Excellent! On checking my copy of Photoshop CS3 I find I’m allowed to install it on both my Macs. I just can’t use both copies of Photoshop at the same time. Fair enough.
Since setting up the MacBook I’ve been trying to keep the system on it as slim and lean as possible. It’s a bit of a pain to have to keep updating two sets of software.
· I love software that does allow me to install it on both machines I’m using though: applications such as NetNewsWire and Mars Edit, and those that let me buy a family license at minimal extra cost, such as OmniWeb and OmniFocus.
Hmmm, sidenote: I like to check facts when I’m blogging. It would be so good for applications to make their license terms easily available, perhaps from the Help menu or something …
I’ve been ‘doing without’ Photoshop on the MacBook since I started using the laptop, but have finally broken down. It’s just too much of a nuisance to have to wait till I’m using the MacBook Pro, to shuffle files to and fro, to have to remember where I’m up to in a process.
I’ve tried some alternatives, and while some, such as ImageWell would work superbly for other people, they just don’t do what I need. This morning I had an image I’d prepared yesterday on the other machine — adjusting exposure and so on — and had then saved out as an optimised jpg for the web. Except that along the way I hadn’t noticed that the file size was too high.
Adjusting and re-saving a jpg is a big no-no on account of degrading the image quality, so I really needed to go back to the original and adjust and optimise again. I couldn’t see a way for ImageWell to handle the exposure changes.
So now the MacBook is just a little bit ‘heavier’, but I’ll be able to work much more easily with images. Thanks, Adobe, for the sensible licensing terms.