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Subject: Re: Adobe Stock Images pays photo $0.18 for using his photo
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On Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 12:28:23 AM UTC+1, Eric Stevens wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Dec 2017 17:17:00 -0500, "Mayayana"
><mayayana@invalid.nospam> wrote:
> >"sobriquet"<> 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.
> >Though I wonder how much Adobe care. Like MS Office,
> >they make their money by pricegouging commercial
> >customers for an industry-standard product. For those
> >customers, the high cost of using Adobe pays for itself.
> >Most others are unlikely to use it. (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.)
> >
> >  Another way of putting that: If you made money from
> >using PS then using it illegally wouldn't be worth the risk.
> >If you don't make money from it then you're not likely
> >to ever be an Adobe customer. I wouldn't be surprised
> >if a lot of college students use it illegally. And I wouldn't
> >be surprised if Adobe likes that. As Bill Gates once said
> >about China: "If they're going to steal software we'd
> >rather they steal our software. We'll get them to pay for
> >it later." 
> >
> I don't make money out of Photoshop and for what it costs to rent CC I
> find I save money. I have several times said that for years I
> variously tried and used all kinds of image processing software in an
> attempt to achieve what could be done in PS. It had dawned on me just
> how much I was spending trying not to buy PS when PS CC came along.
> Now I've got it all in one compatible package and I will never
> willingly go back.
> Soubriquet talks of 100,000 down loads but I wonder how many of them
> get to be used. I know several people who have tried bootleg PS and
> given it up because they couldn't understand it. I suspect that many
> of these downloads have been made simply because they could. 
> Then what ... ?

Well, people don't just download photoshop CC, they also
download tons of photoshop tutorials (lynda, vtc, pluralsight,
etc..) and then it's actually a lot of fun to learn using
photoshop (it doesn't cost you a penny, but it will take you quite
a while to familiarize yourself with the wide range of creative
possibilities in photoshop, illustrator, etc..).
Besides, many people who download a copy might share it with
friends, so the numbers of people using an unauthorized copy is
likely to be much bigger than the number of people fetching a
copy from p2p.

> -- 
> Regards,
> Eric Stevens