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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Simplest way to crack Photoshop CS3 Beta and get rid of the trial period

Here is how to crack Photoshop CS3 and get rid of the trial period:

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Done!! That's all it takes to crack the Photoshop CS3 and get rid of the trial period. I am NOT kidding, give it a try and you'll realize this is the smallest crack you have ever done.


  1. Anonymous said,

    Dear god..... if that works adobe need to open there eyes a bit..

    on 12/25/2006 6:47 AM

  2. Anonymous said,

    do u think it will work???hope it works ..m really in need of it!

    on 12/27/2006 4:34 PM

  3. Anonymous said,

    I can't find that file you said I have to change.

    on 12/29/2006 9:42 AM

  4. Anonymous said,

    hey pimpin it did work ur a genius

    on 12/31/2006 7:50 AM

  5. Anonymous said,

    If u try it u should know it DOESN'T WORK... it just crashes right after....

    on 1/01/2007 4:38 AM

  6. Anonymous said,

    wait, this shouldnt be possible. I read that adobe set cs3 b1 to lock up if u messed with it.

    I dont see why it wouldnt lock it up with this.

    BTW- does this work with the 2 day trial? or do u have to have a cs2 key?

    Im not wasting $ on CS2, so I would be doing it with the 2 day trial.

    If this does work, then i will cry
    -and laugh

    on 1/02/2007 1:00 AM

  7. Anonymous said,

    Yup It Works just fine ^_^


    on 1/07/2007 2:01 AM

  8. Anonymous said,

    You are a GENIUS!!!!!...Thank you!!!

    on 1/11/2007 10:06 AM

  9. Anonymous said,

    You are a GENIUS!!!!!...Thank you!!!

    on 1/11/2007 10:09 AM

  10. Anonymous said,

    thats cool man... u r a genius..thanx a lot

    on 1/11/2007 10:42 AM

  11. Anonymous said,

    thx. man adobe gets easier to crack as more versions come out lol

    on 1/12/2007 6:28 AM

  12. Anonymous said,

    Wow this works thanx soooo much your awesome.

    on 1/13/2007 3:26 AM

  13. Anonymous said,


    on 1/13/2007 4:27 AM

  14. Unknown said,

    Dude! You are the man!!! And Adobe don't open your eyes this is great!!! HAHA

    on 1/14/2007 11:47 PM

  15. this crack REALLY works. i downloaded the two day trial from the adobe website and cracked it using the instructions provided... it's been about 5 days now and photoshop is working just fine. THANKS!!!

    on 1/20/2007 6:06 AM

  16. Anonymous said,

    Mine died on me, started wanting a serial number. Figured out a little workaround though.

    Start up CS3, it will wait about 5 or 10 seconds before it asks for the serial and forces you to enter one. Click on Help -> About Photoshop quickly before it prompts you, then wait a moment, click on the box to make it disappear, and then repeat. You should then be able to use CS3 (working so far after about 3 hours)

    on 1/24/2007 10:16 AM

  17. Anonymous said,

    Wow! It works. It REALLY works! Thank you. Thank you! Greetings from America.
    I'm going to bookmark your blog and read it often. Thank You.

    on 1/25/2007 7:16 PM

  18. Anonymous said,

    Where can I find this on a Macintosh?

    on 1/28/2007 9:45 PM

  19. Jason S said,

    I am NOT sure about MAC - as I don't use one :)

    Can someone else confirm if this works on Mac too?

    Jason S

    on 1/28/2007 11:49 PM

  20. Anonymous said,

    nops, doesnt work on mac....
    File/ folder doesnt exist, must be under other name.

    on 1/31/2007 3:40 PM

  21. Anonymous said,

    Well it works, but try to change system time for about half a year and you realize it doesn't work.

    on 2/02/2007 9:15 PM

  22. Anonymous said,

    I edited the file name, however when i opened photoshop it says its missing a file and wont load. any idea what went wrong?

    on 2/09/2007 1:42 AM

  23. Anonymous said,

    It WORKED!!!! Your a genius!!

    on 2/09/2007 11:50 AM

  24. Jason S said,

    The crack has worked for almost everyone I know off...

