Buying CS5 or something similar

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Jenko, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. Jenko macrumors regular

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    Hi guys, Could someone help me out. I am soon to finish college and as a student I can get Adobe products at a hugely reduced priced. I was wondering as I only require photoshop, in design and illustrator is the new CS5 version worth buying in consideration of all the problems with flash, and apple and adobes current arguments. Also can anyone name any other similar software that would be just as good and would run on the latest 2010 MBP. Thanks.
     
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    Wait for CS5 and try the trial. IMO CS5 will be worth it as it'll be 64-bit and can use more than 3GB of RAM
     
  3. Jenko thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's great thanks my student discount at the moment is well worth the purchase. Was just a bit concerned with the whole apple and adobe flash situation at the moment.
     
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    Well, CS5 was made before the biggest fuss about Flash and in the end, Adobe only cares about money and if I recall correctly, 50% of sold Creative Suites are for Mac. Wait for it, it's only like a month away and if you don't like it, get CS4
     
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    Thanks for the reminder. I can no finally make use of that intelligent filling system with my shots of stuffed animals in front of whatever it that is hidden behind them. And now those sci-fi shows with footage being visible behind objects or persons have a physically sound explanation.
     
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    Oh, thanks! Downloading it now. BTW, do you know does it overwrite CS4?
     
  8. spinnerlys Guest

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    It does not, it makes CS5 folders.
     
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    Cool, thanks! Don't want my "legal" CS4 to die as same methods may not work for CS5 :p
     
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    Conten-aware FILL sucks.

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    Hmm, still time to give it back to them. I hate uploading big files.


    But seriously, it seems to be faster a small bit than CS4 on the same machine.

    And I haven't dabbled yet.
     
  11. milkybrainuk macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    If you buy the educational version of adobe software it isn't meant for commercial use (paid work). Check the license you get with it.

    Hence why it is so much cheaper.
     
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  13. doctoree macrumors 6502

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    Well, and you can't upgrade to CS6 at a reduced price. Generally I don't buy these versions because their hidden limitations suck big time.
     

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