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no.1 Apple Fan
Jul 8, 2009, 07:20 PM
Hi Everyone!
As you all can see, I'm new to the forums. I have a question about buying Photoshop with the student discount if anyone can help. Photoshop is very expensive so I can not buy PS Extended at the normal price. I know that I am eligible for the student discount. I want to know if it is a stripped down version of the program or the real version. Help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

Jul 8, 2009, 10:57 PM
Adobe Student Editions have all the features and functionality of the commercial versions.


Jul 9, 2009, 02:13 AM
It is a great discount, I got the whole creative suite (CS2) for $400, vs the $1000 plus it was listed for back then.

Jul 9, 2009, 03:08 AM
I bought the student version of CS4 when it came out. It is the full version, the only thing is you are not supposed to use it for commerical gain, however you are entitled to buy the upgrade, the next time it is upgraded, and then you can use it legally for profit.

Note that when you get the student pack, do NOT install it straight away. Wait until you get your code from Adobe, otherwise you will have to uninstall it and reinstall it again.

I did call Adobe and asked if I could install it on more than one machine. They told me I could not with the student version, but I managed to install it on my MacPro and MBP without any problems.

Good luck, it is certainly a great deal.

no.1 Apple Fan
Jul 9, 2009, 06:45 AM
Awesome! Thats great news!

Jul 9, 2009, 02:51 PM
Im pretty sure you just wont be able to upgrade.

Jul 9, 2009, 03:56 PM
Im pretty sure you just wont be able to upgrade.

Im pretty sure you can. Adobe says so.

Can I upgrade from a Student Edition?
Yes, a Student Edition can be upgraded to a commercial version


By the way there is no difference between the student version and the commercial version of any CS4 software, except from the activation code that is linked to your software. But everything else is the same :D

no.1 Apple Fan
Jul 9, 2009, 05:44 PM
Im pretty sure you just wont be able to upgrade.

Yeah I know. I want to get into developing for iPhone and one of the reasons I want Photoshop is because I need to make icons for apps. I ran the trial of Photoshop and loved it.