I'm thinking of making a switch from a Windows-based computer to a Mac. The only thing holding me back is the enormous cost in processing software that I have for the Windows platform. Anyone out there know if companies are generally willing to allow one to switch licenses from one platform to another? Some of my processors include: PhotoShop, DxO, Topaz Labs, Nik, among others.
I made the Windows to iMac move a year ago and have not regretted it even for a second. The platform is very stable and easy to use. One small piece of advice - definitely go with a solid state boot drive. You'll love the speed when booting or working with large PS files.
As to your question about SW conversion expenses, Adobe will charge you a fee to switch your license to a different platform but it is not near as much as purchasing a new license. Nik Software however did not charge for the conversion - you use the same license number to register either version. Sorry, I don't know about Topaz or DxO.
Call Adobe (and others). They are pretty understanding about this type thing. You'll get help.
On another subject, you will not regret the move for a minute. I LOVE the Mac platform after 15 years of PC's. I am on my second one (27") and simply LOVE it. Just a tip though....when you buy your Mac, buty it with as little RAM as possible (generally 4GB). Then buy aftermarket RAM (as much as you can) and upgrade it yourself. You'll save a bundle and it's so simple you cannot believe it.