Adulthood


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47 Responses to “Adulthood”

  1. Charisse Says:

    hey! PS is expensive. i salute you for legitimately owning photoshop.

  2. eldipablo Says:

    Pay? For software? Who does that?

  3. boj-man Says:

    lol so awesome! someone else actually bought it too!

  4. Bob Roberts Says:

    I bought software once. Made me feel dirty and was definitely not worth it.

  5. Ford Says:

    Yeah, rich fat cat software engineers. I’ll never give them any of my hard earned cash.

  6. Steve Jobs Says:

    I buy thousands of copies of Windows operating systems and burn them.

    -Sent from my MacBook Pro.

  7. Anthony C. Says:

    Who pays? People who want to be in creative industries..like me.

    Currently a Media Arts major, people like me dread the day when we’ll stop being students who live off of torrents, and have to fork over a grand or more to actually legally sell our stuff. :-/

  8. Daniel Says:

    I relate so much to this comic it’s not even funny.

  9. alexhart Says:

    Lol you payed for Photoshop? I pirated that at 14!

  10. Fayetteville Videographer Says:

    I remember the first copy of software I actually paid for. Made me feel all grown up.

  11. Linux User Says:

    Use Gimp, it’s free.

  12. morbo Says:

    I dont understand this on any level.

    A child can purchase a copy of photoshop. Actually it would be easier, eg: educational discount etc.

    If its for a job then wouldnt the company buy you PS. unless its freelance, actually dont know many people still using PS anymore.

  13. Ennui Says:

    I have the CS4 Collection legally free from my college for being on a course which requires it. (Though the course fee most probably makes up for that, so in a way I have bought it >-> )

  14. Sean Says:

    Gimp is just the same as Photoshop, then same way a metal hook is the same as a hand

  15. Hugh Jaarz Says:

    crazzyy

    Love pshop – especially the family (5 user) version

  16. Moby Says:

    So so true.

  17. PS GEEK Says:

    Do people not realize why PS costs so much? How many man hours does it take to create software like this!

  18. Chris Says:

    @morbo

    Well actually, not quite. A child CAN purchase a copy of photoshop, but most can’t afford it. Most parents seem to think that once they or their child buy a computer the expenses are over and there’s nothing else to be bought. Now, as suggested when I mentioned the child buying the computer, he/she could “just” get a job, yet many parents expect this money will go towards other aspects of their education and having the child support their own weight on top of things and so for these people even the education discount version is not really affordable – we all know the full $999 is ridiculous yet even $150 is a bit hard on a kid who’s scraping together $30 or so for lunches every week.

  19. Olive Says:

    Um, lots of people use Photoshop. And it’s expensive. And it’s nice as a freelancer to know there’s one less to worry about (ie your cracked serial booting you off in the middle of the day).

    Finally bought the real thing after years of (yes, fulfilling) piracy, SO HAPPY!

  20. Namenad Says:

    Ooohh…. do you make your comics in Photoshop?

  21. DisComBoBuLaTeD Says:

    Hmmm…. Never heard Pay for… and Software in the same sentence… o_O And as far as Gimp goes that program is a pain in the ass……

  22. Marty Says:

    I used to feel this way, but the thing is, if you’re actually a professional who needs Photoshop, it only takes one or two jobs to pay for itself.

    Not only will it feel good to be operating with legit software, but you won’t have to deal with potential unsafe cracks or websites. And if you do use it for business, it’s a sweet tax write-off.

  23. Roboticus Says:

    GimpPS

  24. Roboticus Says:

    ACK! it filtered the “does not equal” symbol. Gimp does not equal PS

  25. David R. Says:

    PPfffff….. no one ‘buys’ photoshop…

  26. Holy Crap Says:

    First, this comic is great and tragically true in my case.
    Second, http://thenextweb.com/lifehacks/2010/03/24/blow-sneak-peak-photoshop-5/

    Photoshop 5 is retarded. I feel like the 100s of hours I’ve spent in CS4 mean nothing now.

  27. Beirut Table Says:

    Yeh its expensive

  28. Shanr Says:

    You are all missing the point. This strip is not about how expensive Photoshop is.

  29. Ben Levy Says:

    As a programmer, I feel bad about using pirated stuff. Lately, I’ve just been finding free versions though my school and software reps.

  30. Electronic Cigarette Says:

    My version of adulthood is photoshopping a wife and kids into my old pics 🙂

  31. Gloria Trevi Says:

    Even I am an adult, I still download the software for “free” lol

  32. Bilbo Says:

    Why would you need photoshop when you only draw stick figures?

  33. togtfo Says:

    ha ha ha that is brilliant

  34. Wilco robbi J. Says:

    I think it would be great if adobe would give us “loner-learners” a break and just give us a longer trial period.

    (if you can master photoshop…you can make a ton of money, and so who cares if you borrow it during the learning curve? When you start to make an income you can buy it!)

    I know all you nihilists are our there saying you need to buy it, and thats the way this American capitalist economy works – the truth is that from a business standpoint it makes great sense to make your software available for piracy.

    It really is just a new form of promotion…embrace the future. Microsoft even endorses this marketing policy. If any company really wanted to, it wouldn’t be that hard to completey make sure that 99% of all software copies were correctly registerd.

  35. duh Says:

    Being proud for pirating stuff is lame.

  36. Chatwin Says:

    you are professional.

  37. Ccc Cleaner Says:

    I need it now, how can I get it!

  38. dvd recovery Says:

    I think you really did a great job with the cartoon and the photoshop can’t do it better than you did it

  39. Sell Textbooks Says:

    I used to feel this way, but the thing is, if you’re actually a professional who needs Photoshop, it only takes one or two jobs to pay for itself.

    Not only will it feel good to be operating with legit software, but you won’t have to deal with potential unsafe cracks or websites. And if you do use it for business, it’s a sweet tax write-off.

  40. IITJEE Says:

    Currently a Media Arts major, people like me dread the day when we’ll stop being students who live off of torrents, and have to fork over a grand or more to actually legally sell our stuff.

  41. Boiler Installation Sheffield Says:

    Um, lots of people use Photoshop. And it’s expensive. And it’s nice as a freelancer to know there’s one less to worry about (ie your cracked serial booting you off in the middle of the day).

  42. Consulting and Technology Services Says:

    A child can purchase a copy of photoshop. Actually it would be easier, eg: educational discount etc.

  43. Salmon Fishing Vancouver Island Says:

    I have the CS5 Collection legally free from my college for being on a course which requires it.

  44. Spanish Lessons Says:

    You are all missing the point. This strip is not about how expensive Photoshop is.

  45. Spanish courses Says:

    ACK! it filtered the “does not equal” symbol. Gimp does not equal PS

  46. Spanish tutor London Says:

    lol. bought it too!!!

  47. Viagra Says:

    I remember the first copy of software I actually paid for. Made me feel all grown up.

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