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Nov 25, 2011 00:35 as a reply to  @ post 13447778 |  #31

I didn't pay for CS5, but don't have it on my computer either. I've been using PSE6 (which I paid for) and just purchased PSE10 (legitimately), which is currently on sale for $50 at many places, including directly from Adobe. I actually use LightRoom (which I also paid for) for most of my photo editing needs, but Elements occasionally comes in handy as well. I've never purchased the entire Creative Suite because I don't have any need for the more advanced features it has over Elements.


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Student version here. But lightroom and gimp should be more than sufficient if you can't afford the full version and can't get the student version.


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Nov 25, 2011 01:00 |  #33
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Nov 25, 2011 04:14 as a reply to  @ AtomicPenguin's post |  #34

Well the people who seem so bold about how right it is to pay for such a expensive product clearly can afford it. but for the people who in no way can afford it, it is far too expensive and out of reach.
Sure if it's your full time job and get paid weekly for your images then you can get your money back, but for someone who does it as a hobby it's not worth it spending $700 bucks to adjust some colors or to use content aware and remove some blemishes.
Not saying that I did. But it can be easily downloaded and installed within 20 minutes and you just saved yourself $700 bucks.. That's a whole months rent for some people who can barely afford to keep food on the table.
My personal opinion thinks that it should only cost about $150 max. Don't ask me why, that is just how I feel.


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Nov 25, 2011 04:29 |  #35

SimpleJack wrote in post #13448687 (external link)
Well the people who seem so bold about how right it is to pay for such a expensive product clearly can afford it. but for the people who in no way can afford it, it is far too expensive and out of reach.
Sure if it's your full time job and get paid weekly for your images then you can get your money back, but for someone who does it as a hobby it's not worth it spending $700 bucks to adjust some colors or to use content aware and remove some blemishes.
Not saying that I did. But it can be easily downloaded and installed within 20 minutes and you just saved yourself $700 bucks.. That's a whole months rent for some people who can barely afford to keep food on the table.
My personal opinion thinks that it should only cost about $150 max. Don't ask me why, that is just how I feel.

There are cheaper programs around, even free ware for those on lower incomes, and some of it is very good. Those who want "champagne on a beer budget" and rip off software to do it need to take a good hard look at their moral horizon!

And by the way, some of us don't have large incomes, but we pay for what we use anyway!


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Nov 25, 2011 05:49 |  #36

Veemac wrote in post #13448251 (external link)
I've been using PSE6 (which I paid for) and just purchased PSE10 (legitimately), which is currently on sale for $50 at many places, including directly from Adobe.

Some copies even have a $30 rebate in the box on top of the discounts. Now is the time to buy if you really want something comparable to PS CS5 at a great price.

http://accessories.us.​dell.com/sna/rebates/A​4207756.pdf (external link)

Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 is currently $49 at Newegg with 60-Day Return & Price Guarantee + free 4GB SD Card.

http://www.newegg.com …aspx?Item=N82E1​6832105972 (external link)

Amazon PSE10 has it for $45.98 which is cheaper then buying the upgrade anywhere.

http://www.amazon.com/​gp/product/B005MMMT6E (external link)

For $69 you get Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 10 bundled.

http://www.amazon.com …Premiere-10/dp/B005MMMT0A (external link)




  
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Nov 25, 2011 09:48 |  #37

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...Sure if it's your full time job and get paid weekly for your images then you can get your money back, but for someone who does it as a hobby it's not worth it spending $700 bucks to adjust some colors or to use content aware and remove some blemishes...

Then buy Elements. It doesn't have Content Aware editing, but the things you want to do can be done quickly and easily without it.

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...Not saying that I did. But it can be easily downloaded and installed within 20 minutes and you just saved yourself $700 bucks. That's a whole months rent for some people who can barely afford to keep food on the table...

Not being rich doesn't justify stealing a completely unneeded luxury. If I can only afford a Nissan but I'd like to have a Mercedes instead, that doesn't justify me going down to the dealer and stealing one off the lot. It wouldn't put Daimler-Benz out of business - it's just ONE car, after all - but does that make it okay because I really wanted it, but couldn't afford to pay for it?

SimpleJack wrote in post #13448687 (external link)
...My personal opinion thinks that it should only cost about $150 max. Don't ask me why, that is just how I feel.

Elements hits that price range. In fact, it's even cheaper than $150.


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Nov 25, 2011 11:08 |  #38

A little more than a year ago I enrolled in a community college geezer "Intro to Photoshop" class for $50 and used my student status to buy CS5 Extended for $200 & Lightroom 3 for $100. $1,300 retail for $350 and some hands on basic training. A good deal.




  
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Nov 25, 2011 13:39 |  #39
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RLMorgan wrote in post #13449513 (external link)
A little more than a year ago I enrolled in a community college geezer "Intro to Photoshop" class for $50 and used my student status to buy CS5 Extended for $200 & Lightroom 3 for $100. $1,300 retail for $350 and some hands on basic training. A good deal.

Yep, what I did this year. I actually got CS5 for $170 on sale from B&H.


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Nov 25, 2011 13:42 |  #40

I used my student discount as well. I still hope I can use my student discount when PS6 and LR4 come out!


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CameraMan wrote in post #13450095 (external link)
I used my student discount as well. I still hope I can use my student discount when PS6 and LR4 come out!

You pay full retail price for the upgrades - which is still cheaper in the long run.


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Nov 25, 2011 13:51 |  #42

SimpleJack wrote in post #13448687 (external link)
Sure if it's your full time job and get paid weekly for your images then you can get your money back, but for someone who does it as a hobby it's not worth it spending $700 bucks to adjust some colors or to use content aware and remove some blemishes.

Actually, you have it backward: You can afford to spend $700 on a hobby, I have to make a business decision whether or not the software is worth it.
That's why I don't upgrade every version, and am still using PSCS4.

I started by buying PS6 used, then upgraded to PSCS2, then PSCS4. All legit…

If this were a hobby, I'd just use LR3 (which I also own legitimately BTW, but nearly ever use for work) and Elements or so.


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Nov 25, 2011 15:04 |  #43

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Not saying that I did. But it can be easily downloaded and installed within 20 minutes and you just saved yourself $700 bucks..

At some point the software industry has to get serious and make examples of some individuals that are using pirated software. Up to now the industry have gone after mostly companies that are using pirated versions but, imo, if they did make an example of a bunch of individuals and made sure it made the press in a big way that it might encourage people to quit that habit.

There seems to be a sense of entitlement with some age groups these days that they must have the best of everything even if they can't afford it.


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Nov 25, 2011 15:32 |  #44

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At some point the software industry has to get serious and make examples of some individuals that are using pirated software. Up to now the industry have gone after mostly companies that are using pirated versions but, imo, if they did make an example of a bunch of individuals and made sure it made the press in a big way that it might encourage people to quit that habit.

There seems to be a sense of entitlement with some age groups these days that they must have the best of everything even if they can't afford it.

Well said!


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Nov 25, 2011 15:51 |  #45

ssim wrote in post #13450339 (external link)
Up to now the industry have gone after mostly companies that are using pirated versions but, imo, if they did make an example of a bunch of individuals and made sure it made the press in a big way that it might encourage people to quit that habit.

This is because they can go after a business with fines but good luck collecting those from unemployed individuals.




  
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