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Photoshop, what version to buy or steal
Old 02-22-2005, 05:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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People make their living off of software.

Adobe puts out excellent software and has much better than most software companies responded to the high cost of its "standard" flagship Photoshop with Elements 3.0. a "light" version of Photoshop.

Elements does many of things that I do to my photos, I could probably get by using it for 90% of my photos. If you need more then you should not have any qualms buying Photoshop CS. If you cant tell whether you need Photoshop or Elements then buy Elements 3.0, learn it, then you will be ready for CS

If you cannot afford Elements then maybe you should put down your $1000 dollar digital camera,your $50 512mb flash cards, pack up your $300 dollar printer, and throw awway your $1 a sheet paper, seal up your $12 ink cartridges and turn off your $700 computer, cancel your $40 a month broadband service. And for you film guys, lets see didnt that Nikon film scanner cost over $1k?

You probably wouldn't steal any of the above listed products out of a store so why would you steal Photoshop? I can understand why you may borrow a product if its expensive like Photoshop and you only use it occassionally but Adobe has put out Elements just for that reason. Again if you don't know which you need both programs are availiable fully functional from Adobe FREE for 30 days and I'm sure if you need more time they will extend it.

In my humble opinion if you can't afford to buy Elements then download free photo editing software, you will see you can afford Elements otherwise you can't afford to be a digital photographer.

You take care of the hardware makers, so step up to the plate when you buy your tools and take care of the "soft" toolmakers.

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Re: Photoshop, what version to buy or steal
Old 02-22-2005, 06:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You might as well pack it up anyway, since you don't have a lens for the camera. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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Photographers will complain about copyright violations of their images but use stolen software....
 
 
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I got my version of PS Elements used from my brother for 10.00 I think it was worth every penny.
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Re: Photoshop, what version to buy or steal
Old 02-22-2005, 07:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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$700 is quite a chunk of change, I'm sure you'll admit. I got by with Elements pretty well for a long time. The main reason I upgraded was so I could attach my lab's profile to my images.

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It's easy to see that you're getting your money's worth out of it.

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Re: Photoshop, what version to buy or steal
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All mine was free. Is it ok now for me to steal it?

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Re: Photoshop, what version to buy or steal
Old 02-22-2005, 11:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
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If it was just as easy to steal with as little risk of getting caught I'm not so sure that many photographers wouldn't steal the items mentioned. I think the agrument that we want to protect our images is more of a parallel. At the same time as a big supporter of Open Source community you'd be suprised how much of the core concepts of modern software were developed by companies that worked together without much emphasis on copyright and patent. Then along comes Bill Gates( sorry to go there but he changed the face of software R & D) who's father a lawyer gets him to put copyrights and apply for pattents that other companies had been developing concurrently but not bothering with the process because it inhibited development and growth.

Also there are I've spoken to some marketing people who believe that software compnaies intentialy use mediocore liscensing protection to limit widespread piracy but not to eliminate it all together. Software in inexpensive to manufacture. Most of its cost comes from R&D and marketing. If Photoshop was limited in distribution to those who could afford it, it would not have gained the stronghold it has and the photshop elements would be just another images editing program.

I could go on and on and I have already. If you really don't want to steal and want good products support the open source community. With the right support the Gimp could be better than photoshop.

sorry for the poor spelling and typos.

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Re: Photoshop, what version to buy or steal
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Okies I'll just borrow it.

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