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Wed, May 4, 2011 4:31 PM

How do I become a Beta Tester for Adobe Software?

I love Adobe products and want to help make them better. How do I become a pre-release tester of Photoshop, Lightroom, Elements, Photoshop.com or any of the other products?

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9 years ago

We generally look for customers who are active in the community and are passionate about our tools. If you're highly active on this site, our user to user forums, and other product forums, that's a good sign to us of your level of interest is high. There are several folks who participate on this as well as our prerelease.

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"We generally look for customers who are active in the community and are passionate about our tools."

You should not look only for people who are "passionate" about your tools.
You should find people who are CRITICAL about your software.
Adobe software is NOT just goodie, goodie. 60% are quite useless.
First of all YOU the employers should be the most critical.
Otherwise all the memory and CPU issues on Mac side we have would not exist.
Go and do a short Google about Adobe Products, espacially, Lightroom, Illustrator, Photoshop and After Effects. You'll be surprised about all the ranting in the web.

However. I feel that there is a lot of ingnorance and arrogance at adobe, that's why you're not listening to your users nor beta testers at all. Adobe are the only who believe what's good for us = WRONG folks!

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You're reading into my statement too much and making a false assumption. Passion can describe emotions both positive and negative. I actively seek out users who are critical of our products and add them to Photoshop's prerelease. Ask anyone on the Photoshop team. I'm am one of it's most passionate critics and testers.

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Trust me, our beta testers are quite critical of our tools. Frequently we invite people into the beta program who are highly critical -- assuming they can articulate their complaints and be constructive when discussing solutions.
And yes, the Photoshop team can be our own worst critics -- we use Photoshop ourselves, and want it RIGHT.

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Well I do have a few beefs with PS the Major being HDR . won't even us it in PS I do that in another program then bring the image in after I have finished the HDR work in said program

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That's what this site is for. Create a new topic (if a search for existing one doesn't turn and existing one up) for each of your beefs and tell us what you'd like to see changed.

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394 Points

9 years ago

hi, well im not that active but I work with photoshop everyday at swedens biggest pre-production companies and I think I can help develop some good ideas.

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I wonder if such a work environment might not actually be detrimental to your chances for becoming a beta tester – because the potential confidentiality requirements might be much harder to fulfill if you share an office or even a computer with other users.
Just guesswork on my part, though.

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9 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
How can I be a beta tester for Premiere Elements, or Lightroom?.

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9 years ago

I've been working with Photoshop in the industry for the past 16 years but have only recently been interested in beta testing. Also, is it true that some time over the next 6 weeks, Adobe will be looking for beta testers for CS6? If so, as well as being active on this site, what would be other criteria for applying to be a tester?

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Mostly looking for people who are engaged and passionate with the product and the community.

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9 years ago

Derek, asking questions about rumors (or spreading them) wouldn't be high on the list of desirable attributes for a beta tester...just saying, cause anybody who would know couldn't possibly say.

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9 years ago

Cheers Jeff.
I guess my naivety on the subject of beta testing is shining through like a brightly lit bulb of stupidity but I'm slowly coming round to the way things are working. 'nough said.

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Yep...but don't bang yourself up too much. The process of becoming a real beta tester (vs the "public beta" that Adobe sometimes does) is either a long and sorta protracted process or one of pure luck of being in the right place at the right time and meeting the right people.

As Jeff says, if you are highly active in the community here or elsewhere, go to the various shows like Photoshop World and meet people from Adobe, that's really the best way of becoming a beta tester...or just plain good luck!

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214 Points

9 years ago

How to become beta tester for Premiere Pro, Photoshop, and Photoshop Elements?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
PreRelease Testing?.

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70 Points

9 years ago

I'm a student in photography and use photoshop pretty much everyday I would be interested in being in the beta tests

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60 Points

9 years ago

Hi,

I have tested PSE for the last 3 cycles i.e. PSE 8,9,10 by working onsite with Adobe India.

Also, i have done Photoshop Ace CS5 with an aggregate percentage of 88 %.
I am looking forward to become a Pre release tester for PSE 11.

Can you please recommend me to how to adopt the process to be a Beta tester for PSE 11.

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60 Points

9 years ago

I think it would be fun to be a beta tester for CS6 Master Collection.

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112 Points

9 years ago

I have been a professional-level photographer since 2004. I have also been an Adobe customer for many, many years.

I have several CS versions for both my old PowerPC Mac (cited only for reference purposes) and a 10-month old DIY Windows 7/8 PC



I have tens of thousands of photos, hundreds of pieces of artwork and (until I took seriously ill in 2007) the makings of one of the largest personal websites in the world... seriously...

http://www.zenzenpup.com (16,880 files and counting)

Now, I'm struggling to get my life back, I have 4 years of work to catch up on, I'm barely squeaking by on General Relief and I lost my subscription to CS 5.5 Design Collection because that money went to prescriptions and treatments...

I just downloaded and installed Windows 8 and I am desperate to make a strong move back to being "relevant" again.

Can you help?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
When Does A Really Motivated, Yet Ill Photoshop CS User Get To Beta Test CS6 Software?.

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5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How can I become part of the Adobe Photoshop pre-release program? (beta testing).

