Hi, newbie speaking.
I have purchased an i-mac from the computer manufacturer. With this computer purchase there is a software package on offer only at the time of purchase. The package is CS6 Design Standard Student and Teacher, (download).
I hope to be able to buy CS6 in the future.
I am confused.
At college we use CS6 and this software package costs £624 to buy at an online store. The software package on offer with the computer manufacturer retails at £333 from the same on line store.
The Design Standard Student and Teacher software is undoubtably being discounted by the computer manufacturer, but I do not know if the CS6 photo manipulation sotware is the same in both packages.
Can anyone please clarify if there is any difference between the two packages and what each one is designed for. I only want to manipulate photographs, not make graphs etc .I don't want to buy something, despite it's cheap price, that I won't use. I'd rather pay more for something that is useful to me.
The programs are the same. There is no specific Student version of PS with a pink interface or whatever. Why would anyone? You are overthinking this.
Thank you for replying. I just wondered if the CS6 Design Standard Student and Teacher costing £333 contained a 'cut down' version of the CS6 package costing £624. This will be a big step up for me, I want to get it right and not have to pay out more money in the future. The CS6 I have experience of at college will do me fine for many years to come!
Maybe if you're just in need of Photoshop you could take advantage of the $9.99/month Creative Cloud Photographer's bundle.