difference btw InDesign CS2 & CS3

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by photomel, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. photomel macrumors member

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    Is there a big difference in performance between CS2 and CS3 on an iMac? We use InDesign for our design work for my school's yearbook. It is costly to upgrade, so I was wondering how much gain in performance do people really see?

    Thanks!
     
  2. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    What iMac are you using and what version of OS X is running on it?
     
  3. snickelfritz macrumors 65816

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    CS3 is more responsive than CS2 on Intel hardware.
    The changes to InDesign are relatively minor, although the capacity to Place multiple images with a single command is a real time saver.
    I'd say it's well worth the investment if you use it every day, and especially if you are using an Intel iMac.
     
  4. photomel thread starter macrumors member

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    We are using it on an Intel based iMac.......3 stations will have Tiger(10.4.x) and 1 station will have Leopard(10.5.x) It is a matter of cost. The upgrades cost a lot of money that I'd rather not spend if possible.

    I was curious how much of a boost you would get by upgrading to CS3.
     
  5. snickelfritz macrumors 65816

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    Upgrading to CS3 is not going to save you much if any time, unless you are having serious stability issues, crashing, beachballs, etc.. with CS2.

    How much RAM is in your machines?
    1GB is not enough for CS2 on Intel hardware.
     

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