Which Version of Photoshop?

Discussion in 'General Shop Talk' started by Karen2582, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. Karen2582

    Karen2582 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    MA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I have been working with CS3 on my PC. I just bought an Imac and need to decide if I should continue with CS3 or should I upgrade to CS5???
     
  2. Robin Usagani

    Robin Usagani Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    Messages:
    10,348
    Likes Received:
    2,174
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    keep CS3 and buy LR3
     
  3. ann

    ann No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 14, 2007
    Messages:
    4,263
    Likes Received:
    189
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    i have a wide variety of these, from c up to cs5 and i continue to revert back to cs2 as i am more familar with the interface and will use the other version for specific tools that are not found on cs2.


    How much and how well do you use photoshop? Learning a whole new system may or maynot be worth your time? At least 5 will have features that you have been using.

    why not download the free trials of both and test them out and go with what feels the best for your workflow?
     
  4. bigtwinky

    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    4,820
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Montreal
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    CS5 has some great enhancements in it. The noise reduction has been nicely upped amongst other things.

    Dont buy into the "get LightRoom 3" thing. Its a good software, but if you are used to photoshop, stick with it. The bridge software is pretty much as powerful in terms of image manipulation as lightroom 3...same sliders, more or less same workflow. It is missing the file sorting and structure LR3 has, but it can give you what you want for quick multiple edits, staying with Photoshop for the heavier work.
     
  5. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Messages:
    38,204
    Likes Received:
    4,999
    Location:
    Iowa
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Photoshops Camera Raw and Lightroom 3 use the same edit rendering engine Abobe Camera Raw 6.x (ACR).

    Unless you shoot 2000 new images every week, and know how to utilize the datatbase management function of LR 3 (DAM, Digital Asset Management), stick with the CS5 upgrade and Bridge.
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2010

Share This Page