Well, who doesn’t own Photoshop these days? You might have already heard that Adobe recently gave a heads up to all Photoshop and Adobe Suite (Premiere, After Effects, Soundbooth, Illustrator, etc.) users to upgrade their old CS2, CS3, and CS4 copies to the current CS5 — which is officially on discount anyway as long as you own those older versions. Why? Because come 2012 when the company announces CS6, they will no longer offer the said upgrade discount for CS2, CS3, and CS4 users. The discount will only be available for CS5 and CS5.5 users. Head on over to http://www.adobe.com/products/discount-software-coupons.html to avail it (no this is not an affiliate link).
This is probably their take on phasing out the older CS versions; sort of a tech refresh. I think it’s good and timely that they do this, especially since they are promising some interesting and game-changing features on CS6. Also, illegal users beware, there had been rumors that cloud technology will be used to deter piracy efforts on the C6 version.
So now, what do you think of these upgrade policy changes? Are they fair to CS users who own the older versions? Let us know in the comments below. Also, watch out since we’ll be coming up with tips, fixes, and solutions for your Adobe software in the coming weeks.