Photoshop 5.5 and Windows 7


S

Sheldon

I've been looking everywhere but can't find an answer. Does anybody know if
Photoshop 5.5 is compatible with Windows 7?

Thanks a lot.
 
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relic

Sheldon said:
I've been looking everywhere but can't find an answer. Does anybody know
if Photoshop 5.5 is compatible with Windows 7?

Thanks a lot.
You needed 6.0.1 for XP so I doubt if 5.5 works with W7.
 
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Allen

Sheldon said:
I've been looking everywhere but can't find an answer. Does anybody know if
Photoshop 5.5 is compatible with Windows 7?

Thanks a lot.
Ask on rec.photo.digital, but be prepared for trolls, trolls, and more
trolls.
Allen
 
S

Stewart

I have Adobe Photoshop CS version 8 and it works perfectly on Windows 7.
 
T

Trev

Sheldon said:
I've been looking everywhere but can't find an answer. Does anybody know
if Photoshop 5.5 is compatible with Windows 7?

Thanks a lot.
Depends on what you call compatible. The Aero inter face of windows 7 will
only work with applications that where written to use it That said many
older applications will work fully in Win 7 but the graphics interface will
revert to classic view as was in Win 98. I Dont have %.5 to try but I do
have Paint shop pro from 7 to X3 Bar X1 working fine so I expect PS will
too.
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Trev said:
Depends on what you call compatible. The Aero inter face of windows 7
will only work with applications that where written to use it That
said many older applications will work fully in Win 7 but the
graphics interface will revert to classic view as was in Win 98. I
Dont have %.5 to try but I do have Paint shop pro from 7 to X3 Bar X1
working fine so I expect PS will too.
I am running Paint Shop Pro 5.03, which predates Windows 2000, on my 64
bit Windows 7 with no problem. I am using Windows Classic graphics
throughout the system, so I don't know about interacting with Aero.
 
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Tony

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Hello there,
Have you checked compatibility?
Just an FYI for you.
It is always best to check with the software manufacturer FIRST. They will tell you if they have tested the product and the version, as well as whether or not it will work with Windows 7.
Check out the Windows 7 Compatibility site: (There you will find out about hardware and software compatibilty.)
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/en-us/default.aspx
There is a pulldown from which you can choose "hardware" and "software".
There are also some great articles, instructional videos and such to help with your Windows 7 at our Springboard site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/default.aspx
In any event a lot of the times, Vista drivers will work in lieu of Windows 7 drivers, however, it's not 100%!
As stated previously, it's best to have the Windows 7 certified drivers installed.
Microsoft does have an official Windows 7 Support Forum located here http://tinyurl.com/9fhdl5 . It is supported by product specialists as well as engineers and support teams. You may want to check the threads available there for additional assitance and support.
 
Check out the Windows 7 Compatibility site: (There you will find out about hardware and software compatibilty.)
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/en-us/default.aspx
There is a pulldown from which you can choose "hardware" and "software"
Thanks again,
John M.
Microsoft Windows Client Support
 
G

gumby patrol

You needed 6.0.1 for XP so I doubt if 5.5 works with W7.
If that's true then why does my PS 4.01 work perfectly on XP? It won't
install to 64bit OS though due to having a 16bit installer.
 
G

gumby patrol

I've been looking everywhere but can't find an answer. Does anybody know if
Photoshop 5.5 is compatible with Windows 7?

Thanks a lot.
If it doesn't just use GIMP for free, 95% the same thing as PS. I use PS
4.01 on XP but use GIMP on Vista and Win7. I'm not spending big bucks
for PS again. I find more useful photo tools in my Dynamic Photo HDR
v4.0 than PS which cost me only $49.99. PS is for pro printshops more
than photographers and there are other apps for photographers for a lot
less that you can buy or even download for free. I only ever bougth
Photoshop because I was studying Desktop Publishing at the time and got
the student's price.
 
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gumby patrol

I am running Paint Shop Pro 5.03, which predates Windows 2000, on my 64
bit Windows 7 with no problem. I am using Windows Classic graphics
throughout the system, so I don't know about interacting with Aero.
No app needs aero compat to be able to work on Win7 or Vista even with
aero enabled. I have plenty of apps that predate aero that run as they
always did with aero enabled. Windows draws the app frame borders and
not the app itself unless it's some app that runs full screen and has
its own customized GUI. Problem with some older apps is they have 16bit
code or installers which you can't use on 64bit OS.
 
X

X

I've been looking everywhere but can't find an answer. Does anybody know if
Photoshop 5.5 is compatible with Windows 7?

Thanks a lot.
Can't speak for photoshop, but I've got programs from the late 90's
that work fine on 64 bit Windows 7 complete with aero effects. I had a
little trouble installing them properly at first, so I did it this
way.

Type run in the startup box. Click on run and type msconfig. Click OK.
Go to the startup tab and uncheck everything including your virus
checker. Reboot. Install your programs. Right click on the programs.
Click Properties. Click compatibilities. Set programs to run in
windows 95 mode. This should work on any non 16 bit programs. Most of
those were written prior to 1995. I believe Adobe 5.5 is from 1999.

Don't forget to type run and msconfig and go back into the startup tab
and put the check mark back for your virus checker and any other
programs you want in startup mode when you reboot.

Let us know if it works.
 
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Quilljar

I find that Photoshop 5.0 works fine with Win 7. It does not install into
the registry but just works directly.
 

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