When you are ready to purchase the most recent release of your graphic design or desktop publishing application to get the latest and greatest tools, make sure you know what you're paying for. We've taken a look at some of the most popular titles and provided a list of reviews from around the Web. Before you head off to the computer store, find out if the upgrade is worth the price or whether you might want to wait until the next version.
Adobe Acrobat X (cnet.com)
Adobe Acrobat X Pro software lets you deliver professional PDF communications.
Adobe Illustrator CS5 (pcmag.com)
Adobe Illustrator CS5 marks the continuation of two fine traditions from Adobe.
Adobe InDesign CS5 (macworld.com)
InDesign CS5 features new tools for adding Flash interactivity, video and audio. And if your work is focused on producing traditional print documents, the upgrade's new productivity enhancements will shave tons of time off your daily workflow.
Adobe Photoshop CS5 (cnet.com)
Lots of Refinements to a Solid Program.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 (Cnet.com)
Adobe Photoshop Elements Turns 10.
CorelDraw Graphics Suite X5 (toptenreviews.com)
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 is the crown jewel in the Corel lineup of graphic design software and is used by a wide variety of people, from hobbyists to industry-leading schools and agencies.
Microsoft Office 2010 (pcmag.com)
Office 2010 is a dazzlingly attractive upgrade, but probably essential only for enterprise customers who need the new collaboration features.
Microsoft Office Publisher 2010 (pcmag.com)
Microsoft has put the final touches on Office 2010. Do you need the new version?
Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac (macworld.com)
Update to Microsoft’s flagship word processing application levels the playing field for Macs in business.
QuarkXPress 9 (creativepro.com)
New version of this publishing powerhouse adds e-book export and new layout features.