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08/20/2010 05:41:42 AM · #1
if people are still wondering how to afford the latest photoshop - why not go over and look on this thread link and maybe make an offer ?

Go on - you know you want to . .

:- )
07/08/2010 06:43:13 AM · #2
According to pricegrabber there are places you can get CS4 for under $400. I know that's still a lot of money, but some of us spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on our cameras/lenses/flashes/etc. Isn't Photoshop an essential part of your camera?

Message edited by author 2010-07-08 06:43:30.
07/07/2010 06:31:37 PM · #3
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

When you are all grown up, possibly a professional photographer, and someone steals your images to use for free, please remember this.


Lmao... Quotes like these are why we need you here Spiffy. :D
07/07/2010 03:25:59 PM · #4
I got into Photoshop back in the Photoshop 4.0 days. I did it fairly inexpensively by finding an older version for sale on the internet (I think I got it through Ebay if I am remembering correctly). Then I was in the upgrade cycle. Upgrades are always cheaper to buy than full versions. Hope this helps.

Jimmy
07/07/2010 03:05:06 PM · #5
Originally posted by ragamuffingirl:

I have Photoshop 7. Unfortunately, Windows 7 doesn't seem to like Photoshop 7 and it freezes up a lot. But, being as I'm going back to school this fall, I can't afford to buy a newer version of Photoshop anytime soon.


i have version 2.
07/07/2010 02:49:38 PM · #6
I have Photoshop 7. Unfortunately, Windows 7 doesn't seem to like Photoshop 7 and it freezes up a lot. But, being as I'm going back to school this fall, I can't afford to buy a newer version of Photoshop anytime soon.
07/07/2010 12:56:33 PM · #7
Originally posted by mike_311:

adobe elements only $69, that should no most of what amateurs need anyways... i have been using elements 2.0 for years, but it doesn't work with win7 or vista so i need to upgrade.

I've installed Elements v7 on Vista and Win7 and it works fine.
07/07/2010 12:06:47 PM · #8
yeah it appears i was a little off base. adobe requires proof of enrollment. Microsoft only required an email address.

//www.adobe.com/cfusion/store/html/index.cfm?event=displayEduConditions&store=OLS-EDU&nr=1

here is a list of software you can buy through them.

https://store1.adobe.com/cfusion/store/index.cfm?&store=OLS-EDU#view=ols_cat&catID=SPECIALS&store=OLS-EDU&loc=en_us

adobe elements only $69, that should no most of what amateurs need anyways... i have been using elements 2.0 for years, but it doesn't work with win7 or vista so i need to upgrade.

Message edited by author 2010-07-07 12:07:20.
07/07/2010 11:16:39 AM · #9
Originally posted by mike_311:

Originally posted by Citadel:

I think you can even qualify for the educational pricing if you take continuing education classes. So sign up for a Photoshop course and then buy the software. :) Maybe I oughta go that route myself?


all you need is a .edu email address. this works for all kinds of software, i got two copies on win7 pro for $30 each, through Microsoft becuase i take classes at two different schools, i can also get office 2010 for $69.

i found cs5 for $199 through one site. i haven't tried going through adobe or through my school bookstore site.


To get my student licence I had to send through a copy of my acceptance letter or a copy of a photograph student ID card (I didn't buy direct from adobe). The course I am on is just one evening a week so the cost of the course + the cost of photoshop is still much lower than buying a non student version of photoshop!! And I can use it after the course and I can use it commercially and I can upgrade through the normal upgrade paths.
07/07/2010 11:13:54 AM · #10
Originally posted by Citadel:

I think you can even qualify for the educational pricing if you take continuing education classes. So sign up for a Photoshop course and then buy the software. :) Maybe I oughta go that route myself?


all you need is a .edu email address. this works for all kinds of software, i got two copies on win7 pro for $30 each, through Microsoft becuase i take classes at two different schools, i can also get office 2010 for $69.

i found cs5 for $199 through one site. i haven't tried going through adobe or through my school bookstore site.
07/07/2010 11:03:38 AM · #11
I think you can even qualify for the educational pricing if you take continuing education classes. So sign up for a Photoshop course and then buy the software. :) Maybe I oughta go that route myself?
07/07/2010 10:16:07 AM · #12
Use a college friend to buy it for you.. it is much more affordable that way.. I brought the entire CS3 suite for about (or under) 400$ US
07/07/2010 01:10:52 AM · #13
Originally posted by mgarsteck:

I know this sounds sooooooo immoral, but here is how I think the world works in this case.

Putting your work out there always puts it at risk of getting ripped off. I doubt there is a way that you can fully protect your images outside of watermarking the crap out of them.

The same goes for software programs like Photoshop, its going to happen. If that person gets caught stealing my images, there are ways of getting money and compensation for it (if they are caught), the same goes for software.

What I have experienced in my short duration on this Earth is that people are immoral by nature at some extent. Some wont steal because its immoral but I think most dont steal because they arent desperate enough for that item to steal. If they were desperate enough, they would steal it.
I think the chance and risk of getting caught also is taken into consideration in how likely that person will steal...

Im not saying its right and Im not saying this is how everyone is, but its a trend I have noticed in humanity. What can I get away with, assessing the risk, to fit my needs.


