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    Buying Adobe CS3

    Hey,

    I was wondering if anyone had any advice on buying the Adobe CS3 Design Premium. I've got a student license at the moment for it however i'll be working at a media agency this summer for an internship and would like CS3 on my Macbook Pro.

    Would buying from the USA legally work in license terms?

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    Re: Buying Adobe CS3

    why do you need the Premium? do you work with 3D models?

    easiest way is to grab urself a legit copy of PS6/7 from ebay - plenty going about (that have never been used) register that copy and upgrade to CS3

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    Re: Buying Adobe CS3

    Extended is the version for 3d work, premium is a package. While design premium does come with Photoshop extended, it also comes with Flash and Dreamweaver which design standard does not.

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    Re: Buying Adobe CS3

    you could always see if the company you are going to be working at will buy you a copy? i mean if you need it for the work your going to be doing for them

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    I imagine that the company he will be working for will already have a number of workstations with the cs3 suite on them, so I doubt theyll feel like shelling out for a copy forr his Laptop. No harm in asking though I suppose.

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    Re: Buying Adobe CS3

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobster View Post
    why do you need the Premium? do you work with 3D models?

    easiest way is to grab urself a legit copy of PS6/7 from ebay - plenty going about (that have never been used) register that copy and upgrade to CS3
    Will be working with 3D models in the near future and do need flash like Clockwork_Killa said. It's disgusting that Adobe has released products with pricing structures like these, much like Vista but it seems far worst!

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    you could always see if the company you are going to be working at will buy you a copy? i mean if you need it for the work your going to be doing for them
    Quote Originally Posted by Clockwork_Killa View Post
    I imagine that the company he will be working for will already have a number of workstations with the cs3 suite on them, so I doubt theyll feel like shelling out for a copy forr his Laptop. No harm in asking though I suppose.
    Will be seeing the guy who got me a placement there and see if they have any spare keys for me to use but it seems they don't have any spare workstations there which is why i'm bringing my laptop. Does anyone know if keys are transferable? So if they purchase me a key, will i be able to transfer it back to them?

    I never knew CS3 would cost so much, there's another forum post on hexus and dvdoctor with the hate for the pricing as we pay double what the yanks pay. Adobe are like drug dealers supplying students with cheap software!

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    Re: Buying Adobe CS3

    I know quite a few businesses have volume liscenses, so they might have a key you could use, if they have no spare workstations and you need to use your own personal laptop then i would think its definately up to them to provide you with the software needed to do your job...

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    Re: Buying Adobe CS3

    Quote Originally Posted by ikkitousen View Post
    Adobe are like drug dealers supplying students with cheap software!
    It's not that bad a price for commercial software. There are packages of software for commercial use which are licensed at tens of thousands of pounds (like most of the engineering software I used at Uni)! The fact that they allow student access to it for a knock down rate is a good thing/sound commercial sense training young'n's to use only their software*.

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    Re: Buying Adobe CS3

    I think you would have to buy the software in the UK without breaking the licence terms but I would email Adobe and ask them. I think Adobe are in a long line of companies who rip UK buyers off. The price difference between the US and UK is a joke and in my opinion just pushes people to pirate their software.

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    Re: Buying Adobe CS3

    If you think adobes pricing is steep, have a look at the prices for something like Maya or any of the pro 3D packages, they can cost several grand for just one piece of software! Adobe is expensive, but when you think about it, a professional media agency should easily be able to afford the license costs, its really only the freelancers that get stung.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikkitousen View Post
    Would buying from the USA legally work in license terms?
    i did read in a recent pro mag that people have been popping on a jumbo jet to NY for the day, purchasing the software and coming back, and they still bought it cheaper than over here (even with the flight cost)..

    so long to short of it, yes you can purchase over in the US and use it here

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikkitousen View Post
    it seems they don't have any spare workstations there which is why i'm bringing my laptop. Does anyone know if keys are transferable? So if they purchase me a key, will i be able to transfer it back to them?
    sure they can purchase another copy.. its their copy, and as long as u uninstall it after you've finished there, there shouldn't be any problems..

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    Re: Buying Adobe CS3

    How much is it in the US then? Might be going to NY for a few days in April, and am excitedly contemplating taking advantage of the £1 - $2 conversion... thinking might get myself a macro lens, 160GB iPod, some decent headphones... and maybe now this...

    Not that I have a clue where I would buy anything retail in the US...

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    Re: Buying Adobe CS3

    CS3 is about $625 vs £595 (going by Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk)

    You can't go wrong with visiting B&H Photo Video | Digital Cameras, Camcorders. Their store is amazing! so even if you don't buy anything it is worth a visit. It's in a big jewish comunity (i think it is Jewish owned as well) and there are loads or orthadox Jews going about in their traditional black robes etc. Something I've only ever seen in films before

    Also, you'd probably get everything on your list there too.

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