Originally Posted by Gazoobee
There is more difference (relatively speaking) between Pages 4.2 and Pages 4.3 than there is between CS3 and CS5.
Yeah like Pages is a complicated application compared to any of CS Suite apps? People who don't own or use a product really shouldn't comment on it.
Here is a list of what's new from CS3 -> CS5
(some of these were introduced in CS4 but improved in CS5)
• Smooth image navigation in Photoshop Extended.
Quickly turn your canvas for distortion-free viewing at any angle—no more tilting your head while painting and drawing. Navigate gracefully to any area of an image with ultra-smooth zooming and panning.
• Multiple artboards in Illustrator.
Create files containing up to 100 artboards of varying sizes and display them any way you want—overlapping, side by side, or stacked. Save, export, and print artboards independently or together, even as a multipage PDF file.
• Object-based animation in Flash Professional.
With object-based animation in Flash Professional, create simple but engaging animations in as few as two steps. Apply tweens directly to objects instead of to keyframes, and easily make changes to motion with Bezier handles.
• Smart Objects in Dreamweaver.
Insert any Adobe Photoshop PSD document in Dreamweaver to create an image Smart Object tightly linked to the source file. Make changes to the source image and update your image in Dreamweaver without opening Photoshop.
• Advanced motion graphics and effects with After Effects.
Be productive and creative with advanced features in Adobe After Effects. Searchable timelines and projects, expanded 3D compositing options, motion tracking with mocha, and numerous interface efficiencies stream- line almost everything you do.
• Project intelligence with XMP metadata support.
Take advantage of the efficiency XMP metadata. For example, Speech Search technology in Adobe Premiere Pro speeds editing by using metadata to turn spoken words into searchable metadata, making it easy to find particular clips and making video assets searchable.
• Adobe OnLocation for shooting direct to disk.
Get the benefit of a tapeless workflow without a tapeless camera. With Adobe OnLocation, footage is automatically digitized and captured to disk as you shoot.
• Blob Brush tool in Illustrator.
Sketch with a brush that generates a single clean vector shape, even when strokes overlap. Draw naturally, using the Blob Brush tool together with the Eraser and Smooth tools.
• Content-Aware Scaling in Photoshop Extended.
Use the revolutionary Content-Aware Scaling feature to automatically recompose an image as you resize it, smartly preserving vital areas as the image adapts to the new dimensions. Get the perfect image in one step without time- intensive cropping and retouching.
Rich, interactive content with Flash Professional. Work with an animation model that makes Adobe Flash Professional easy to learn for new users and provides exceptional efficiency and control for proficient users who are creating immersive interactive experiences.
• Editing efficiency with Adobe Premiere Pro.
Take advantage of scalable and flexible nonlinear video-editing capabilities to tell your most compelling stories. Native support for tapeless workflows, batch encoding in the background, and numerous enhancements help make editing your projects more efficient.
Photoshop Smart Objects in Dreamweaver. Insert Photoshop PSD documents in Dreamweaver to create an image Smart Object tightly linked to the source file. Make changes to the source image, and then update your image in Dreamweaver without opening Photoshop.
• PDF Portfolios in Acrobat.
Assemble layouts, drawings, images, video, audio, and other files into a single dynamic PDF Portfolio. Customize the PDF Portfolio interface using professionally designed templates and interactive navigation.
• Live View in Dreamweaver.
Design your web pages under real-world browser conditions with Live View in Dreamweaver—while still retaining direct access to the code. Changes to the code are instantly reflected in the rendered display.
• Fireworks included in Master Collection.
Rapidly prototype websites, application interfaces, and other interactive designs. Design and prototype complete web pages and then export them as CSS-standard HTML, complete with external style sheets.
• Truer Edge selection technology.
Get better masking results in less time when selecting even the trickiest image elements, like hair, in Photoshop CS5 Extended. Truer Edge provides amazing edge detection and selection quality when using the Quick Selection tool.
• Export InDesign documents and open in Flash Professional.
Export InDesign documents to the XFL format and open them in Flash Professional with the visual fidelity of your original layout maintained.
Support for evolving web trends. Create dynamic websites easily using Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5 with full support for the leading content management frameworks, including Joomla!, Drupal, and WordPress.
• Customizable Links panel in InDesign.
Find, sort, and manage all of your document’s placed files in the customizable Links panel. View attributes that are most critical to your workflow, such as scale, rotation, and resolution.
• Type enhancements for the web.
Create sophisticated typography for the web with support for bidirectional and vertical text, flowable text layouts, and support for more than 30 writing systems such as Arabic, Chinese, and Hebrew, in Adobe Flash Professional CS5.5.
• Enhanced preflighting in Acrobat.
Control costs and reduce errors with complete preflighting instructions and custom PDF export presets. Automatically validate files and easily fix issues from faulty hairlines to transparency handling, and more.
• Live Preflight in InDesign.
Preflight for print while you design. Continuous preflighting alerts you to potential production problems in real time so you can quickly navigate to a problem, fix it directly in layout, and keep working.