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| p.3 #10 · Lightroom 5 now available |
Well, look at the games these days. Some require you to be online in order to play.
Horrible tactics,but sure works.
I do agree that these days lightroom and photoshop are being used by general folks who just want something to edit and download it off some warez sites. If it wasn't free, they wouldn't pay anyways and just got something else.
HOWEVER, there are still many photographers who are using illegal versions of photoshop and Lightroom and if they had no choice, they would have bought it.
Honestly, the best detterant against using pirated software is price...
When photoshop was $1000 back in 90s, even school had pirated software...and teachers were giving copies to their students. Now, you can get student/teacher photoshop at a very reasonable price(still expensive to students...)
If Lightroom was $50 and Photoshop was $100, I think it would actually make people buy it because it's not expensive and it's legal
Same was with Windows. 10-15 years ago 1in20 Windows OS were cracked. Now that you can get windows for around $80-120, that number is at least half that.
Windows 8 was on sale for 15-30 bux a few months back and on a few forums there were people saying how it's their first legal Windows OS...