This new release comes packed with a ton of awesome new features, such as content-aware fill , painting , better edge detection and time-saving shortcuts. The Situation In a few weeks, just about anyone will be able to find a torrent, download link or burned copy of CS5. Adobe then depends on professional users such as design agencies and larger freelancers to actually buy the software.
But there really are a wide variety of reasons to go legit with your software. No Bugs Any version of CS5 that you download is most likely going to be a cracked version of the pre-release. All the core stuff will work but there will be little annoyances and bugs throughout the software. And with the amount of time you spend using the Creative Suite, can you really afford to have an inferior version of the software? There will always be minor bugfixes, which is why Adobe Updater runs so damn often.
It sucks that every months Adobe comes out with another version of the Creative Suite that you have to cough up another five hundred bucks for. CS2 was released in April and saw the introduction of Bridge as well as the addition of a number of filters.
Additionally, Smart Objects were introduced, which allowed for much better integration between Illustrator and Photoshop. Furthermore, Adobe made integration improvements between Flash and Illustrator, and added Actionscript 3.
Additionally, smart filters were introduced to Photoshop, which extend the smart object model started in CS2 with vector-based filters. CS4 was released in October Additionally, efforts were made to improve integration as well as the workspace UI of the various apps.
Finally, performance gains were made in Bridge which has always run like crap. CS5 is scheduled for release on April 12, However, an agency, or even a freelancer with enough to lose could definitely be a target. So if you use something professionally, you had better get the license already. Not a Big Boy? At least act like one. So start saving up today.