Adobe PhotoShop CS

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Darrell A. Larose, Oct 13, 2003.

  1. I have read much about the Activation but I wonder how non-Internet
    connected PCs will work with the New PhotoShop. I am not sure I want my
    next PC connected to the Web, as this machine here is pretty good with all
    Internet functions. I know WinXP Pro can be used without it calling home.
    But other than getting a multi-seat "Open Options" edition, I don't see
    any option other than being forced to put a production computer on-line.
    Darrell A. Larose, Oct 13, 2003
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  2. Darrell A. Larose

    Bob Hatch Guest

    "Darrell A. Larose" <> wrote in message
    news:bmej51$mtp$...
    > I have read much about the Activation but I wonder how non-Internet
    > connected PCs will work with the New PhotoShop. I am not sure I want my
    > next PC connected to the Web, as this machine here is pretty good with all
    > Internet functions. I know WinXP Pro can be used without it calling home.
    > But other than getting a multi-seat "Open Options" edition, I don't see
    > any option other than being forced to put a production computer on-line.
    >

    Most likely if you do not have, or claim to not have Internet connection at
    the time you install you will be required to phone in for an activation
    code. That's the way it works with XP.

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    Bob Hatch, Oct 13, 2003
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  3. "Bob Hatch" <> wrote in message
    news:bmeko2$lqpop$-berlin.de...
    > "Darrell A. Larose" <> wrote in message
    > news:bmej51$mtp$...
    > > I have read much about the Activation but I wonder how non-Internet
    > > connected PCs will work with the New PhotoShop. I am not sure I want my
    > > next PC connected to the Web, as this machine here is pretty good with

    all
    > > Internet functions. I know WinXP Pro can be used without it calling

    home.
    > > But other than getting a multi-seat "Open Options" edition, I don't see
    > > any option other than being forced to put a production computer on-line.
    > >

    > Most likely if you do not have, or claim to not have Internet connection

    at
    > the time you install you will be required to phone in for an activation
    > code. That's the way it works with XP.
    >

    I suppose I can connect to PC to the web just to activate the product. Or
    maybe buy a Mac G4 as the Mac flavour doesn't use the activation
    Darrell Larose, Oct 13, 2003
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  4. Darrell A. Larose

    George Kerby Guest

    On 10/13/03 1:53 PM, in article
    TwCib.98404$ko%, "Darrell Larose"
    <> wrote:

    >
    > "Bob Hatch" <> wrote in message
    > news:bmeko2$lqpop$-berlin.de...
    >> "Darrell A. Larose" <> wrote in message
    >> news:bmej51$mtp$...
    >>> I have read much about the Activation but I wonder how non-Internet
    >>> connected PCs will work with the New PhotoShop. I am not sure I want my
    >>> next PC connected to the Web, as this machine here is pretty good with

    > all
    >>> Internet functions. I know WinXP Pro can be used without it calling

    > home.
    >>> But other than getting a multi-seat "Open Options" edition, I don't see
    >>> any option other than being forced to put a production computer on-line.
    >>>

    >> Most likely if you do not have, or claim to not have Internet connection

    > at
    >> the time you install you will be required to phone in for an activation
    >> code. That's the way it works with XP.
    >>

    > I suppose I can connect to PC to the web just to activate the product. Or
    > maybe buy a Mac G4 as the Mac flavour doesn't use the activation
    >
    >

    Now I am the one saying "Are you sure?". I was under the impression that the
    platform did not matter.


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    George Kerby, Oct 13, 2003
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    Bill Hilton Guest

    >> I suppose I can connect to PC to the web just to activate the product. Or
    >> maybe buy a Mac G4 as the Mac flavour doesn't use the activation


    >From: George Kerby


    >Now I am the one saying "Are you sure?". I was under the impression that the
    >platform did not matter.


    On the Adobe web page describing Activation it says they're just doing it for
    PC users (in this "first phase"). Quoting, "The activation process is currently
    included only on the Windows® version of Adobe® Photoshop® CS software licensed
    to end users at retail."

    It also says you can phone in for the activation number if you don't have an
    internet connection. Quoting, "Users can choose the activation process they
    prefer: by Internet or phone, either with a live Customer Care representative
    or through the 24-hour automated Activation Voice Response (AVR) system."

    Here's the web site with all the details ...
    http://www.adobe.com/activation/main.html


    Bill
    Bill Hilton, Oct 13, 2003
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  6. Darrell A. Larose

    George Kerby Guest

    On 10/13/03 2:44 PM, in article
    , "Bill Hilton"
    <> wrote:

    >>> I suppose I can connect to PC to the web just to activate the product. Or
    >>> maybe buy a Mac G4 as the Mac flavour doesn't use the activation

    >
    >> From: George Kerby

    >
    >> Now I am the one saying "Are you sure?". I was under the impression that the
    >> platform did not matter.

    >
    > On the Adobe web page describing Activation it says they're just doing it for
    > PC users (in this "first phase"). Quoting, "The activation process is
    > currently
    > included only on the Windows® version of Adobe® Photoshop® CS software
    > licensed
    > to end users at retail."
    >
    > It also says you can phone in for the activation number if you don't have an
    > internet connection. Quoting, "Users can choose the activation process they
    > prefer: by Internet or phone, either with a live Customer Care representative
    > or through the 24-hour automated Activation Voice Response (AVR) system."
    >
    > Here's the web site with all the details ...
    > http://www.adobe.com/activation/main.html
    >
    >
    > Bill
    >

    That is pure bullshit! Adobe has become too big for it's own good. Greedy
    bastards! Sounding more like Micro$oft everyday. Why can't I put it on a
    couple of different computers and take my work back and forth? What kind of
    hassle is it going to be if I switch to a new box? What if my hard drive is
    replaced? WAIT! I'm on a Mac! WHEW!!!