    Maybe you updated the PS3 to the latest edition and Adobe must have fixed it :(

    on 2/09/2007 11:59 AM

  25. Anonymous said,

    It does work on a Mac, too:

    Go to Applications/Adobe Photoshop CS3/Adobe Photoshop CS3 (the application file itself).

    Right click on the app, and choose “Show package contents”.

    In the new window, go to Contents/Resources/AMT/, and change the name of “application.sif”, just the same way as on Windows.

    This has just worked for me on an Intel Core Duo MacBook running 10.4.8, on a CS3 trial downloaded from Adobe earlier today.

    Thank you very much for the tip :)

    on 2/09/2007 3:24 PM

  26. Jason S said,


    That's really cool. So we have the crack working for MAC too.

    I'll post a seperate article on this.

    Thanks mate for the find!!

    on 2/09/2007 3:46 PM

  27. Anonymous said,

    WOW! It works! holy crap! Thnx man!

    on 2/09/2007 10:54 PM

  28. Anonymous said,

    Yeeeeehaaaaaaa it works just fine thanks partner.Try cracking the other big softwares.

    on 2/10/2007 6:12 PM

  29. Anonymous said,

    yahha!!!! Great great great!
    Thx for sharing !

    on 2/11/2007 4:34 AM

  30. Anonymous said,

    Many thanks Genius!

    on 2/12/2007 7:01 AM

  31. Anonymous said,

    After renaming the application.sif file to application.sif_, the cs3 expired in 30 days. Rename the file name back to application.sif and open the CS3, it will as for the key. Quit CS3 and rename the file back to application.sif_. You can use it again.

    on 2/15/2007 10:23 PM

  32. Anonymous said,

    Flippin eck Jason, its brilliant!
    Had to try it couple of times, but it does really work

    on 2/15/2007 10:37 PM

  33. Anonymous said,

    I tried it and it worked first time. It's crazy! I hope it lasts. Even if it doesn't, I guess as long we keep changing the file name backwards and forwards it will always work (as long as we don't update the software! Otherwise Adobe's fix will kick in.)

    Well done Jason!

    on 2/17/2007 1:57 AM

  34. Anonymous said,

    it worked ! =)

    i renamed the extension 1st
    it worked but error came and i had to close.
    then i renamed the file back correctly and got trial expired..
    i renamed the file not the extenxion and it worked i think ..let's see..going do some pro painting thanks a million

    on 2/18/2007 12:48 PM

  35. Anonymous said,

    OMFG... WoW.. you're the king man... This shit really works...

    on 2/18/2007 8:19 PM

  36. Anonymous said,

    Awesome dude, all the years I been around Adobe and using cracks etc. nothing has never been so simple. Took awhile to find site here though lol. Hope the renaming back and forth work if problems arise. Thanks again.

    on 2/20/2007 1:44 AM

  37. Anonymous said,

    Dude, you are THE man, this works so god damn fine.

    /bow thanks a million!

    on 2/21/2007 7:24 AM

  38. robs said,

    Your are a genius, great hack. I just used it on my MacBook. I was so frustrated with the 2 day trail. High Five and Mad Props.

    on 2/22/2007 6:00 AM

  39. Anonymous said,

    Oh wow you`re so awesome. Worked PERFECTLY.

    on 2/25/2007 9:38 PM

  40. Anonymous said,

    Is there a crack for Adobe Lightroom Mac OSX?

    on 2/26/2007 8:52 AM

  41. Jason S said,

    I am NOT aware of it :)

    Jason S

    on 2/26/2007 8:56 AM

  42. Anonymous said,

    would u happen 2 know how to get rid of the free trial in photoshop 7.0?

    on 2/28/2007 6:46 AM

  43. gfield50 said,

    perfect. Thanx

    on 3/01/2007 11:23 PM

  44. Anonymous said,

    tried it and it worked, but changed the system date and the licence expired..... is there a way to get around this...?

