15 Replies Latest reply: May 1, 2012 3:56 AM by D Fosse RSS

    Upgrade price to CS6?

    elluminita Community Member

      I purchased Photoshop CS5 Extended (Student & Teacher edition) in September 2011 and I'm interested in upgrading to CS6 when it comes out. I know that recent purchases have a free upgrade to CS6 (I bought Dreamweaver during this recent timeframe that will be upgraded), but I can't seem to find anywhere an upgrade price for Student and Teacher editions. I'm curious to know what the upgrade or discount price would be to get CS6 as a student, since it seems ridiculous to pay for another full student/teacher version for something I've only had for such a short time. If there isn't a student upgrade price to CS6, is there any way I could take my Dreamweaver upgrade and put it towards a Photoshop upgrade instead?

       

      Thank you.

        • 1. Re: Upgrade price to CS6?
          acresofgreen Community Member

          If you have a Student and Teacher edition and want to upgrade, you have to pay the regular commercial upgrade price.  The other option is to wait 12 months and buy another full Student and Teacher edition (assuming you still qualify then).  Go to your local Adobe online store to find the prices.

           

           

          Unfortunately, you bought your CS5 version too early to be able to take advantage of the current free upgrade offer.

          • 2. Re: Upgrade price to CS6?
            acresofgreen Community Member

            Sorry I missed your other question the first time around.  Your Photoshop purchase and your Dreamweaver purchase are separate and you can't apply the purchase of Dreamweaver to an upgrade of Photoshop.

            • 3. Re: Upgrade price to CS6?
              John Waller MVP

              is there any way I could take my Dreamweaver upgrade and put it towards a Photoshop upgrade instead?

               

              There is no upgrade path from standalone Dreamweaver CS5 to standalone Photoshop CS6.

               

              Your upgrade options:

              1) Dreamweaver CS5 to Dreamweaver CS6

              2) Dreamweaver CS5 to Creative Suite CS6 (any suite)

              2) Monthly subscription to Creative Cloud CS6

              • 4. Re: Upgrade price to CS6?
                elluminita Community Member

                What upgrade options and prices are available from Dreamweaver CS5.5 to suites for CS6? Since I would be receiving my Dreamweaver CS6 upgrade for free, I'm not sure how that applies to suites. Are there education pricings for these suites?

                • 5. Re: Upgrade price to CS6?
                  acresofgreen Community Member

                  The prices differ from country to country - see your local Adobe shop for pricing.  When you get your free Dreamweaver CS6 license, you can probably use it to upgrade to a suite at the regular commercial price.  There are education pricings for suites, with the following restrictions:

                  • There is no "Education upgrade" price.  If you have an education version you can either pay the regular commercial upgrade price or you can buy a new education product.
                  • You can only buy one education product in a 12 month period.
                  • 6. Re: Upgrade price to CS6?
                    station_one Community Member

                    acresofgreen wrote:

                     

                    … When you get your free Dreamweaver CS6 license, you can probably use it to upgrade to a suite at the regular commercial price…

                     

                    Really???  I haven't seen such an offer in years.  I'm almost certain that the point-application-to-suite upgrade path is not available these days.

                    • 7. Re: Upgrade price to CS6?
                      pf22 Community Member

                      acresofgreen wrote:

                       

                      When you get your free Dreamweaver CS6 license, you can probably use it to upgrade to a suite at the regular commercial price.

                      Please note, as of CS6 we are No Longer Allowed To Upgrade From An Individual Product To A Suite! (Sorry for the shout!)

                       

                      I have Photoshop CS5, if I wanted to upgrade to Design Standard I can still do so, to CS5.5 Design Standard, now, before the release of CS6 on the 6th/7th of May.

                       

                      Once CS6 is released, if I want to "upgrade" to Design Standard, I will have to buy the suite outright, there will be NO "upgrade" path from Photoshop etc.

                      • 8. Re: Upgrade price to CS6?
                        John Waller MVP

                        That's right.

                         

                        There's been a (low key) shift in purchasing policy from earlier CS versions.

                         

                        The standalone product > Suite upgrade path has been removed.

