When Adobe updated the recently released Photoshop CS5, it removed a bunch of filters and presets that were available in previous versions. I looked through the list. I can see why some of them were cut, such as the VM performance plugins that are no longer necessary with today’s larger, faster computers. Others left me wondering why they were dropped, like the Texturizer presets or the Web Photo Gallery plugin.
We’re still using CS4 in-house. I’m usually not quick to upgrade. In the past, even the most tempting Adobe upgrades often require some additional hardware upgrades to run well, whether it’s RAM, larger hard drive, faster CPU or just an entirely new machine.