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Install Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended for Mac from the UW Network

NOTE: Functional knowledge and use of this application is the responsibility of the user.


The University of Wyoming is a program member of Adobe’s Open Options Contractual Licensing Program (CLP). As a member, UW is able to secure volume pricing on various Adobe products. This significantly reduces the costs incurred by UW departments and colleges. Further information on this program, product descriptions and pricing, the eligibility requirements, and the necessary steps for attaining a license to a specific Adobe product can be found on the UW Adobe CLP License Web page (

For ease of installation of some Adobe applications, Information Technology (IT) provides network installation points. These network locations are restricted to UWYO domain accounts. Adobe applications are fee-based, so access to the network location will not be granted until a departmental IDR or procurement card (P-card) payment is received by IT.

Minimum System Requirements for Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended for Mac

  • Multicore Intel processor
  • Mac OS X v.10.5.7 or v10.6
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 2GB of available hard-disk space (additional free space required during installation)
  • 1024x768 monitor resolution (1280x800 recommended) with qualified hardware – accelerated OpenGL graphics card, 16-bit color, and 256MG of VRAM
  • Some GPU-accelerated features require graphics support for Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0
  • QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for multimedia features
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services


  1. Accessing the Network Installation Point for Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended for Mac

    1. Select the Go menu, and click Connect to Server...
    2. In the Connect to Server... window, in the Server Address: box, type smb://$ and click Connect.
      NOTE: Make sure that you have typed the correct slashes (i.e. / and not \).
    3. In the window asking for your name and password, enter your UWYO domain username in the Name field and enter your UWYO domain password in the Password field, and click OK.
    4. Double-click the Photoshop_12_1_LS1.dmg file in the ADOBEPHOTOSHOPCS5MAC$ window to mount the Illustrator image to your Desktop.
  2. Installing Adobe Illustrator CS5 Extended for Mac

    1. In the resulting Adobe Photoshop CS5 window, double-click Adobe Photoshop CS5.
    2. In the Adobe Photoshop CS5 window, double-click Install.
    3. In the Welcome window, read the license agreement, and click Accept.
    4. In the Enter Serial Number window, enter the serial number you were given when the license was purchased, and click Next.
    5. In the Enter an Adobe ID window, click Next.
    6. In the Install Options window, select your components to be installed (all are checked by default), and click Install.
    7. If you are prompted for another username and password, this is the information for your local computer. Enter in the username and password for the account that has administrator rights on your computer in order to install the software.
    8. In the Thank You window, click Done.



Reviewed: 0710 By: AH, GG

Additional help with the installation and configuration of
UW-supported software is available:
Contact the IT Help Desk at 766-HELP (4357), option 1
Contact the IT Help Desk at 766-HELP (4357), option 1
Come to the student computer lab in the lobby of the
Information Technology Center.

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