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A question about Adobe Photoshop

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#1 uselesscrap


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Posted 28 December 2008 - 12:15 PM

Hi all!
I have a question. When I first got my Dell Inspirion E1505, my mother took it to the school she works at and the IT guy installed Microsoft Office on my computer as well as Adobe Photoshop. I can get Microsoft Office back on my computer once I reformat my computer, but I don't know about Adobe Photoshop. Because I don't have the installation disks or the key, is there any way I will be able to reinstall it myself after the reformat?

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#2 txtchr


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Posted 28 December 2008 - 08:16 PM

I highly doubt it. After Design Suite (version 7), Photoshop was activated with a site license (or individual) key. Schools purchase site licenses for a great deal of money. Without that, you won't be able to launch the software at all. Unless, of course, you have a cracked version, which you know, is illegal.

That was really nice of the IT guy at your mom's school to install it, because technically, the only way for a school to install site-licensed Adobe products on personal computers is for teachers that actually use the software for instructional reasons. And even then, very few school districts will agree to comply. I teach the Adobe CS2 Suite and have yet to be able to get my district to agree to install it on one of my home computers. I have had to purchase it personally so I can work at home, if I so choose. The district's attitude is usually "stay after school and work on our computers if you need more time make your plans and learn the software completely."

You lucked out. Your mom can (because she is a teacher) get a very discounted copy of the Adobe Suite, though. It's full, it's legal, and it's a fraction of the price.



Those are just two. Both reputable. Both require proof of status as a teacher or student.

Edited by txtchr, 29 December 2008 - 09:14 AM.

#3 uselesscrap

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 09:23 PM

Thanks for the information!
I guess I really did get lucky that he installed it on my computer. I'll check out those sites.
Thanks again!

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