Remove photoshop when sell mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Oliii, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. Oliii macrumors newbie

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    I have no idea about this so I thought I would ask on here for a friend.

    Basically she is buying a iMac off a friend of hers, and it has photoshop (CS4 i presume) installed on it.

    But the person selling it then said "thats as your mac and photoshop are registered to me, if im going to sell it, i must remove photoshop before selling due to a licensing agreement."

    Do you have to remove photoshop if your selling your mac? I had no idea about this at all and was hoping someone could clear it up.

    Thanks
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Yes. Or transfer ownership of Photoshop with the Mac (and therefor the seller has to stop using it). This is true of all paid-for software.
     
  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    Yes, unless the license for PS is sold or given with the iMac. But as that seller doesn't want to do that, the seller has to remove it.
     
  4. Oliii thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok thanks for that, how would you transfer the license from one person to another?
     
  5. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    You'd have to contact Adobe, but it certainly seems like the seller would like to keep his/her license. If the buyer wants to use CS, she'd have to buy her own copy.
     
  6. wmw71190 macrumors member

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    In most cases if you have a piece of software that you've registered online, you can update the information (including transfer to another name, address, etc) on the software maker's website. If this girl isn't a friend of your friend, then it makes sense that she wants to keep her software. It costs a lot of money and there are a lot of risks in installing it on multiple machines.
     

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