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Adobe CS2 for free

Postby JohnMcafee » Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:54 am

You can download and install all of the Adobe CS2 products, including Photoshop, from their website.

You will have to set up an Adobe ID first, but it can be easily done from the link on the above page.
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Re: Adobe CS2 for free

Postby featurepiece » Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:42 pm

Cheers John

Go to the top of the class!! That's a fantastic 'deal' :) CS2 is still very capable of most things and to have it all for free... well, that's pretty neat :)
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Re: Adobe CS2 for free

Postby Roboframer » Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:50 pm

We tried this today and it said it is a 7 year old unsupported product and only available to maintain an already purchased product.
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Re: Adobe CS2 for free

Postby Not your average framer » Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:43 pm

That's probably just right for me then, until I got my laptop, I was still using MS Office 2000 (which I bought new at the time) and much of my software was older than that. I got my laptop secondhand from the same computer shop that I have bought several computers from over the years. This new laptop has upgraded me to MS Office 2003 and it's a licensed to me.

It is also surprising how much faster an older program is on a newer computer. A close friend regularly upgrades both his computer and software as newer hardware, or software versoins become available, but my older software is often faster than his newer software, because my software was produced to run on less capable hardware and I'm using faster hareware than was available when the software was produced. Eventually you run into trouble with obtaining the right drivers to match the program, with the hardware in the newer computer.

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Re: Adobe CS2 for free

Postby Roboframer » Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:57 pm

So, did you manage to download anything then? We couldn't.

It's not a simple programme anyway, regardless of how old it is, if you want simpler, go for photoshop elements and even that's not simple.

Even "Paint" that comes with most computers, is not simple, but compared to anything photoshop it's childs' play.
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Re: Adobe CS2 for free

Postby JohnMcafee » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:10 am

Did a quick check, CS2 is still available from the above link.

Adobe are not about to support those who have downloaded CS2 for free so make it abundantly clear that you are on your own if you are not an existing customer.

From Adobe's download page:
"Adobe strongly advises against running unsupported and outdated software. Only customers who legitimately purchased CS2 or Acrobat 7 and need to maintain their current use of these products may use the serial numbers provided during the download. "

You just click the accept box and proceed with the download. In much the same way that you would verify that you have read, understood, and agree with their terms and conditions.

I'm pretty sure that if Adobe did not want non-customers to download CS2 they would not make it this easy (at least for most of us).
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Re: Adobe CS2 for free

Postby Roboframer » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:31 am

Right-ho - it's us! We read that and stopped there, will give it another go - then probably be totally bewildered anyway!
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Edit - Mrs R says she tried (and is an existing customer of adobe) - got to the end and it asked for a product code we don't have.
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Re: Adobe CS2 for free

Postby JohnMcafee » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:11 am

Did you see the serial number on the download page?
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Re: Adobe CS2 for free

Postby Roboframer » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:39 am

Probably not! (When I say "we" I really mean Mrs R, was just being a gentleman - I haven't tried it myself otherwise I'd have got it first time, of course :xcomputer: )
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Re: Adobe CS2 for free

Postby JohnMcafee » Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:15 am

Don't be too harsh on the little lady, I'm sure she was doing her best. :)
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Re: Adobe CS2 for free

Postby Graysalchemy » Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:39 pm

I suppose they are giving it away on the hope that you realise it really is out of date and perhaps you should subscribe for the most upto date version for as little as a couple of lattes from Starbucks. I think I only pay about £6 a month. If you are using it commercially it's a no brainer IMHO. Plus if you are into photography you get light room as well.
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Re: Adobe CS2 for free

Postby Roboframer » Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:46 pm

It will be something along those lines - just like throwing in AR glass for free on smaller jobs - using offcuts that are bin-borderline, in hope the customer gets hooked on the hard stuff. It works.
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