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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?

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  2. No

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  1. Ravenas

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    Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that the software isn't awesome and really good blah blah. I consider Photoshop among the best. However, is Adobe Photoshop CS3 worth its price tag?? What do you guys think?
     
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  2. panchoman

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    is it cs3 or cs3e?
     
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  3. Ravenas

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    Updated the post, CS3.
     
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    If you're using it professionally, then you've got to think more realistically... what is the thing you're making with it really worth? If it's worth less than Photoshop, you should use a cheaper alternative (unless you can make a higher amount than what you paid for Photoshop).
    Although, of course, people that use it for purposes of releasing free material and prefer it to cheaper/free alternatives, well, if you have the money, you buy it.

    Me personally, I prefer The GIMP, since I use it just for simpler things, like a touch-up here or there, and not much more.
     
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  5. Ravenas

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    I really like Photoshop and I consider myself pretty good at using it. I just use it for recreational purposes making sigs and avatars and websites. However, I just can't ever convince myself it's worth its value. I mean I have the money, and all i have to do is click buy...But think of all the other computer related things you could do with that money lol...
     
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  6. panchoman

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    what are you upgrading from?
     
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  7. cdawall

    cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    i have CS3 extended and i sure as hell didnt spend $600+ on it
     
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  8. panchoman

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    lol cda.. *cough**cough*
     
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  9. Ravenas

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    The free version, and I don't mean trial. I'm just the type of person who believes in trying it and then I like it buy it.
     
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    well so if you've got cs3 already and you think its worth the money, go grab it lol..
     
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    I think it's a good program, I just don't know if it's worth the price tag...I just wanted to see what everyone else thought. I mean hell, I could buy a graphics card with the money lol.
     
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    If your a professional, you should buy the program. If your just screwing around with it, then it's not worth the money.
     
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    +1

    Plus, if your a professional, you can write it off come tax time.

    Otherwise, just use GIMP...
     
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    or paint shop pro its what $60?
     
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    its not worth that much, i suggest alternative ways of getting it
     
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    I voted no as you got paintshop pro wich is cheap as chips and you have free options like paint.net and the gimp. Sure photoshop is overall better and has more prestige but they are good alternatives.
     
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    No, because theres a little program that simulates buying it...if you get my drift ;)

    lol. me either. :toast:
     
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    My answer is YES! It is worth it. But when I get student edition it only cost $150.
     
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    No No NO NO NO NO NOOOOOOOOO


    Nasty Adobe Bloatware! Who needs all that! Paint shop pro v5 is enough for 98% of the population's needs. I use V3.11 (!!) doesn't support long filenames, that's how old...
     
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    go sign up for 1 class at any college and you should be able to get a license for it for freeeeeeeeee

    i got it for freee =]]]
     
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    I still use 7.0 even though I have cs2 upgrade but as a photographer I don't use many of the features. I will say this I also use the Gimp and it is as good so as far as paying 600 its worth it as a pro the 549 I payed for 7.0 has payed off and than some. Gimp is a little less friendly but Free go get it
     
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    Sif bloatware.

    Photoshop isnt AMONG the best. It simply IS.

    First of all, if you cant afford it, your more than likely not looking at the student addition. Second of all CS3 ain't packing a whole lot more than CS2 so Id go for that. Hell even photoshop 8 ain't losing much on CS3. Any of the three will do in my opinion. Ive got all of them.

    If it isnt worth its price tag to you, you probably dont need it (at least the latest version anyway).
     
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    Point me in the direction of a student edition?
     
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