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chl

« on: August 24, 2009, 07:10 »
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If anybody knowwhich website sell cheapest Adobe photoshop and illustrator software?


bittersweet

« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2009, 08:16 »
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Do you qualify for academic discount?

chl

« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2009, 08:33 »
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I guess I'm not qualify because I'm not a student

bittersweet

« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2009, 08:38 »
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You can be a student or the parent of a student...

but really all legal sources are around the same price otherwise.

chl

« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2009, 08:49 »
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How much it cost for student rate?


chl

« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2009, 08:51 »
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what is the difference between legal and illegal? are they able to track it?

bittersweet

« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2009, 09:59 »
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what is the difference between legal and illegal?

Is this a serious question??  :o

« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2009, 10:07 »
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Since you have no concern about using an illegal copy, you can buy them for R$10 ~ US$5 on the streets here in Brazil.  ;D

chl

« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2009, 07:04 »
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I just want to know how to differentiate between the legal and illegal. so that I'm sure that the software I buy is legal. Is there any possibility to buy from the reseller. I mean those who want to resell their old copy of legal software? 

« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2009, 07:19 »
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there are many sellers on the internet that claim to sell a legal copy for 50-70% of the normal price yet it is as illegal as $5 version - so yes there must be some owners selling 2nd hand copy but it's very tricky to distinguish them.

« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2009, 10:54 »
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The cheapest site I found that I would feel comforatable ordering from was Amazon.com.  A design suite is about $450 cheaper than to buy locally in central Canada.

michealo

« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2009, 10:58 »
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Academic License does not allow commercial use either

« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2009, 11:07 »
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Adobe currently has a deal for $100 off CS4 upgrades until the end of the month. I bought mine the other day, so it should arrive today. It's not super cheap, but every little bit helps.

I was a little ticked that I had to buy a more expensive upgrade to upgrade from CS2 though.

« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2009, 11:58 »
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I purchased a legal copy of Illustrator CS3 from Ebay. You must be sure that you can get the license transfer through Adobe.

chl

« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2009, 08:26 »
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Is GIMP similar to photoshop ?

« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2009, 10:52 »
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If you want to buy a second hand copy, look at sellers in your neighbourhood. So you can pick it up, and check for yourself if it's a legal version!

« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2009, 12:20 »
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Academic License does not allow commercial use either


Actually, yes it does.

http://forums.adobe.com/thread/314304

« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2009, 14:18 »
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Is GIMP similar to photoshop ?
GIMP is similar to Photoshop. Major differences are no adjustment layers (a biggie), and little support for 16 bit images. However GIMP development is addressing these issues and I'm not sure what the latest state of play is. Check out www.gimp.org. Inkscape is an open source vector program. SVG is the native format but might export to the formats commonly required by stock sites.

chl

« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2009, 22:22 »
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Could you let me know if the SVG could be converted to AI format? How?


« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2009, 22:38 »
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Could you let me know if the SVG could be converted to AI format? How?
From the Inscape FAQ:
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Inkscape natively supports opening or importing SVG, SVGZ (gzipped SVG), PDF, and AI (Adobe Illustrator) formats.

With the help of extensions, Inkscape can open a number other vector formats. For importing PostScript or EPS, you need to install Ghostscript and make sure ps2pdf is in your PATH. For formats of Dia, XFig, or Sketch, you need to have these programs installed. For CorelDraw, CGM, and SK1 files, you need to have UniConverter installed.

Inkscape can natively import most raster formats (JPG, PNG, GIF, etc.) as bitmap images, but it can only export PNG bitmaps.

Inkscape can save as SVG, SVGZ, PDF, Postscript/EPS/EPSi, Adobe Illustrator (*.ai), LaTeX (*.tex), POVRay (*.pov), HPGL, and others.

michealo

« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2009, 04:07 »
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Academic License does not allow commercial use either


Actually, yes it does.

http://forums.adobe.com/thread/314304


Actually, no it doesn't

Apparently, outside of North America, the "student edition" of Adobe software does indeed restrict, via license, use of this software to non-commercial use.

« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2009, 05:18 »
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Academic License does not allow commercial use either


Actually, yes it does.

http://forums.adobe.com/thread/314304


Actually, no it doesn't

Apparently, outside of North America, the "student edition" of Adobe software does indeed restrict, via license, use of this software to non-commercial use.


Actually, it does, in North America, where I am from, and since you and the OP are anonymous, I can only speak about the terms that apply where I hail from.

michealo

« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2009, 05:31 »
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Academic License does not allow commercial use either


Actually, yes it does.

http://forums.adobe.com/thread/314304


Actually, no it doesn't

Apparently, outside of North America, the "student edition" of Adobe software does indeed restrict, via license, use of this software to non-commercial use.


