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Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium Upgrade from CS4 [Mac][OLD VERSION]

by Adobe
Platform : Mac OS X

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  • Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium combines Photoshop CS5 Extended, Illustrator CS5, InDesign CS5, Flash Catalyst CS5, Flash Professional CS5, Dreamweaver CS5, Fireworks CS5, and Acrobat 9 Pro
  • Achieve painterly effects with lifelike brush strokes in Photoshop Extended and with expressive vector-painting tools in Illustrator, or easily create eye-catching 3D artwork with new Repousse in Photoshop CS5 Extended.
  • Work faster and more efficiently using more precise image selection tools in Photoshop Extended, variable-width strokes in Illustrator, and intuitive object selection features in Adobe InDesign.
  • Use new Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5 to transform Photoshop and Illustrator artwork into high-quality interactive content and navigation components for web pages and user interfaces without writing code.
  • CS Live online services link your desktop design software to the Internet to boost efficiency in activities that support day-to-day design and production. CS Live online services are complimentary for a limited time.

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  • Platform:   Mac OS X
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Good experience with CS4 to CS5 upgrade Oct. 9 2010
By owltech - Published on
I just ran the upgrade from CS4 to CS5, and found it a pleasant experience. I disagree with all the carping about not supporting some of the backwoods features of the Mac OS such as spaces and quicklook. I have no idea why one reviewer says that Adobe CS5 does not support TimeMachine. That doesn't make any sense. Time Machine runs, Time Machine backs up files.

At any rate, my first impression of the difference between CS4 and CS5 programs, at least on my Mac, is that the suite runs much faster. Programs seem to launch and open files about 4 to 5 times faster than before. I own a double Quad Core Intel Xeon (2.93mhz) with 16 gb RAM. Maybe the difference is that Adobe has made extensive and effective use of multiple CPUs in their reworking of the suite.

As a graphic designer and web developer, I am gratified and pleased with the product.
Essential update to PS RAW processing April 13 2011
By Rob - Published on
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The big update for me was to Photoshop and the AMAZING update they did to the Camera RAW processing! You can make global and local tweaks directly onto your RAW files. I wish the update had been a little less pricey but it's definitely worth it!
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
CS5 the best Dec 6 2010
By ivancorrea - Published on
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Creative Suite is an essential tool for my work as a graphic designer, and it is becoming better with every new version. I love InDesign.
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Worth it Oct. 16 2010
By Edward B. Ormsbee - Published on
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As always, the cost of the upgrade is high but worth it. I thought CS4 was awesome and would be hard to improve on. Thankfully I was wrong.
9 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Updates continue to ignore Mac features Sept. 14 2010
By Kendall L. Vaughan - Published on
Adobe has continued to ignore many of the Mac's technologies like spaces, quicklook, and time machine. This amazes me as Adobe thought it was so unfair for Apple to restrict Flash from the iPhone for a while. And yet after THREE creative suite updates since space, quicklook, and time machine where released Adobe still does not provide any support for these features.

This update is no where near the updates that CS3 and CS4 were. Multiple pages sizes in one InDesign doc is nice but I certainly don't want to pay $600 for that feature. No other feature in any other programs are anywhere near as important as that feature. The updates are mostly very tame. Illustrator is still getting around to features that I already paid for when Macromedia released the same features in FreeHand 10-15 years ago.

Although having e-reader support is a big deal it is not in anyway near mature. I listen to the InDesign Secrets podcast that is hosted by a couple of InDesign Evangelists. If anyone is going to say anything positive about the software it is going to be them. And yet they keep talking about how much of a hassle it is. They say that there is no single format that works on all the different e-readers and that your design won't come across to the e-reader the way that you made in InDesign. They were then commenting on how it was like having to write postscript code to make page layout programs work in the 80s. They thought that there would be a similar very long period of time for them to make exporting to e-reader truly workable. They were saying that you probably won't see a complete fix for this until InDesign CS10. Which is really a bummer because using e-reader make a lot of sense.

I watched some of Adobe demonstration on how they were turning wired magazine into this interactive ezine. I was thinking there has got to be some way to make it easy to bring layouts over to an e-reader like that from with in InDesign. I think the Wired ezine was an iPad app that you needed to have someone program but why couldn't you just easily put together some layout like that without all the coding? It wouldn't even necessary need all the interactive features.