Thursday, July 30, 2009
Buying Photoshop at a discount
Adobe has many discount programs. Government agencies can buy Photoshop CS4 Extended at a reduced price. So can students, NAPP, and PPA members. Yes, it still a bit pricy ... but its well worth the expense.
Chances are, however, if you buy "New - Unopened Photoshop" on eBay for $49.95 plus shipping, it's going to be a bogus copy, as one reader found out.
(image courtesy of nw3c.org)
The reader asked my advice on what to do. Do you think that the pictured disc is legit? Would you put this tool into your forensic workflow? Needless to say, I referred him to the folks at Adobe that handle piracy.
A legit version of Photoshop for $50? If it's too good to be true ...