Who's ordered CS5 & Why?

Intel Inside

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I just ordered CS5 Design Standard, for £238 (student discounts are amazing). At the moment I've been using PSE 8 and InDesign CS4 trial, to create the first issue of our school's magazine.

The main reason i bought it is because it is my first Creative Suite product and I think all the software included will help make the future issues of my school's magazine even better! Also i consider design as one of my hobbies and this will keep me interested for quite a while.

What version/program did you buy and why? what was the compelling reason feature that made you spend your hard earnt cash?

Sorry for the long post :),

II
 

heehee

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What version/program did you buy and why? what was the compelling reason feature that made you spend your hard earnt cash?
I'll probably the get CS5 premium. I downloaded PS5 this morning and all I can aboot content aware is :eek:. Deleting an area is like magic, the program literally knows what's "behind" it.

I'm not paying for it, so why not. :p
 

alphaod

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64-but support; and content-aware fill in Photoshop rocks.

Bought Design Premium CS5 upgrade from my CS4; apparently my academic serial number is upgradeable. As there is no academic upgrade version, I opted for the retail version. This version I can also resell (something you cannot do with the student and academic version).
 

definitive

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anyone know if it's possible to upgrade the student discount version to the retail upgrade version? i've graduated a while ago, so i can't get the school discount on the cs5-dp like i did with cs4. reading through their terms and conditions it appears that it's possible, but i've read from several other sites that it's not.

i can't afford to pay full price for the suite at the moment, and probably won't be able to buy the cs5 upgrade either for a few months to come.

also would it be possible to upgrade a cs5 upgrade version with a cs6 upgrade version when that comes out?
 

MattSepeta

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Just about done installing the trial, then we will see...

I imagine this will be an update I get for at home, I can't imagine I would need to use any of the new features at work...

But who knows, like I said, we'll see!

Snap, JUST finished installing, I cant wait to see how this content aware works for me....
 

alphaod

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anyone know if it's possible to upgrade the student discount version to the retail upgrade version? i've graduated a while ago, so i can't get the school discount on the cs5-dp like i did with cs4. reading through their terms and conditions it appears that it's possible, but i've read from several other sites that it's not.

i can't afford to pay full price for the suite at the moment, and probably won't be able to buy the cs5 upgrade either for a few months to come.

also would it be possible to upgrade a cs5 upgrade version with a cs6 upgrade version when that comes out?
You cannot upgrade from the student version to the full version; you would need to buy a full install license. Do note I did say I had the academic version which is a lot more expensive than the student version.

I would assuming you can upgrade from a previous upgrade version.
 

smetvid

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I will be buying CS5 master collection any day now. I am a college instructor so I get an awesome deal for the Master Collection. I would have been fine with Web Premium but I use After Effects all the time so I really have no choice but to buy the Master Collection.
 

ChicoWeb

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We have CS3 here, but I'm thinking about upgrading the office to CS5. I didn't see a huge reason to jump to CS4, but I do for CS5 considering the amount of licenses I have to buy.
 

mofunk

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I was hoping to get the free version upgrade to CS5 since I just got CS4 Education version. I will have to wait and see what my options are. If I can get the Upgraded version CS5 Student or if I can get a free upgrade. (btw) I missed the cutoff by one day:mad:
 

7on

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I was hoping to get the free version upgrade to CS5 since I just got CS4 Education version. I will have to wait and see what my options are. If I can get the Upgraded version CS5 Student or if I can get a free upgrade. (btw) I missed the cutoff by one day:mad:
We ordered around the beginning of March and we were able to get the CS5 Upgrade.
 

maflynn

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I'll be getting it shortly. My works at Boston College doing some temp work, and she'll pick up a copy for me.

I'm on CS3 now, so its high time to upgrade.
 

FoxyKaye

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We have CS3 here, but I'm thinking about upgrading the office to CS5. I didn't see a huge reason to jump to CS4, but I do for CS5 considering the amount of licenses I have to buy.
+1

Although we only need two licenses in our office, one for Design Premium and one for Production Premium, I couldn't justify spending money on CS4. But, some of the new features in CS5 (particularly Photoshop and Premiere), the comparatively better (but far from perfect) 64-bit support, and the sunsetting of CS3 finally forced my hand.

Although I fully intend to recycle our CS3 licenses, since the compatibility issues with Snow Leopard aren't enough to stop any but the most serious users from using it.
 

Intel Inside

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Ordered on sunday, 2nd May and my order is still pending... wonder when it will ship :confused: My proof of being a student was accepted and i got an e-mail about it, but nothing yet. Expected ship date - Sunday 9th May :confused:
 

alphaod

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Ordered on sunday, 2nd May and my order is still pending... wonder when it will ship :confused: My proof of being a student was accepted and i got an e-mail about it, but nothing yet. Expected ship date - Sunday 9th May :confused:
You didn't get the download version?
 
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