PhotoShop Student Edition

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  1. stevebb

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    Having run with the Trial of CS3 for 30 days I'd like to but it - however the cost = :eek:

    then i see the student edition which apparantly my 4 year old daughter is eligle for:

    http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=tn_19509&sliceId=2#qualifies

    Excerpt from that page is:

    "Acceptable Institutions and Organizations:

    Accredited public or private primary, secondary or higher education school providing full-time instruction. This includes nursery schools, primary schools, secondary schools, high schools, grammar schools, schools for the handicapped, teacher training colleges, technical colleges, further education colleges, research institutes, adult education centres, and State run or State subsidised facilities for the re-training of the unemployed. "

    Bascially the price goes from £600 to £140.

    Has any one else bought the student edition for their kids?

    Cheers

    Steve
     
  2. allymac123

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    I bought the full blown Adobe creative suite CS3 student edition for £200 (normally over £1000) but I am a student myself so that's a slightly different case!

    I'm sure your daughter would appreciate her birthday present of CS3 which she loves to use for making montages of her favourite disney characters. Obviously you would never use the thing as that would be illegal yeah?
     
  3. stevebb

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    Thats what i was thinking - she took a great shot of goofy at DisneyLand and she wants to remove some redeye etc...
     
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    Thats frikkin genius - my daughter just started nursery school and am sure could really do with photoshop. She managed a photo of my father in laws knee with a point and shoot that could do with cropping!
     
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    Aye and she'll be entering the monthly photo comp! ;) :D
     
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    :rotfl:
     
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    Why is it "illegal" ?
    Since when are you in breach of the law for using you own childs "property" ( never mind that you paid for it) especially if shes totally happy with that wittingly or otherwise:eek:!!
     
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    Not that it really matters but I would have thought that it was not above board. Is it not only licenced to the purchaser which in the case of this licence is a student? So anybody other than the person who bought the programme using it would be unlawful no?

    Not that it really matters. Just curious.
     
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    Like the OP says, his daughter is eligible - not him.
    Seems pretty clear cut to me, no debate necessary.

    By all means help your son/daughter to develop their skills by showing them! ;) :devil:

    Is it not any different to finding a tax loophole?
     
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    This is all tounge in cheek ( of course) :) but what is the position if your Student Son/Daughter buys it ( no marks for guessing whose money it is:D) and then feels Daddy or Mummy is more deserving of it?
     
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    Then oh deary me you've fallen into the loophole ;) :D

    What a shame! ;)
     
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    Which loophole..??
    My daughters 6 and 10 respectively ( bless them) don't think daddy really wants anything off them.. and they are right.
    The question was purely hypothetical:)
     
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    If I had kids who qualified I'd be taking full advantage of it.

    Ok, what about this...

    If I were to, hypothetically, clone my base PC build (ie. everything without Photoshop) using Norton Ghost or similar, then there's nothing to stop me reformatting the hard drive every 30 days, then dump the Ghosted 'clone' back onto it, download the 30 day trial, install it... and repeat every 30 days. That is completely legal. And, every 30 days I have a fresh, unfragmented hard drive!

    P.S. Two daughters = two copies ;)
     
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    Or you could just keep putting back your computers clock...
     
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    Yeah but then Media Centre would try to record programs from the past! and my mobile phone and pda would resync to the past... and I'd probably miss the bus!
     
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    OOOOH reminds me of that film "Groundhog Month" or was it day.:D:D
     
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    Reading this (http://www.adobe.com/uk/education/students/studentedition/faq.html) it is obvious that their is no breach of license if i was to buy this for my daughter install it on the family (private) computer and then she can use the tools when she gets her digital camera for christmas. She is eligible and their is provison in the eligibility for usnder 18's where it is purcahsed on their behalf.

    so long as i prove who i am i prove who she is its ok.

    the whole family logs onto our pc and uses MS Word for instance so there is no difference

    i will email them anyway to explain my circumstances and see what they say - i will post the reply when i get it :smashin:
     
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    TBH it makes interesting reading
    but
    As it is a family computer, and not one in an office used for revenue bearing purposes, all that is required is that the person buying it, or for who it is being bought ( usually the case) fits the criteria
    In the end ,it isnt free. Microsoft have a similar scheme which I dont think they or their agnts have time or inclination to "police".
    For both companies they are still increasing thier user base and not really making a loss
     
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    can't beleive its that simple! I knew you could do this for uni students etc. but anyone?

    what do I have to do, as I have a couple of kids in school. Do I need a reference number or something?

