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    Sounds familiar....

    http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...ng-plain-wrong

    Perhaps I'll stick with CS3...
    Stuart R
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    Re: CS4 Pricing

    Originally posted by StuartR View Post
    Sounds familiar....

    http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...ng-plain-wrong

    Perhaps I'll stick with CS3...
    The upgrade for Photoshop CS4 itself alone is around 165 for some unclear reason 168 to download. The article you refer to is for the complete suit.
    Why I can't help asking is it more expensive to download than to buy the disk, surely it would make more sense for the download to be the cheaper.

    Patrick

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    • #3
      Re: CS4 Pricing

      Originally posted by StuartR View Post
      Sounds familiar....

      http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...ng-plain-wrong

      Perhaps I'll stick with CS3...
      With the pound massively down on last year, some of this can be explained in the exchange rate. But I think Adobe is rightfully being highlighted for disappointing pricing here in the UK.

      That said, if you are already using, say, CS3, then the upgrade prices are more reasonable. You can upgrade to PS CS4 for less then 150, for example.

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      • #4
        Re: CS4 Pricing

        Originally posted by Patrick View Post
        The upgrade for Photoshop CS4 itself alone is around 165 for some unclear reason 168 to download. The article you refer to is for the complete suit.
        Why I can't help asking is it more expensive to download than to buy the disk, surely it would make more sense for the download to be the cheaper.

        Patrick
        Shop around, Patrick - I have seen teh PS CS4 upgrade for as little as 147.

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        • #5
          Re: CS4 Pricing

          Originally posted by Ian View Post
          Shop around, Patrick - I have seen teh PS CS4 upgrade for as little as 147.

          Ian
          Hi Ian
          Not sure I am going to bother just now, heard some great things about it but CS3 does more than I want now.

          Patrick

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          • #6
            Re: CS4 Pricing

            Originally posted by Patrick View Post
            Hi Ian
            Not sure I am going to bother just now, heard some great things about it but CS3 does more than I want now.

            Patrick
            Patrick, I understand what you are saying, and I debated whether to get it or not. Now I have it I have realised that its not about it doing more or that CS3 does more than you need. Its more about doing what you do now, but better. These new Adjustment Layer tools for example are something you can do in CS3, but now they are much easier to use and just by clicking a button you have a new Adjustment layer which you can work on without even thinking about creating one via the menus as before.

            I've been working on a photo this afternoon, and its been a revelation. Betcha hardly ever used the Dodge & Burn tools did you, because they were hard to get a good result, and often the image didn't look natural. Well now things do look natural and they give a really good result. I think there is so much more that works better in this version, and of course some of the Wow facter tools like Content aware scaling will blow you away.....arghh, I hate that term
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              Originally posted by Stephen View Post
              Patrick, I understand what you are saying, and I debated whether to get it or not. Now I have it I have realised that its not about it doing more or that CS3 does more than you need. Its more about doing what you do now, but better. These new Adjustment Layer tools for example are something you can do in CS3, but now they are much easier to use and just by clicking a button you have a new Adjustment layer which you can work on without even thinking about creating one via the menus as before.

              I've been working on a photo this afternoon, and its been a revelation. Betcha hardly ever used the Dodge & Burn tools did you, because they were hard to get a good result, and often the image didn't look natural. Well now things do look natural and they give a really good result. I think there is so much more that works better in this version, and of course some of the Wow facter tools like Content aware scaling will blow you away.....arghh, I hate that term
              Hi Stephen

              Yes I have read that the improvments make life easy, but earning the cash to buy it at the moment isn't.
              Just bought a Canon 300mm f4 L lens bargain on ebay 500, the new lightroom and I'm saving for a Lumix LX3 +viewfinder, the wife tells me I need a new pair of spectacles and I've just paid my VAT, where does it end.

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                Re: CS4 Pricing

                Originally posted by Patrick View Post
                Hi Stephen

                Yes I have read that the improvments make life easy, but earning the cash to buy it at the moment isn't.
                Just bought a Canon 300mm f4 L lens bargain on ebay 500, the new lightroom and I'm saving for a Lumix LX3 +viewfinder, the wife tells me I need a new pair of spectacles and I've just paid my VAT, where does it end.
                Well OK fair enough
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                • #9
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                  Just a quick question, I have beem looking over a few courses and noticed some offering Adobe Photoshop Ext. CS4 Student Edition (at an very attractive price) ... is this any different to the normal version. My Google skills have failed me today.
                  Thanks

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                  • #10
                    Re: CS4 Pricing

                    Originally posted by 19ninety View Post
                    Just a quick question, I have beem looking over a few courses and noticed some offering Adobe Photoshop Ext. CS4 Student Edition (at an very attractive price) ... is this any different to the normal version. My Google skills have failed me today.
                    Thanks
                    Yes I believe it is the same but you will require proof of being a student to purchase. I have heard of people taking evening class courses to get their students card to buy the program.

                    I don't know if the licence has to be renewed each academic year or not, or the copy could be dated to run for 3 years the average length of a course.
                    If either is the case it I imagine defaults to a 30 day trial version when the time is up.

                    Patrick

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                    • #11
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                      Thanks Patrick

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                      • #12
                        Re: CS4 Pricing

                        The current offer for CS4 Student Edition direct from Adobe is $199, and the offer finishes on the 22 Feb.
                        Below are copied the requirements to be met to qualify for a Student Edition purchase.
                        Pretty limiting, especially the "full time instruction" requirement.

                        Eligibility for Student Editions
                        Only full- or part-time students enrolled at a higher education establishment, defined as an accredited public or private university or college that grants degrees requiring not less than the equivalent of two (2) years of full-time study, or students enrolled at an accredited public or private secondary school providing full-time instruction are eligible to purchase Adobe Student Edition software.

                        Roger

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by rogleale View Post
                          The current offer for CS4 Student Edition direct from Adobe is $199, and the offer finishes on the 22 Feb.
                          Below are copied the requirements to be met to qualify for a Student Edition purchase.
                          Pretty limiting, especially the "full time instruction" requirement.

                          Eligibility for Student Editions
                          Only full- or part-time students enrolled at a higher education establishment, defined as an accredited public or private university or college that grants degrees requiring not less than the equivalent of two (2) years of full-time study, or students enrolled at an accredited public or private secondary school providing full-time instruction are eligible to purchase Adobe Student Edition software.

                          Roger
                          That looks as if it rules out joining an evening class to get a student card.

                          Is the program date limited as I thought in my reply, or is it after purchase unlimited as a regular copy would be?

                          Patrick

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                          • #14
                            Re: CS4 Pricing

                            I found this link elsewhere:

                            50% Off
                            http://www.photographyblog.com/news/...photoshop_cs4/ Valid in the United Kingdom only

                            Regards. Barr1e

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                              Re: CS4 Pricing

                              Bit annoying that it doesn't mention the price, or did I overlook it! I made a mistake in my previous post - it is only the offer of free shipping that finishes on the 22nd, the $199 continues.
                              There is no time limit on the Student Edition, and it can be upgraded to the full version, presumably just by buying a full unlock key.

                              Roger

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