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    Did you know ....Adobe Photoshop and other programs ..

    I did not know this so thought i would share it for those of you interested...

    Programs like Adobe photoshop the full version and other adobe products cost quiet a bit more than any typical software product (in the $1000 dollar range) but i just became aware they now offering access to these products on a subscription basis month to month.

    Check this out for $29 you get to work on something like CS6.

    I think this is a really great solution if you not a continous user as say a business that does it full time.

    I am completely free of any pirate software so i try to buy my packages but i have always felt the adobe suites are too expensive for the amount i get to use them. This is a great solution to me. Pay for use when i need it and its always up to date. Cool.

    Have not checked in on all the details yet so still wondering what lies beneath the surface.

    Anyone use any of these adobe subscription services and have any views on it?
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    They are also offering some of the older versions for free download. Photoshop CS2 is among them.

    I downloaded CS2 the other day to see what the hubub is all about. I generally use Gimp, which is a free alternative.

    https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/entitl...=cs2_downloads
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    back in my day job days we had the subscription to all adobe products at a reduced rate due to be a business.. then they stopped that choice.. as for me i would like to have a fresher version but the cost is to high and i bet there are restrictions in what you can or cant do on the 29 dollar setup rob.. it would be shooting them selves in the foot if they didnt have restrictions on the ful program.. as of now i am at cs4
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    I use a 1989 version of PhotoShop Elements. Works fine but does lack some of the bells and whistles. Also use Picasa but prefer PSE.
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    I'm using PS Elements 9, but I'll have a look at the free CS2 that Brent downloaded to see if it has anything I'd use. I've also got Lightroom 3.6, which seems cool, but I don't use it much because I've not completely figured out the workflow. (Need to spend some quality time with a few tutorials.)

    I don't think the monthly subscription plan would help me much. I use PS multiple times every month, and the Elements version does all I really need to do. For about 4 months of CS subscription time, I can buy the Elements license.
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    from what i have seen with elements you can do almost anything most would use rob.. so vaughns idea makes more sense to most..
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    I like lightroom, but I need to get better at tagging photos. For the majority of what it do, it works great. Imports the pictures in raw form, lets me tweak the exposure, crop,export, etc...

    CS2 reminds me a lot of gimp, or vice versa.

    I've got photo shop elements, but hardly ever use it. I should probably try it some more...
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    Unless you're into publishing CS6 is a huge investment, me I'd rather buy a tool for the shop. That being said, Gimp is an excellent alternative, but so is Photoshop Elements (PSE) which is up to version 11. I use PSE 10, price was 'right' at $70 last year.
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    I paid over $800.00 for my copy of Photoshop many years back. I have not been willing to pay for any upgrades so I'm stuck with CS2. It still does most everything I need it to do. I also have Lightroom and use it quite a bit now. The learning curve for these programs is like using sketchup. Once you get the hang of it its more user friendly...but until then it can really try your paitents.
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    I can buy the Elements license
    Buy? Well, these days I do occasionaly buy software. But, at the time I acquired my PSE I was writing software reviews. I got many-many free programs over the years. Someone liked them. Written by a non-geek, I focused on ease of use and understandability of the tools. Later someone came up with the word "intuitive" and a review was not complete without that word somewhere. BTW, there are still tons of free software available at Cnet and others.
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