Adobe: A Good Time to Upgrade From Creative Suite 1
Adobe Systems has hinted, or rather not hinted, it is a good time to think about upgrading from Creative Suite 1.In a blog post, John Nack, Principal Product Manager, Adobe Photoshop at Adobe writes: "If you own a product from the first generation of the Creative Suite (e.g. Photoshop CS, released in 2003) and want to be able to upgrade it to a more recent version, now's a good time to pull the trigger."Nacks adds while he is "not hinting about the possible timing of future releases," Adobe introduced a "three versions back" cutoff policy for upgrades around two years ago, which means you can upgrade from CS, CS2, or CS3 to the current version CS4."When the current version goes up by one, so will the cutoff for upgrades. Therefore if you're holding onto a copy of CS and may want to upgrade it at some point, well, you shouldn't wait too long."Adobe normally releases a new version of its flagship Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, every 18 months or so, which suggests CS5 is likely to be with us sooner than later.