    on 3/02/2007 12:08 PM

  45. Sean Chaffey said,

    downloaded it and tried the first time by renaming the file to application.sif_ , but when I changed the system date 2 months ahead it said licence expired.... so I went back and remaned the file application.sif_cracked and when I did that the actual file typed changed from .sif file to SIF_cracked file and when I changed the sytem date ahead again it worked ok.....

    on 3/02/2007 12:18 PM

  46. Anonymous said,

    can this work on illustrator as well?

    on 3/03/2007 11:18 PM

  47. Anonymous said,

    how do i know if this worked for me or not

    on 3/04/2007 11:07 AM

  48. Jimmy said,

    It works! You are a legend :)

    on 3/06/2007 1:45 PM

  49. Anonymous said,

    This doesnt work! changed the date on my pc to 2008 and it deleted the renamed .sif file and said my product was no longer valid.. :) Nice try but it don't work.... goods news is you can chnage the date back and it will create a new .sif and doesnt fubar the whole install

    on 3/07/2007 8:17 AM

  50. Jason S said,


    It has definitely worked for me and a whole host of people that I know and those who have commented above.

    So there is NO reason why it didn't work for you :(


    All De Best

    on 3/07/2007 9:41 AM

  51. Anonymous said,

    Im sure theres many reaason why it doesnt work for some. I can remove the file completely - change the year and it will say licenese expired.

    on 3/07/2007 8:44 PM

  52. Anonymous said,

    Just helping out anyone looking for the fix when CS3 discovers that it has been cracked and dies: try what Sean said at 3/02/2007 12:18 PM. renaming the sif file twice did the trick for me too!

    on 3/07/2007 10:19 PM

  53. Anonymous said,

    so why does'nt removing the file Completely fix it? chnage the date to the same month next year and bham it won't load :(

    on 3/08/2007 3:46 AM

  54. Anonymous said,

    Ok it really works. someone posted this on the opinions page for fdm. Now i hav photoshop for free. muahahaha

    on 3/12/2007 11:36 AM

  55. praneeth01 said,

    You are a great Man. You can work Adobe Company for Searching Errors in Software pakages. Thanx Dears. Your Crack is Working. Thank You Again.


    on 3/14/2007 5:13 PM

  56. Anonymous said,

    sweet i dd this like a few months ago and realised i couldnt luanch anymore,so its easy what i did, i just renamed it back to its old name (application.sif) and then ran the program, then iit asked to me add the key then u just quit, and rename it over again(application.sif_) and then u shude work again

    on 3/16/2007 1:14 AM

  57. Anonymous said,

    After following Jason S steps you may find that Photoshop may not start again after a few days. An anonymous comment resolved it nicely:
    Just renamed the file back to its old name "application.sif" and start Photoshop, it will asked to add the key, u just quit. Rename the file again to "application.sif_", thats all.

    on 3/17/2007 3:31 AM

  58. Anonymous said,

    Where can I find the \Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS3\AMT????????

    on 3/17/2007 12:27 PM

  59. Anonymous said,

    How do I resave the \Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS3\AMT?


    on 3/17/2007 12:35 PM

  60. Gaurav Tamba said,

    excuse me....I just have to ask..is this possible to do with cs2?

    on 3/18/2007 7:00 PM

  61. Jason S said,

    Hi Gaurav,

    Sorry. This technique doesn't work for CS2 :(

    Jason S

    on 3/18/2007 7:10 PM

  62. Unknown said,

    Hey man,

    You are my guru from now ;)

    on 3/21/2007 4:16 AM

  63. Anonymous said,

    I just installed the cs3 trial version for my mac, and will use the renaming technique you described. What i need to know is should i run the cs3 by clicking the 30 day trial, then do the rename to deactivate it, or should i use the rename before ever running the trial?

    on 3/22/2007 9:16 AM

  64. Anonymous said,

    wow....it worked


    on 3/23/2007 2:52 PM

  65. Anonymous said,

    This worked awsome 4 my mac hanx a ton

    on 3/25/2007 10:44 PM

  66. Anonymous said,

    Okay, so this crack works great for a while, but then after a few weeks photoshop suddenly won't launch. I think its time to look for more permanent solutions...

    on 3/26/2007 9:21 PM

  67. Anonymous said,

    it worked! omg! ive been wanting to have adobe photoshop all my life and now i do! im getting sick of always donwloading new photoshops every month! thanks to you i wont anymore!! yay! you made my day!!!:) hope this one last!:)

    on 3/28/2007 12:33 AM

  68. Anonymous said,

    Worked perfectly on a MACINTOSH (intel MBP):

    Go to Applications/Adobe Photoshop CS3/Adobe Photoshop CS3 (the application file itself).

