It looks as if Adobe have finally withdrawn the opportunity to download Photoshop CS2 media. The old URL now leads to a purchase page for Creative Cloud
So it looks as if anyone now unable to activate CS2 is up the creek without a paddle.I suppose its a good thing as nobody here really knew for sure the legality of telling early version Photoshop users to download it, but its a bit rough on anyone who spent $1000 buying it ten years ago as they are forced to now move on and spend some more money. If anyone has the old URL for the download to hand could you try it to confirm if I am correct?
I cannot download the full free edition og CS2 - does anyone know anything?
No man, doesnt work.
as of this date, Sun 15 Sep 2019, the link you have provided doesn't work for downloading PS CS2 anymore! (or maybe i'm missing something there?)
it's all about PS CC now ...
and it's quite understandable too:
although later versions of the PS are much better than the CS2 in many ways, CS2 on its own is still quite usable for MANY people (quite a number of professionals included) who don't want the more advanced (and often cosmetic mostly) updates/upgrades of the later versions of the PS ...
and that means the sales for CC will go down badly and Adobe will truly go bankrupt as the PS (any version) is its highest selling product, along with the LR perhaps ... (yes, other Adobe products such as ID and Il etc are also just fine, but PS is what makes Adobe rich really!)
Been trying that link for ages. It does not work. Very disappointing.
will be fine now.
as of Sun 15 Sep 2019, that link doesn't work the way you said really!
the "use a different browser" trick doesn't work either: it's all about subscription (and pay!) to CC now!
no it doesnt
Adobe is changing how their customers can access Adobe software and what is available. Adobe also seem to be changing their End of Life procedure Adobe software end-of-life procedure
You may want to contact Adobe Customer Support they may state your out of luck. User's here do not work for Adobe and even if we have copies of what you want it would not be legal for us to give you a copy. All we can legally do is provide you with Adobe linkes we know about where software can be download. Most have been removed in the past few days. You have to deal directly with Adobe to get their software.
Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop will only Install Photoshop CC 2019 versions of Photoshop the is very bad news. CC 2019 has so many bugs and Adobe seem to be stating we are not longer authorized to use older versions. If Adobe start to enforce that it will break many user work-flow and they will no longer be able to get some work done.
After 5/8/2019 the download links and serial numbers for Creative Suite 2 and Acrobat 7 are no more accessible.
The link https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-suite/kb/creative-suite-2-activation-end-life.html redirects to standard download page for Creative Cloud, Photoshop Elements and recent version of Acrobat DC.
The tech guy from Adobe Support said me that the links are "temporarily" not available but cannot give me info when will be available again.
But CS3 download page still works. Why the page for CS2 was removed? No idea.
here's what i got after clicking on the link you have provided here:
I just bought a new laptop that doesn't have a CDROM drive. I want to install my old version of Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium (student licensing) but need to be able to download the software since I can't use the discs I have. I followed the link provided in this forum, signed into my account, and checked My Plans, but nothing is there. I can't proceed beyond that step. I don't recall if my software was even registered all those years ago. I'm aware that Adobe is no longer supporting my old software, but I was told that a staff member would help me through this forum. I need help downloading and installing CS2 since I have no desire to pay for a subscription -- the old version suits my needs. Can someone help?
Copy the installation files from your CD to a USB key, and install. Or purchase an external USB DVD drive.
You cannot use the CD installer, as it requires activation and Adobe has turned off the activation servers. Unless you already have the non-activated version, it will not work at all. You must move to the subscription version of change to something like Photoshop Elements or one of the many third-party image editors out there.
Ah, true. Wasn't thinking straight.
Yes, time to update or switch to an alternative like Affinity Photo, PhotoLine, Gimp, or Elements.
I was annoyed to have to rent software, effectively holding work I produce with it for ransom monthly; but to rent software that actually gets worse over time, that was the last straw. I've used Photoshop since 2.5 on Mac OS 7.5.5, but I switched to Luminar and Affinity a couple years ago and I've not looked back. I found this thread trying to help a friend install an old CS suite, looks like she's at the mercy of Customer Service.
Hope it worked out better for you!
Running 12 year old software will get you in trouble everywhere, so I honestly don't see what the big surprise is.
Hello, mr. Adobe Community Professional. I'll respectfully say that you're full of s##t.
This was the first link that popped up on Google search, so I am posting here. I searched around for CS2 downloads, only to get mixed checksums, which sends up a lot of red flags for me. So, I decided to try Photoshop Elements, which has a 30 day trial. It appears to have everything that I need including text effects (drop shadows, etc.), layers, grid, preset shapes, cartoon callouts and several new things that CS2 didn't have. For about $100, I think it looks like what I am switching to and I don't need a subscription for it. I don't really need Premiere, since I don't edit videos.
Its still available, but not easy to get to. I bought CS2 forever ago. I only use it occasionally, so I've never bothered to upgrade to the monthly subscription.
In any case, if you navigate to the following page, it will show a cached version of the page back from 2018:
If you do a View Source of that page and search for the product, e.g. Photoshop; you'll find in there the links to the actual files. It turns out the actual files are archived as well.
For example, the following is for Photoshop CS2 for Windows:
This thread is four years old and since then non-activation CS2 and CS3 is no longer available for download. The original retail discs can no longer be activated. If you do not want the subscription, Photoshop Elements or other third party software can do the trick. With that this thread is locked.