PSCS3 Extended or PSCS2? and here's why...

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by cloudsfromiowa, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. cloudsfromiowa macrumors newbie

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    I can get a good price with my educator's discount. Both are the same price. I had been using CS for Windows (from my school) before I bought my Mac. So, here's the deal...I am "OK" on it...I love finding and using Actions, mess with curves, create blog banners, etc. I am by no means a PRO but I like to play around and make my family's photos great.

    So, I can't figure out the major difference? If I order CS2, I'll get it soon (and I've been without for over a month since I bought my Mac). If I get the PSCS3, I'll have to wait (not that long, I understand, but I'm tired of waiting, and if there is no reason...)

    Thanks!
     
  2. faustfire macrumors 6502a

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    If you new mac is an intel, you should get CS3 for the simple fact that it is a universal binary and CS2 is not.
     
  3. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Have a look at CS3's new features. There isn't a "lot" but you might find some of them useful. As faustfire said if you have an Intel Mac get CS3 no question.

    Since you've been able to wait this long then I don't see why you can't wait a few more weeks for CS3 (if it ships on time).
     
  4. Coheebuzz macrumors 6502

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    Well Adobe isn't known for adding tons of new features in each PS release. But the few new ones they did add are really worth the upgrade. In fact it's the only time after the addition of layers in v3 that i will upgrade without feeling ripped off! :)

    To name a few, the new Camera Raw is excellent, non-destructive filters are a must and the fact that it simply flies on new Intel machines make CS3 a great release in my opinion.
     
  5. jlcharles macrumors 6502

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    Unless you need the added features of the extended version of CS3, there's no reason to spend the extra money on that over the regular version of CS3.
     
  6. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    The OP said that he can get either one for the same price.

    If that's the case, I would certainly opt for CS3.. if for nothing more than the UB.
     
  7. jlcharles macrumors 6502

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    No, he said he can get CS3 extended or CS2 for the same price.
     
  8. cloudsfromiowa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks...
    I think I might have an Intel. When I go to "about"...it says Intel Core 2Duo...so this means I SHOULD wait and get the CS3? Here's a link to the CS3 Extended...can someone please tell me if this is what I need per my original post?

    http://www.academicsuperstore.com/market/marketdisp.html?PartNo=798257

    I just don't want to make a mistake...this is a full version...correct? AND...one more question...why should I not spend (or why should I spend) the extra money for PS CS# Extended and Photoshop Lightroom Bundle??

    http://www.academicsuperstore.com/market/marketdisp.html?PartNo=798741

    And PLEASE...speak very slowly...if you can't tell, I'm a little in the dark here!!
     
  9. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    :confused: that's what I said, isn't it? Am I missing something? If you can get either for the same price, why would you opt for CS2?

    Edit: nevermind, I get it. We were answering different questions. I'm not sure why you started to compare CS3 extended to the regular version of CS3, since I thought the OP was asking if he should wait for CS3 or opt for CS2, both of which he could get for the same price.
     
  10. jlcharles macrumors 6502

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    He asked about CS3 extended versus CS2, logically CS3 extended would cost more than the regular version of CS3. The thread title is "PSCS3 Extended or PSCS2? and here's why.." I brought in the argument about CS3 and CS3 extended because I'm pretty sure he doesn't need the extras of CS3 extended that are for video if he's contemplating CS2, thus my recommendation. Of course, he may not have meant the extended version and it could have been a typo.
     
  11. cloudsfromiowa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry for the confusion...it wasn't a typo and that's why I came here. I couldn't understand why the price was the same for CS3 extended as for CS2. And I just wondered if I should go ahead and wait (and possibly the mid-april ship date would get delayed)...or just order the CS2 now. But apparently I should wait and order the CS3 due to my mac being Intel.

    As I search the site that I am trying to buy from, I cannot find CS3 without the extended. Otherwise, I would just buy that I guess.

    http://www.academicsuperstore.com/quick_search.html?qks=1&qk_srch=cs3&x=0&y=0
     
  12. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    yeah. Adobe offers neither Photoshop non-extended or Flash Basic with academic pricing.
     
  13. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Yes and yes. CS3 on Intel Macs is many times faster than CS2.
     
  14. failsafe1 macrumors 6502a

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    The price could be the same because if you purchase PS 2 now you are eligible for a free upgrade to PS 3 until June 25. The upgrade comes under the post announcement promotion for edu and commercial software. So if the price is the same you would be better off getting PS3. If PS CS2 is cheaper than buy it and get the free upgrade to 3. I am buying CS 2.3 premium and getting a free upgrade to CS 3 Design Premium. By doing this I am saving $200.
     

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