    Right click on the app, and choose “Show package contents”.

    In the new window, go to Contents/Resources/AMT/, and change the name of “application.sif”.

    You are a legend. Thanks.

    on 3/29/2007 6:55 AM

  69. Anonymous said,

    worked for me! Thanks alot!

    on 3/29/2007 8:16 PM

  70. Anonymous said,

    You absolutely rock! Thanks a lot for this.

    on 3/31/2007 3:03 PM

  71. Anonymous said,

    you da mann!!

    on 4/01/2007 3:55 PM

  72. thanks its worked but some of m plug-ins are not working is this normal??

    on 4/01/2007 6:07 PM

  73. Jason S said,

    Hi Dean,

    All my plug-ins worked!! Maybe your plug-ins weren't compatible for the CS3.

    Jason S

    on 4/01/2007 8:50 PM

  74. Anonymous said,

    dude u r f-n amazing i should almost like pay u

    on 4/15/2007 10:34 AM

  75. Anonymous said,

    Cool! it works with me! ur genius!!thank u so much

    on 4/18/2007 10:24 PM

  76. Anonymous said,

    could someone pls quote what the original post was?

    on 5/14/2007 5:41 PM

  77. Anonymous said,

    Thanks man, downloaded the 30 day trial and got only 2 days trial. I did NOT download the beta. (Previous cs2 trial install messed it up...)

    Now I can try it for the 30 days, really cool thanks.

    on 5/30/2007 4:00 PM

  78. Anonymous said,

    I did the application.sif_
    thing but now, almost a month
    later, it says 'product license has expired' can you PLEASE help?
    I tried renaming it back to .sif
    and then opening, quitting, and then sif_ again. but it comes up with the same error.

    i use windows.

    please help!

    on 6/02/2007 11:28 PM

  79. Anonymous said,

    That's because it doesn't work after June 1st. Too bad. Does anyone know anyother way?

    on 6/03/2007 3:00 AM

  80. HeartBraden said,

    The only way to fix this is to set your date on your computer back to June 1, 2007 and open up PS... and then you can change it back.

    on 6/03/2007 2:27 PM

  81. Anonymous said,

    i am having the same problem i installed cs3 extended i dont know if it works for both but i renamed the file and it says licese expired....do i reinstall it? or what can i do...plz help

    on 6/04/2007 4:21 AM

  82. Anonymous said,

    Never mind I got it to Work!!! I have the extended version...what i did was download the extended trial version and got a serial skipped the activation and then used a cracked photoshop.exe i got from torrentspy and it worked I have the Extended version of photoshop now.......and i have no clue i did it...lol...untill i no longer saw the activation coming out. and asking for the serial

    on 6/05/2007 3:05 AM

  83. Anonymous said,

    When 'product licence expired' announcement is your problem, just put back your computers date a few months. I created a batch file to do this every time I start photoshop. You can do this by yourself.

    Open notepad. Create start_photoshop.bat with these lines:

    @echo off
    date /T >> c:\users\yourname\datum.txt
    date 01-01-2007
    start photoshop.exe
    type c:\users\yourname\datum.txt
    del c:\users\yourname\datum.txt

    You change ‘yourname' into you own directory of course, doesn't matter which dir. After that create (Vista) a shortcut and go to 'properties -> advanced' so you can start the program with administrator-rigths (otherwhise vista can't change the date). If it doensn't work make sure your dosprompt starts with administrator rights too.

    Once you've done this, start photoshop via this shortcut. Photoshop will start while your date is automatically changed. After photoshop is loaded completely, change your date back to the old date.