Actually, it does, in North America, where I am from, and since you and the OP are anonymous, I can only speak about the terms that apply where I hail from.


Sean, my original post was based on the rules that apply in my jurisdiction (EU), so if its ok for you why isn't it ok for me?

« Reply #23 on: August 28, 2009, 05:37 »
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Sean, my original post was based on the rules that apply in my jurisdiction (EU), so if its ok for you why isn't it ok for me?

Regarding your original post, how are we to know where you are from, as you (and the OP) are anonymous.

Why are Adobe's rules different for you?  Dunno.  Abuse outside of America?  More money to be made in the rest of the world?

« Reply #24 on: August 28, 2009, 05:55 »
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Adobe hates Europe. Prices are also higher in European countries!

michealo

« Reply #25 on: August 28, 2009, 06:19 »
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Sean, my original post was based on the rules that apply in my jurisdiction (EU), so if its ok for you why isn't it ok for me?

Regarding your original post, how are we to know where you are from, as you (and the OP) are anonymous.

Why are Adobe's rules different for you?  Dunno.  Abuse outside of America?  More money to be made in the rest of the world?

We are all anonymous except to Leaf who can see the IP addresses. And that assumes that people don't attempt to cloak them.

We have no way of knowing that you are in fact the real Sean Locke, you could just have signed up with the name and provided a link to Sean Lockes portfolio. Its no guarantee of authenticity. ;-)

chl

« Reply #26 on: August 29, 2009, 04:11 »
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I could not find the ai format in SAVE AS for Inskape

« Reply #27 on: August 29, 2009, 17:23 »
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I could not find the ai format in SAVE AS for Inskape
The Inkscape manual says you have to install Ghostscript to enable saving in .ai format from Inkscape. There are a couple of other details there so I suggest you have a look at the manual. Unfortunately with free open source programs documentation is often not as easy to access. It might be worth checking the Inkscape forum too.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2009, 17:54 by averil »

chl

« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2009, 04:16 »
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Dear averil

You know the procedure to activate ai in inkscape? or any reference in website that I could refer to?

« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2009, 05:31 »
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I've had a look at Inkscape, installed Ghostscript which the manual says is needed for .ai export, but still .ai is not offered as a save option. Not sure what the problem is. My system is Intel x64 and this often has problems with 32 bit apps, mainly because file paths are not in the expected place.

Are you sure you need to export to .ai? I know tha istock only accepts vectors in eps format, compatible with Illustrator 8. Inkscape exports this format no worries. I don't know what other sites require for vectors but I would be surprised if any accepts only .ai files. Illustrator can import svg files, which are the native format for Inkscape, so given the difficulties I suggest you check that you really do need .ai format. I can't get it to work, and I found on the Inkscape developer forums recent comments that they are about to remove .ai export anyway. I know this isn't helpful but I can't see a real need for .ai files here.

ShadySue

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« Reply #30 on: August 30, 2009, 06:00 »
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Adobe hates Europe. Prices are also higher in European countries!
It's true, I get my own back by only upgrading every second time the software does.
Of course, I guess if there was some must-have new feature, I'd be cutting off my nose ... but some of the must-have features are no use for stock.
@OP are you sure that you need Photoshop features which aren't in Elements, which is a whole lot cheaper - I got a full (latest) version with my scanner.

chl

« Reply #31 on: August 30, 2009, 09:48 »
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Dear Avril,

You are right stockwebsite will not only require AI format

« Reply #32 on: August 30, 2009, 18:00 »
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Academic License does not allow commercial use either
The student licence (single computer installation, requires student card image to be sent to Adobe to get activation, non upgradeable pretty cheap) does not allow commercial use. It was introduced with CS3. The education licence (also available to staff as well as students,   allows use on two computers non simultaneously like the standard and is upgradeable using the ordinary upgrade licences once you stop being a student/staff member) allows commercial use. It's nearly twice the price of the student licence  here in Australia, but still much cheaper than the full versions.     I'm intermittently entitled to buy the education version depending on who I'm working for and my daughter is entitled to the student version which is cheaper than the upgrades so I enquired of Adobe what the regulations were. Just to make it more confusing, the former macromedia products like Flash have different licencing and last time I checked, which was for CS3, even on the higher priced education version they weren't supposed to be used for commercial purposes.

 My copy of photoshop started out life as the education CS version and then I upgraded it to the full version of CS2. I still use the education version of Illustrator CS2.

 


 

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