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    By Christie Williams on Monday, July 30, 2001 - 06:17 am:

    Hi all,

    Just wanted to pass along an idea. If anyone would like to use photoshop but has not purchased it due to its high cost, you can purchase a prior version, ie: 4.0 which is a good start to using photoshop, from e-bay. I noticed a few people selling their prior versions as well as the newest version, 6.5. I checked with adobe and it is legal as long as a transfer of ownership form from adobe has been completed by both seller and buyer. This is a lot less expensive way to obtain this great program. Think I might try to sell my previous version this way as well. This is just food for thought as this software does get rather expensive.

    By christie williams on Monday, July 30, 2001 - 06:31 am:

    Ooooops,,,,meant to say 6.0 for the newest version of photoshop..was looking at pagemaker when I typed the message...

    By Ed Ladendorf on Monday, July 30, 2001 - 06:40 am:

    Hi Christie,

    Excellent suggestion. According to Katrin Eismann's book on restoration retouching, 4.0 is the earliest version that supports layers, adjustment layers, and blending modes, all of which are great for restorations. There also might be other software programs that offer these things in a current version - I'm not sure.


    By Doug Nelson on Monday, July 30, 2001 - 07:56 am:

    Y'all know my opinion of Ebay. Just do whatever you can to guarantee that "transfer of ownership" is completed, otherwise you're just paying someone for a pirate serial number.

    By christie williams on Monday, July 30, 2001 - 03:30 pm:

    You are absolutely right Doug...I noticed that several of the photoshop software programs offered do state that a transfer of ownership form which is available in pdf format at the adobe website, will accompany the a precaution, the purchaser could ask that the seller fax a completed copy of the form to him or her prior to paying for the purchase and verify with adobe that the seller is indeed the owner. Doesn't hurt to be cautious.

    By Doug Nelson on Monday, July 30, 2001 - 04:58 pm:

    If I was just starting out, I'd buy Photoshop Elements before I'd bother with any of this Ebay stuff. Elements is short a few high-end features, but it costs less than the Photoshop upgrade, and has a few tricks even PS doesn't have (and the interface is the same, so all the tutorials will work for you, and if you ever go to the full-blown PS you'll already know it)
    Last edited by Doug Nelson; 08-18-2001, 03:37 PM.
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