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    I agree its not worth it unless you have plenty of money, or make money from Photoshop (as a photographer, graphic designer etc).

    Another method is you can buy student editions, or the crippled versions, or even find cds you may have lying around from cameras that include Photoshop LE etc.

    I agree at $35-45 Nebulosity 2 can not only capture but process images, however it can't do everything that PS does but for the most part will do a lot. GIMP and a lot of free programs can do PS actions is just that its easy to master and use 1 program rather than 3-10.
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    Another method is you can buy student editions
    Just be sure YOU are the student and that you use it ONLY while you are a student. I have seen lawsuits where people were ordered to pay up to $25,000 PER INSTALLATION when they got caught. If they catch you, and if you lose in court, they could get a judgement against you and you do NOT want that.

    Keep it legal.

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    Torrent........
    Really? Advocating illegal activities on an open public forum? Really?

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    Allan, don't assume people are criminals similar to PIPA and SOPA, do you work for them or the RIAA? (im returning your joke you sent me here)

    despite being paid poverty line wage during my Ph.D and M.Sc, I still had to pay $6000 in tuition fees. This classified me as a student.

    As a medical student, even though I was late twentees to - early 30 I still was a student. Tuition is not cheap to join the allumni and rich (nor are loans with interest), and the least one can ask is for a discount from a $1000 program/software if one forks over a substantial sum of money to pay for education. I still got a student discount on transit fares even though I was married with a baby - most students don't fit the young kid description - be aware of this fact.

    Don't also assume one is not a student at any age, as we often all are - as many grandparents are students in the 80s doing courses at University. They still can get the discount.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flea77 View Post
    Just be sure YOU are the student and that you use it ONLY while you are a student. I have seen lawsuits where people were ordered to pay up to $25,000 PER INSTALLATION when they got caught. If they catch you, and if you lose in court, they could get a judgement against you and you do NOT want that.

    Keep it legal.

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    Depends on the license.. Yes you need to be a student or someone with a valid school credential. However rules about how you use it after purchase vary.

    I had Macromedia Student edition I got enrolled in extension course.. I read my license info and not only was there no rules about not using it afterwards, but they did upgrades to full licenses.. that then became an upgrade to Adobe CS2. etc.

    AND they really can't tell you not to use it after selling it to you, they might include prohibitions commercial use just like developer licensee on some accounting software are limited to development and testing.. but you can't then use it in the accounting department.
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    LOL. I bet you were a hall monitor in grade school, weren't you?
    There are rules on this site and while I didn't say anything in public.. the suggestion that its funny to steal software did bothered me too.

    That goes for stealing commercial software or taking open-source that is offered free and violating its license and turning it into a commercial product or reselling it under another name.

    anyone here like to do work and have someone not pay you for it? Anyone?

    you can chose your own ethics and morals in life.. but the site has rules partly to protect the site.

    And I know you really are a good member I appreciate but this topic is not a good one to bring up...

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    I think the overall feel by the many is that Adobe has a great product, but the price and forced upgrades is bit outrageous...do wish Adobe would offer better choice of software for non-professionals at reasonable price, they could open whole new market. At same time I do hope someone puts pressure on Adobe with competitive product to force their hand a bit. Justifying the high price tag to use few times a month can be bit tough....sometimes our hands are bit tied by Adobe and Microsofts of the world....I really don't like the way new OS from Microsoft is going, I am PC person, do not care for tablets and such....like the OS I have now(it works well for my purposes).....the path I am afraid they seek is for us to pay a monthly bill to use their software, the next utility we are forced to pay......can understand frustrations of many at the high price tag....and upgrade paths.

    I use Photoshop due to fact there are many great tutorials out there on using photoshop with AP. In my research I think hands down that Pix Insight is best option for AP work as dedicated AP program....was fortunate to find the deal on the CS3+ suite I did, I do find I use the software package for much of my website related activities and regular photography often.

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    I guess I'm in the camp that thinks PS is worth the price... Once I decided I wanted to do imaging, astronomy on a budget went out the window. First there was a scope with bigger aperture ($2500), then a pier to replace the tripod ($800), then the camera ($1800), then the warm room so I could spend more time outside ($2000); then computers to operate the scope & camera ($1000); then focal reducers ($200); then the filter wheel ($350); and of coarse good filters to go in the filter wheel ($450); not to mention counterweight system, dew heaters; guide scope; well you get the idea..

    So with all of this investment, why would I try to cut corners on the software that will give me images to justify all of the above expenses? In my case, PS was necessary to justify those costs.

    While I have MaxIm, it can't touch PS for layering, masking etc. While Pix Insight is real promising, most of those users still seem to use PS for final touches.

    And as strange as it sounds, I enjoy the sense of adventure & discovery in using PS to bring out things I didn't know were there. On those rainy/cloudy nights when all my expensive imaging equipment is useless, I can sit with PS and explore the discoveries I captured during those rare clear nights.

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    I guess I'm in the camp that thinks PS is worth the price... Once I decided I wanted to do imaging, astronomy on a budget went out the window. First there was a scope with bigger aperture ($2500), then a pier to replace the tripod ($800), then the camera ($1800), then the warm room so I could spend more time outside ($2000); then computers to operate the scope & camera ($1000); then focal reducers ($200); then the filter wheel ($350); and of coarse good filters to go in the filter wheel ($450); not to mention counterweight system, dew heaters; guide scope; well you get the idea..

    So with all of this investment, why would I try to cut corners on the software that will give me images to justify all of the above expenses? In my case, PS was necessary to justify those costs.

    While I have MaxIm, it can't touch PS for layering, masking etc. While Pix Insight is real promising, most of those users still seem to use PS for final touches.

    And as strange as it sounds, I enjoy the sense of adventure & discovery in using PS to bring out things I didn't know were there. On those rainy/cloudy nights when all my expensive imaging equipment is useless, I can sit with PS and explore the discoveries I captured during those rare clear nights.

    Jim

    PS: I also agree with Allan about Torrent. I do computer repairs on the side. Mal-ware, virus, trojans are much more prevalent on the computers that use Torrent to save a few bucks (they pay me instead of the legitimate software owner).

    My number one computer service call is for torrent users also......they are always loaded with various forms of bad malware....they are regular customers(paid for my software and much of gear few times over)....Like yourself, my price tag of $300 and change for Photoshop suite was well spent money considering the investment i have in gear and observatory is between 25K and 30K over 12 year period....Do find I use my Photoshop suite bit more often at price tag on older edition which suited me fine.
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