks in advance


pd. In order to reinstall PS 5.5 you have to remove PS6 completly, not leaving any .dll of it. This is not a requirement for PS7

04 April 2003, 03:35 PM
what kind OS do you using? I think that this is important thing before you using photoshop.i also using MACOS9.2.2 with Photoshop5.5 recently.

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