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Adobe CS5 Suite

Discussion in 'General Software & Hardware Forum:' started by studioeighty, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. studioeighty

    studioeighty Member

  2. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member

    There's no need to get CS5 if you can buy CS4 (or even CS3) for a lower price.
    The differences between the last three version are negligible. Chances are your client won't miss any of the new features.
     
  3. studioeighty

    studioeighty Member

    I think he was using an old copy of CS2 and now wants the latest one as he was getting annoyed with receiving illustrator files created in a newer version! I understand what you mean though the last 3 are similar.

    That aside do you know a cheaper place to purchase it?
    thanks
    Steve
     
  4. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    I'll go with Kevin on this, cs4 and cs5 are very very similar, theres a few additions in cs5 (content aware scaling for example) but they're only useful if you're going to use them.

    Do they actually need the full suite too and could they get away with elements (or pixelmator on a mac) maybe?
     
  5. glenwheeler

    glenwheeler Senior Member

    They have asked for the full suite, its not a matter of needing it or not here. If you work in the web design industry then you'll know that a lot of company's (london based companys) frown up on the fact that you cannot open the latest file types.

    Cheapest I got my suite for was on an ebay auction have you tried that or do you not want to go down that route?
     
  6. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    Glen, he's looking at it for a client, so until we know otherwise that client could be a normal home user who doesn't know any better hence my question/suggestion.
     
  7. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member

    You can look into student discounts. It's undoubtedly frowned upon but what can Adobe expect when they overprice their software like that? :)
     
  8. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    there are some annoying aspects to that in that you HAVE to have proof that you're a student
     
  9. studioeighty

    studioeighty Member

    he is a client who is just starting a design business in actual fact. But it's just a one man band. I did have a quick look on eBay - though they only seem to have a few premium versions but they are from US. they are priced at around £550 however. Does it need to be a commercial verison if he is going to be using for his business?

    thanks for all the quick responses!
     
  10. studioeighty

    studioeighty Member

    if it is Cs4 so be it - however the price for CS4 hasn't really dropped since CS5 has come out!
     
  11. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member

    I'm aware of that, but perhaps there are some backdoors or loopholes which he could look into.
     
  12. studioeighty

    studioeighty Member

  13. CSparkes

    CSparkes Senior Member

    I tried CS4 and went back to CS3.

    Now running CS5, CS4 Dreamweaver & Fireworks had so many issues and bits missing!
     
  14. wac

    wac Senior Member

    guys you can't sell your work (legaly) from student versions.
     
  15. glenwheeler

    glenwheeler Senior Member

    I'd shop around on ebay mate, as I said the price difference is very bug between cs4 and cs5. I'd personally go with CS5. Why go years back to CS3? Your would always be running behind. It's like buying a computer at low spec becuase someone only word processes. You would buy them a machine with just a pentium 4 processor because you know its a bag of ****e...stay up to date I say.

    If the client is a designer then CS5 is the choice I would be going for. Trust ebay dude, just make sure you read it fully, and that they are not trying to sell you a product thats fake or a rip off. Also look at the sellers feddback, thats tells alot about the member.
     
  16. studioeighty

    studioeighty Member

  17. wac

    wac Senior Member

    Looks completely legit to me, I'd say buy with confidence.
     
  18. studioeighty

    studioeighty Member

    thanks - just been speaking with the guy there. I may be able to pick up in person too.
    I'll keep you posted
     
  19. studioeighty

    studioeighty Member

    I bought his CS5 Premium suite through ebay and he received it and it is a legal copy and works very well. I have just upgraded my CS4 to CS5 suite through him...spoke to him on the phone - nice guy...so would recommend to anyone as he seems to be the cheapest I could find on the net that was legitimate :)
     

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