Photoshop CS3 Pricing

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by onomatopoeia, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. onomatopoeia macrumors 6502


    Dec 9, 2007
    I've been putting it off but really need to buy the full version of CS3. I'd like so save some money on this purchase if at all possible. So far, $569 is the best I've been able to find from an online retailer with a good reputation.

    I just wanted to ask if any of you had other suggestions before I pull the trigger at this price. I'm not a student so I can't go that route.
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    Check out upgrade pricing. I think if you first buy "Elements" and then upgrade you save some money. Also if you want a Wacom graphic tablet Elements in bundled so you get it almost free, if you want the tablet.
  3. Kebabselector macrumors 68030


    May 25, 2007
    Birmingham, UK
    If you can get hold of a cheap CS or CS2 then the upgrade might be worth a look at. $569 doesn't seem too bad, considering Adobe charge the UK $1,116.75 for the same package.
  4. SLC Flyfishing Suspended

    SLC Flyfishing

    Nov 19, 2007
    Portland, OR
    $569 is a pretty good price. But doing an upgrade from an earlier version (CS or newer) or from elements might save you some money over that price.

  5. dengar169 macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2007
    Is that price for the Academic version?
  6. Naim135 macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2007
    St Helens UK
    How Much!

    Since the price differential between the US and the UK has been brought up perhaps now is as good a time to suggest that everyone downloads a copy of CS3 for one of the many torrent sites out there as a way of protest, after all if apple can release the sonic equivalent of CS3 (Logic) and charge a reasonable amount on both sides of the Atlantic. I am not advocating you try and install it just download a copy, Im sure Adobe must have some idea how many downloaded copies are out there. So send a message to Adobe make it a reasonable price or else.
  7. Padaung macrumors 6502


    Jan 22, 2007
    You can actually upgrade to CS3 from as far back as Photoshop 7. Upgrade from anything older and you are charged more for the upgrade (nearly the full price). You can try and get a copy of v.7 off eBay for a good price - good luck, though. Most people know this route so versions of 7 can still go for quite a bit. It will still save you money, however...

    If you do buy off eBay it is good to ask if they will do this:

    It applies in the US as well. I asked a umber of sellers this, and it turned out they did not know where the software was from in the first place, they had got it from a friend etc so couldn't transfer the licence!!! Good chance not a legit copy.

    I got fed up trying to find a cheap route in the end and just paid the retail price. It is such a great piece of software (which I use all the time), I can live with spending £100 extra for it being fully legit.
  8. savantcreative macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2008
    New York
    Do you own Studio 8

    If you own other Adobe products like Studio 8 there are other upgrade pathways that may be lee expensive. Check their site.

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