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Is Photoshop Worth $649.95?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Ravenas, Feb 4, 2008.

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Is Adobe Photoshop CS3 worth $649.95?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. niko084

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    To most people obviously no....

    To people that use it, well then yes...

    If you want something good and don't want to pay... *Gimp*
     
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  2. Ravenas

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    I'm thinking I will be getting it, I'm an avid user of Photoshop. I create website templates every now and then for fun and I do some wallpapers ect.
     
  3. niko084

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    If you are not using it professionally, I would honestly look on ebay or something for a used copy of CS or CS2 or something from someone who upgrades every version...

    I paid $100 for my copy of CS from a digital design guy over ebay.
     
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    I vote yes, but I didnt pay for my copy, my work did. I now do all the marketing work and I got a version of illustrator, and photoshop and couldnt be happier. They are great programs but I would never spend that much of my personal money to use it. No way
     
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    use up that 30 day trial and really see if its worth it for you
     
  6. Cold Storm

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    I've used Photoshop all through High school and then restarted about a month ago. As for if its worth it!?? Yes and no. I say yes for the simple fact that I've used it so long, that I know the protencial that you can get out of that software compared to something else... But, I say no because if your not a die hard artist, that wants to spend the time with tutorial and stuff of that nature then your not going to get the FULL aspect of the program... I've used CAD, and other programs like that and feel the same way....
    I say its worth it. IMO
     
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  7. Silverel

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    Alternatives are cheaper and just as effective. Sometimes you just need to be a little more creative with em is all. That's quite a chunk of change to drop on a slight advantage in flexibility. How could you undervalue something free?
     
  8. Ravenas

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    By using 400$ of the software as opposed to 600$ of the software. Oh nvm, you said for free.
     
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    4sure!
     
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    My opinion: Almost every Adobe product is worth what it costs.

    Except maybe Adobe Premiere.. Sony Vegas > Adobe Premiere..
     
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    Large software packages are always expensive.
    IMO get CS2 and be done with it :)
     
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    I personally think this, Adobe CS3 Master Collection - Student Edition (PC), is worth the money. £360 on Amazon
     
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    I myself being taught at an Adobe certified place and as a Graphic designer and a video editor knows and feels that you cant beat Adobe in their software.They are really worth the money you pay + you get good support.I even type my letters in Photoshop ,Since I am like addicted and its ease of use to me.Almost each piece of Adobe is worth the money and the cooperation between their software is great.I work with Photoshop + illustrator + Premiere + AfterEffects.When editing a video usually all of them are used.Really easy.
     
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    Just for the record,ATM I used a pirated Adobe CS3 master suite.But I do have a Licensed Photoshop ,a gift for me :p
     
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    Ya,Thats a good idea.There aint much different in basics.But the quality have improved a lot in selecting tools and some great new features are added.But if you are pro with it NM.
     
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    No piece of software is worth that price. IMO no piece of software should be over $100. Even that is a stretch.
     
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    hell no, if i payed for every software i need for school i will be living under a bridge

    photoshop is one of them
     
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    I dunno man, looking at your specs, I'd say a video card comes first...
     
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    That would be nice, if only it could be possible though!
     
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    No, it's not worth that price.

    Yes, they will sell it at that price, and you will buy it, if you work in a professional setting. There's no way around it.
     
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    as much as I hate the prices that they charge I have to defend them alittle bit,

    there is alot of R&D, and alot of time programming and updating those programs. They make that price depending on how much it costs to develop and maintain. And yes, its still over price. But they charge that much and penalize those who do pay because of all the people that use illegal copies.

    Very unfare, but there isnt much to be done. Thats why Im in favor for what google and others have done by offering free versions of popular software out there. Almost all programs that cost alot have a free or cheap alternative, they may not be as good but they still work.

    If you want the best they make you pay for it!
     
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    here is the thing.. if your worried about the price.. look at a buying a old version of photoshop.. then from that look at an UPGRADE... i can get photoshop 7 cheaper and then upgrade to cs3 for less money then just buying out cs3...
    But here is another thing.. what happens with a os? You spend outragely high price for it, then you go and when there is a new version out, you what?!?! update and it cost what??!?! LESS then buying a new one all together...
    Thats just my opinion...
     
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    photoshop is by far the best application for image editing out there, i couldnt live without it. But all this greatness comes at a price. if you make money while using photoshop, $649 (put it on taxes) is not that bad because it gives you better results or you can do more in your time = more money.

    as non professional i think there are plenty of alternatives out there that cost nothing or less but are a bit harder to use. you can also look at buying CS or CS2 on ebay and save some money
     
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    I would say basically what everyone else has. I'm not sure about student discounts for adobe tho. The IEEE club sells XP and Vista for 20 bucks, so they might be able to point you in the direction of getting it for cheap. You can probably talk to someone on campus that can buy it through the university to save you big bucks if IEEE can't help. If you can't get it for less than 300 bucks, I really wouldn't fool with it tho.
     
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    Now that was spoken by the W1zzard him self!! A pro use....
     

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