Photoshop: What is the difference between Photoshop CS5 and the version of Photoshop that comes with Creative Suite5.5?

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If I only use Photoshop, why would I want to upgrade to Creative Suite 5.5?
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Photoshop CS5 (Version 12.1 - Which comes as part of Creative Suite 5.5 ) and Photoshop CS5 (Version 12.0.4 - a FREE update for the version of Photoshop which came as a part of Creative Suite 5) are exactly the same in terms of functionality except that 12.1 will support a subscription license and no longer installs Growl (notifications utility).

Both contain the same updates to fix issues, both have the same camera support with Camera Raw 6.x, and both work with the Photoshop Companion Apps.

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Keeping Photoshop Up-To-Date

Photoshop 12.0.4 update for CS5 arrives
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do you have to buy version cs5.5 or can you update free from cs5 ?

Thanks

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
is cs5.5 a version to buy or can you update it free from cs5.
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If you're referring to Photoshop CS5.5 - there is no Photoshop CS5.5 so there's no need to update if you own Photoshop CS5.

If you're referring to Creative Suite 5.5 - it is a paid upgrade (not free) which updates several of the other applications in the Creative Suite. You will need to decide if the benefits from those updates are worth the upgrade price.
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ok , thanks . i guess i'm up to date then ;)

Ronnie
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CS5 doesn't show up in the extension manager. It says it needs CS5.1. Is there a way to overcome this without upgrading to Creative Suite?
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Lisa Webb

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I cannot open images from Photos on my macs to PS5 or PS Elements Editor.. so frustrating.. how can I fix this problem pls
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This is a great conversation that's separate from the main one, so I created a new conversation to continue the discussion.

Please reference the new conversation here: cannot open images from Photos on my macs to PS5 or PS Elements Editor