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01/21/2009 01:24:42 PM · #1
I have the option of getting CS4 for $200, and with Lightroom thrown in its $300. should i get them both? I've heard good things about Lightroom, and im sure ill need it in the future at some point, but i'd like a few other opinions. thanks.
01/21/2009 01:26:10 PM · #2
Yes.
01/21/2009 01:30:13 PM · #3
I would go for it if I had the offer/cash
01/21/2009 01:33:46 PM · #4
Yes.
01/21/2009 01:33:56 PM · #5
Originally posted by dknourek:

I would go for it if I had the offer/cash


if you have a kid you get the student discount. im saving $800 on cs4:)
01/21/2009 01:33:59 PM · #6
Absolutely.
01/21/2009 01:35:44 PM · #7
I did it and would definitely do it again!
01/21/2009 01:36:22 PM · #8
The main advantage to lightroom is that it speeds up the workflow for someone who shoots a lot. If you shoot a lot, it's worth far more than $100. If you don't shoot much, you get the same image editing functionality with CS4.

If you're not shooting a lot now, you probably will in the future, so I'd go for it.
01/21/2009 01:36:28 PM · #9
here's the page with all the options of what photoshop i want. any suggesions? i think i would just need the 1st one, but not sure.
01/21/2009 01:37:16 PM · #10
oh, and what makes it extended?
01/21/2009 01:43:34 PM · #11
Go for it, you won't regret it. I do all of my basic editing with lightroom and it saves me so much time.
01/21/2009 01:44:06 PM · #12
Originally posted by JDubsgirl:

oh, and what makes it extended?


IIRC, Extended has some video editing features that you'll never use. Unless you're doing video, of course.
01/21/2009 01:44:43 PM · #13
is lightroom 2 the top right now?
01/21/2009 01:50:33 PM · #14
Originally posted by JDubsgirl:

is lightroom 2 the top right now?


Yes.
01/21/2009 01:50:39 PM · #15
hey if anyone isnt too busy would you mind checking out the website? its academicsuperstore.com/students. i think tey only have cs4 extnded, but if anyone sees otherwise...
01/21/2009 01:53:43 PM · #16
Is LR worth it?

I wouldn't even hesitate for a second.

What's "Extended"?

Comparison of PS editions

I already have LR, and have since the first releases... I plan to move from PS Elements to CS4 Extended (through one of the same Academic Superstore deal) as soon as I have some spare $$$'s (which may not be any time soon...) :(

In short, yes, if you've got the cash to throw at it, don't already have either product to upgrade (you could save money upgrading vs. buying new licenses), that's a fantastic deal.
01/21/2009 01:56:33 PM · #17
Originally posted by JDubsgirl:

hey if anyone isnt too busy would you mind checking out the website? its academicsuperstore.com/students. i think tey only have cs4 extnded, but if anyone sees otherwise...


Versions of CS4 available at Academic Superstore

Have more money to spend? :)

Versions of Creative Suite 4 available at Academic Superstore


Message edited by author 2009-01-21 13:58:12.
01/21/2009 03:12:06 PM · #18
Unless you have a degree in Library Science, get the Lightroom. I have CS3 also but use Lightroom 2 for most of the work.
01/21/2009 03:15:38 PM · #19
If you shoot a lot then LR is great. It has saved me tons of time and lets me put out better 'proofs' than PS ever did. I rarely use PS anymore.
But if you don't shoot a lot (a lot is like 1000 shots at a wedding, 250 shots of a senior session, etc) then it's more of difficult decision IMO.
01/21/2009 03:25:24 PM · #20
Originally posted by JDubsgirl:

Originally posted by dknourek:

I would go for it if I had the offer/cash


if you have a kid you get the student discount. im saving $800 on cs4:)


I have a kid but he is only 5 and in preschool so Im pretty sure I dont qualify yet :P
01/21/2009 03:31:06 PM · #21
I paid $100 for Lightroom 2 through the University. So yes, its worth $100 for me.
01/21/2009 05:14:22 PM · #22
LR2 is great especially since I still use PS7. Helps a lot with cataloging.
01/21/2009 05:21:01 PM · #23
Absolutely
01/21/2009 05:34:59 PM · #24
Another vote for "yes, get Lr". Unless you need the video editing features, or image analysis features (think science uses) you really don't need the Extended version of Ps.
01/21/2009 05:52:52 PM · #25
yes, get lightroom.

As for the price... why not just download it?
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