Apr 18, 2005

Photoshop is pricey, but worth it

Source: Boston Globe
Written By Michelle Johnson, April 18, 2005

For some consumers, $600 is a lot to pay for Adobe’s latest version of its flagship image-editing software, Photoshop Creative Suite 2. But according to Adobe, at least a third of Photoshop’s users are home users.

With the rise in popularity of digital photography, there’s no shortage of good, moderately priced photo-editing software out there — some of it made by Adobe.

So why would a home user drop hundreds on Photoshop CS2?

Possibly for the same reason someone with deep pockets chooses a pricey sports car over a basic sedan: They’re seeking power and control, something that Photoshop CS2 has in spades.

While it’s aimed at ”creative professionals” such as graphic designers and professional photographers, there’s plenty in the new version of Photoshop to attract picky amateur photographers and other home users willing to shell out for the same software that they use at the office. It’s a particularly great deal if you’re upgrading. For just $149 the new Photoshop offers some interesting new features and improvements on old ones.

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