Installing the original Creative Suite in 2011.
I often mention to friends that my favorite version of Photoshop was probably 7. It had pretty much everything I needed and nothing I didn’t. Here I am finding myself installing the original Adobe Creative Suite on my daughter’s iMac so she can use it. It’s sad that none of the current offerings (Photoshop Elements, Pixelmator, etc.) really worked for what she was looking for and I realized that digging into my old installers was the way to go. Plus what great nostalgia as I watch the old installer splashscreens go by.
I use Adobe Web Premium CS5 now at work everyday. But if you asked me the standout features that made it worthwhile to upgrade, I couldn’t really tell you. I know one version was that they added the ability to hit the Delete key to delete a layer in Photoshop. That was my favorite feature for one of them.
So watching as this installer loads up and seeing that Photoshop still has it’s own browser instead of the abysmal Bridge, I may have to change my opinion that Photoshop CS was my favorite. We’ll see.