Adobe Photoshop Extended Student and Teacher Edition

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Dallas, May 24, 2012.

  1. Dallas

    Dallas Guest

    What is the deal with the educational editions?... If you order them
    on-line shipped to your house, how can they verify that you are a
    student or teacher?
     
    Dallas, May 24, 2012
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  2. Dallas

    otter Guest

    I believe there is a verification process involved to get the
    activation code. You have to scan a school ID, or something.
     
    otter, May 25, 2012
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  3. Dallas

    PeterN Guest

    They verify before shipping.
     
    PeterN, May 25, 2012
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  4. Dallas

    Dallas Guest

    Issue #1: If I were King of Adobe I'd recognise that a guy like me (a
    non professional) could really use CS6 but would be out of his mind to
    pay $669.00 for it. Therefore, I'd sell CS6 for $149 bucks with a
    limit of 60,000 images manipulations, then it quits working. You'd
    need an online account to purchase more "image credits" and $500 bucks
    would buy you unlimited use on that computer.

    Issue #2: Does Adobe not realise that most Photoshop users can whip up
    a very convincing "student ID" from Eastern Ohio Community College in
    about 7 minutes?

    :- )
     
    Dallas, May 26, 2012
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  5. Retail versus OEM (and discount ) pricing is an issue for all the big
    monopoly and near monopoly software vendors. They're almost begging for
    piracy and at times complicit with piracy.

    Why throw business like this your best offer before negotiations even start?
    Why not ask deeper questions about competition and pricing first before
    costing everyone else higher than justifiable prices and limitations?

    This is before we get into big vendors accelerating the version cycle and
    having ragged end support like Microsoft and forcing you to pay for
    essential security fixes like Adobe.
     
    Charles E. Hardwidge, May 26, 2012
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  6. Dallas

    otter Guest

    Go ahead and try it. I think most people who do this probably just
    borrow a student ID from a relative or neighbor kid. But then you
    have to keep pretending to be the kid if you need support, etc. Also,
    there is no upgrade path with the educational versions.

    There are other paths to getting the software cheaper. It used to be
    that you could buy CS2 cheap and upgrade to CS5 for a pretty decent
    savings over the list price of CS5. They started to close that hole
    recently, with CS6 now requiring an upgrade from CS5, and not earlier
    versions.

    Last year there was a pretty decent Black Friday deal on CS5. I think
    it was under $300. Maybe that was only because CS6 was about to come
    out. But I will be waiting for a deal before upgrading to CS6.
     
    otter, May 26, 2012
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  7. Dallas

    Joel Guest

    They don't care if you are student, teacher, or whatever you are. As long
    as you have provided them with all the student/teacher requirement (like
    student ID's #) then the package will be sent to your door.

    Or you just bring a student ID to a local college/univercity/store
    (whatever carries Adobe product and accept student's price) then you can
    pick one right there.
     
    Joel, Jun 5, 2012
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