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CS4, is it worth it?

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Old 10-08-2009, 10:25 AM
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Re: CS4, is it worth it?

If Adobe sticks to their historical release cycle (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_P...elease_history), CS5 wll come out in the next 8-12 months, give or take.

I can't imagine anything Photoart-wise that CS4 can do substantially better than CS2.

What types of things do you wish CS2 could do that it cannot do - or perhaps do better?
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:51 AM
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Re: CS4, is it worth it?

A photo-art reason to consider waiting:

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/sof...tml#post245302

Notice the "Adobe CS5" at top/left of the screen grab attachment below. No guarantee, but a compelling reason to think about holding off a little longer if CS4 isn't a requirement.
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:30 AM
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Re: CS4, is it worth it?

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I can't imagine anything Photoart-wise that CS4 can do substantially better than CS2.

What types of things do you wish CS2 could do that it cannot do - or perhaps do better?
Actually, come to think about it, most of my workflow involves third party plug-ins and standalone soft.... I did hear that CS3 came out with great selection tool which definitely is on the wish list....better ways to correct/modify a selected color of narrow color range....this is probably addressed by third party plug-ins as well.

Thank you all for the input, I am learning a lot.

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Old 10-08-2009, 11:41 AM
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Re: CS4, is it worth it?

I am not real sure of this, but do I remember that you can only upgrade from a limited number of versions back? And I think the number was two versions. So if you have CS2 and want to go to CS5, you might not be able to?
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:56 AM
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I did hear that CS3 came out with great selection tool which definitely is on the wish list...
I upgraded from PS7 to CS3, so there was a ton of stuff new to me to play with/learn. The new select tool is indeed slick, but by itself would be a pretty expensive reason to upgrade.

Up until a few minutes ago [prior to seeing the "PS Sneak Peek" video - see link above] the likelihood of me upgrading from CS3 to CS5 would have been 5%-10%. If CS5 includes the new brushes feature, I'd say it would be around 80% -- unless it requires Vista or Win 7 in which case I would hold out until Win 7 SP1 before taking that leap.

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Old 10-08-2009, 01:48 PM
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Re: CS4, is it worth it?

the interface in cs4 has changed and so have some very critical keyboard shortcuts with curves and the eye dropper, I have it at work and have gone back to cs3 as the latest version slows me down too much...
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Old 10-08-2009, 02:29 PM
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Re: CS4, is it worth it?

Download the trial and play with it then decide!
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Old 10-08-2009, 02:51 PM
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Re: CS4, is it worth it?

I had CS2 and upgraded to CS4 some time ago. I didn't like it at first, but learned to like it. I found out how to take the adjustment layers panel and dock it on the right with the other panels, so it is out of the way. I would say it is worth the change to me. I usually wait two versions before upgrading, and that still works for me.

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Old 10-09-2009, 09:05 AM
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Re: CS4, is it worth it?

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Oh, April 2010?
According to this but it will probably be delayed I guess
http://cs5.org/?p=136

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most of my workflow involves third party plug-ins and standalone soft
which ones?

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Old 10-09-2009, 05:22 PM
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which ones?
I use mostly Lightroom/Photoshop/Topaz Adjust/Power Retouch Studio/Nik for photo PP
Photo-Art: the ones I use most often are Impressionist, Buzz, Akvis Sketch, Topaz Clean, Virtual Painter, Xero, Flaming Pear, Nik, DAP

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