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Old 07-13-2009, 06:43 PM   #1
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If you have Adobe CS3 Design Premium, you may be eligible for a $100 discount for CS4 through August 31.

Seems like a good deal, assuming you want to keep up with the upgrades.

   
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:03 AM   #2
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Thanks for the notice. I'm still hemming and hawing over my need to upgrade (from CS3). The cynic in me supposes that CS5 is in the works, and Adobe's trying to lure us into a double-dip: $US400 now, and $US500 in the fall or next spring.

BTW, this deal also applies to the other suites (not just Premium).

   
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:45 AM   #3
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Thanks for the notice. I'm still hemming and hawing over my need to upgrade (from CS3). The cynic in me supposes that CS5 is in the works, and Adobe's trying to lure us into a double-dip: $US400 now, and $US500 in the fall or next spring.
I have been hemming and hawing the same way. On the other hand, the computer I am using now will do well with CS4; not sure about CS5, and I hope I do not feel like buying another computer in the next two years.

And then I also wonder how upgrade rates have fallen off with the economy — maybe Adobe just needs some cash.

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BTW, this deal also applies to the other suites (not just Premium).
Thanks. I wasn’t sure.

   
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Also the fact that CS4 has received quite a bit of bad press for bugs and flakiness.
Unless you need to upgrade to have compatible files with others, I'd resist the temptation.
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Also the fact that CS4 has received quite a bit of bad press for bugs and flakiness.
Unless you need to upgrade to have compatible files with others, I'd resist the temptation.
It's been remarkably stable on my Tiger PPC, but I have found the Leopard Intel version tends to quit unexpectedly, as they call it, a bit more often. I try to remember to save at relevant moments, but that's just sound behavior with any program. From my direct experience, I wouldn't call CS4 any buggier than other releases. Of course, everyone uses it differently on different setups, so everyone's mileage does vary.

I will say I'm unexpectedly delighted with the Open GL navigation features. I thought of that as mainly fluff, but now I can use it, it's turning out to be a productivity gain.

   
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Also the fact that CS4 has received quite a bit of bad press for bugs and flakiness.

Unless you need to upgrade to have compatible files with others, I'd resist the temptation.
I don’t actually need anything at this point, but I like to live a balanced, peaceful life, so will probably upgrade at some point. Just want to optimize all aspects of the experience!

   
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If you have Adobe CS3 Design Premium, you may be eligible for a $100 discount for CS4 through August 31.

Seems like a good deal, assuming you want to keep up with the upgrades.
Lucky you. I followed the link through to the Australian site and was offered an upgrade for $1215. Considering the exchange rate is currently AUD1.00 to USD0.79, I think we're being dudded big time.

This sort of treatment was what convinced me to move from QuarkXPress to InDesign nearly 10 years ago, but there's no replacement now.

I see me staying with CS3 for a long time to come.

   
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I followed the link through to the Australian site and was offered an upgrade for $1215.
Once you consider all the time the programmers have to spend translating absolutely everything, that price seems pretty fair

   
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Once you consider all the time the programmers have to spend translating absolutely everything, that price seems pretty fair
What are they charging for a CS 4 Design Premium suite in England? Just curious.

   
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£1,581.25 for the full product or £592.25 for an upgrade. That's for a boxed version from the Adobe shop. Oddly the download versions are more expensive.

The US$ equivalents are $2399 and $989.56 as of 16/7/09 at 9:13 am (or should that be 7/16/09?).

   
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