Photoshop CS4 student edition

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  1. zeppelin68 macrumors regular

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    So I saw the CS4 student edition on amazon for 199. Unlike adobe's site, it seems that you can just purchase it without proving your enrollment. Now I am 18 and am enrolling in a few months once I get the rest of my acceptances, so I don't feel like this is scamming adobe. Does anyone know if you need a special serial or something from Adobe once it ships?
     
  2. UTclassof89 macrumors 6502

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    Resellers are *supposed* to verify your enrollment (but often don't) to qualify for an academic purchase (Adobe just makes you promise you're really a student). Academically discounted software is eligible for upgrading (but there is no such thing as an academic discount on an upgrade). The only difference I'm aware of on the actual discs you'll get is the absence of some free stock photography that comes with the non-academic Photoshop.

    You may want to wait until you really are a student; many colleges have special deals with Adobe that further discounts the software beyond what most resellers call the academic price.

    (no special serial number is required after purchase, but the serial number that comes with it does identify it as being an academic purchase)
     
  3. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    When I bought CS3 with the education discount, I got the box and the serial number separately. I had to log on to Adobe's student licensing site and prove I was a student to get the SN.
     
  4. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I don't know what country you're in, but proof is required in the U.S. Amazon store.
     
  5. zeppelin68 thread starter macrumors regular

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    oh ok, thought it was a little odd lol. I'll wait until I enroll
     
  6. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    Is the student version upgradable? I have the student version of FCS2, which I know isn't, but I'm not sure about my new student version of CS4.

    To the OP, I ordered mine from adobe.com, and they made me upload a photo of my student ID in order to prove I am a student. The serial number came with the box, contrary to what Ignatius had to do.
     
  7. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, so I've been told.
     
  8. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    Probably because I ordered mine from a reseller. I had to prove my status as a student to the reseller just to get the box, then I had to log into that Adobe site once I got the box to get the serial number. It was a lot of hoops to jump through but totally worth it for the discount.

    It was also CS3 and it was about 15 months ago, so the process may have changed since then.
     

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