Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Is it Just Me, or Is My Frustration with Adobe Photoshop Justified?
Mark got it for me for Mother's Day, last May. Cool!
I didn't install it until sometime in late June, due to travel, etc.
I finally installed it, loved it, used it 2-3 times, tops. (Lots of travel in between.)
Home again, went to open it, and it went to a window that appears to be an attempt to upgrade it. Okay. I have several programs that like to upgrade themselves from time to time, I'll just wait for it to do that.
It never finishes. N E V E R. I can let it upgrade for the rest of my life and it will just be in the process of trying to upgrade, so eventually I have to force quit.
I contact the adobe people. They're really helpful until I say that I am using adobe photoshop elements 2.0. They can no longer register or support that because it is considered, by them, but not by a lot of photographers, to be obsolete. I can, if I wish, upgrade through them, for the huge editing program, that I never wanted in the first place, using my current softwared, for a mere 170.00 bucks.
I guess that is a startling bargain because, I am told, that if I were to buy it outright, it would cost something like 800.00.
But, I only wanted elements.
So, why would amazon.com sell software that is considered to be obsolete? Or, why would they not tell their customers that it is, so that they can know that before they purchase it?
So, I got to have the thrill of using it no more than three times? So my husband purchased a very short term trial software at the cost of regular software?
Is any of this making any sense whatsoever?
So now, I have to either upgrade to the whole enchilada, or write to amazon and see if they will take it back, and shop, all over again for suitable photo editing software.
Bleh! Any commentary, advice, suggestions are totally welcome!