Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/10/09

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Subject: [Leica] Photoshop purchase. question...
From: nickbroberts at (Nick Roberts)
Date: Mon Oct 9 13:48:28 2006

Surely the only question really relevant for this list is WHICH Belgian 
beers? ;)


----- Original Message ----
From: Philippe Orlent <>
To: Leica Users Group <>
Sent: Monday, 9 October, 2006 8:24:24 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Photoshop purchase. question...

I think you're right: I had the CS version and upgraded it to the CS2  
version. Not much differences for the average user.

It's faster if your processor can follow... See http://
But I suspect that you don't work regulary on very heavy images (+300  

File Browser has been replaced with Bridge, but I'm not very fond of  
it. Many arent't I have the impression.

There's one thing that really is interesting if you do a lot of  
retouching -which I know you don't-: the spot healing brush.
Also an inbuilt noise reduction tool, and intelligent sharpening.

If you want to go into detail: 

Cheers (also literally with all the Belgian beer you can buy form  
this upgrade :-),

Op 9-okt-06, om 21:11 heeft Nathan Wajsman het volgende geschreven:

> This thread brings me to a question: I have a (legal) copy of CS. I  
> have been thinking of upgrading to CS2, but then again, I have not  
> done it because there is no compelling reason to do so. When going  
> from PS7 to CS, there was one--the ability to do many more things  
> in 16-bit space. Going from CS to CS2 give me...exactly what? The  
> price is not huge, but I can spend the ca. 200 EUR on a whole lot  
> of Belgian beer or some other worthwhile pursuit.
> Input from people who have upgrade is greatly appreciated.
> Nathan
> Matt Powell wrote:
>> On 10/9/06, Kenneth Frazier <> wrote:
>>> I've noticed that Photoshop CS2 is for sale on eBay, at a greatly
>>> reduced price, and advertised as legal and registerable.  Some of
>>> them are sold with a copy of an earlier version, which can be  
>>> used to
>>> register the new upgrade version.
>>> Can anybody comment on this?
>>> I wouldn't ask this, but if it is legal, I can save a lot of money.
>>> TIA,
>>> Ken
>> You're in the clear if you receive a legit copy of the older version
>> and a legit copy of the upgrade - you own the software and the
>> license.
>> It's not necessarily a scam (I know people who've done it), but I'd
>> check feedback very closely, and look into the possibility of just
>> purchasing a copy of Adobe CS off of Ebay and buying the CS2 upgrade
>> separately ( has the Photoshop upgrade for ~$170).
> -- 
> Nathan Wajsman
> Almere, The Netherlands
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