Upgrade from CS3 to CS4 worthwhile?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Chupa Chupa, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    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


    Sep 4, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    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

    Nov 30, 2007
    Well then you don't need CS4.
  4. zachsilvey macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2008
    Battle Ground
    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


    May 8, 2006
    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

    Mar 20, 2007

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