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Adobe offered an olive branch. The old 3 versions back policy will stay in effect until Dec 31 of this year. After that you will have to have current verson to upgrade to next version.
That's good that we have time to upgrade. I read somewhere the CS6 versions were coming out in a few months and we had do be on the five series to upgrade. I know they don't do upgrades to legacy versions (i.e., upgrade from CS4 to CS5 when the current one is CS6).
Thanks for the information.
William Boswell wrote:
I read somewhere the CS6 versions were coming out in a few months and we had do be on the five series to upgrade.
That was true until a customer outcry alerted Adobe to the poor timing of the new 1-version-back policy which culminated in this open letter to them from Scott Kelby in Nov 2011
In response, Adobe announced that 1-version-back will be relaxed for CS6 - but only until Dec 31, 2012.
So CS3 and CS4 users have until Dec 31 to upgrade to CS6.
After that date, 1-version-back applies to all upgrade cycles.
In other words, to continue enjoying upgrade pricing, everyone must upgrade with every upgrade cycle whether they like it or not.
Is that for stand alone products or just bundles, or both? I saw something regarding bundles having to be at the fifth level to upgrade, but no mention of stand alones. All my Adobe products were purchased separately.
Thanks for the links.
I can't find any specific Adobe links related to standalone upgrades.
I did find this 3rd party article http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/01/12/AdobeUpgradePolicy
"Users of individual packages will also benefit from the offer."
Take from that what you will regarding the special offer.
Nothing more than my instinct and Adobe's track record tells me that 1-version-back will apply to all suites and standalones in future.
Out of interest: is there any particular reason you're not buying the Creative Suite which is much cheaper than purchasing several standalones? Was that a conscious decision or did your purchasing just evolve that way over the years?
The products were all purchased at different times and from different Creative Suites so that wouldn't have worked.
The third party review gives no links so the person posting that could be wrong especially since it can't be found on this website.
That's just for the Creative Suites. I don't know why Adobe has to be so vague.
This is all there is to it. Nothing else.
That's only a partial answer.
That link has already been posted and discussed in this thread. It only clearly mentions suites - not standalones.
It's reasonable to expect that standalones will get the same treatment as suites but there's nothing definitive on the Adobe website.
Hence the ongoing discussion.
Hence my comment: "Take from that what you will regarding the special offer."