Upgrade from CS3 to CS4 worthwhile?

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  1. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    So is CS4 Web Premium a worthwhile upgrade or should I just wait for the 64bit CS5? I'm mostly happy with CS3 right now and I def. have better places to spend $600 these days.
     
  2. technocoy macrumors 6502a

    technocoy

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    thats a really general question...

    What apps from CS do you use? What do you use them for?

    I would argue being a designer as well as dabbling in 3d that the new features in PS and AI alone warrant an upgrade. I have been waiting on multiple artboards and transparency in gradients for so long it isn't even funny.

    The blob brush is ***** brilliant especially with a wacom.

    The scaling and 3d features in photoshop make it worthwhile to me.

    The new interface options and animation enhancments in flash make it by far a good upgrade.

    I can't speak for indesign yet, haven't done any heavy duty print lately.

    I use final cut, so can't speak to premier.

    Also, haven't gotten into dreamweaver yet, and more than likely won't touch fireworks unless i have to for a client.

    hope that helps.
     
  3. acxz macrumors regular

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    Well then you don't need CS4.
     
  4. zachsilvey macrumors 6502

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    If you are happy with CS3 then why upgrade. Upgrading just to have the latest and greatest is a waste of money. They selling point for CS4 for me is the GPU acceleration.
     
  5. chilipie macrumors 6502a

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    I think you answered the question yourself - if you're happy with CS3 and you have better ways to spend the money, don't bother.
     
  6. kolax macrumors G3

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