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CS5

I am presently using Photoshop CS4. I am now debating whether to upgrade to CS5 or to spend that money getting some of the Topaz filters. What would you suggest. Thanks.

Laura
Depends on what you are doing. For a look at the features, there is http://www.msjphotography.com/ - the link at the top of the page leads to 10 shows on the new features.
John
Difficult choice. Those Topaz filters are so good but also am enjoying CS5
I have CS3, but plan to upgrade to CS5 soon. I also use Topaz, but if it came to which I would buy first, it definitely would be CS5, no doubt about it. I especially like what the CS5 version of ACR will provide. I could get by without Topaz, but not without ACR (even the CS3 version).
Betty
Win 8.1, PS CC, Canon bridge P&S
The difference between CS4 and CS5 isn't worth the outlay of cash. If I had any disposable income right now, I'd go with Topaz. This may or may not be right for you.
Chas
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f/16 on a sunny day.....:)
I think this you should take a look at your immediate needs and how much you will use one program vs the other. To make it eassier on you write it down CS5 list vs Topaz. If you do not have Lightroom 2.7 or 3.1 then CS5 is the way to go. If you have LR3 then you can think about going with Topaz. Again just stop and think how much would you be using one vs the other that will give you the answer you are looking for.
Best,
Don
Shalom,
Don
A well conseived image is a poem written with light.
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I upgraded to CS5 from CS3 and really like it. The Content Aware filter was one of the things that sold it for me. It makes it so much easier to clone out stuff you don't want and works really well. I also went from a 32 bit CS3 to 64 bit CS5 and the performance improvement also helped.
GeneVH

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Gene, I have a 32 bit pc can I change it to 64 or I need to buy a new pc?
Best,
Don Diego
Shalom,
Don
A well conseived image is a poem written with light.
PSE6 - Lightroom - CS3 - Win-Vista -Epson 7800
Nikon D80 - D-700 - Canon G9
http://www.condeimaging.com
I would need to know what model motherboard you have in order to tell you for sure, but I think most likely you will need at minimum to replace your motherboard, cpu, and most likely memory, or pick up a new PC.
GeneVH

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Gene, I have a Dell XPS 420 w/ Intel Core2 Q6600 Quad-Core (8MB L2 cache, 2.4GHz, 1066FSB), 4GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz-4, nVidia GeForce 8600GTS 256MB.
Best,
Don
Shalom,
Don
A well conseived image is a poem written with light.
PSE6 - Lightroom - CS3 - Win-Vista -Epson 7800
Nikon D80 - D-700 - Canon G9
http://www.condeimaging.com
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