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Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Standard

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (3.57 GB)
MD5: a05a5b2e5709727ee3d20c3a8f159f5f
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Adobe_CS4_Design_Std_Content.dmg (230.44 MB)
MD5: 9a5736d967cc57a9293b77cb890f0490
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Learning_CS4.iso (384.48 MB)
MD5: 6a0d4f7233052cb38d733f6c14d3cb6b
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (104.64 MB)
MD5: b81cca8a1bbe766539e44849035a9236
For Mac OS X
This app works with: QEMU

The basic version of the fourth CS release, usable as 30-day trial or with a valid serial.

Though the Adobe Creative Suite is no longer supported by Adobe, and Adobe has informed all previous customers that their licenses have been withdrawn, activation servers for CS4 should still be online at the time in which this was uploaded (Aug 2019).

Creative Suite 4 Design Standard Serial Number: 1327-0463-1476-9094-2757-6555

Architecture: PPC (Carbonized) x86 (Intel:Mac)

Officially supports PowerPC G5 and Intel Macs.

Unofficially works great on the later PowerPC 7450 G4s, such as the aluminum PowerBook, G4 Mac Mini and iBook G4.


by SPINNLESDAMORON2 - 2021, January 19 - 9:12pm

Would somebody upload either Premiere or Flash CS4 on here? I'm trying my best to be patient, but I feel like nobody's actually listening to my requests.

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by Duality - 2021, January 17 - 10:53pm

The comments below are kind of old, but since I was called out...

My interest in Adobe is pretty low when we're talking about the warmed-over, MacApp derived, somehow slower with every release state of Adobe software after 1998. Lightroom in its earliest iterations may be the only exception, but that too got saddled with Adobe sloth and invasive DRM over time.

From what I remember, CS4 was mostly useful for InDesign CS4's ability to export to a portable XML format called IDML. Before that, InDesign documents were never backward compatible and were a real pain for any office to manage. The rest of the improvements were to make Flash look more like Illustrator, and some necessary improvements to the video apps across the board. Every app also got a new UI built on Flash, which I wasn't thrilled about at the time or now.

There are other CS4 collections. The Macromedia apps (Flash, Fireworks, Dreamweaver) don't have any remarkable changes. The video apps are mostly Final Cut Studio imitations with fewer features up until the CC releases, and still falling short in some areas.

I don't know, I don't think people who used CS5/5.5/6 really miss them any more than CS3 or the design parts of CS4. When people come to the Garden offering to upload them, they're typically younger users that didn't have to suffer with Adobe for work.

Flash CS4 might be interesting, but I think the rest of the suite is largely outclassed by vintage Final Cut Pro 6/7 and Logic Pro 8/9.

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by 24bit - 2020, January 3 - 8:03pm

Maybe Duality has something more to tell here.
Sure the Master Collection would be the one from the collectors point of view, but it may be hard to find these days. Lets hope folks downloaded while the stuff was available.
Anyway the DL were always separate ones for Mac or Windows, afaik.

Guess we could make an exception when anybody wants to upload the Windows versions of CS, but thats only me thinking so. Smile

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by Jatoba - 2020, January 3 - 7:03pm

I was wondering about the following regarding CS4:

- Does this also include the Windows counterpart, or are these Mac only?

- If the "Design Standard" version of CS is the "basic" version, what is the full/complete version called, and what extra programs/features does it have beyond what Design Standard offers? [Edit: Plain ol' Wikipedia has a table that nicely answers that one.]

- Do we have the full/complete version in the Garden under some different name yet? [Edit: CS4 Master Collection, specifically.]

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by Jatoba - 2019, August 24 - 8:24pm

Not bad, that gets Leopard PPC covered. So combined with the publicly-available Little Snitch 1.2.4 for Tiger and lower, that gets OS X PPC covered. (Or Little Snitch 2.5.4 for both for those with a license.)

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by Protocol 7 - 2019, August 24 - 12:20pm

TCPBlock is another option for PPC. I used it back in the day.

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by Jatoba - 2019, August 22 - 5:13am

I discovered LuLu yesterday, and while awesome, it's in dire need of Mac PPC binaries! Thankfully both Hands off! and Little Snitch are there (the latter having a free PPC-only version, whose working serial can be found in the official website).

Also, thanks for the great work, 24bit and Duality! More abandonware preserved now. Smile

Edit: Just discovered Hands Off! is Intel-only, even as far back as version 1.x, if not even the earlier releases. Ugh. Well, that settles which of the two (Little Snitch & Hands Off!) is the clear winner. Smile

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by 24bit - 2019, August 21 - 11:21am

Thanks for the brushing up Duality!
Given that the activation servers are still online, it should be addressed that disconnecting your Mac from the net is a MUST, if you plan to put in the serial above.
A firewall blocking outgoing connections should do too, for those here knowing what they are doing. Smile
Little Snitch, Hands Off! and Lulu for the Intel rigs come to mind.
If the activation server gets hold of the serial, it will become blacklisted in an instant.

Lulu is open source and donation ware: