Kudos to Adobe - CS3

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Alan Browne, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    Some time ago I wrote to Adobe (via the support page) and asked if I
    could transfer my CS3 license from Windows to Mac OS X. I forgot about
    it for a while but just checked in and lo and behold, yes, you can do that.

    It took about 20 minutes on the phone with an Indian sounding fellow
    (poor sound quality connection, alas) but eventually sorted it out.

    The process is a PITA and even involves faxing Adobe a certificate of
    destruction of the old s/w; and getting a new CD by courier or mail (I
    DL'd CS 3 onto the Mac, but apparently they can't just send me a key for
    that, they have to send an actual disk).

    But I do have to say that I'm pleasantly surprised that they would
    transfer the license at no charge. (I do have to pay for shipping of
    the new disk...).

    Cheers,
    Alan.
     
    Alan Browne, Mar 17, 2008
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  2. Alan Browne

    Colin_D Guest

    Jeez, Alan, I thought you were a PC man? Are you ill or something?

    Colin D
     
    Colin_D, Mar 18, 2008
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  3. I predicted this years ago, as Alan is above average intelligence and
    tolerance, so could overcome his previous anti-Mac sensitivities. Plus
    the inheritance from Aunt Gertie helped.

    Also noteworthy in re: Adobe is that Lightroom allows for concurrent Mac
    and PC versions for a single user.
     
    John McWilliams, Mar 18, 2008
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  4. Alan Browne

    Dudley Hanks Guest

    In addition to Canon vs. Nikon we have PC vs. Mac?

    God help us all...
     
    Dudley Hanks, Mar 18, 2008
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  5. Alan Browne

    Paul J Gans Guest

    Which God?

    <ducks and runs for cover...>
     
    Paul J Gans, Mar 18, 2008
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  6. Alan Browne

    Dudley Hanks Guest

    LOL
    Even I won't go there...
    Still LOL...
     
    Dudley Hanks, Mar 18, 2008
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  7. Adobe does really good customer service. I have done cross-platform
    upgrades for years with Adobe for Photoshop. Obviously the upgrades
    cost money but the upgrade price is substantially cheaper than the full
    price.

    Went from Photoshop 3 on the SGI Unix platform to PS4 on the PC then to
    PS6->PS7->CS3 on the mac. When I did the first upgrade I was shocked
    they did cross-platform upgrades.
     
    thepixelfreak, Mar 18, 2008
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  8. Not to mention Sandisk vs. Lexar; Sigma vs. anything; format in camera
    vs. erasing; the meaning of Prime and prime; lens vs. lense; and on, ad
    naseum.
    Eventually, it wears a bit thin.....
     
    John McWilliams, Mar 18, 2008
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  9. Alan Browne

    ____ Guest

    FWIW

    I have been a mac user almost since the get go, in a figure of
    speaking. I know quite a few Mac users, we all use PC's at the place we
    work at. I have convinced several relatives to buy there first Mac, no
    one has had a bad experience. I've never met a Mac user that changed
    over and suddenly became a die-hard PC advocate. My 28 year old nephew
    who is a PHd- in Marine Biology decided to switch from Mac to PC because
    his lab was PC centric so I think he bought a Dell laptop, recently he
    has stated his next computer will be a Mac once more.

    To stay on topic; I bought the PS7 up grade to CS3 I wasn't sure the
    Version 7 I had would load on my brand new Imac duel core intel machine.
    Sure enough It loads and will even run! It does produce a message saying
    it won't load the system, but then it does after all- weird! After I
    installed it on the new Imac I upgraded to CS3 and since I was happy I
    was saving the money of buying the full PS version I bought Lightroom as
    well. Good will promotes sales, in my view. Maybe Adobe understands that
    concept?

    In any event I see them as separate Programs of equal importance and
    highly recommend them to other Photographers.
     
    ____, Mar 19, 2008
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  10. 8^)
    Well, to fan the fires again, I just went through HDV (HD video)
    editing hell with four programs, and tried out CS3 among others.
    The "winnah an' troo champeen" was Sony's Vegas Pro 8, being
    cheaper than CS3, much more versatile, and with superior image
    output quality for HDV compared with Adobe's CS3 - and the
    set of mostly corny transitions included with it is identical to the
    one in the far cheaper Adobe Elements 4... (see my review, at -
    http://www.donferrario.com/ruether/hdv-editing.htm). 'Course,
    it only works with Windows...;-)
    [Ducking to avoid the brickbats heaved by the Macheads...;-]
    --DR
     
    David Ruether, Mar 19, 2008
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    Paul Furman Guest

    I just paid $56 for the lite version of Vegas after a month trial.

