I saw a demo last night in the NYC IDUG meeting. I didn't really see any
need for it until I saw the demo. It's really hard to describe what it
brings to the table but the demo certainly swung the pendulum in favor
of upgrading to the suite as opposed to upgrading the individual apps.
One issue that has been brought up regarding the Suite upgrade path is that once you upgrade to the Suite, upon the next round of new versions you will be ineligible to upgrade components of the Suite individually. This is not a factor for me, but it may be relevant to some people.
I guess. I haven't given any of this much thought, since as an educational licensee, it is about half the price to buy a new Creative Suite Premium license than it is to upgrade from Photoshop (because there is no educational pricing on upgrades). This seems to be the general rule for educational licenses on individual Adobe apps as well--it is almost always cheaper to just buy a new educational license than it is to upgrade.
My guess on that is that they are aiming the ed program at students (administrators/instructors .. I'm one ... just happen to get the free ride). And students in a three year program, or less, are not likely to need to upgrade during that time. Their software may not be current release, but will seldom get less than one revision old in that time.
My point is, I guess, we can't complain about not getting a deal on the upgrade cost when you consider how well we make out on not having to buy the original software at full price in the first place.
"My point is, I guess, we can't complain about not getting a deal on the upgrade cost when you consider how well we make out on not having to buy the original software at full price in the first place."
I was not in *any* way complaining. Adobe treats the educational market wonderfully. A prime example of this is Type Classics for Learning. Thousands of dollars worth of fonts for less than 100 bucks!
I know I should just ignore such an uninformed comment, but I can't help but point out that Hermann Zapf disagrees with you on both counts. Brioso was also one of the winners of the 2002 Type Directors Club awards.
Personally, I consider Brioso Pro to be one of Robert Slimbach's finest works. It's a calligraphic text face, based on broad-edged pen lettering. This is a category that doesn't have many representatives, but other than being in that category it has very little in common with ITC Zapf Chancery.
You can see it for yourself here:
The PDF specimen book is here:
I must second Robert on that one, I saw a demo of Version Cue last week on a trade fair down here in Belgium and I must say that it reaaaaaally looked impressive. Although it will benefit mostly to larger design firms or newspaper-like operations where they have a number of different people working on the same product at the same timespan, there were a number of interesting features for freelance work-alone designers.
ID.Awe, are you really that ignorant or is it some weird level of nerd humour you're aspiring too? I couldn't figure your dumb *** out but then I went to your home page, looked at your picture and all the pieces of the puzzle fell into place. Am I that quick to judge? Just as quick as you are when type is concerned. In danger of repeating Thomas and John: "talk to the hand".
I must be a masochist, but at the risk of just causing myself more pain, I will say that Robert Slimbach is an extremely skilled calligrapher, whose work is framed and hanging in the corridors of Adobe. He could do calligraphy professionally, if he wanted to. (He could also be a professional fine art photographer--his work is *amazing*, but that's another story.)
Right. Having debunked yet another nonsense statement, I will go do some more work.
I have to say that Adobe's Customer Support is wonderful. For those of you trying to find the Onlne Registration Incentive, as I was until now ... Go to "Your Account" and then go to "View Product Registrations" page ... then scroll to the bottom and you will see:
"Please click here for instructions on obtaining your thank-you gift. Offer valid only in the US and Canada and until the next major release of the Adobe Creative Suite."
See the Install Readme file ("How To Install.htm") in the "Goodies"<br />section.<br /><br />On XP platforms, look in \Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Fonts<br /><br />On Mac's, they're in <root>Library/Application Support/Adobe/Fonts
At Photoshop World I asked about the fonts over and over. I was told that by purchasing the CS we would get a nice collection of additional fonts that others who purchased each upgrade separately would not get.
So just to clarify, the only bonus font package (CS only) was the one offered during registration?
You know, I discovered a little secret. You may be able to register again. I downloaded the fonts. Then I started watching the video, and one of the perks was to see some bonus material for the video. I found I could register twice!