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Adobe CS5.5?

Discussion in 'Adobe Forum:' started by CYoung, May 3, 2011.

  1. CYoung

    CYoung Member

    Seems like a bit of trick to make some money without making many changes. What are the differences between CS5 and 5.5, saw that some programs like Illustrator haven't changed by the looks of things but InDesign, Catalyst and flash now have the 5.5 if you want to buy the design premium.

    ? :icon_scared:
  2. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

  3. CYoung

    CYoung Member

    Last edited: May 3, 2011
  4. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    The main difference is DW. Following the whole 'issue' with the CS5 release and the promise that you could make flash apps, only for Apple to chuck their toys out of the pram, has meant they had top replace it with something. DW CS5.5 now boasts HTML5/JQuery Framework app development support... Until Steve Jobs gets bored tracking iPhone users round the planet and bans that :icon_wink:
  5. bigdave

    bigdave Moderator Staff Member

    Aren't Adobe kicking off their monthly subscription with CS5.5? Pay £XX a month and get every new version rather than £3k for the latest Creative Suite then another £3k in 18 months.
  6. djb

    djb Member

    They’ve started their subscription thing but if you have the most recent version it’s still cheaper to just upgrade it normally. I think it’s aimed at people who are 2 or 3 versions behind really.

    Rumour has it, it will be subscription only from CS6 onwards. That will be interesting/expensive for suckers like me who have only just forked out for the full package.
  7. richimgd

    richimgd Member

    Its not £3k though. Its only about £1100 for Design premium for instance. It was roughly like £600 to upgrade from the previous version last time I checked though, which is pretty expensive if Adobe bring a new version out only a few months after buying the current version.

    CS5.5 is mainly aimed at digital (flash and dreamweaver are 5.5) and video production / post production (premier and after effects are 5.5) everything else (bar a few of the non 'main' apps) is the same as cs5 so its pretty much a pointless upgrade for anyone who uses only photoshop, illustrator and indesign for instance.
    Last edited: May 4, 2011
  8. djb

    djb Member

    I’ve not done my sums but isn’t it more expensive to go from say 5 to 6 than from 5 to 5.5 to 6. I always worry about getting more than a version behind in anything as you get stung (OSX is a good case in point 10.4 to 10.6 is £120. 10.5 to 10.6 is something like £20).
  9. richimgd

    richimgd Member

    Unless you do high end video productsion and effects or digital specialising in mobile and app development it would be totally pointless getting cs5.5 as all other products not related to those categories at the same cs5 products. Upgrade costs are expensive so upgrading twice (cs5 > cs5.5 > cs6) might cost more than upgrading from cs5 > cs6 potentially. I remember upgrading from cs3 to cs4 was going to cost £600 for design premium, which is 50% of the original cost!
  10. bigdave

    bigdave Moderator Staff Member

    I know, I was making up numbers because I coudn't be arsed to look it up. On a side note Master collection costs a shade over £2,760 so my £3k wasn't too far off. lol:icon_biggrin:
  11. matobo

    matobo Member

    A little while ago, my mac techie told me not to look to upgrading to CS5 until Acrobat X was incorporated into it (or else you cough up extra for Acrobat as a separate package...). Apparently the X version of Acrobat is incorporated in 5.5 and is meant to overcome a lot of the high-res pdf production issues between Apple and Adobe - mainly for those involved with print.
  12. richimgd

    richimgd Member

    You're right, on the Adobe site it says CS5.5 includes Acrobat X.
  13. meow

    meow Member

    I think I'm a bit behind... I've only just noticed the subscription is now available in the UK (I've checked up on it a couple of times since it was released in Australia a couple of years or so ago and just happened to stumble upon it today).

    Anybody signed up? Any opinions either way?
    Even buying the upgrade I would want on my current config costs more than the full price subscription over 1 year, so it seems reasonable on the surface having only skimmed through the info so far. It looks like you can use the free 30 day 5.5 trial and then subscribe once that expires too so effectively have a free month.

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