Adobe Creative Suite
The College has negotiated an arrangement with Adobe to provide home editions of Creative Suite at substantially reduced cost. This software is licensed for home use only. Installing a home licensed version of this software on you office computer violates the software license agreement and puts you and the College at risk of prosecutions. For this reason, we will not install a home version of Adobe Creative Suite on any campus computer, nor will we install a copy of software for which the College does not have a license.
If you require this software, you have two options:
1. Use departmental funds to purchase a legal copy. ITS only purchases campus-wide standard software (Microsoft Office Suite) and software for class use (MAPLE, SPSS, etc)
2. Use a freeware alternative that performs the same functions. Here are some good choices:
"GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring."
It can be used in place of Photoshop for your bitmap editing needs.
"An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format."
It can be used in place of Illustrator for your basic vector drawing needs.
"KompoZer is a complete web authoring system that combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG web page editing."
This application, formerly known as NVU, can be used for your HTML authoring and management needs
"PDFCreator is a free tool to create PDF files from nearly any Windows application."
In addition to the Microsoft PDF Add on which allows you to save Office documents as PDF's, PDF Creator can also be used from any Windows program. Essentially you can print from any application using the PDF Creator printer, which is available on all Windows XP and Windows 7 workstations, and it will save a PDF file of whatever you are printing. This application can be used to create PDFs in place of Adobe Acrobat.
All new Windows 7 workstations being delivered to Faculty and Staff have these applications by default.