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In article <p19er6$101g$1@gioia.aioe.org>, Mayayana<mayayana@invalid.nospam> wrote:

> "sobriquet"<dohduhdah@yahoo.com> wrote
> | I've been using pirated copies of photoshop for a long time
> 
>   I wouldn't go around talking about it if I were you.

unfortunately, he's proud of it.

> Though I wonder how much Adobe care. 

adobe cares quite a bit, which is why they've been cracking down on
piracy.

> Like MS Office,
> they make their money by pricegouging commercial
> customers for an industry-standard product.

adobe does not gouge.

> For those
> customers, the high cost of using Adobe pays for itself.

what high cost? 

photoshop elements is typically $50, comparable to the photo app you
keep pimping, and is often bundled for free with various hardware
products.

professionals generally need more than what elements can do, so they
buy professional quality tools, such as the full photoshop. 

some pros might be able to get by with just elements, while some
consumers might want a bit more.

> Most others are unlikely to use it.

most others, i.e., consumers, definitely do use adobe's consumer
products, which cost about the same as the app you keep pimping.

> (Aside from a few
> suckers like nospam who think the only way to edit
> photos properly is to buy the very latest version of
> PS.)

i never said any such thing, you lying sack of shit.