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Apr 08, 2014 13:00 |  #1

So i am in college. Which means I am broke, and I buy all of my gear used and cheap as I can.


but as it turns out my college has an agreement with adobe, and I get photoshop and lightroom 5 free for a year. :cool:


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Apr 08, 2014 16:34 |  #2

Not really free since I take it you're paying a small fortune for tuition?




  
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Apr 08, 2014 18:44 |  #3

$800 vs $30k +

hmm??

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Apr 09, 2014 00:22 |  #4

ok well I'm paying tuition anyway. would you rather pay tuition and have it or tuition and not have it? lol


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Apr 09, 2014 15:04 |  #5

OP,

Thanks for sharing! Hopefully this will help other students out too.

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Apr 09, 2014 17:19 |  #6

Well, someone is paying for that "free" software.


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Apr 10, 2014 08:35 |  #7

Tedder wrote in post #16822225 (external link)
Well, someone is paying for that "free" software.

not necessarily. In fact I kinda doubt the school, or anyone is paying for it. Assuming there is virtually zero cost involved with the download of the software.

Adobe has taken a page from illicit drug pushers around the world who give the first dose for free, just to get you hooked. :D


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Apr 10, 2014 08:53 |  #8

Adobe, apple, budwiser, the bank, the restaurant that offers a student discount, etc etc etc. They are all in the same game. The earlier they can get you to use their stuff, the more likely you will, after you graduate, are making money, and no longer receiving a discount, continue to use it.

Apple donated macs galore to my high school. I would guess the majority of us 20 years later still use them and have "paid" back their investment many many many times over.


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Apr 10, 2014 12:08 |  #9

hes gone wrote in post #16823391 (external link)
=he's gone;16823391]not necessarily. In fact I kinda doubt the school, or anyone is paying for it. Assuming there is virtually zero cost involved with the download of the software.

Adobe has taken a page from illicit drug pushers around the world who give the first dose for free, just to get you hooked. :D

That's a good point. Still, someone has to plant and harvest the coca, grind it to powder, and transport and distribute it before it can be presented "free" to some users.

Although I've never received free samples, I suppose I qualify as an addict myself. I've bought more than one Mac and more than one version of Photoshop.


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Apr 10, 2014 12:24 |  #10

lilkngster wrote in post #16823450 (external link)
Adobe, apple, budwiser, the bank, the restaurant that offers a student discount, etc etc etc. They are all in the same game. The earlier they can get you to use their stuff, the more likely you will, after you graduate, are making money, and no longer receiving a discount, continue to use it.

Apple donated macs galore to my high school. I would guess the majority of us 20 years later still use them and have "paid" back their investment many many many times over.

That reminds me how some photographers use a similar tactic, giving their images away (or volunteering as second shooter) in hopes of earning money from their efforts later on.

Supposedly that's bad practice in the photography world … unless it works. :)


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Apr 10, 2014 12:55 |  #11

It's definitely a marketing tactic, but if you're a student that qualifies, it certainly is a great deal!

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Apr 10, 2014 12:59 |  #12

I agree with the above statements about marketing. And honestly it will probably work, as I am really enjoying lightroom. Took me little time to figure out and its powerful...


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