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 XI (11) (prodesigntools.com)
Enhanced features allowing for better User Productivity, Collaboration, Information Security, and Working Across Devices.
Adobe Illustrator CS6 (creativebloq.com)
Enhanced user interface and speed are immediately noticeable when working with complex files. Image trace has been completely updated, and pattern creation and editing are much quicker in CS6.
Adobe InDesign CS6 (creativebloq.com)
InDesign's continues to enhance multiple platform design capabilities, with better Alternate Layout options, as well as Content Collector.
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (maclife.com)
A darker and customizable workspace puts the focus on images rather than tools, and overhauled features like crop, blur and content-aware editing make this version of Photoshop the best yet.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 (digitalcameraworld.com)
With 90% of the functionality of the full Photoshop program, this version of Elements may work just as well for the photo enthusiast.
CorelDraw Graphics Suite X6 (zdnet.com)
CorelDraw Graphics Suite X6 has applications for professional-level illustration, image and text editing, and web graphics.
Microsoft Office 2013 (techradar.com)
Microsoft has given Office the Windows 8 treatment, allowing for a more streamlined workflow across different platforms.
QuarkXPress 9 (techradar.com)
If you've used a previous version of Quark, you'll absolutely want this upgrade.