     
    Paul Furman, Mar 19, 2008
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  12. As I pointed out in my video editing program review, the Sony
    Vegas late version will not handle HD HDV editing at all, the
    similarly-priced Vegas "Platinum" will, but it is crippled in a
    way similar to both Adobe Premiere Elements ($62 with rebate
    now - and it is a "beautiful" program) and Premiere CS3, and
    Vegas Pro 8 does it all (on special now for $180 instead of
    $550). For cheeps, for simple HDV editing projects only,
    Lead's Video 11+ *can* work well, with fast output
    and recompression of only changed footage on the timeline,
    unlike the Adobe and mid-priced Sony editors (which
    recompress all MPEG-2 on the timeline). For more,see the
    URL given above...
    --DR
     
    David Ruether, Mar 19, 2008
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    The Augur Guest

    Well, to fan the fires again, I just went through HDV (HD video)
    Where do your find Vegas Pro for 180?

    The Augur
     
    The Augur, Mar 19, 2008
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  14. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    I was indeed a PC man, (and perhaps ill). With a more competitive
    machine offering (hundreds of suppliers) and more configuration
    flexibility it was a better value.

    And MS finally got it right with WinXP: Stable, fast, etc.

    And MS then screwed up in spectacular fashion with Vista.

    Fed up - gone. Was looking to upgrade to a faster machine, so just took
    the path of least resistance (if not as cheap by a good stretch).

    As to other apps on WinXP, well, I installed WinXP on the Mac under
    VMWare Fusion, a virtualizer that allows WinXP to run native on the Mac
    (with more than a few OS intercepts) in parallel with MAC OS X. You can
    even drag and drop from WinXP to OS X and vice versa. (much better than
    Apple Bootcamp and recommended for anyone who needs some WinXP apps.).
    One could even run Linux and OS X in parallel using VMFusion... (not
    sure what the benefit would be).

    I also bought MS Office Mac:2008. Word crashed on the Mac every 2
    minutes (literally). Fortunately, MS do have a return policy, so I've
    returned it and I'm waiting on the refund.

    Instead I bought Apple iWork (for 1/3 the price of MS Office) and it
    does all I need (and more).

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Mar 19, 2008
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  15. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    Shhh. Someone will find out.
    Aunt Gertie passed on? Damn! Where's her will!!!??? I just know...
    I doubt I'll be getting Lightroom, and even doubt more that I'll be
    running two OS'

    Cheers,
    Alan.
     
    Alan Browne, Mar 19, 2008
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  16. I have an older version of MS Office for Mac that is very stable. How
    is iWork in comparison? Specifically, if you send .rtf or .doc files,
    can they be opened by Windoze users w/o problems? For me, that's the
    only advantage to using Word for Mac.

    I use iLife quite a bit. iWeb is definitely the best web authoring
    program I've ever used, and I took the trouble to learn Dreamweaver,
    GoLive and a few others in the past.
     
    Tully Albrecht, Mar 20, 2008
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    Pboud Guest

    You can run, but you can't hide from the <smite> key...

    :p
    P.
     
    Pboud, Mar 20, 2008
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  18. I'm on trial with iWork, [30 days fer free] probably will buy. Word from
    the Office 04 is stable, but annoying in interface, esp. with the stupid
    template thing or normal, or whatever it is. Don't want to learn,
    either, as it's on the short-time-span list.
     
    John McWilliams, Mar 21, 2008
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  19. Alan Browne

    crownfield Guest

    -Tully Albrecht wrote:
    -> On 2008-03-19 15:29:59 -0700, Alan Browne
    -> <> said:
    ->
    ->>
    ->> I also bought MS Office Mac:2008. Word crashed on the Mac every 2
    ->> minutes (literally). Fortunately, MS do have a return policy, so I've
    ->> returned it and I'm waiting on the refund.
    ->>
    ->> Instead I bought Apple iWork (for 1/3 the price of MS Office) and it
    ->> does all I need (and more).
    ->
    ->
    -> I have an older version of MS Office for Mac that is very stable. How is
    -> iWork in comparison? Specifically, if you send .rtf or .doc files, can
    -> they be opened by Windoze users w/o problems? For me, that's the only
    -> advantage to using Word for Mac.
    -
    -I'm on trial with iWork, [30 days fer free] probably will buy. Word from
    -the Office 04 is stable, but annoying in interface, esp. with the stupid
    -template thing or normal, or whatever it is. Don't want to learn,
    -either, as it's on the short-time-span list.

    have you checked 'open office' from Sun Microsystems? Free.
    Versions for win, unix, linux.

    http://download.openoffice.org/other.html#en-US

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    crownfield, Mar 21, 2008
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  20. Alan Browne

    Randy Howard Guest

    Yes, I did the same thing a few years back when switching to OS X as
    well.
     
    Randy Howard, Mar 23, 2008
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