Summary: With the Creative Cloud, I get constant updates, instant access to the Adobe Community (support, exchange, tutorials), freed up hard drive space, easy access to files across multiple computers and work sites, seamless integration between the Adobe products I use on a daily basis, as well as the ability to tinker with and learn products I haven't used before. I'm impressed and pleased with my investment.
Pros: Great new updates from CS3 that I was used to using, The 3d function for Photoshop is vastly improved. Illustrator has a couple nifty improvements also. Acrobat seems to be cut down. Most of the programs included have improvement to them, coming from CS3 is a pretty big leap in functionality. Coming from CS 4 or 5 though its not that big of a leap. Newegg has it cheaper by 300 bucks compared to the Adobe store. 64 Bit for most programs is nice. Speedgrade is a nifty a...
Cons: Lack of Director, OK I get it they want to kill Director and have us use Flash instead, I LIKE Director for quick kiosk type projects, much faster to develop than in flash but I'm not gonna pay an extra 1k for it when it should be included in the master collection. Not all programs are 64 bit yet. For the price and compilation of programs it would be nice to have a couple of extra font packages or plugins included with it.
Summary: IF you want to design full featured designs for print, video and the web the CS3 master collection is the most powerful package ever offered in world history! If you can imagine it, CS3 gives you the tool kit to make it a reality. This is essentially a full production pipeline in a box.
Pros: The most powerful suite of graphics tools ever assembled in one package
Complete package for Video, photos and graphic needs
7 March 2008
Summary: If graphics design, photos and video editing needed, this is the package to deliver the top selection in this area. What I needs is premier, Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator so I pick this complete package and the cost is well justified. System resource for this package is higher and I use high end IBM IntelliStation Pro with maximum RAM the Windows system allowed in order to optimze perfromance.
Pros: Integrated all video, photos and graphic design need
Summary: Offering an affordable option for small and start up studios (like myself) is the best thing that adobe has ever done. Giving advantages to be part of the cloud like Muse, is icing on the cake. Thank you.
Summary: Adobe has always had great products and I've wanted to add several to my arsenal but the cost always kept me at the sidelines. With the Adobe Cloud, I have access to all their great products at an awesome price.
Summary: Adobe has finally made it's contribution to those of us with limited budgets! Thanks for being able to use the latest updated versions of your products in an affordable manner. It is a confidence booster to users who want the best, consistently.