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    Worth it to upgrade to Photoshop CS6 over CS5?

    Haven't upgraded to CS6 yet... The main reason I think I will eventually upgrade is that a lot of CS6+ files aren't compatible in CS5 applications and it's starting to get annoying. But I wanted to ask and see if anyone had any major reasons for upgrading beyond that. Thoughts? I really hate the whole Creative Cloud direction Adobe is going... especially in light of the recent hacking.

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    I went from CS5 to CC. Don't regret a thing.

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    If you're on a Mac, it was a significant speed boost, otherwise the features are largely the same for graphic/web/2D design.

    CC has significant upgrades overall, feature and speed, along with an improved UI.

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    It's entirely possible to get a CC license that does not use the cloud. Both legally and not.
    I think it's worth upgrading, especially because CC can now use Camera Raw as a filter and a host of other neat stuff.

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    I think it depends on what you do.. if it's UI & web design, I'd suggest upgrade.

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    the 3d tool works much more faster.

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    If You're work with Mac with newer processor , 64bit and have big amount of RAM, It's worth to upgrade, makes perfomance faster. NOT recommended if you have small amount of RAM and use old Mac model.
    But It depends on what tools/feature do you want to use.
    I work as Graphic Design, but still use Photoshop CS4, because I just use a bit tool and feature, like selection, erase, blur, level, brightness, convert to BW, crop, convert to other formats, masking :D
    But if many users used CS6 or CC in your work place, I think yes, you should upgrade it for better work flow / compatibility.

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    It depends on your need, but I recommend upgrading. I'm using PS CS6 and I'm pleased with it.
    Not thinking about upgrading to CC though, since CS6 can do the work for me.
    Anyway like that man before me mentioned, 4GB Ram is not "lightning fast" enough to use CS6, be careful.

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    I always try to stay updated so that everything works when sharing files. I found that most people updated very fast. So its almost always good to do the same.

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    I think the Content aware move etc. is very useful, so I'd say go for it. I personally have CS6 and I am glad I upgraded.

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    CS6 also recovers your work after a crash, which is pretty useful.

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    better upgrade to the cc version instead, i like those new lens blur tools

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    CS5.5 might be the most stable, robust version Adobe has released. I've noticed CS6 has glitches with certain graphics cards.

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    I went from CS5 to CS6 and i love it, perhaps the change aint that big in photoshop, but i appreciate the extra features in illustrator and indesign (especially different sizes for pages)

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    In my opinion it's not worth upgrading to already "old" software. Since CS6, they have released CC and one update for CC I guess it would be called CC.1? Haha. That's one of the advantages of the cloud based software, they can do more frequent updates. On the flip note, if you do decide to move from CS5 to CS6 I think you should be safe for the most part. Most of my plugins transferred just fine. I had to duplicate some of my plugins into the new CS6 folder.

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