Its Adobe’s uber graphics suite, now in its fourth CS incarnation, with all the advance and sophisticated garnishes that make veteran Photoshop users smile. But I got one simple question: Is it up to the performance while it handle simple tasks like its predecessor?
The answer is a very straight forward: NO.
Simple functions like brush and eraser strokes feels… dead. Of course it felt dead as it has a lag time of a second BEFORE it actually do something (and before you know it, you’ll be cursing and swearing over the slip-ups).
They say install the latest update, it solves them. Right…
Only that it didn’t.
I have more than enough RAM (2GB of DDR2) and processing power (2.4GHz Dual Core) for it, yet… *facepalms*
I found CS3 is waaaay better than CS4 (and faster, too). Tried to look up in the ‘Net for some help, but none is applicable.
If anyone says do a reinstall then update it, I’m gonna…
Here’s an easier way: why not you download yourself the demo and use it. Try do to a simple drawing or such (e.g 800 x 600, 72 dpi with 8-bit colours), and see for yourselves on how it response. Don’t just one artwork at one time, do several (with layers and colours).
And yes, this IS a rant.
p.s. Illustrator CS4 is UBER cool. Good for precise object placements, but… I’m a Photoshop artist, so I hardly use it.