When we received our evaluation edition of Adobe CS5 we knew it could be a long time before we would be able to give our first impressions. First up, the Master Collection is massive: some 15 (fifteen!) programs all tightly woven together. Secondly, whilst familiar with Photoshop, most of the other programs we have not used before and some of them are best left to the professionals to evaluate. These are the people that have need of these programs on a daily basis. Our task here at DigitalReviews is simply to give an overview of the total package by way of introduction. That sounds simple enough but for the sheer enormity of the package.
Our recent review of Adobe’s Lightroom 3 edition was a lot simpler to write as I use this very focussed application on a daily basis but how will we fare with what has always been seen as a disparate and diverse bunch of applications thrown together fairly randomly? Or is that no longer the case? Is this a pizza with The Works that just tastes delicious no matter how you slice it? We’ll do the overview first to give you some flavour.
Then in Part II we’ll cover some highlights of the new Photoshop.
So let's have a quick look.