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Adobe releases CS2 suite for free download


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Grab Photoshop and CS2 For Absolutely Free, Right Now

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. [Adobe via Twitter]

Source: Gizmodo UK

Moderator edit: Adobe has not released CS2 for free.

http://forums.adobe.com/message/4974662

Edited by lcg
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good to know, i can pass this along to a few people i know that cannot afford to buy a copy.

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Are they really giving it so that you can do commercial work with it ?

I curently own Xara cause Photoshop and Illustrator are way too expensive for my need but i would not say no to completly free for comercial use CS2. It's oudated but far enough good for me.

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This won't work on newer Intel-based Macs, right?

Hmmm, I always thought it used Rosetta to run. I am trying to think back, and pretty sure I have run CS2 on my older iMac, which is an intel based computer.

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Holy Crap! :woot: Just registered an Adobe account.. and it's all there for free.

Creative Suite means, there's also Acrobat pro 8, Audition 3.0, Premiere Pro 2 and so on.. amazing stuff!

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Hmmm, I always thought it used Rosetta to run. I am trying to think back, and pretty sure I have run CS2 on my older iMac, which is an intel based computer.

It is PPC based, so it needs Rosetta to run.
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I don't see what's the big deal about software from April 2005. Just wish Adobe didn't charge $50 a month for all their software a month. It's over price.

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Sweet! I might be able to get some use out of this. :)

Oh wait, does anyone know if it'll work on Windows 8? I'm assuming I'll just need to run it in compatibility mode for XP, but there probably is extra steps needed.

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I don't see what's the big deal about software from April 2005. Just wish Adobe didn't charge $50 a month for all their software a month. It's over price.

Because it's still a very powerful image editor, even if it is a little old. Age doesn't take away from the features it has, and what it has is far more than almost all free alternatives, and more than even most comercial alternatives.
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Sweet! I might be able to get some use out of this. :)

Oh wait, does anyone know if it'll work on Windows 8? I'm assuming I'll just need to run it in compatibility mode for XP, but there probably is extra steps needed.

Hmmm - it appears it doesn't like something with Win 8 even under Compatibility mode:

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You will need to change the install location - I took out the (x86) part and it moved on.

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Nice. I'll have to grab this...eventually, even though I already have a copy of CS3, which I got from school. Looks like the download site is down right now.

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server must be over populated :laugh:

very cool present from Adobe; one question though: one can use it commercially? if so i know a lot of enterprises that would love to get Adobe Acrobat 8 :woot:

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