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January 7, 2013


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According to Adobe, these seemingly free downloads were/are available only for clients who had already purchased CS2 software:……

For obtaining illegal copies of graphics software, that is.

What I mean?
Adobe is offering various software downloads for free - Photoshop CS2 among others!

Whoever wasn't able to afford them until now should take advantage.
You only need to register for free at the Adobe website. And probably need to set the programs to run in "Windows XP mode" if you're using a newer Windows.

I'm going to test a few of these right now! :D I have only Photoshop which I bought years ago, none of the others!
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Delet-ed Jan 8, 2013
Lol. Why not send a little email with the link instead of posting in on their site. People are going to get it illegally either way. Especially now that everything's been posted.

Thanks for the update though.
doktorno Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was too good to be true...
ForgottenDemigod Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good to hear I still have an excuse to use GIMP instead of photoshop.
GothicBlackAngel Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
*sadface* I thought it was too good...
oh well it was good while it lasted :)
If you don't have a previous license of CS2, installing this IS exactly the same as obtaining illegal copies of graphics software. If you haven't bought CS2, you are not entitled to commercially use any software provided at the link you posted - they're just providing it to owners of CS2 since the activation-required versions no longer work. H-Ell's and dierat's links provide more insight regarding the official stance of Adobe on this.
KristinaGehrmann Jan 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I will update the journal. Thank you for clarifying!
H-Ell Jan 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Diesem Artikel nach ist das ein Missverständnis:
Die haben die Aktivierungsserver terminiert, das heisst existierende Kunden von CS2 können ihre Software nicht mehr aktivieren - deswegen die Downloads und Seriennummern.
Ohne gekauftes CS2 kann man das Programm NICHT legal nutzen.
(""we are aware that the software is available for all users with an Adobe ID. You will want to have a valid license for a software title affected by the activation server outage."
KristinaGehrmann Jan 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Good point, thank you for clarifying!
I'll update the journal.
H-Ell Jan 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
(Zu schade, aber besser für diejenigen, die nun denken, sie könnten es legal nutzen ;))
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