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Nov 21, 2010 19:30 |  #1

Trying to figure out the differences, but am I right in thinking this one (external link) should be the full version of Photoshop to buy?

There's other ones with illustrator and such, listed as the Creative Suite Standard here (external link), is it worth it for the extra $100?

I'm also picking up Lightroom 3 at the same time, just wanted to get a little real world advice versus reading what Adobe says. I'll be using primarily LR, but I am interested in learning more about different techniques in PS, so I'm not really interested in Elements.


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Nov 21, 2010 19:33 |  #2

If you are a teacher or a student, that's the copy to get. I got the full CS4 Professional for $350 when my sons were taking an animation class. My 11 year old is already proficient in Flash Pro. So much cheaper and the PS part was the full version.


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Nov 21, 2010 19:34 |  #3

My wife is an elementary teacher, so it'll be the teacher version.

Are you agreeing with the 1st one or the 2nd one?


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Nov 21, 2010 19:39 |  #4

If you don't need the extras, don't do it. I needed the extras for my son, so that's what I bought. This is how I see it, software is only as good as what you need it for. Why put something into your computer you won't be using?


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Nov 21, 2010 19:49 |  #5

SuzyView wrote in post #11323706 (external link)
If you don't need the extras, don't do it. I needed the extras for my son, so that's what I bought. This is how I see it, software is only as good as what you need it for. Why put something into your computer you won't be using?

I'll second the idea that getting the loaded extras may not be in your best interest, simply because the cost up upgrading keeps getting rolled forwared from what I understand. But I could be wrong about that, so I'm open to being put in my place:)!


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Nov 21, 2010 19:49 |  #6

Oh, the educator's version you cannot upgrade.


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Nov 21, 2010 20:24 |  #7

SuzyView wrote in post #11323770 (external link)
Oh, the educator's version you cannot upgrade.

Right, you have to just buy it repeatedly. So my question: if you buy the deluxe package on the education discount can you in the future just buy the Standard version, or are you "stuck" with the deluxe version? And, let's say your student/educator leaves the position, do you then have to pay full price for your next purchase?


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Nov 21, 2010 20:27 |  #8

SuzyView wrote in post #11323770 (external link)
Oh, the educator's version you cannot upgrade.

You can upgrade. You just have to pay the same upgrade price that you'd pay if you were upgrading a non-academic version. It's still a much better deal than buying a new copy.


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Nov 22, 2010 00:03 |  #9

Thanks for the comments everyone, I've decided just to get PS. I'm sure I'll have enough to keep me busy :)


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Nov 22, 2010 10:35 |  #10

Peano wrote in post #11323955 (external link)
You can upgrade. You just have to pay the same upgrade price that you'd pay if you were upgrading a non-academic version. It's still a much better deal than buying a new copy.

And you probably won't have to upgrade for years. I'm still using PS7. ;)


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Nov 22, 2010 14:51 |  #11

PhotosGuy wrote in post #11326650 (external link)
And you probably won't have to upgrade for years. I'm still using PS7. ;)

So am I , though at work we just upgraded to CS5 Suite , mainly for Premiere and After Effects ( I do have one pc at home with CS4 suite installed ),for most of my personal stuff I still prefer PS7.


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