Is $259 a good price for Photoshop CS5 ? I got a discount code that gives me a $400 discount on this software. That sounds great, except that I don't need it.

From what I know, PS has a steep learning curve and is truly a professional tool - not something I am interested in becoming. My needs are minimal and I already got more software than I have time to learn.

As a comparison, for me this is like buying another new car at 1/3 of the price, when my garage is already full and I rather ride my bicycle to work. It would only make sense if I were to resell it later to people who can actually use it.

Is this option even possible with PS? How (and where) would I go about finding someone interested in it?
[UPDATED] asked by Master on February 22, 2011
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The code was sent to us via email from Amazon. As far as I can tell, it was a one use code, so I don't know that having someone send you theirs, if used already, would work for you.
Al Curtis answered on February 27, 2012
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Hi A. Doeling,
Here are some links that show the differences between PSE10 and Photoshop CS5. If you are into complete control over editing your images the CS5 might be worth the money at this price. PSE and Photoshop CS are pixel level editors and Lightroom 3 (soon 4 which is much better for RAW) is not a pixel level editor but an excellent way to manage LOTS of images across several hard drives. When CS6 comes out in a few months it will have some great improvements over CS5.

http://prodesigntools.com/difference-between-photoshop-vs-extended-vs-elements-vs-lightroom.html
http://prodesigntools.com/photoshop-elements-10-vs-9-8-7-6-differences-between-version-compare.html
http://graphicssoft.about.com/cs/photoshop/f/elementscompare.htm
http://photo.stackexchange.com/questions/15101/is-adobe-photoshop-worth-the-money
http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/04/12/photoshop.first.look.wired/index.html
M. Hunter answered on March 2, 2012
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How do I get the discount code? I think I'm late to the conversation also.
Amazon Customer answered on March 24, 2012
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David: This software to me is like a fighter jet - very useful in the hands of a professionally trained pilot, but capable of indescribable horrors if you don't know what you are doing. And I don't.
Master answered on February 26, 2011
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I got the $400 discount code and was able to buy CS5 for $182.32 I never would have purchased this software otherwise.
CGScammell answered on February 12, 2012
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Adobe Photoshop cs5.5
Robert Francois Co/ Martine Channel answered on June 5, 2011
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Sorry, yes, I gave the discount code away on March 1st. It's now used or expired.

Good luck next time!
Master answered on March 5, 2011
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I need it and would buy it at $259. Looks like I'm a little late to the conversation?
An Architect answered on March 4, 2011
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AS PROMISED, I've just posted above my email address for those of you who tracked this discussion, as I had suggested if you were interested in the discount code. Then I deleted it, because I don't want to leave it out in the open here on Amazon.

If you were tracking this discussion as I had requested a few days ago, then my email address has been sent to your e-mail inbox.

Please use this email address to contact me directly. If more than one person contact me then I will have to find a way to select the lucky winner.

Good luck to all!
Master answered on February 28, 2011
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I received the same discount code, but I was ecstatic to get it. I do use Photoshop a lot and haven't been able to update since CS2. For the money, this is one of the best softwares of it's kind whether you are a professional or photo enthusiast. However, if you are not going to use it then why buy it? As far as the software goes, it does some mind blowing stuff that no one else offers. For me, it is worth the price.
David Mace answered on February 24, 2011
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