4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 24, 2012 3:32 PM by choreo RSS

    Upgrading to CS6 from CS5?

    choreo Community Member

      Please help me to see if I understand Adobe's recent upgrade offer correctly...

       

      I currently have Design Premium Suite 5.0 for Mac.

       

      Looking at the CS6 Preordering page, it looks like "Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium" have replaced the former "Design Premium" (i.e. they have "combined the previous Design Premium and Web Premium with a few modifications, but that appears to be the closest to what I have now). If I pre-order this upgrade today from my current Design Premium 5.0, the upgrade cost would be $749.00

       

      However, I am also seeing an offer that if I upgrade right now (before May 6th, 2012) to Design Premium Suite 5.5 the upgrade to 5.5 would cost me $399. That page also states "BUY CS5.5 NOW AND GET CS6 AT NO ADDITIONAL COST, OFFER ENDS MAY 6TH, 2012".

       

      My question is:

       

      If I purchase the 5.5 Design Premium Upgrade today for $399, when CS6 is released do I get the FREE upgrade to "Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium"? I am unclear as to what CS6 FREE package I would be entitled to since they apparently have combined the Design and Web Suites???

       

      Thanks!

        • 1. Re: Upgrading to CS6 from CS5?
          BobLevine UGM

          Yes. That's the deal and if I were you I'd jump on it.

           

           

          Bob

          • 2. Re: Upgrading to CS6 from CS5?
            Arpit Kapoor Adobe Employee

            Yes Choreo, you are correct. If you purchase Design Premium CS5.5 or Web Premium CS5.5 right now, you will get a free upgrade to Design&Web Premium CS6.

             

            Its a great deal for our customers. You can hop onto it right away.

             

            Cheers!

            Arpit

            • 3. Re: Upgrading to CS6 from CS5?
              choreo Community Member

              Thanks for the clarification/confirmation. I will definately take advantage of that offer!

               

              I also have After Effects CS5 (separately), but it looks like there is not price advantage to doing the 5.5 interim upgrade on that single product (same price either way).

              • 4. Re: Upgrading to CS6 from CS5?
                choreo Community Member

                I went ahead and purchased the CS5.5 Upgrade today - so that is out of the way.

                 

                But am I correct that there is no such similar upgrade incentive for a single product like After Effects CS5?

                 

                Regarding After Effects "standalone" from what I can tell, my upgrade cost to CS6 would be the same as if I had never upgraded to CS5 (i.e. the upgrade price to CS 6 from CS3 and CS4 is the same as upgrading from CS5) - about $350, but if I upgraded to AECS5.5 then the jump to CS6 would be about $175, but if I upgrade "now" to AECS5.5, it would be $179 + another $175 when AECS6 comes out - is that right? $179 seems like a fair upgrade price from AECS5 to AECS6, but $350 is pretty steep for just one product - especially since 5.5 was not a full incremental jump?