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Anyone here have software that was purchased as a student/educator version?

How does it differ from the retail version or is there any difference?

I'd like to get Adobe Lightroom 2 but the retail price is $300 whereas the student price is $99. My sister-in-law is an assistant principle and a nephew is a college student. Could they buy it and then "lend" it to me?
 

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legally no. its for students or educators only. would they be able to find out... not really. i have got the photoshop one the only difference was a sticker on the box.
 

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ha, I'm an expert with this topic.

They're exactly the same, function wise. It's legal for your sister in law buys it for you however there is a limit on how many copies of the software they can buy, 2 I think.

The only legal stipulation is that you can't use the educational version to produce documents for commercial use.

oh, and once you buy a copy, the upgrades are a lot cheaper too.
 

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legally no. its for students or educators only. would they be able to find out... not really. i have got the photoshop one the only difference was a sticker on the box.
I also have the Photoshop student edition and there's absolutely no difference, except a really attractive price.
Kinda off topic but since the both of you have photoshop would you recommend it over Lightroom or is it overkill? I checked out Elements but found that it was more of an organizer than anything else.

Does photoshop or lightroom do video? Simple functions would be OK, just for YouTube and stuff like that.

I presently have the Corel Paintshop, while it's OK it's not great.
 

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The only difference I know. With the full version you get teck support, student/educator version you get no support.
 

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Kinda off topic but since the both of you have photoshop would you recommend it over Lightroom or is it overkill? I checked out Elements but found that it was more of an organizer than anything else.

Does photoshop or lightroom do video? Simple functions would be OK, just for YouTube and stuff like that.

I presently have the Corel Paintshop, while it's OK it's not great.
they dont do video from what i know. windows has movie maker. adobe Premiere is the one that does video.

might want to try out gimp or some of the other free software out there. not as easy to use but does its job.

as for lightroom have no clue about it never used it didnt even know about it until i googled it. seems water down photoshop but for most people most people only use a small % of what it can do.
 

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Kinda off topic but since the both of you have photoshop would you recommend it over Lightroom or is it overkill? I checked out Elements but found that it was more of an organizer than anything else.

Does photoshop or lightroom do video? Simple functions would be OK, just for YouTube and stuff like that.

I presently have the Corel Paintshop, while it's OK it's not great.
Lightroom is great for batch processing photos that don't need a lot of work. It's fast and easy. I processed 2,900 photos from a wedding in 8 hours using Lightroom and if a photo needed more work I moved it into Photoshop.
 

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Lightroom is great for batch processing photos that don't need a lot of work. It's fast and easy. I processed 2,900 photos from a wedding in 8 hours using Lightroom and if a photo needed more work I moved it into Photoshop.
can you do batch water marks?
 

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OK ..... I'm geared up about getting the software but which one? Would love to do watermarks. Corel has the ability but it's one of those embedded ones where you have to pay a fee. I don't see an option of doing a watermark independently.

Let's not get into things I don't like about PSP Pro 2.
 

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you can do water marks in photoshop i just never figured out a batch way to do it. though never really looked hard. having some auto shrink and water marks would be nice
 
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