The new Photoshop CS (8.0) has some cool new features. Here is an exaple
of how easy it is to completely fix the lighting in a photograph. There’s a new tool called the “Equalizer” that, with one mouse click, gives you results like this.
There’s a whole bunch of new features in there too, but most importantly, there’s an annoying Product Activation feature that is sure to tick off the legitimate paying customer and only stop the hackers for about two seconds, considering that volume customers will not have to activate… just home users. Sure, like the average home user can afford $600 for this piece of software.
I got my Studio MX 2004 CD last week, and I had to go through product activation, even though I know there is a corporate key generator available that makes keys that easily get around the activation.
Why do companies insist on coming up with high-tech protection schemes and then create their own loopholes, thus irritating people who buy their products?