Photoshop: Can I upgrade student/academic edition?

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Can I update a student/academic edition of Photoshop if I am no longer a student? I purchased CS4 Web Premium but only want to update Photoshop. Am I allowed to use the upgrade version of Photoshop CS5?
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Brian,

You can upgrade a previous version of the Student/Teacher edition of Photoshop to the non-academic version of the current version of Photoshop (CS5) for the normal upgrade price. From the Student and Teacher Edition FAQ:

Can I upgrade my Adobe Student and Teacher Edition software?
Adobe Student and Teacher Edition software can be upgraded to a commercial version when the user is no longer a student or teacher.

That said, Adobe does not offer an upgrade from an Adobe Creative Suite to a single point product. This has been an official policy since Adobe introduced the Creative Suite in order to offer deep discounts on Adobe products when purchasing as a Suite.

I'll shoot you an email with more details.