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Adobe Releases Photoshop CS2 Free
Techspot ^ | January 10, 2013 | Techspot

Posted on 12/20/2013 4:59:16 PM PST by Jed Eckert

Adobe has released this legacy version of the ever popular Photoshop as freeware. Download and enjoy.

Windows Serial number: 1045-1412-5685-1654-6343-1431
Mac OS X Serial number: 1045-0410-5403-3188-5429-0639

The Power to Create the Extraordinary

Creation Acceleration

Adaptability — Making Photoshop CS2 Your Own



TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Computers/Internet; Hobbies; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: computers; graphics; photography; photoshop; sofware
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This is several months old but I only recently found out about it.

So for anyone else who could use this and has missed it here you go.

BTW, yes it is the full version (older version). No it is NOT a pirated copy or trial version. No it does not contain malware or other nasties. It downloads directly from Adobe's site.

Been using it for about a week and I like it much better than GIMP.

1 posted on 12/20/2013 4:59:17 PM PST by Jed Eckert
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To: Jed Eckert

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE!


2 posted on 12/20/2013 5:00:00 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Jed Eckert

Worth the time to download and learn to use?


3 posted on 12/20/2013 5:01:39 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: martin_fierro

You must be part of squee squad, eh?


4 posted on 12/20/2013 5:02:03 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Jed Eckert

Hey, thanks for the heads up!


5 posted on 12/20/2013 5:02:31 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Jed Eckert

bump


6 posted on 12/20/2013 5:02:57 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Jed Eckert

Sweet.


7 posted on 12/20/2013 5:03:04 PM PST by doc1019 (Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened!)
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To: Jed Eckert

Is there a Linux version?


8 posted on 12/20/2013 5:03:44 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: ShadowAce

bump


9 posted on 12/20/2013 5:04:04 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Jed Eckert

Mark for later


10 posted on 12/20/2013 5:04:09 PM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Jed Eckert

Sounds like a good deal.


11 posted on 12/20/2013 5:04:16 PM PST by Dante3
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To: Jed Eckert

best to check what operating systems it will and will not run on before the download.

Im still using CS4..which is a couple f generations old by now but have no desire to upgrade. espectially given the new CLOUD..system which doesnt allow one to OWN ones adobe software..but lease it by the month or year.

I dont NEED the video editing software...for example..and dont want to pay to be able to use something like two dozen apps when all I need are four or five.

Lightroom is still available for purchase..not so the other titles...as yet...


12 posted on 12/20/2013 5:05:02 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Photoshop is one of the greatest single programs ever created (imo). I’ve been using it for 15 years and probably know of or use about 10% of its capabilities.


13 posted on 12/20/2013 5:06:44 PM PST by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: GeronL

http://lifehacker.com/206827/how-to-install-photoshop-on-ubuntu

cant verify the ease of workability but it appears than one can use this workaround...to run the full version of Photoshop CS2 on a linux machine.


14 posted on 12/20/2013 5:08:01 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: Jed Eckert

According to something that Adobe put out, this is for licensed CS2 owners to reinstall their copies on a different machine. It had something to do with them shutting down license servers for obsolete products. I’ll see if I can find a link to their announcement.


15 posted on 12/20/2013 5:08:09 PM PST by Bob
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Worth the time to download and learn to use?

Yes. Even if you only use it just to retouch photos you'll have fun with it. Plus there are endless free tutorials on the web for specific tasks you may want to perform.

16 posted on 12/20/2013 5:08:34 PM PST by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I’m not real good at that sort of stuff. I like one click starts.


17 posted on 12/20/2013 5:09:33 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Jed Eckert

mark for later


18 posted on 12/20/2013 5:09:43 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: FlJoePa

remember when it came on ONE Floppy disk?

I started when it was photoshop 2..

no layers... no history... no lack of shortcomings...

the full App...not elements. came “free” with a scanner


19 posted on 12/20/2013 5:10:06 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: Jed Eckert

Coworker was just today lamenting not having PS for basic editing. She’ll be happy now.


20 posted on 12/20/2013 5:10:47 PM PST by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: Jed Eckert

http://www.mydamnchannel.com/You_Suck_at_Photoshop/Season_1/1DistortWarpandLayerEffects_1373


21 posted on 12/20/2013 5:12:06 PM PST by Walmartian (I'm their leader. Which way did they go?)
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To: Bob

I looked on their site before downloading and didn’t see any reference to that. Would appreciate the link.


22 posted on 12/20/2013 5:13:05 PM PST by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: GeronL

I heard that.

I skipped one version of Photoshop...

I had been using CS2...until CS4 had been out for a while.

I had to go through HECK to upgrade to the NEW app at an upgrade price..

the software demanded that I have a serial number for an app I didnt own...mainly CS3

the customer service people at adobe got me home with no sweat...which these days might not be quite as easy.


23 posted on 12/20/2013 5:16:16 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: Jed Eckert

save for later


24 posted on 12/20/2013 5:17:51 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Jed Eckert

Thanks


25 posted on 12/20/2013 5:17:58 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: Jack Hydrazine

It depends on whether you are a professional or a tinkerer like me. CS2 is very powerful. I purchased it years ago and have used it extensively as an amateur photographer since then. I still have not found a good reason to pay the price for a newer version. I use it in conjunction with Adobe Lightroom 2 and am quite satisfied. I recommend Scott Kelby’s book on CS2 to learn how to navigate the user interface. It is much quicker than trial and error.


