Photoshop Upgrade policy

Discussion in 'Graphics Programs and Photo Gallery' started by Cuervo79, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. Cuervo79

    Cuervo79 Guest

    Hey, I've been trying to search about this but I haven't found anything that helps.

    The thing is this, I want to upgrade to photoshop cs3, I have photoshop cs (upgrade version) and photoshop 5.5 (complete version)

    My question would be, Can I upgrade to CS3? This would be my second upgrade so that's why I was asking, tried to look on the adobe page for their upgrade policy but didn't find anything.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. John_05

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    i dont see why they wouldnt allow you to upgrade, but they may want to charge more because its not an upgrade from CS2. im not sure though. i think your best bet would be to send them an email and ask.
     
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    Absolutely.
    Adobe changed their upgrade policy so that you can NOT upgrade a suite (as in Creative Suite 1-2) to a standalone product though.
    If you have upgrades to the entire Creative Suite, you can only upgrade to the latest suite as a whole, not just Photoshop.
    But since you have upgrades to Photoshop standalone, you're entitled to the upgrade price which I think is $199.

    ANother gray area though is whether you plan to purchase the CS3 Extended version or the basic.
    I'm not sure if that entitles you to the upgrade price for the extended version, but I don't see why not.
    If that's the case, I will personally be very disappointed in Adobe.
     
  4. Cuervo79

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    Yeah I was looking that there is the extended version, don't really understand what I would get out of that, since I mostly do photo editing and some graphic design on it.
     
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    The extended version has more healing functionality, more extensive tools for digital matte painters, 3D model support for compositing, and extends it's functionality to digital video.

    You'll most likely not need those tools.

    Are there features that CS3 has that you need specifically? If not, it might not be worth the upgrade.
    As far as photography is concerned it's best new features are more non-destructive editing features.
    My personal favorite is the addition of an exposure adjustment layer. Camera RAW has also been revamped so that it works with jpeg files.
     
  6. Cuervo79

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    Well, to be honest I haven't seen any in depth reviews of the thing, just wanting to stay up to date, I don't use the camera Raw since CS doesn't have compatibility with the xt just CS2 so I use Canon DPP instead. I did see that the layout has changed a bit.
    The best differences when I changed from 5.5 to cs was mostly the Healing brush, adjustment layers, and most stuff layer related. Looking back I still would of done the upgrade hehe.
    Still I'm going to wait a while maybe till September or November for the buy, just wanted to stay informed and not make last minute mistakes
     

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