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Photoshop Longevity

View Poll Results: How long have you been using Photoshop?
Since v2.0 or earlier 34 10.83%
Since v3.0 36 11.46%
4.0 44 14.01%
5.0 61 19.43%
6.0 49 15.61%
7.0 48 15.29%
CS 24 7.64%
I use something other than Photoshop. 18 5.73%
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Old 01-23-2006, 03:33 PM
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Nan... I go back to the Atari 800 days. No floppy (cassett tape was the only storage method) and a full 8K of ram!!! LOL I was running Pagemaker, PhotoShop and Freehand on the Atari under emulation back in the mid 80's, but there was a DTP program for the Atari called "Pagestream" that was light years ahead of Pagemaker even then. Pagestream would do kerning, drop caps, leading, etc. and PM didn't have a clue.

BTW.. I have Extensis Photo Frame from OS 9 days. I converted them all to jpeg, printed out thumbnails and still use them. I open as a JPEG resize to fit the current project copy and paste them into a new channel. Still does the job.
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Old 01-24-2006, 11:17 PM
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Nan... I go back to the Atari 800 days. No floppy (cassett tape was the only storage method) and a full 8K of ram!!!
BTW.. I have Extensis Photo Frame from OS 9 days. I converted them all to jpeg, printed out thumbnails and still use them. I open as a JPEG resize to fit the current project copy and paste them into a new channel. Still does the job.
Wow, Swampy... you can't even run an operating system let along a program on 8k of ram.
I bit the bullet and bought PGE6, did even think about converting my Edges from Volume 4... smart move swampy!
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Old 02-08-2006, 03:44 PM
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Started in 2.1

I started using Photoshop in version 2.1 (came on floppy disks) on a Mac SE Classic with 8 MB of RAM. We finally upgraded to 16 MB.

I wonder how long the Photoshop speed test would take on that old machine? A couple of hours?

Before Photoshop, I used a Paasche 'AB' model turbine-driven airbrush mostly - with dyes and liquid acrylics.
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Old 02-08-2006, 05:30 PM
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Poco...

It seems like ages ago that programs came on floppy disk! And I don't care what Steve Jobs says... the floppy drive is still handy for porting a couple JPEGS or PDF files to someone. And we still have customers that bring us jobs on floppy at the print shop. It seems such a waste to burn a CD for a 128K file!!
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Old 02-08-2006, 11:07 PM
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I'll never touch a floppy disk again, except if I find one laying around and happen to toss it in the trash. CD's are just as cheap.
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Old 02-09-2006, 08:07 AM
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Well, I can't afford to take that "elitist" attitude. I'd be turning away business if I refused to take customer files on floppy disk.
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Old 02-09-2006, 08:22 AM
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Elitist?

Who provides files on floppy anymore? Hillbillies? I haven't had a client use that media for probably close to 8 or 10 years.

BTW, my last post was headlined with my user name, Pocoroba.
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Old 02-09-2006, 10:52 AM
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Pocoroba

Maybe you work in a sophisticated metropolitan area where everyone has the latest and greatest in technology, but I don't and your patronizing attitude won't win you any points here.

Your inference that me or my clients are "hillbillies" because we exchange files via floppy disk is both offensive and demeaning and has no place in this discussion.
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Old 02-09-2006, 11:01 AM
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Patronizing?

Not to cause a fuss, since you're very sensitive but I think any patronization began in your court. Further, my comment referencing "hillbillies" was a GENERALIZATION which was not a personal insult, regardless of how it was received. Sorry if you found it offensive.
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Who provides files on floppy anymore? I haven't had a client use that media for probably close to 8 or 10 years.
Well now that depends on the type services you offer... for example, restoration, where old technology; be it photographic plates, storage media and even obscelete file formats are not uncommon, a few of the restoration jobs I have done have come to me on floppies (being the only surviving copy of the image in existence) it all comes with the territory in this case.
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