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Rob Walker
Posts: 459
Loveland, Colorado, US


So with CC out and the standalone version CS 6 not getting great reviews. Does anyone use CC,and what are your pros and cons. I'm building a new system and need to upgrade from my CS2.

~Rob
Sep 04 13 02:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
RacerXPhoto
Posts: 2,462
Brooklyn, New York, US


Where have you seen bad review of CS6 ?
The cons of CC have bee widely discussed since its release
For a person like you that skips releases CC will cost you exponently more $$$
Google for more links
http://photographylife.com/adobe-creative-cloud-fail

http://tech.slashdot.org/story/13/05/07 … ?sdsrc=rel
Sep 04 13 02:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
GK Retouching
Posts: 363
Denver, Colorado, US


I did CC for school to get the newest version of Illustrator but opted out on Photoshop simply because I've heard rumors that it's incredibly sluggish compared to 6. Personally, I am fine with 6 but I know a lot of people who prefer CS5 namely for the application bar which they've grown use to.

Things are still relatively easy to find in 6 but it's more habit. If you haven't used 5, you probably won't miss it.

Here's a good link with the things upgraded, but I would definitely recommend bumping up to at least 5.

http://prodesigntools.com/compare-versi … cs5-5.html
Sep 04 13 02:37 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
JBHarris
Posts: 38
Frisco, Texas, US


CC is many times faster than CS6, not sure who's telling you that it's sluggish.  It may have something to do with the machine they're using.  At the end of the day, if you make money with an Adobe product, then CC is great, if you don't, then go with CS6, you won't notice the difference right now.
Sep 04 13 08:05 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
GK Retouching
Posts: 363
Denver, Colorado, US


JBHarris wrote:
CC is many times faster than CS6, not sure who's telling you that it's sluggish.  It may have something to do with the machine they're using.  At the end of the day, if you make money with an Adobe product, then CC is great, if you don't, then go with CS6, you won't notice the difference right now.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=900001

Not sure whether it was true or not, and most likely it was just the set up/install. Regardless, I think the OP would do well with 5, 6 or CC. All just depends on what's available and what he's able to invest.

Sep 04 13 08:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
mophotoart
Posts: 622
Wichita, Kansas, US


have cs5, use it less and less....paintshop pro 4, nik standalones....no cloud...what if internet access is down, no wireless...hmmmmm...no cloud for me...
Sep 04 13 08:26 pm  Link  Quote 
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eos3_300
Posts: 1,461
Brooklyn, New York, US


Sep 04 13 08:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Kevin Connery
Posts: 16,796
El Segundo, California, US


mophotoart wrote:
have cs5, use it less and less....paintshop pro 4, nik standalones....no cloud...what if internet access is down, no wireless...hmmmmm...no cloud for me...

Right. IF you store your images 'in the cloud', access would require internet connectivity. But if you store it locally, that's not a problem.

Now, if you don't have internet access for 90 days, it could be a problem, as the applications do have to check in periodically, even though they're stored locally.

I'm not a fan of subscription-only either, but it helps make a good decision if the listed pros and cons are correct.

Sep 05 13 02:26 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
GK Retouching
Posts: 363
Denver, Colorado, US


Kevin Connery wrote:

Right. IF you store your images 'in the cloud', access would require internet connectivity. But if you store it locally, that's not a problem.

Now, if you don't have internet access for 90 days, it could be a problem, as the applications do have to check in periodically, even though they're stored locally.

I'm not a fan of subscription-only either, but it helps make a good decision if the listed pros and cons are correct.

I just based my decision on the math. If you work strictly PS you're probably better off outright purchasing an older version, but Cloud gives you access to so many and even at the...what is it for non-students? $49.95? You can pay for an entire year and still not equal the cost of even one of the high end programs.

Sep 05 13 02:54 am  Link  Quote 
Clothing Designer
GRMACK
Posts: 1,806
Bakersfield, California, US


Kevin Connery wrote:
Right. IF you store your images 'in the cloud', access would require internet connectivity. But if you store it locally, that's not a problem.
...

Only thing that has many upset about that is if one stores their images locally as a proprietary layered file that maybe only Adobe will open, e.g. a future PSD or even TIFF maybe (Since Adobe bought the TIFF format recently from Aldus so something may be up there too.).  Not having the program will thereby lock your file and if they play it so that anyone else needs a license to open it for their copyright (i.e. PSP), your image is held hostage on your own computer unless you pay them again to edit or open it.

Sep 05 13 07:36 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Kevin Connery
Posts: 16,796
El Segundo, California, US


GRMACK wrote:
Only thing that has many upset about that is if one stores their images locally as a proprietary layered file that maybe only Adobe will open, e.g. a future PSD or even TIFF maybe (Since Adobe bought the TIFF format recently from Aldus so something may be up there too.).  Not having the program will thereby lock your file and if they play it so that anyone else needs a license to open it for their copyright (i.e. PSP), your image is held hostage on your own computer unless you pay them again to edit or open it.

That's not the only, but it's my biggest concern.

I'm not sure about the validity of "Since Adobe bought the TIFF format recently from Aldus so something may be up there too", though. Since Adobe bought ("merged with") Aldus in 1994, including the TIFF specification, I'd hesitate to call it recent.

Sep 06 13 04:47 am  Link  Quote 
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