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Amazon discount on CS6 full version


Just received an email from Amazon telling me as I've previously bought a PS/Lightroom product, I can now buy the full version of CS6 at a massive 265 discount. Probably suggests Adobe are about to discount it

Obviously this is good news for anyone who wants the full version - just hope they do something similar for the upgrade

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JackAllTog e2
5 4.0k 58 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 12:35PM
Hi Barrie, just got the same email - dam that's tempting - really tempting. I'm trying to find a reason not to do it - but i want it so much...
Have Amazon ever discounted like this before - will they really discount it generally?
I've till 19th Aug to decide... But i've got the credit card out on the desk!

As you've previously purchased an Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop Elements title, we'd like to offer you a 265 discount on Photoshop CS6 standard edition (PC or Mac)
strawman e2
11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 12:46PM
I can think of an @ 400 good reason not to do it myself. Even with the discount it is still very expensive for what it does. Also you can buy it on-line for @ 485 no discount so they are not taking as much off as they claim.
joolsb e2
10 27.1k 38 Switzerland
6 Aug 2012 12:52PM

Quote:Even with the discount it is still very expensive for what it does.


< Blinks > For what it does it's really quite cheap. However, it might be too expensive for what you want it to do. That's a whole other question, however.

Actually, when compared to what people are prepared to spend on a new lens or a new body, it's small beer. And you'd probably use PS a lot more than a new lens.
strawman e2
11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 12:55PM
I think a lens is a lot more useful. Its an average RAW converter with a lot of tools for graphic artists but for many photographers I believe its a very expensive option. So yes I think it is over priced. It is not Cheap for a mass market tool. In fact its at a price to make Apple look like a charitable organisation.
JackAllTog e2
5 4.0k 58 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 1:03PM
Perhaps half of my work goes into elements (i only batch process occasionally), i like to process photo's. I have most of the lenses i need, the next lenses i want are all around a 1000 each, this software is 360 ish.
I won't get the many of the benefit's for a few months till i learn it properly.

OK convinced myself to reconsider tomorrow...
Jestertheclown
6 6.6k 242 England
6 Aug 2012 1:20PM

Quote:OK convinced myself to reconsider tomorrow...

Reconsider it by all means Stuart but if you're even half-way convinced that it's for you, I'd say 'go for it.'
I use CS6 and CS5. I've also got access to Elements 10 and I know which I'd rather use.
If you've got until the 19th. to decide, why don't you download the trial first and have a look.
CaptivePhotons e2
11 1.6k 2 England
6 Aug 2012 5:51PM
There is also the Subscription route for CS6 at 17.58 per month if that suits you better.
It's not for amateurs. That's who Elements is aimed at. It's for Professional Photographers and Professional Designers. I am neither, but I was able to buy Photoshop CS5 Extended for 190 as a mature student. I can't imagine ever needing an upgrade. [edited by epz]
I can understand it being for pro' designers and perhaps proper artists and perhaps web designers, but a pro' photographer? Surely a pro' photographer shouldn't have to resort to manipulating photos to such a extent that they need the likes of Cs6 or whatever number. I'd be more inclined to call them pro' manipulators. I'd imagine a real pro' photographer should be able shoot the photo he/she wants and can do with something a heck of a lot cheaper than the Photoshop for the likes of resizing etc. Maybe it's the cheapskate in me (ok I'm a Scot Tongue ) Elements is good enough for me, if the photo from my camera is so poor that it needs 500 + software to fix it then I'd rather just delete it. I sometimes wonder if it is the "Green Eyed Idol" in us that makes us want these things when cheaper will do.
mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 9:53PM
Elements does many of the things that CS6 does, but the algorithms that CS6 use are always that bit better (content aware fill, for example) - and CS6 allows presets, create actions etc that elements does not do and if you have a lot of images they can save you bags of time. As ever, it all depends on what you need
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
6 Aug 2012 9:56PM

Quote:Surely a pro' photographer shouldn't have to resort to manipulating photos to such a extent that they need the likes of Cs6


A pro photographer will regard the image, as recorded in the camera, as merely the start of the process. (Unless it's a press photographer on a tight deadline.)
rossd 11 1.1k England
6 Aug 2012 9:57PM
Huh............I got the email as well and here's me thinking I had been specially selected by Amazon for the CS6 offer.Sad

Quote:I can understand it being for pro' designers and perhaps proper artists and perhaps web designers, but a pro' photographer? Surely a pro' photographer shouldn't have to resort to manipulating photos to such a extent that they need the likes of Cs6 or whatever number. I'd be more inclined to call them pro' manipulators. I'd imagine a real pro' photographer should be able shoot the photo he/she wants and can do with something a heck of a lot cheaper than the Photoshop for the likes of resizing etc..


This argument has been done to death a thousand times. One more time now --- EVERYTHING IS MANIPULATED!! INCLUDING IN THE CAMERA. EVEN (ESPECIALLY ) IN THE DARKROOM!
colin beeley e2
12 1.1k 10 England
7 Aug 2012 6:33AM
i have Photoshop CS5 Extended & Elements 10 & lightroom but i now use canon's DPP most now !

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