26 posted on 12/20/2013 5:20:09 PM PST by mom of young patriots
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To: MeshugeMikey
Running it on Windows 7 right now with no problems so far.

Photoshop version history

27 posted on 12/20/2013 5:21:26 PM PST by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: Jed Eckert
Adobe Releases Photoshop CS2 Free


28 posted on 12/20/2013 5:24:55 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I have Photoshop 7.0, I am assuming CS 2 is a more feature robust version.

There is nothing better than PS for digital editing. Lot’s of tutorials on the web to get you started too.

Go for it!!


29 posted on 12/20/2013 5:25:25 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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Bkmk


30 posted on 12/20/2013 5:31:23 PM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Jed Eckert

Just wow. Thanks!


31 posted on 12/20/2013 5:32:28 PM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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flr


32 posted on 12/20/2013 5:33:06 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Jed Eckert

Woohoo Merry Christmas!!

Thank you!!


33 posted on 12/20/2013 5:34:32 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Jed Eckert

very good!.

Ive been using CS4 four at least that many years.

if you do something like leave four or five dozen files open at once...it may slow down....but I doubt that very many people have adopted the sort of sloppy work ethic I have.

I run Photoshop..Bridge.. Illustrator..Dreamweaver..Flash Professional ..Lightroom..and three or four different browsers at once....which sucks up ram likely nobody’s business.


34 posted on 12/20/2013 5:35:28 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: Jed Eckert

I did a search on “adobe cs2 free” and found a number of articles. Sorry, I’m on my phone and haven’t figured out how to copy and paste a link yet.


35 posted on 12/20/2013 5:35:48 PM PST by Bob
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To: Jed Eckert

Bump


36 posted on 12/20/2013 5:38:31 PM PST by Dstorm (Palin 2016)
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To: Jed Eckert

The mac version only works with PowerPC, not Intel. Bummer.


37 posted on 12/20/2013 5:39:15 PM PST by liege (America 180)
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To: All
NOT free, according to this:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/adriankingsleyhughes/2013/01/07/download-adobe-cs2-applications-for-free/
38 posted on 12/20/2013 5:41:28 PM PST by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: Jed Eckert

GREAT!! Thanks!


39 posted on 12/20/2013 5:42:14 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Blue Highway

tech ping


40 posted on 12/20/2013 5:43:09 PM PST by perfect stranger (Nobama)
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To: liege

Well, that is a bummer :( Bewhew.


41 posted on 12/20/2013 5:44:06 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Bob
Also found these other two sites which seem to confirm it's really free:

Grab Adobe PS CS2 Free

Adobe's giving us all a late Christmas present. You can grab yourself a free, legitimate copy of Photoshop and the rest of the Creative Suite 2, right now, direct from Adobe. No catch.

Well, unless you think having an Adobe account is a catch. Anyway, apparently Adobe's tired of keeping the activation servers running to support legitimate installs of the 10-year-old CS2, so it's decided to just give it away. Sounds great to me.

Handy if all you need is a quick image editor, Photoshop CS2 will still do all the basic things, just not the new fancy smart ‘content aware‘ stuff. Free's free, so get over to Adobe.com and get downloading.

Free Adobe CS2... After our trial and test, the software is proved to be official, secure and free..

42 posted on 12/20/2013 5:47:08 PM PST by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

What CS are they up to these days?


43 posted on 12/20/2013 5:47:12 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Trod Upon; a fool in paradise
On to the next freebie then:

Ford, having dropped the Mercury brand, is giving its remaining Mercury automobiles and trucks away free!


44 posted on 12/20/2013 5:49:26 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: liege
The mac version only works with PowerPC, not Intel. Bummer.

I just noticed that. My other computer is an old Mac G4. I'll have to download the Mac version as well and see if it will run on that box.

45 posted on 12/20/2013 5:52:53 PM PST by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: Jed Eckert

Please check out the link in post 38. That’s one I found but couldn’t post.


46 posted on 12/20/2013 5:54:10 PM PST by Bob
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To: mom of young patriots
I recommend Scott Kelby’s book on CS2 to learn how to navigate the user interface. It is much quicker than trial and error.

Thanks for the tip.

Have had CS2 inheritied from a defunct company for years but never really did anything with it due to the learning curve. This book may help get the thumb out.

47 posted on 12/20/2013 5:54:49 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: GeronL

I think it was CS6 before the shifted to the Cloud

Creative Cloud...PS...etc.


48 posted on 12/20/2013 5:56:46 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: Jed Eckert

I own a fully legal, fully paid for copy of CS2. I have not been able to load it because 2 or more instances are still recorded for MAC addresses of long dead laptops. I have never been able to resolve this with a real live person who was empowered to act on my problem. I gave up. I’ll give this a try and see how it works.


49 posted on 12/20/2013 5:58:02 PM PST by centurion316
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To: Jed Eckert

Bookmark


50 posted on 12/20/2013 6:00:24 PM PST by Faith65 (Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!)
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