9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 9, 2013 12:57 PM by JimHess RSS

    seats per box copy?

    RHoward68504

      When you buy a copy from your on-line store,how many seats do you get.  I have a studio which may require the software for its MacBook Pro, New iMac 3.2 gHz, and Dell XPS 430 w/ 256GB SSD and 8 GB Memory.

        • 1. Re: seats per box copy?
          RikkFlohr ACP

          Two installations is the EULA language.  Can be either Mac/PC/or one of each.

          • 2. Re: seats per box copy?
            Victoria Bampton LR Queen ACP/MVP

            And those are not seats - those are for the primary user to be able to use it on their second machine.

             

             

            “2.1.3 Portable or Home Computer Use. Subject to the restrictions set forth in Section 2.1.4, the primary user of the Computer on which the Software is installed under Section 2.1 (“Primary User”) may install a second copy of the Software for his or her exclusive use on either a portable Computer or a Computer located at his or her home, provided that the Software on the portable or home Computer is not used at the same time as the Software on the primary Computer.”

             

            • 3. Re: seats per box copy?
              RHoward68504 Community Member

              Here is what I have.  I have started a studio, that is moving to Algonquin IL.  My son, who is just finishing up at Columbia School of Art, in Cinema and Photography has a New iMac 3.2 GHz, my Phase One RZ645 DF has a MacBook Pr teathered To it, and I have a pretty High Speed PC, Dell XPS 430 maxed out, with a 256 GB Solid State Drive.  I need to have all three Devices with the copy of Photoshop I purchased. 

               

              What will it Take?

               

              Rick

               

              FREDERICK C. HOWARD, JR. (Rick)

              MAJ, OD, US Amy

              Retired

              • 4. Re: seats per box copy?
                JimHess MVP

                Photoshop has an activation process.  You can only have two copies of Photoshop actively installed at any given time.  And the license stipulates that those installations are for a single user.  The license does not allow for both copies to be used simultaneously.  Based on your description, you will need at least two copies of Photoshop.  And, if you add more personnel then you will need additional copies for each additional person.  The Photoshop license agreement is for a SINGLE user.

                • 5. Re: seats per box copy?
                  JimHess MVP

                  Something for you to think about it.  If your son is still in school he should be eligible to purchase Photoshop at the academic price.  That would save several hundred dollars.  Then you would both be eligible for upgrade pricing in the future.

                  • 6. Re: seats per box copy?
                    web-weaver Community Member

                    JimHess wrote:

                     

                    The Photoshop license agreement is for a SINGLE user.

                     

                    Yes, if you buy a single license. But Adobe offers also volume licenses for multiple users.

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                      JimHess MVP

                      web-weaver wrote:

                       

                      Yes, if you buy a single license. But Adobe offers also volume licenses for multiple users.

                      Yes, that is true.  But read the original question.

                      • 8. Re: seats per box copy?
                        Geoff the kiwi MVP

                        Jim the OP is talking Lightroom not Photoshop so the costs are very different! Lightroom licenses are very reasonable and affordable.

                        JimHess wrote:

                         

                        web-weaver wrote:

                         

                        Yes, if you buy a single license. But Adobe offers also volume licenses for multiple users.

                        Yes, that is true.  But read the original question.

                        • 9. Re: seats per box copy?
                          JimHess MVP

                          That's what I thought, too.  But message number 3 specifically states "Photoshop".  I took him at his word.  You decide what he really means.  Sorry, I'll step out of this one.