                         

                        From the CS6 FAQ

                         

                        http://www.adobe.com/au/products/photoshop/faq.html

                         

                        What is Adobe's upgrade policy for Creative Suite 6?

                        Adobe allows upgrades to CS6 individual products and suite editions from one version back (which in this case is CS5 and CS5.5, due to the interim CS5.5 release). For example, if you have a validly licensed copy of Photoshop CS5, you can upgrade to Photoshop CS6 at the upgrade price. Owners of individual products are not eligible to upgrade to suite editions.

                         

                         

                         

                         

                        http://www.adobe.com/products/creativesuite/faq.html#purchasing-policy

                         

                        What is Adobe's upgrade policy for Creative Suite 6?

                        Owners of a CS5 or CS5.5 suite edition qualify for upgrade pricing to a CS6 suite edition. Owners of an individual CS5 or CS5.5 product qualify for upgrade pricing to the same product but not to a suite edition. Any version earlier than CS5 will not be eligible for upgrade pricing.

                        • 9. Re: Upgrade price to CS6?
                          acresofgreen Community Member

                          I stand corrected, I hadn't seen these new upgrade policies! 

                          • 10. Re: Upgrade price to CS6?
                            John Waller MVP

                            acresofgreen wrote:

                             

                            I stand corrected, I hadn't seen these new upgrade policies!

                             

                            I think these changes are going to catch many by surprise.

                             

                            I wouldn't have known about it if I didn't visit this forum.

                            • 11. Re: Upgrade price to CS6?
                              elluminita Community Member

                              Thank you all so far, I appreciate the responses although unfortunately it's not what I hoped to hear. Just to clarify, my only options are to take the free complimentary Dreamweaver upgrade to CS6 and nothing can be done about Photoshop? Or is there any way for me to upgrade Photoshop CS5 Extended to some sort of CS5.5 suite (education pricing again) and then have a [complimentary] upgrade on the suite to CS6? Just trying to weigh my options, and I am also interested in getting my hands on Illustrator, which to my understanding I can't purchase alone with a student discount.

                              • 12. Re: Upgrade price to CS6?
                                Curt Y Community Member

                                There is no upgrade price for student or educational versions.  THey are cheaper than the upgrade price so you just have to buy the edition.

                                 

                                You can upgrade a student version to the regular version when you are no longer a student.  So therefore, choose a product you want to pay the price to upgrade.  THere are upgrade paths (products) and it costs more if you try to change that path.

                                • 13. Re: Upgrade price to CS6?
                                  D Fosse Community Member

                                  John Waller wrote:


                                  The standalone product > Suite upgrade path has been removed.

                                  I think they finally discovered that there was a loophole there: You could use the standalone first to upgrade to a suite, then in the next cycle upgrade the standalone to the next version.

                                   

                                  I once briefly considered such a move (I had Photoshop CS3 > Design Standard CS3), but concluded it was against the EULA - or at the least it would technically void the suite license. But there was nothing really stopping me - until now.

                                  • 14. Re: Upgrade price to CS6?
                                    John Waller MVP

                                    D Fosse wrote:
                                    I once briefly considered such a move (I had Photoshop CS3 > Design Standard CS3), but concluded it was against the EULA - or at the least it would technically void the suite license.

                                     

                                    Why would it void anything? Seems perfectly legitimate.

                                     

                                    Nevertheless, to me, these increasingly restrictive upgrade paths are all Adobe's way of nudging people towards the Cloud with the inference that it's great value now which will only get better over time.

                                    • 15. Re: Upgrade price to CS6?
                                      D Fosse Community Member

                                      John Waller wrote:

                                       

                                      Why would it void anything? Seems perfectly legitimate.

                                      Well, yes, but the plan was to upgrade Photoshop CS3 to Photoshop CS5 - and in the meantime I had upgraded the CS3 suite to CS4. So I would then have two parallell upgrade paths both based on the same single product. I just couldn't convince myself that was entirely kosher.

                                       

                                      But if someone can convince me it's legitimate, I may get the Photoshop CS6 upgrade while I still can...