3 Replies Latest reply on May 8, 2012 5:45 AM by John Waller

    Upgrading from CS4

    TᴀW Adobe Community Professional & MVP



      I'm wondering what (if any) are my options for upgrading.


      I've got InDesign CS4, and


      Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver CS5.


      All ME versions. All individual licenses.


      I definitely want to upgrade to the new InDesign (why? most useful

      feature for me: the Word import seems much better than in CS4).


      Thing is I would like a new Acrobat as well (still on the Acrobat that

      came with my CS2 Premium suite).


      It would also be nice to have access to Flash and Flex.


      But I don't need the new versions of Illy, PS, or Dreamweaver.


      I would like a proper license, not the cloud.


      It's not clear to me whether there still is an ME version, or whether

      all versions now have support for ME languages?


      Do you know what the best upgrade path would be in my case?





        • 1. Re: Upgrading from CS4
          Harbs. Level 6

          Yes. There's still an ME version.


          Once you are upagrading ID and Acrobat, the whole Suite probably makes sense. (Especially since you will not be able to upgrade the other apps in the future if you don't do it now.) There used to be an upgrade path from individual prodcuts to the suites. I don't know if that still exists.


          Whether you go for the ME or Roman versions depends on whether something like World Tools would be enough for you.


          It's very likely that Creative Cloud is your cheapest option. ME versions will not be available on launch of Creative Cloud, but I heard through the grapevine that it will probably be available later this year. That's about all I can say on a public forum...



          • 2. Re: Upgrading from CS4
            TᴀW Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            Thanks Harbs.


            I definitely need the full ME version.


            So I'll need to find out the price for an upgrade from, say, Photoshop

            CS5 to Creative Suite CS6 if available, all ME, compared to upgrading

            InDesign CS4 to CS6 (if that's still possible?) plus buying the latest

            ME version of Acrobat full license.


            Also, I'll need to find out which versions of the CS include Flash and

            Flex (if any).


            Harbs, are you still reselling? Can you contact me offline with a quote?




            • 3. Re: Upgrading from CS4
              John Waller Adobe Community Professional & MVP
              1. There is no longer an upgrade path from standalone products to suites.
              2. CS6 upgrades are only available from Adobe.com. Resellers can no longer sell upgrades.