What is Adobe Photoshop CS4 Portable?

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What is Adobe Photoshop CS4 Portable?
Beware of computer viruses in the unofficial Adobe CS4 Portable (Adobe Systems Incorporated)

Adobe Photoshop CS4 Portable is a pocket-sized version of the Photoshop CS4 design program. Marketed as being smaller and faster than the original, CS4 Portable is available as a free download. The program is not an official Adobe product; it is a cracked version of the licensed program. As such, it is not legal, may not work correctly and could carry viruses or malware. Never download or use pirated software, because this is illegal in the UK and can lead to a criminal conviction.

Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop is a leading graphics editing software package manufactured by Adobe Systems. The software is used by graphic designers, artists, web designers and photographers. It is one of the most robust photo editing and digital art creation packages available and is used by both amateurs and professionals. Recent versions have moved from a basic numbered release system to the company's Creative Suite (CS) brand.

Adobe Photoshop CS4 Portable

The official Photoshop CS4 software is resource heavy and expensive to buy. CS4 Portable is a cracked version. This means that a user of the software has, at some point, taken a copy of the original and stripped it down to its component parts. Areas that are not deemed to be necessary or useful, such as Help files, may have been removed.

Cracking problems

Different versions of CS4 Portable are available. In some cases, the cracking process may have removed vital components and a download may not come with all the functionality of the original. It may simply not work at all. This is illegal software and, as such, Adobe does not provide support for users. These downloads, and often the sites on which they are hosted, are not considered trustworthy. This could cause serious issues for your computer and its security as downloads and sites may contain viruses, malware and exploits.


Never use cracked, pirated software on your computer. Instead, buy the official version from Adobe or consider a legitimate freeware alternative. You can use the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) as a viable alternative to Photoshop. This is legal open-source software which is free to download and use. Originally developed 17 years ago, the program offers similar functions to Photoshop and is constantly being developed and upgraded by its users by means of a plug-in system.

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