I'm an editor. I have a MacBookPro 17" with 10.4.11 looking to upgrade to Snow Leopard. Must I go to Leopard first? If not, what adventures can I expect from third party software, especially FCP Academic 5.1.1 - Adobe CS4, etc.
Can't answer your third party software questions but you can go straight from Tiger to Snow Leopard assuming your computer meets other specifications. [Snow Leopard 10.6 Technical Requirements|http://www.apple.com/macosx/techspecs>