    Bit annoyed I bought elements for the mac now, after already buying elements for PC (they don't do a migration offer....)

    So they've already had enough money out of me.
     
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    You have a PM Steve
     
  21. stevebb

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    What kind of evidence is needed?
    Students must provide a valid, current student ID that includes name, date, and a photo.

    If the student does not have a current student ID with name date and photo, the student must instead provide a valid photo ID, and corroborating evidence of current enrolment:

    Official, current non-photo student ID with name and date
    Official, current school transcript indicating name of school and student
    Official, current school tuition bill indicating name of school and student
    Official, current report card indicating name of school and student
    Other official dated proof of enrolment
     
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    i didn't think people bought software these days :D

    just joking ;)
     
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    Not just students or pupils in full or part time education but teaching staff too

    :clap::clap::clap::clap:

    I didn't know you could get one for photoshop but just in case anyone doesn't know you can get one for Office which will save you a few hundred pounds.
     
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    Ye, i bought office professional 2003 educational edition a few months ago (purposely just before they released 2007) for like £110 and then got a free upgrade to office professional 2007 a month later!

    It's a really good way to buy stuff if indeed you are in education.
     
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    Ive gone and ordered it now so im about to email off the scanned proof of eligibility - they dont take payment until you prove eligibility so nothing to lose :thumbsup:
     
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    can't see why you wouldn't get it

    licensing is a funny thing. we have a select agreement at work with microsoft which basically means we get any software we want and you're allowed to install it on your home pc if you use it for work. the reason being you can't use your one at home while you're at work and visa versa. just got office 2007 the other day
     
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    we have a select agreement too. there are different levels of this agreement but in essense you get the media but not the license. you get to install the software for 60 days but after that you need to inform MS that youve installed. it also depends on wether you have per user Client Acces License (CAL) or a device CAL.

    I have an MSDN Universal Licesne in my name which allows me to use any MS software so long as it is only me that uses it for development purposes only.

    i work along side the asset manager who is F.A.S.T registered and an MS license certified bod and his main job is to control licences. We do have 30,000 users and 10,000 devices across 1500 locations though :eek:
     
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    I genuinely never realised people were this painfully honest!!

    I always worked on the principal of ask no questions you get told no lies! ;)

    If something turns up on my doorstep I'm not going to lie awake at night thinking I've deprived some huge corporation of the 12p or whatever the manufacturing cost is.

    I'll let Jebus (Simpsons Ref) deal with me when I get there.
     
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    The whole licensing thing is very confusing to me. My office was broken into, my work PC was stolen. Bought a new new one, installed all the software on it thought everything was fine, until I find out that the MS Office license wasn't transferable to another machine because it came pre-installed. Had to buy a new license.

    Then this year we upgraded to Office 2007. Hmm I thought, we still have the old licenses for 2003, could I use one on my laptop so I can work from home more easily. Unfortunately I checked with MS, and no I can't because it has to be a machine owned by the company. I have no great desire to play around with databases or spreadsheets for fun so I'd only be using it for work.
     
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    I read in one of the computer mags last month that proof isn't needed to run the student edition, they actually said it was a loophole that get you CS3 for £150. :eek:

    Surely I could buy this for myself and say it was for my younger brother who is 6yrs old. :devil:

    Any thoughts before I buy it?

    I just want the best and couldn't give to hoots if it's not honest.
     

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