Lightroom 3 Academic Edition


Cowseye

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Not sure if this has been reported, just want to share with you guys,

Lightroom 3 academic edition is available at Techdrome SLS. Price is S$179. License for academic and home use, no for commercial use.

FYI
 

dandoodle

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Thanks for that info!

Was looking for a cheap way of getting the legitimate copy of LR3. Do you know if any shops sells OEM version, i.e. the CD-ROM only...

Cheers
 

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Cowseye,

Not sure if I'm getting sidetracked....what are your thoughts of purchasing softwares online as such as the one here:

http://business-download.com/shop/item/596/

I'm considering this...but not sure if it's safe...
for a safe mind, just buy directly from adobe website. guarantee chop it is safe.
 

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Not sure if I'm getting sidetracked....what are your thoughts of purchasing softwares online as such as the one here:
http://business-download.com/shop/item/596/
I'm considering this...but not sure if it's safe...
Read carefully: (copied from http://business-download.com/info/faq/)
Because buying the software with us you receive the copies of downloaded licensed versions. This means, you will have no hard copies of documentation (licenses or instructions) - just files and instructions in .txt format. This software is not registered online. But we can offer you all updates for most of the software. This software is purchased by wholesale from official providers, whose wholesaling prices are considerably lower. As we do the minimal price markup free of packing, recording, transportation expenses, our price is lower than the retail price of official providers.
Which means, it is the same as if your friend registers with Adobe, pays hundreds of bucks for LR3 and sells you the downloaded installation file for $99. Sounds great but is not legal. Also: "not activated online" and "just files and instructions in .txt format" rather smells as if somebody has put a txt file with somebody else's user name / serial number into the file you get.
 

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Try ebay? They have those legal serial keys that was discarded by testers, who evaluate the software. Just download the latest LR3 from Adobe webby and use the key that was sold to you. Btw it does not provide support as the key was not meant for end users but can be updated at a price of SGD 78. You can try your luck and wait for the next version to be evaluated by testers.
 

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sinned79 said:
This includes if u are thinking of taking up freelance jobs and using this lightroom license to edit your works before giving your clients.
Yep, strictly no. It's like the academic version of adobe suites from mine.com.sg
 

dandoodle

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Good point.

It's just that it's rather expensive to get the proper copy from store and seemed impossible for average pple like myself to afford it...

Read carefully: (copied from http://business-download.com/info/faq/)

Which means, it is the same as if your friend registers with Adobe, pays hundreds of bucks for LR3 and sells you the downloaded installation file for $99. Sounds great but is not legal. Also: "not activated online" and "just files and instructions in .txt format" rather smells as if somebody has put a txt file with somebody else's user name / serial number into the file you get.
 

dandoodle

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Try ebay? They have those legal serial keys that was discarded by testers, who evaluate the software. Just download the latest LR3 from Adobe webby and use the key that was sold to you. Btw it does not provide support as the key was not meant for end users but can be updated at a price of SGD 78. You can try your luck and wait for the next version to be evaluated by testers.
Have you got yours through ebay? I will check it out...
 

dandoodle

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just checked out ebay...wow...they do sell the serial keys...pretty affordable too...

thk blurshot!
 

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Even if you bought a legit copy of the software but are not licensed rightfully to use it, you are as good as an unlicensed user. Just be patient and save a little more or settle for less.
 

madmartian

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Not sure if this has been reported, just want to share with you guys,

Lightroom 3 academic edition is available at Techdrome SLS. Price is S$179. License for academic and home use, no for commercial use.

FYI
Hey chris,
Is it necessary to have lightroom if you have photoshop? I know there are some things lightroom can do but photoshop can't & vice-versa, correct me if I'm wrong.
Is it more advance than ACR? TIA ;)
 

sinned79

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Hey chris,
Is it necessary to have lightroom if you have photoshop? I know there are some things lightroom can do but photoshop can't & vice-versa, correct me if I'm wrong.
Is it more advance than ACR? TIA ;)
lightroom allows u to do quick editing less the layer method via photoshop
 

madmartian

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lightroom allows u to do quick editing less the layer method via photoshop
Not so much on Photoshop. Maybe I din phrase it correctly.
Should be as in editing in ACR vs Lightroom. Not thru Photoshop's layers.
 

blurshot

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just checked out ebay...wow...they do sell the serial keys...pretty affordable too...

thk blurshot!
You're welcome. Just email the seller to check if the software is legit, and if it could be updated.
 

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Not so much on Photoshop. Maybe I din phrase it correctly.
Should be as in editing in ACR vs Lightroom. Not thru Photoshop's layers.
It works pretty much the same. However, organization in lightroom makes the workflow for importing, browsing, selecting photos to edit in a breeze. No more seperate opening of individual raw files to edit. No more external program to review photos. No more manual select all copy and paste in your hard drive. All done pretty automatically from the moment you insert your memory card to your computer. And all within this single software.

On top of that, it also serve as a base to export your photo to specialised software to specialised editing via plugins. Such as Nik Software suite, Photomatix and of course to Photoshop itself if you still need to work with layers. You can also define programs without plugins and export to those for editing, such as Nikon Capture NX2. After you are done with those, just save and they will be reimport back to lightroom. It's a great tool specialised for photographers.
 

madmartian

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It works pretty much the same. However, organization in lightroom makes the workflow for importing, browsing, selecting photos to edit in a breeze. No more seperate opening of individual raw files to edit. No more external program to review photos. No more manual select all copy and paste in your hard drive. All done pretty automatically from the moment you insert your memory card to your computer. And all within this single software.

On top of that, it also serve as a base to export your photo to specialised software to specialised editing via plugins. Such as Nik Software suite, Photomatix and of course to Photoshop itself if you still need to work with layers. You can also define programs without plugins and export to those for editing, such as Nikon Capture NX2. After you are done with those, just save and they will be reimport back to lightroom.
It's a great tool specialised for photographers.
Thanks chris. Its like a soup up ViewNX2.
Got it now ;)
 

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