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Subject: Re: Adobe Stock Images pays photo $0.18 for using his photo
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From: "Mayayana" <mayayana@invalid.nospam>
Subject: Re: Adobe Stock Images pays photo $0.18 for using his photo
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2017 10:17:29 -0500
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"PeterN" <"peter,newdelete"> wrote

| It's all a matter of personal preference and use. Although I am strictly
| an amateur, I find myself using the newer features. Although I am not
| certain when each new feature came out, I find myself using and poking
| around with liquefy, defog, distort, color selection improvement, etc.
| Not everybody does, but that is their choice. I know I can get some of
| the effects cheaper, but how I chose to spend my money is only my concern.

  That's the first time I've seen anyone actually
say, specifically, what they found worthwhile in
buying new versions of software. I've never
heard of liquefy and defog. I'll have to look
those up.

   I used to do some things like 3-D borders or
customizing text logos with "wind", various
outlines, etc. I certainly don't see any reason
not to have fun with those.  But I do wonder how
many people are actually using new features
and how many simply assume, without thinking,
that they'll need the very latest version of
Adobe's most expensive product in order to do
the job right.

  Eric implied that in his post -- that he thought
he had to keep buying updates for a software
product to continue being useful. I see that as a
bill of goods that's been sold to the public in order
to maintain corporate viability: Once a giant company
has been established to maintain a successful
product like Photoshop, they're under a great deal
of pressure to produce must-have updates on a
regular basis. Without them the company folds.