"Didn't work."on by Borus
Pros Did not do any damage to my computer
Cons Would not load, too expensive.
Summary I purchased this a couple of days ago and it would not load. The setup.exe crashed. The help line was quite quick to respond but they couldn’t get it to work. They were also quick to blame anything but their own software. I have a new, very fast computer, 1 Gb memory. I run a very wide variety of software including Photoshop 7.0 all work fine.Updated
I purchased this a couple of days ago and it would not load. The setup.exe crashed. The help line was quite quick to respond but they couldn’t get it to work. They were also quick to blame anything but their own software. I have a Athlon 64 3500+, 1 Gb memory, WinXP SP2 I was told by the help desk that Adobe can not guarantee their software will run on AMD computers. So I would think long and hard before purchasing this software without a Pentium based machine. With only two major players in the WinXP processor market it is not acceptable for a major software company to write software that is not compatible with one. Particularly with the premium prices Adobe charge. I run a very wide variety of software including Photoshop 7.0 all work fine.Updated
I asked for a refund and was told that Adobe cannot honour the warrantee as I had a AMD chip. I asked for that it writing signed by someone in a position to make that statement – they gave me a refund. I have since got a trial copy of CS2 of a magazine, which installed and ran fine so I don’t think there is a problem with the program just the installer. I uninstalled it when my time was up. I’m a school teacher and I teach around two hundred people a year how to use photoshop – I was very disappointed how they tried not to give a refund for a faulty product. I also think they charge way too much for their educational versions – I teaching people how to use their software for heavens sake.
"It works on AMD!"on by nycboy
Pros Adobe Bridge is a great workflow tool
Cons Buy enough memory!
Summary I was afraid to buy this when I read the previous review. Well I just got it and it installed fine on my AMD64 Sempron 3100+ processor. Adobe must have a marketing agreement with Intel because they only list pentium processors on their requirements.
I went to the Adobe forum and found other users with AMD systems that didn't have a problem. What I did learn was that a previous installation of Acrobat could foul the activation. So if you've got Acrobat (not Reader) your advised to remove it before trying to install.
My primary use is going to be Photoshop and I can already tell that Adobe Bridge and the enhanced raw processor are going to really simplify my workflow.
Pros Unified environment, great for designers, doesn't stop your creativity.
Cons Expensive, slow.
Summary If you are a designer, you need a fast computer. This software is excellent, but very slow...
Pros A nicely integrated set of professional programs
Cons Easy to learn, easy to use, still would have liked some manuals.
Summary I came up from Corel Ventura. I was hesitant. First off, I felt I needed a solid link between Indesign and Microsoft Word to I could continue to edit in Word and have the changes automatically appear in Indesign text. After several weeks, I found that the Story Editor in Indesign is so good, with such good dictionaries and typefont control, that I don't need Word. Learning would have gone a lot more smoothly with a set of user manuals. I was surprised receiving a $1256 set of programs with one slim getting started manual. Fortunately I found the nicely prepared In Easy Steps series of program user manuals at Barnes & Noble for ten bucks apiece. Still they are not as nicely detailed as Adobe manuals I have seen in the past. And the help menus are not as easy to use as a physical manual, IMHO.