Adobe Creative Suite 6 review
A big release, featuring major overhauls of several key applications, along with a whole new way of paying for and accessing the software
Review Date: 23 Apr 2012
Reviewed By: PC Pro staff
Price when reviewed: Upgrade, £397 (£476 inc VAT); Full, £2,223 (£2,668 inc VAT)
Where's the detail?
I laughed when I saw this review. As usual with 'modern' journalism - no detail. Why? they dont know how to use such a large complex suite of software. So we get a re-phrased serve-up of Adobe's press releases.
Yes, you guessed it - CS6 has lots of changes and presumably some new features! What are they?
Additionally .... just what percentage of PC PRO readers and followers do NOT pay VAT? Not many I suspect.
By DumbMarine on 26 Apr 2012
Very Very Lazy Journalism
I've seen some very poor regurgitations of manufacturers press releases being passed of recently in this mag as reviews but this is the worst yet. Looks like I will have to start looking elsewhere for proper reviews
By Saint102 on 27 Apr 2012
Thanks for the comments, but I wonder if you both missed the links in the middle of this review? You'll find full reviews of each package, complete with all the details. This is merely an overall summary, a review "homepage" if you like.
Deputy reviews editor
By DavidBayon on 27 Apr 2012
Adobe failing web developers
Although I appreciate the compensatory 'gift' of InDesign included in the upgrade price, it will probably go largely unopened as I do not do very much print work these days.
Adobe has abandoned its core Flash following (mainly by dustbin-consignment of Flash on mobile devices). So what do they really have for web developers?
FlashBuilder is going to be re-licenced and only the very hard-core developers will herd themselves onto the Stage3d cattle truck. I love them dearly, but I think that they won't get much traction. Catalyst is gone.
Not Adobe Edge for sure. Is html 5 too nascent and browser-faddy for CS-6? I think that for web developers this release is just another x.5.
The answer is that Adobe are lazy, too top-down and unimaginative.
By Alperian on 29 Apr 2012
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