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07/06/2006 05:07:32 AM · #1
Has anyone purchased the new photoshop sc2
07/06/2006 06:38:43 AM · #2
i could barely afford elements 4.0 lol so nope.

Now would I like to purchase it? oh yes lol.
07/06/2006 06:50:18 AM · #3
That leads me onto my second question would your purchase it on ebay for little to nothing
07/06/2006 06:54:40 AM · #4
Originally posted by lindag:

That leads me onto my second question would your purchase it on ebay for little to nothing


CS2 is not cheap so I would question a little-to-nothing pricetag. I know you can get the 'upgrade' for a good price, but that will only work to upgrade from version 5 and later.
07/06/2006 07:14:49 AM · #5
It would not be a unique version - it would be a copy with a copy of the book
07/06/2006 07:21:53 AM · #6
Originally posted by lindag:

It would not be a unique version - it would be a copy with a copy of the book


That doesn't sounds too kosher. What does "not a unique version" mean?
07/06/2006 07:23:13 AM · #7
Sounds like an illegal copy.
07/06/2006 07:26:57 AM · #8
As a whole, DPC does not support the use or purchasing of illegal software. I'll confess, I'm not going to give you the benefit of the doubt here; this really sounds like you are promoting software piracy and perhaps you are even involved. I could be wrong; I'm just telling you what I think. If you are promoting the sale of illegally copied software, please cease and desist doing so here. This community does not approve, and I'm pretty sure you would be in violation of your TOS agreement here at dpchallenge.
07/06/2006 08:00:32 AM · #9
I think the 20D came with a coupon for purchasing PhotoShop for $300. Did the 350D come with one as well? If so, I highly recommend you take advantage of that and get the "real" thing.
07/06/2006 08:03:03 AM · #10
I am NOT promoting software piracy and I am NOT involved
07/06/2006 08:10:39 AM · #11
Originally posted by lindag:

I am NOT promoting software piracy and I am NOT involved


Glad to hear that :) If you are thinking of purchasing in this fashion; that is indeed your personal decision, but I can virtually guarantee you that it is an illegal copy. Steer clear; it's wrong, it's against the law, and it might result in legal action on the part of Adobe. Yes, many have done it and most get by with it. Yes, PS is more expensive than I personally think is appropriate. However, it is a professional / commercial software, and it is very CHEAP when compared with most professional / commercial software (AutoCAD, SolidWorks, ProE and other engineering software often has an "entry level price" of $5000 and upward for a single license). The price of PS is what it is because the market will bear it - in other words, enough people will pay for it to justify leaving the cost high rather than halving the cost and doubling the users. It's free enterprise, and that's just how it works.

Understanding all that, it's just not right to "steal" a product just because there is technology that makes it possible.

Oh, boy, I await theSaj and his anti-copyright speech.... :)
07/06/2006 07:53:21 PM · #12
Originally posted by dwterry:

I think the 20D came with a coupon for purchasing PhotoShop for $300. Did the 350D come with one as well? If so, I highly recommend you take advantage of that and get the "real" thing.


Yeah and it was a pain, they seemed clueless regarding it. And then I was sent an upgrade not a full version. Of course, this means that I could not install my copy. (Elements wasn't seen as a valid upgrade.) So I had to call and go thru the whole installation thing.

ROYAL PITA!

So now I am about to buy a new laptop, and I have to go thru the re-installation.

Frankly, I have mixed opinons on Photoshop. It is very powerful. But it is near the most unfriendly program I've ever used. I think they do it deliberately to try to preseve a market base for their graphic design users. But there is a lot that Adobe leaves to be desired IMHO.
07/06/2006 08:39:25 PM · #13
If anyone is considering buying a less than legal version of Photoshop, please consider the Gimp as a very good alternative.

//www.gimp.org
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