Adobe releases Creative Suite 2 for free


UPDATE, 2:40 p.m. PT: There has been clarification since this story broke. Adobe has not released the CS2 software for free. Instead, it has cancelled its CS2 license management servers, so for those with existing licenses it is now offering downloads that do not require contact with the licensing servers. This service is only going to be available for those with existing Adobe CS2 licenses, which will be verified when creating the Adobe account to download the software.

Adobe's popular Creative Suite has been developed way beyond the capabilities of the initial versions of the software; however, older versions such as CS2 are still very powerful image-manipulation and content-creation tools. Still, they are no longer supported by the company and could cause problems or fail to run when installed on computers running the latest versions of OS X or Windows.
Nevertheless, if you have an older computer or have virtual-machine software configured with an older operating system compatible with CS2, then you should be able to get CS2 running. Unfortunately for Mac users, CS2 is a PowerPC application, so it will require the use of either an Intel Mac running OS X 10.4 through 10.6 with the Rosetta translator installed, or the use of an older PowerPC Mac.

The only versions of the OS X client that Apple supports in virtualization are those that do not include the Rosetta translator (OS X 10.7 and higher) which is required for running older PowerPC code on an Intel-based Mac. Therefore, while you can either virtualize the Server versions of OS X 10.6 (which is rather expensive and no longer available) or earlier, or hack virtualization software to allow installation of the OS X 10.6 client, the best option for current Mac users is to perhaps configure a Windows XP virtual machine and install the Windows version of CS2.

The CS2 download requires you to first get an Adobe account and a CS2 license, then download the installer from the CS2 downloads page.

Since this release, the Adobe Web site has been flooded with activity, so you may have to either wait for it to come back online, or access the download links directly through the SlickDeals Web site (the previous link on this page direct-links to Adobe's servers).

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Adobe Creative Suite CS 2
Acrobat 3D
Acrobat Standard 7.0
Acrobat Pro 8.0
Audition 3.0
Photoshop Elements
Adobe Premier Pro

Ah save de links and serials before adobe shut e down LMAO.dun got my copy of photoshop and audition 3 might download de 4gig of audition loops later if a in de mood later.Ah might start building back riddims.


wait.. CS2?? why would you get that? i was like hold up.. CS2? wait.. didnt that come out already cos i swear i had that a few years back.. 8 years ago to be precise.. lol.. i'm on CS5.. and i'm going to get CS6 when i get some time... lol.. but you not easy.. you like cruising up and down memory lane??


yea i about about to upgrade... i am looking for some house design software i used to have... i designed some rooms in a house with it but i cant find the damn blueprint files.. lol...



Looks good,You have creative juice, me can´t design a house fuh save me life. lol I tried 3dhome deluxe once an give up lol back in 2002 i think.


thanks...i catch real kicks doing it cos at one point i wasnt checking my measurements and my uncle pointed out that my staircase never connected fully to the top floor and then when he doublechecked it he said the rise was mad steep LOL.. so i had to do it over.. lol.. yea.. i like stuff like this..


Hey Ms. Carter...
I started learning on CS4 and just upgraded to CS6 and I am blown at how much stuff is added...I will be carving extra time to watch tutorials especially for Photoshop