A&P Jumping from Photoshop 7.0 to CS4 - Will I be lost?

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  1. Wobistdu

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    I always used PS7 for all my basic image manipulation, nothing too advanced. Will I regret going to CS4 or will I get a lot out of it?

    PS7 runs extremely fast (obviously) and does everything I need for brushing up pics and adding effects.

    Can the 2 both be installed at the same time? I wonder if I can run either of them. I'd really like to keep PS7 if I can.
     
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    Yeah, I had CS2 and CS3 at the same time for a while. It'll be different but you'll learn to like it better eventually, as that seems to happen with any new program. I still have CS3, I'll upgrade to CS4 eventually.
     
  3. Wobistdu

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    oh cool

    so multiple installs can be installed at the same time? i doubt i'll have them open at the same time, but switching back and forth would be nice
     
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    I had CS2 for the longest time and jumped to CS3. I barely use it since I got it as a bundle with Lightroom, but I like the newer features they have over CS2 that make basic stuff easier.
     
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    i made the jump from 7.0 to cs2, and the transition to cs3 was smooth. i haven't jumped to cs4 yet, though.
     
  6. Wobistdu

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    i never used lightroom, but i'm about to
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    The jump from 7 to CS is definitely different. But from CS3->CS4, there's not a huge difference. I like CS4 a lot. I've been using it for a while now and I like it a lot. I need to try learning InDesign and Illustrator
     
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    If you work with a lot of pictures, its like heaven!
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    I'm still stuck on Aperture. I'm so used to it, if I switch everything over, it will be like hell. So if you've got a Mac, check out Aperture.
     
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    I messed with it at the apple store, I liked it, but I already have LR and CS3. Maybe if I didn't, it would be a great alternative!
     
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    Meat Popsicle What's that smell? OT Supporter

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    Cs4 sucks. Stick with 3
     
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    Meat Popsicle What's that smell? OT Supporter

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    I should say I would like 4 but I had horrendous brush lag and it appears to be a common problem
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Yeah, I think that once you start with one, it's best to stick with it. I really like the Vault for backup, and the lift and stamp tools are great for batch changing. But to each his/her own.
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Thanks for the edit. I was going to ask why you didn't like CS4. I haven't experienced any issues with it so far, so I guess I'm lucky. Is it a software issue or a hardware constraint?
     
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    I believe it's somewhere in the coding. People with completely different rigs all having the same problem

    It was equally lagged with both my tablet and mouse. Probably half a second behind my actual movement
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Wow, half a second would annoy the hell out of me. I'm glad I don't have any issues with it.
     

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