    Of course you have to start photoshop this way instead of clicking a psd-file.

    on 6/17/2007 9:21 PM

  84. Spotop said,

    Nice one that worked great.
    Thank you again

    on 6/20/2007 2:39 AM

  85. Anonymous said,

    Too bad! Google removed the content before I could read it!

    on 7/25/2007 9:49 PM

  86. Anonymous said,

    hi all! I use mac and i downloaded the extended version, the beta ver is impossible to find now. I tried to rename the sif file, and photoshop says that he can start. i tried also to modificate the file photoshop cs3 with a hex editor a a lot of people say on the web...but it doesn't work. what should i try? find a working serial...is it impossible?

    on 8/24/2007 3:16 AM

  87. Anonymous said,

    good news

    thank you

    on 9/26/2007 9:56 PM

  88. Anonymous said,

    hi, these line commands can be used in another software, like adobe premiere???
    i had the same problem "expired licence" with adobe premiere cs3 pro.
    if possible, answer me how to resolve it.
    thanks a lot.
    paulo from brazil.

    on 1/19/2008 11:12 PM

  89. Anonymous said,

    Somewere else I read about a program called "RunAsDate v1.01 - Run a program with the specified date/time"... Do you know it? People say it's very useful!!!

    on 1/23/2008 11:32 AM

  90. Anonymous said,

    Yes i've used RunAsDate and it's very useful. It removes the date expiration of my Photoshop CS3,Bridge CS3. You can run the program on specified date without changing your PC clock. You can get the utility just use google to search, there are currently available torrent download for RunAsDate.
    nelz from ph

    on 3/05/2008 11:10 AM

  91. Anonymous said,

    Google has removed the instructions. How does one get rid of the trial period expiration for Windows, illustrator CS3 and InDesign CS3? Sonny

    on 3/31/2008 3:46 AM

  92. Anonymous said,

    haiz..google already remove how to crack adobe..can you email me please...really appreciate it


    on 5/19/2008 4:17 PM

  93. Anonymous said,

    Here's a modified version of what I made before... Now it closes after a countdown from 15 and changes your date back to the current date so while you're working in photoshop your system date isn't foobared.
    Again just copy and paste it into notepad and save it on your desktop as whateveryouwant.bat
    If you have a site where I can upload my files I'll send you a better version.
    Courtesy of the Twitcher

    @echo off
    title CS3 Crack

    :: Checks if file "application.sif" exists
    if exist "%homedrive%\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS3\AMT\application.sif" goto NEXT
    goto CRACK

    :: If application "application.sif" exists, rename to "application.sif1"
    ren "%homedrive%\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS3\AMT\application.sif" "application.sif1"

    :: Save current date as d
    @For /F "tokens=2,3,4 delims=/ " %%A in ('Date /t') do @(
    Set Month=%%A
    Set Day=%%B
    Set Year=%%C
    @echo Month
    @echo Day
    @echo Year
    set d=%month%-%day%-%year%

    :: Set date to May 31st, 2007
    date 05-31-2007

    :: Display current date and current system date
    echo This window will close automatically.
    echo The current date is %d%
    echo The system date is %date%

    :: Run Photoshop CS3
    start "" "%homedrive%\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS3\Photoshop.exe"

    PING -n 1 -w 990 >NUL
    title CS3 Crack 15...
    PING -n 1 -w 990 >NUL
    title CS3 Crack 14...
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    title CS3 Crack 13...
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    title CS3 Crack 12...
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    title CS3 Crack 11...
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    title CS3 Crack 10...
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    title CS3 Crack 9...
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    title CS3 Crack 2...
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    title CS3 Crack 0...

    :: Set date back to previous date d
    date %d%
    ren "%homedrive%\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS3\AMT\application.sif1" "application.sif"

    on 9/18/2008 5:51 PM

  94. Anonymous said,

    i am really interested in how to get this to work, as i have jus downloaded cs3 trial.
    after installing it says 'license expired'

    anyone know how to get around it.
    and i cant read the original post cause google has issues with it!

    on 10/14/2008 11:32 PM