Adobe CS2 free legal download

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  1. eyoungren, Apr 26, 2014
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    eyoungren macrumors P6

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    This has been covered. It's NOT free!

    Adobe shut down the CS2 activation server. Because of that, if you have a legally bought copy of CS2 and need to reinstall you have no way to activate.

    Adobe is simply providing customers who purchased a legal copy of CS2 with a version of the software that will activate with the code provided. It's not free.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1521163
     
  2. bigeasy_uk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, didn't realise it was old news (and not legal!), it popped up on redmondpie so was just sharing.
     
  3. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I downloaded CS2 like a month ago. Unless something changed, I just made an account and downloaded it. There's no "proving" you own the product. It's pretty open for anyone to download. With CS6 and whatnot being more updated and powerful programs Adobe probably don't really care. If anything they're more like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Uc-LIr4wD8
     
  5. eyoungren, Apr 26, 2014
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    If you read the thread I linked to at all you would see that I mention something along the lines of what you just said, or at least someone in that thread did.

    I do not deny the ease at which it is to get the download, install and move on. For reasons known only to Adobe, they chose not to provide any serious authentication that you are a CS2 owner before allowing a download.

    But Adobe released a statement saying that this was only for CS2 owners who purchased a legal copy. It doesn't matter if Adobe "doesn't really care," because that statement makes it legal only for those CS2 owners. The legality is not in question.

    Easy to get does not automatically mean legal. Two separate issues.

    Please note, I am not on a tirade about pirating. I am simply stating the facts as they would be seen in any court of law.
     
  6. Cox Orange macrumors 68000

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    Also, Photoshop CS2 is only working under first versions of 10.4, if one has 10.4.11, which is very likely, you have to upgrade Photoshop from version 9.0.1 to 9.2 first. I did that and it still doesn't work under 10.4.11. (I had an old copy on my 10.2.8 installation though, a long time ago that worked.)
     
  7. bse5150 macrumors 6502

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    I have Photoshop CS2 running fine on my Mac Mini G4 running 10.4.11. I didn't have to upgrade anything.
     
  8. Cox Orange macrumors 68000

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    Hm, I don't know what I am doing wrong then. Also, I found that Update online on an ADOBE site, so it definately serves a purpose and it says something about compatibility with 10.4.11. Also you can find threads back from 2006 or 2007, where people say since they upgraded to 10.4.11 they can no longer use Photoshop CS2. Are you sure you run Photoshop and not another program from the suite?
     
  9. bse5150 macrumors 6502

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    I don't know. I downloaded Photoshop and I installed it. It just worked.
     
  10. Cox Orange macrumors 68000

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    Perhaps the problem occurs only, if one installs the whole suite (ImageReady, Photoshop, InDesign, GoLive, etc.), but one is save, if he chooses the Photoshop 9 only install.
     
  11. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I run Photoshop CS2 on my iBook Clamshell under Tiger perfectly fine too...

    I think I might go back to 7.0 on OS 9 though. :eek:
     
  12. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Photoshop 7 runs on Tiger. I used it under Tiger for several years. It just doesn't work under Leopard.
     

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