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    Trying to be nice... not easy

    In this country, most software are sold for $3-10 at countless shops across the cities. It's illegal of course, but when Adobe charges 20% more for the majority of their products here than in USA, in a country where most photographers and designers make anything between $400 and 1,000 per month, it's kind of understandable. Paying 1,000s of dollars for software simply isn't sustainable for most.

    I try to be nice though, and when I finally decided to install one of the "new generation" image processing tools, I downloaded trial versions from the suppliers of C1, LR and Aperture before I make the buying decision in a couple of weeks. Or at least, that has been my plan so far.

    C1 and LR downloaded and installed beautifully. Then came Aperture:

    First Name: Jorgen

    Last name: Udvang

    Organization: epixx

    Serial Number: Serial Number?

    "The serial number is attached to the Installing Your Software booklet included in your product box." Product box I downloaded the thing from the internet, from www.apple.com. Internet doesn't come in a box. It comes through a cable that disappears into a hole in the wall! I looked at the outside of the wall too. No booklet.

    Is this yet another proof that my brain doesn't work properly or is Apple playing games with me?

    Yes, I did check the box that the computer came in. That serial number is not it Does anybody have a clue what I've done wrong, or should I just buy a hacked version for $5 tomorrow morning?

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    Re: Trying to be nice... not easy

    I'd expect you had the serial number sent by email to you ...
    OTOH $5 is tempting, though.

    All the best.
    Bart ...

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    Re: Trying to be nice... not easy

    Found this on the Apple site, perhaps it will help.

    To get a fully functional copy of Aperture 3 for your Mac, enter your name and email address in the box to the right. You’ll receive an email with a link to download Aperture 3 and a serial number for activation. The free trial will expire 30 days after you open the application for the first time.

    Already using the Aperture Trial?
    If you download the current version of the Aperture Trial, you'll receive Aperture 3.0.3. If you downloaded a previous version of the Aperture trial, you can simply use Software Update on your Mac to update it to Aperture 3.0.3. You can also download the trial again to get the newest version, but the 30-day period of the trial will continue from the original date of first usage.
    Bart ...

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    Re: Trying to be nice... not easy

    Thanks Knorp. You're a genius
    Found it in the spam filter.

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    Re: Trying to be nice... not easy

    At least Aperture is only $79 thru the Apple App Store (not itunes), vs. Lightroom @ $299 and C1, I think, at $399.

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    Re: Trying to be nice... not easy

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Thanks Knorp. You're a genius
    Bart's always been a genius . . . I thought we all knew that?


    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Found it in the spam filter.
    Apple Spam - yum

    Just this guy you know

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    Re: Trying to be nice... not easy

    Me a genius ? Sigh, if only ...
    Bart ...

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