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EDIT: A housemate has offered me his copy of PS 2015, so for now my problems are solved. Do pitch in with your advice though, I still really appreciate it!

Hey DA! My ancient copy of PS Elements 5 (yeah, ancient) finally decided it doesn't want to be compatible with Windows anymore. I've tried un/re-installing and running in compatibility and admin modes, nothing seems to work. Unfortunately I have a lot of unfinished projects that are in .psd files that I now no longer have access to. I was wondering if you guys could help me out, so I'm going to pose a series of questions:

0) I'm not optimistic but, is there somehow a fix for PSE 5 that'll work for Win10?

1) Is there a cheap or free alternative to Photoshop that can read .psd files? If so, can someone direct me to a safe download?

2) If not, is there a more generic file type that I can convert my .psd's to (with the aim of preserving layers, etc) that will work with free software? (will probably use the PS CC free trial to do the conversion)

3) If no to 1 and 2, is there a safe way to get a cracked copy of a more recent version of PS? (Yes, questionably legal, I know)

4) If that's too objectionable, is there a way to get PS cheaper on a student licence? (this I can potentially do through a roommate)

Cheap or free is preferable, I'm on a tight budget and I can't justify paying for a subscription to a program I only use intermittently. I'm no longer a student so I can't get a student licence through my alma mater

  • Listening to: Whatever
  • Reading: RP posts
  • Watching: Let's Plays
  • Playing: Eclipse Phase, Pathfinder
  • Eating: Homemade curry
  • Drinking: Water


the first SableGear
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
~Art Style: I'm mostly an adapter; I prefer to put my own spin on existing creatures/characters in drawings, sometimes altering existing pictures. I've got a small base of OCs and adopted characters I'm trying to flesh out.
~Writing Style: My fanfic is tangential and expansion-oriented; exploring dimensions of the mythos and characters not obvious in canon. My own stuff is primarily basic fantasy with a touch of the surreal. My poetry is mainly freeverse or has a simple scheme.


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kinokashi Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Student General Artist
Thanks for the watch~+
SableGear Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Christopher-Stoll Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
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PrincessDargon Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi!!! I just wanted to say hi!! How have you been?
SableGear Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! Been alright I guess. Living with the bf, graduated from my uni and trying to find a job. How about you? =)
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for watching :D
VANAD1UM Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for the watch.
I really appreciate it~
TheOwlGoesMoo Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave!
47ness Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
[random, but] I love your icon. ^^ After Dark, right?
SableGear Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Eeyup. The winged toaster is my spirit animal XD
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