« on: May 13, 2013, 10:16:50 AM »
Hmm... in 2008 I bought CS4 Design Premium for around $400 (as a student). I still use it five years on.
With the new CC subscription, the cost of ownership by now would have been around $1800. If I had remained a student from 2008 until now it would have cost me $720 (they offer 60% discount for students). But I was only a student for one year (mid-life crisis), meaning the price from then until now would have been $1584.
I know which model I prefer.
As a side note: to those that had CS4, but now use CS6, are there many improvements between the two versions? If there's enough incentive, I'll just buy a student copy of CS6 DP while I still can (my wife's now the student)... it's still $400...
Having your wife buy PS at the student price for you, who is not a student, is essentially pirating the software. If you're willing to pirate the software part way, why not just go all the way and download it from the net for free.
How long have you been working for Adobe....?
I don't and per my other response just posted my point is meant to be illustrative... a person is either playing by the rules or they aren't... if you're willing and comfortable going around the rules to save some money then just download it for free. People tend to legitimize and justify their behavior as long as it's "not too bad" or "I had no choice" or "it's not my fault" etc. But that's BS.
Edit: just another though on this topic... it's rather interesting to discuss copyright issues in relation to photography... I've often wondered if Adobe (for example) suffers less piracy than other software companies because photographers in general are going to be more sensitive to copyright due to self interest... we all depend on copyright to protect our work so perhaps it's less likely that photographers would pirate photo software?