quicko58: WHY ARE YOU RIPPING OFF AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMERS ADOBE?
Lightroom v4 has been offered at US $79 for an upgrade $149 full product.At today's exchange rate that would be just under A$75 (upgrade) or A$141 (Full). The UK store would be even better for us on today's rates at A$73 (upgrade) or A$129 (Full).
Instead these are the prices on the Adobe Store here in Australia
Full Product (Boxed) $219.09 + GST = $241.00Full Product (Download) $187.00 ex GSTUpgrade (Boxed) $111.25 + GST = $122.38Upgrade (Download) $98.75 ex GST
I have been a loyal Lightroom user since Version 1 and have also paid for upgrades for both v2 & v3. I wouldn't expect that Adobe would offer it at today's exchange rate but you are not even close. I will be in no hurry to upgrade with the unfair pricing policy that Adobe Australia seem to have in place.
Has Adobe ever addressed or given a reason for the large price differences? Curious why they might be pricing it that way. I imagine there has to be some kind of "internal pricing structure" they adhere to. I can't imagine it's complete greed, or they would have not dropped the price at all, but I am not an accountant or economics expert. Sometimes, with a lower price a larger audience can be reached, but if they are aiming for the general masses it's too pricey. And that goes contrary to selling it at a higher price overseas. I assume there has to be some reason, legitimate or not in our and their minds that would make them follow such a pricing model. I am also sure it was very calculated and researched to death, then settled on what they have now knowing the price discrepancies. I would really like to know if the have talked about it publicly. It does deserve addressing, because their customers have asked and are rightly frustrated.
HoustonPowers: I have a small bug in Lightroom 4. When I mouse over the histogram in the Develop Module, the pop up tips are E-mail labels, such as "Mark as read", "Mark as spam" "delete", "reply"..etc..Anyone else have this happening to them?Just curios if its just my system. Its a peculiar bug.
I dont use the mail app on my mac much, just webmail. The mac mail app is installed of course, but I have not used it in months. I will try an compare the tool tips to see if its from that. I video captured it just in case I needed to show support or something, I may upload it to youtube so others can see it.
Daing it I cant type I will try and re set up my mail program to see if anything happens.
Only using one monitor, no other programs running..just a small bug, no bother, but I thought it was funny, how that could have ended up there.
I was using a mac, no other apps running, same thing happens, and I restarted the computer. Same result. Its not a big deal. I love it so far and havent had any serious issues. I found the tool tips funny because I thought I had something running underneath and kept trying to check my mail program to see what was happening. No big deal for me and good so far with LR 4.
I added a screen-cap to an album (LR 4) in my Galleries for those who are interested.
I have a small bug in Lightroom 4. When I mouse over the histogram in the Develop Module, the pop up tips are E-mail labels, such as "Mark as read", "Mark as spam" "delete", "reply"..etc..Anyone else have this happening to them?Just curios if its just my system. Its a peculiar bug.
This is great, I am a big fan on getting all the news and info out there ASAP..So thanks!