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Adobe extends CS6 upgrade pricing to CS3, CS4 owners

updated 06:05 pm EST, Wed January 11, 2012

Looks to boost early adoption

Special upgrade pricing for Creative Suite 6 will extend to owners of CS3 or CS4 after all, Adobe has announced. Owners of pre-CS5 suites had recently been told they would pay full price, discarding an earlier, more lenient policy. Under the new arrangement, a special discount will run from whenever CS6 is launched until December 31st.

More upgrade details are only expected at that time. CS6 itself largely remains a mystery, although Adobe is promising "huge improvements" and support for the Creative Cloud, a $49-per-month service. The latter will cover not just the Creative Suite but additional functions and services, such as its Touch Apps.

by MacNN Staff



  1. erics

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Its about time...

    After all these years of Adobe gouging their young/old they have finally given up a little...

  1. pairof9s

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Classic Adobe

    Threaten CS3 owners with loss future upgrade options and once anyone who was concerned bit on CS5, now offer to do the same again with CS6. The irony is only now are the features from CS3 to CS6 worth the upgrade price.

    Sc-rew Adobe!


  1. FireWire

    Joined: Dec 1969



    the current upgrade price for my CS3 Design Deluxe Suite to 5.5 costs more than it cost me when I bought it!

  1. kerryb

    Joined: Dec 1969


    love to hate

    I cannot think of another tech company that is so disliked than Adobe. They hold onto a monopoly in desktop publishing with Photoshop, and bought out the real competition (Macromedia) years ago putting an end to user alternatives. I think most people take some pleasure in seeing Flash on its way out. I am not a fan of subscription software and hope that other than a handful of big ad agencies nobody falls for it. I have always skipped upgrades on their products with the rare exception of a must have tool added to say Photoshop.

  1. ggirton

    Joined: Dec 1969


    The "deal" won't be so great

    When it finally arrives, the "deal" to upgrade to CS6 won't be that great. Wait and see. I still have CS3, since the upgrade pricing is prohibitive. Plus, who gives a rat's a** about Flash anymore? Cameras have improved so much, I find I rarely use Photoshop, and although I used Illustrator to GREAT effect back in the day when we actually printed brochures and mailed postcards in the mail (remember that?), I find it un-necessary. Too bad, great program.

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