    Seriously, I can see why they went for PCs. The same reason Viri is written
    for PCs. More bang for the buck in sheer numbers.

    Besides, us "Macheads" would *NEVER* do anything illegal, only those evil
    PCers would do such dastardly things.

    <WINK - WINK>



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    Rick Guest

    "George Kerby" <> wrote in message news:BBB07242.1DECD%...
    > That is pure bullshit! Adobe has become too big for it's own good. Greedy
    > bastards! Sounding more like Micro$oft everyday. Why can't I put it on a
    > couple of different computers and take my work back and forth? What kind of
    > hassle is it going to be if I switch to a new box? What if my hard drive is
    > replaced? WAIT! I'm on a Mac! WHEW!!!
    >
    > Seriously, I can see why they went for PCs. The same reason Viri is written
    > for PCs. More bang for the buck in sheer numbers.
    >
    > Besides, us "Macheads" would *NEVER* do anything illegal, only those evil
    > PCers would do such dastardly things.
    >
    > <WINK - WINK>


    The market will decide whether it puts up with this kind of "guilty
    until proven innocent" garbage. If it does, eventually we'll all
    wind up renting our software and paying per use. Don't believe
    me? Wait a few years.

    Personally 7.01 will be the last version of PS I use unless they
    drop this activation crap. Same holds true for Win2K for the
    exact same reason.

    Rick
    Rick, Oct 13, 2003
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  8. In article <bmf1fg$lu5tl$-berlin.de>,
    "Rick" <> wrote:
    >
    > The market will decide whether it puts up with this kind of "guilty
    > until proven innocent" garbage. If it does, eventually we'll all
    > wind up renting our software and paying per use. Don't believe
    > me? Wait a few years.
    >
    > Personally 7.01 will be the last version of PS I use unless they
    > drop this activation crap. Same holds true for Win2K for the
    > exact same reason.
    >
    > Rick


    Better not get that frickin bad I'll put an axe to the computer
    and never come back. There was life before a computer and there
    shall be life afterwards.

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    Gregory W. Blank, Oct 13, 2003
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  9. (Darrell A. Larose) wrote:

    >I have read much about the Activation but I wonder how non-Internet
    >connected PCs will work with the New PhotoShop. I am not sure I want my
    >next PC connected to the Web, as this machine here is pretty good with all
    >Internet functions.


    You can activate by phone.

    http://www.adobe.com/activation/main.html

    Scott Peterson


    Timing has a lot to do with the
    outcome of a raindance
    Scott Peterson, Oct 14, 2003
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  10. Darrell A. Larose

    > Guest

    Just like Windoze XP has activation keygens and hacks online so will
    Photoshop CS.

    It's up to you if you decide to download a hack for your legally purchased
    software though.

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    >, Oct 14, 2003
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  11. "><((((º>" <> wrote in message
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    > Just like Windoze XP has activation keygens and hacks online so will
    > Photoshop CS.
    >
    > It's up to you if you decide to download a hack for your legally purchased
    > software though.
    >

    I am bugged about the next generation of software will be leases. XP
    introduced us to activation, which is now followed with activation in
    PhotoShop CS (PhotoShop 8). With some sources I read the software vendors
    will soon be only leasing the software. The possible lease will require that
    you stop using and unistall the product when the next version arrives. I
    still use PhotoShop 5.5 most of them time, as it is familar, I do have 7.01
    but haven't made the time to learn all it's features. My clients don't pay
    me to re-learn a application, so I have been a bit busy to fully learn all
    the features in PS7. So now that PS8 is here, I am looking at yet another,
    albeit a great version from all the reports! With the leased scenario PS9
    will have to be uninstalled when PS10 shows up.

    What is the next stage PhotoShop not activating because I also have Corel
    product installed. PhotoShop 7 and many other Adobe products already called
    home if you had an Internet connection, but not the Internet is required for
    the software to function. It would not be much of a stretch to predict a new
    generation of virii that will de-activate legitimate software.
    Darrell Larose, Oct 14, 2003
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  12. Darrell A. Larose

    Rick Guest

    "Darrell Larose" <> wrote in message news:9ITib.105051$ko%...
    [..]
    > What is the next stage PhotoShop not activating because I also have Corel
    > product installed. PhotoShop 7 and many other Adobe products already called
    > home if you had an Internet connection, but not the Internet is required for
    > the software to function. It would not be much of a stretch to predict a new
    > generation of virii that will de-activate legitimate software.


    The market is always two steps ahead of these corporate bean
    counters. Microsoft publicly claimed XP's activation would
    be unbreakable, there were a half dozen cracks and keygens
    out before the product even hit the street.

    The real kicker here is, if casual piracy is such a huge problem
    then Microsoft's revenues should have skyrocketed with the
    release of XP. They didn't. In fact from their own financial
    statements MS is spending more supporting WPA than they're
    making in increased revenues. Adobe will have a similar
    experience.

    Rick
    Rick, Oct 14, 2003
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  13. Darrell A. Larose

    Guest

    In message
    <9ITib.105051$ko%>,
    "Darrell Larose" <> wrote:

    >XP
    >introduced us to activation, which is now followed with activation in
    >PhotoShop CS (PhotoShop 8).


    Mathematica was doing it *longggg* before XP.
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