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Posted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:02 am
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.
Posted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:44 am
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.
Posted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:59 am
Difficult choice. Those Topaz filters are so good but also am enjoying CS5
Posted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:58 pm
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).
Posted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:42 pm
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.
Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:53 pm
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.
Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:34 pm
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.
Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:01 pm
Gene, I have a 32 bit pc can I change it to 64 or I need to buy a new pc?
Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:59 pm
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.
Posted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:59 pm
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.