Hi, how can I become part of the Adobe Photoshop pre-release program? (beta testing)
Am I on the right way become one? When I found a lot of bugs, shortly after the 2015.1.0 release  David said I would be a good candidate. :-)

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4 years ago

I would love to help you guys out. Incredibly passionate about Photoshop which is why I'm always p*ssed off at you guys. Literally used Photoshop non-stop since Photoshop v4 in '96 or '97. Every version, still have the boxes and discs. The only thing I know better than PS is Mac OS (excluding it's brain damaged cousins The Captain and Yosemite).

Seriously, let me know. I vent almost daily about Adobe software (and Apple) so this would be a chance to do something useful about it.

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62 Points

3 years ago

Is there a way to get into the LR beta testing arena? I use LR heavily and would love to give it a spin. 

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a year ago

Beta Tester: Onboarded, but Adobe Aero Project Team Contact Needed to Proceed

Hey Guys, I am new here.  I am onboarded in a currently running beta program and need help with a step to proceed. (I signed my NDA and have been receiving emails to the Testflight and need some assistance to proceed).

Can anyone point me in the right direction of an inbox where I can contact the Adobe Aero Project Team to request a new Testflight in-app link email to proceed? This is an old thread, I am aware, however, I found my way to this forum through Customer Support chat referral. This is a time sensitive question... I hope someone can respond. Here is some info regarding my issue and the thread:


I was invited into a beta testing program for an as yet unreleased app, Adobe Aero. I finished the onboarding process, but am having trouble with the next step, due to the fact that I have been gobsmackingly busy at work. I have finally garnered some officially work-sanctioned time to devote to this ongoing process at regular timely intervals, however when I went to follow up the  by cracking open that 2-week old second email I found that:

My invitation link inside Apple's Testflight app says my link is expired.  It said to contact Adobe for a new one. The emails, however, are originating from a no-reply addy. When asked customer service for a contact for the Adobe Aero Project Team,  support chat said they couldn't help me with the beta program. Can anyone point me in the right direction of an inbox where I can contact the Adobe Aero Project Team to request a new Testflight in-app link email to proceed? 

This is photoshop related, in my view, as no doubt, Photoshop will be used in the pipeline toward output in Aero. 

This is incredibly important to my present job as it is part of my responsibility here to keep ahead of cutting edge tools to execute our Art in better service to the public. My CEO and I see augmented reality as a next-step future tool in our industry, as we help the citizenry of Texas and beyond visualize new public works projects and infrastructure through face to face Public Engagement and Public Involvement. I currently use Photoshop, Dimension, and Illustrator as a full-time Concept Artist in a fast paced environment, to deliver models of industrial designs from our partner-engineering firms' schematics. I found out about the Adobe Aero beta program by following up Adobe's messaging to my inbox and watching last year's Adobe Max which included a public presentation and product on Aero. I then related the above information in an application process that I followed up on, after watching the Adobe Max presentation (Youtube) on the potential real-world commercial applications of Aero. This, along with how I felt would potentially exist within my current power-user workflow and take it into the Augmented Reality universe. 

I should say that I take the time to give constructive comments in the in-software surveys that pop up and click the "Adobe may contact me about this review" button as well as keeping my Linkedin, Behance, Dribble, and personal portfolio not only up-to-date with status posts and samples of my work, but blog as often as possible as well. 

I dont know which of these, but probably the sum of, is what prompted the beta invite. (if this helps with this thread as useful info on how I was able to gain a beta testing program invite). 

I hope the process is still open to me, as it is not the easiest thing to carve this commitment alongside the workload, and but I am nevertheless committed with my CEO's blessing now if the window is still there to do so.  

Thank you for time and apologies if this is not the best place for this, but since the app isn't out yet, had to pick somewhere to start where an Adobe rep might read it. 

Laina Meli

Senior Graphic Designer, Autin TX

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"Can anyone point me in the right direction of an inbox where I can contact the Adobe Aero Project Team to request a new Testflight in-app link email to proceed? "

Go back through your emails inviting you to the Aero program. They will have the contact details that you need, and make sure you read your NDA before posting in a public forum.

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Thank you for your warm welcome to the family. Glad to be here. 
 I have thoroughly scoured all the remittances from the said sender, and no, there is not, why would I be here if there were? As I stated I am a busy professional. There have been several questions with this, that would fall under the NDA, and I am in no way asking about those, as they relate to the program, I am looking for ideas and advice as to where to get in touch those to...  I also stated here as well, clearly, that this info is all public facing, in official Adobe press releases promoting the program, and took the time to explain that in my post.

 I like when people on forums take the time to add to the discussion instead of dropping "help me" and dashing off. So,  I also took the time here to relate relevant information with regard to the original post, in addition to asking my question, as well as reading through the other forum responses, both here and on the user-to-user forum,  as that IS also all good forum etiquette. I am merely asking for advice, and ideas,  to get me pointed in the right direction. A polite, "Welcome, new-person, your relevant info with ideas for people and thus providing valuable content in response to the original thread, but I dont know how to help"  would also have been polite on your part. 
As Senior Management, I am pretty sure I know how to navigate my outlook inbox, though thanks for the tip. 

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This is a public forum relating to Lightroom, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Bridge and Camera Raw. Aero? As Senior Management, you should be able to read that it doesn't include Aero and might not be related to your query other than by the coincidental presence of the word "beta".  But on the Project Aero page, there's a Contact Us button. Presumably you were too busy to notice this?

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This also was in the email FROM ADOBE directing me here. This actual link to this thread, and the other one. specifically, or I would not be here.   Perhaps you should take that up with Adobe customer care if you dont like it. 

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If they've misdirected you, that's for you to take up with them. Try the Contact Us link.