See Also: The Ring of Gyges
07/07/2010 01:00:26 AM · #14
I know this sounds sooooooo immoral, but here is how I think the world works in this case.

Putting your work out there always puts it at risk of getting ripped off. I doubt there is a way that you can fully protect your images outside of watermarking the crap out of them.

The same goes for software programs like Photoshop, its going to happen. If that person gets caught stealing my images, there are ways of getting money and compensation for it (if they are caught), the same goes for software.

What I have experienced in my short duration on this Earth is that people are immoral by nature at some extent. Some wont steal because its immoral but I think most dont steal because they arent desperate enough for that item to steal. If they were desperate enough, they would steal it.
I think the chance and risk of getting caught also is taken into consideration in how likely that person will steal...

Im not saying its right and Im not saying this is how everyone is, but its a trend I have noticed in humanity. What can I get away with, assessing the risk, to fit my needs.
07/07/2010 12:50:40 AM · #15
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

When you are all grown up, possibly a professional photographer, and someone steals your images to use for free, please remember this.

Haha!
Superb.


07/06/2010 09:51:10 PM · #16
Originally posted by ApertureJack:

1. the pirate bay
2. i search "Photoshop CS5"
3. i find a torrent for intel mac that comes with keygen
4. Install and use keygen
5. cry myself to sleep for stealing

simple.

When you are all grown up, possibly a professional photographer, and someone steals your images to use for free, please remember this.
07/06/2010 09:21:43 PM · #17
Originally posted by ApertureJack:

1. the pirate bay
2. i search "Photoshop CS5"
3. i find a torrent for intel mac that comes with keygen
4. Install and use keygen
5. cry myself to sleep for stealing

simple.


you forgot:
6. For some reason, post publicly online that the Photoshop that I use (and probably most of my software) is pirated.
07/06/2010 08:38:59 PM · #18
Originally posted by ApertureJack:

1. the pirate bay
2. i search "Photoshop CS5"
3. i find a torrent for intel mac that comes with keygen
4. Install and use keygen
5. cry myself to sleep for stealing

simple.


Terrific...

R.
07/06/2010 07:50:20 PM · #19
1. the pirate bay
2. i search "Photoshop CS5"
3. i find a torrent for intel mac that comes with keygen
4. Install and use keygen
5. cry myself to sleep for stealing

simple.
07/06/2010 05:52:21 PM · #20
I read somewhere that only 19 people have bought Photoshop... can't remember where though.

//www.cracked.com/funny-4789-adobe-photoshop-cs5/ Amusing read.

Message edited by author 2010-07-06 17:56:40.
07/06/2010 05:51:26 PM · #21
Originally posted by TrollMan:

hehe - Adobe's (and Apple's) smart way of getting peeps to join their parishes. I know of families that are all using Apple gear due to one of their children buying a Mac cheaper on a student discount program - just because it was cheaper. Just like drug pushers...

He gives the kids free samples

Because he knows full well
That today's young innocent faces
Will be tomorrow's clientele

--Tom Lehrer, The Old Dope Peddler
07/06/2010 05:49:30 PM · #22
I am an Apple fan and yes spent too much for many years with Adobe beginning with Pagemaker 3. When we bought my new computer it was sold with the licenses for all the software on it. The person who bought it ended up going back to a PC and sold his Mini with everything. The upgrade price from Apple is often affordable. I agree with buying an older piece of software as long as it includes a license. When I spoke to apple they were able to easily transfer the registration into my name which will eventually allow me to upgrade CS2. Have had other uses for my money up till now though.


07/06/2010 05:14:34 PM · #23
Originally posted by kirbic:

Originally posted by GeneralE:


One reason to take advantage of Adobe's student discount program is that once you own a registered copy, you should then be eligible for upgrades on the same terms as other owners of the equivalent version.


That's apparently very true. As long as you are using it for non-commercial (personal) use, you can use the academic version even after graduation, including upgrading, last I looked.

hehe - Adobe's (and Apple's) smart way of getting peeps to join their parishes. I know of families that are all using Apple gear due to one of their children buying a Mac cheaper on a student discount program - just because it was cheaper. Just like drug pushers...
07/06/2010 05:10:57 PM · #24
Originally posted by kirbic:

Originally posted by GeneralE:


One reason to take advantage of Adobe's student discount program is that once you own a registered copy, you should then be eligible for upgrades on the same terms as other owners of the equivalent version.


That's apparently very true. As long as you are using it for non-commercial (personal) use, you can use the academic version even after graduation, including upgrading, last I looked.


There are two different student licences, one where you can use commercially and continue to use after you are no longer a student .... when I bought cs4 last year it was about £40 more @ £180. I *think* cs5 has dropped the lower version and you can only get the student version you can use commercially and upgrade etc
07/06/2010 05:00:40 PM · #25
Originally posted by GeneralE:


One reason to take advantage of Adobe's student discount program is that once you own a registered copy, you should then be eligible for upgrades on the same terms as other owners of the equivalent version.


That's apparently very true. As long as you are using it for non-commercial (personal) use, you can use the academic version even after graduation, including upgrading, last I looked.
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