CS3 & CS4 added to CS6 upgrade path

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Savageduck, Jan 14, 2012.

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    Savageduck Guest

    Savageduck, Jan 14, 2012
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    Bruce Guest

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    RichA Guest

    Economic reality. They know that with in-camera correction of JPEGs,
    and editing, sales are going to go down.
    They can't act like the arrogant fools they were before.
     
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    tony cooper Guest

    Would we all be such arrogant fools and develop the most consistently
    popular and widely used program of its type in the world.
     
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    Alan Browne Guest


    I just upgraded (last spring) to CS5 from 3.

    To me the value of each upgrade for its cost is going down very fast and
    I see no reason to go beyond CS5. The principle reason I got it
    (context aware editing) I've only used on a few photos, to date.

    Adobe have become excessively expensive over the years.

    In the late 90's I bought a nice audio editor (Cool Edit Pro) from
    Syntrillium for about $80 (WinXP). I mainly used it to make CD's from
    vinyls, but also a few MP3's.

    Adobe purchased the product from Syntrilium and the price went up to
    about $300 (after appropriate window dressing). Now it's $350!

    To be sure they've added more features and "stuff" to it - but not to
    justify the price, IMO.

    Photoshop CS "upgrades" are not worth the cost either, IMO. But there
    will remain those for whom the differences are worth it and those who
    just have to have the latest.
     
    Alan Browne, Jan 14, 2012
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    Adobe have always been overpriced, Alan!
    Particularly outside the US.
    Try Audacity instead. I was also caught by the Cool Edit Pro sell-out.

    http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

    Cheers,
    David
     
    David J Taylor, Jan 14, 2012
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    nick c Guest

    I also am somewhat of the same opinion, differing only in which version
    of Photoshop suits my purposes . I found I have no need to go beyond
    CS3, using various Nik and Topaz plug's suitable for my additional
    needs. Yes sir, as they would say in New York City, "it woiks fa me." :)

    Nick
     
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    Savageduck Guest

    Agreed, I upgraded to CS5 because of the big change to the feature set,
    and the new ACR engine. Without that I would have stuck with CS4. I
    can't see any need beyond the feature set I have with CS5.
    However the upgrade path has been a bargain at $199 compared to that
    initial cost.
    I suspect that CS6 is not going to give much reason to upgrade over CS5
    and Adobe knows that. After their November announcement, which was a
    blatant exploitation of the user base, got nothing but resistance and
    protest from the faithful they knew the double dip was not going to
    work. CS6 is going to be the version to get the Adobe cloud going. I
    suspect that CS6 is going to be a transitional, or place filler version
    with the real editing feature improvements to come in CS7 within a year
    of the release of CS6.
     
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    ala Guest

    My God! It�s the funniest thing! Enjoy it with me!...
     
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    PeterN Guest


    When I had PS7, I saw no reason to upgrade, until CS came out. Similarly
    with CS3. Now I am quite satisfied with CS5. It looks to me that there
    are improvements and features in the new versions that induce me to
    upgrade. Again I think this is the last upgrade, though I am realistic
    enough to take a wait & see attitude.
     
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    PeterN Guest

    Of course the in camera editing is equal to the editing that the CS
    users do.

    Sheesh!
     
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    Alan Browne Guest

    I have it on the Mac but I prefer using Cool Edit on the Mac under WinXP
    under VMWare Fusion. Haven't really had much need over the past couple
    years in any case.
     
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Had I rested on CS3 I wouldn't be much behind and about $200 ahead.
     
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    Alan Browne Guest

    I disagree. CS3 was very good and overkill for 95% of my edits. I'm
    not a layer slayer in any case (use it occasionally).

    Now in the guise of "keeping up" there's the $200 upgrade (IIRC I got it
    for $170) but of the improvements offered, I don't think I'm getting any
    value out of it. I'm not convinced the ACR engine is really that much
    better. Not $200 worth.
    Adobe have gotten very obnoxious and arrogant.

    I'm probably "done" at CS5. Maybe in 10 years I'll be forced to buy
    anew for some reason, say Apple abandon intel and go with an ARM based
    processor for the Mac or OS X won't support CS5 by then... IAC I don't
    need no stinkin' cloud.
     
    Alan Browne, Jan 15, 2012
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    Alan Browne Guest

    I also can't get the plugin to make .mp3 or .wav work. Haven't tried in
    a while however.
     
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    Alan Browne Guest

    He got the arrogant part absolutely right.
     
    Alan Browne, Jan 15, 2012
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    I was stuck at a friend's recently, and they wanted to make an audio CD
    for a one-off performance (background music). That handled .WAV OK, and
    we could do the very simple edits needed. The used the Windows Media
    Player (of all things!) to write the audio CD under Windows 7. All worked
    well, I'm pleased to say. I did like Cool Edit Pro as well but, like you,
    I've not had the need to use it in recent times.

    Cheers,
    David
     
    David J Taylor, Jan 15, 2012
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    Savageduck Guest

    I think for the most part we are on the same page here. I have more
    than I can handle with CS5, and I cannot foresee an upgrade in my
    future. However others might care to. Maybe 10 years down the road, but
    I will be 73 then, and probably a lot more curmudgeonly and resistant
    to change.

    ....and with regard to the "cloud" both the Adobe version and/or Apple's
    iCloud I can only say the concept is not one I care for. I prefer to
    have some control over my storage and file access, and I have managed
    to get some of that control back with Pogoplug. It is not exactly what
    I would have liked but it works just fine for my purposes. It gives my
    desktop, laptop and iPhone (yup, I got an iPhone) access to any files I
    have on my personal "cloud".
    I am able to share images or files, JPEG or RAW, PSD, PDF, m4v, AAC,
    MP3, or whatever, with any recipients who have the choice of actually
    downloading the file from either my own HD or from the 5GB of free
    space they provide. It even allows me to stream audio and video to
    myself or recipients. Here is a 3.1MB image for example, all without
    Apple limitations.
    http://ppl.ug/yNvac8cxbUg/
     
    Savageduck, Jan 15, 2012
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    Pete A Guest

    Especially if your stay in the photography newsgroups - it's already
    worked for me and I'm 10 years your junior :)
     
    Pete A, Jan 15, 2012
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    PeterN Guest

    You would not have spent the $200 on something else?

    As I see it, the only reason to upgrade is if the new version has a
    feature you want/need.
     
    PeterN, Jan 16, 2012
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