how to open old .psd files if I dont have a photoshop application?

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I have thousands of .psd files from CS2 days. Now I have time to go through them - but no photoshop application and no money to buy a plan, I am a charity volunteer and need the images for our new website. I need a way to view and edit the pics over a few months so a free trial wont be long enough.

Any ideas? Im not techie!

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how to open old .psd files if I dont have a photoshop application?

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I have thousands of .psd files from CS2 days. Now I have time to go through them - but no photoshop application and no money to buy a plan, I am a charity volunteer and need the images for our new website. I need a way to view and edit the pics over a few months so a free trial wont be long enough.

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Hi

You could try using GIMP it's free, there's also Photopea

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Thank you Ged, Before l try downloading them.will either of them be able to open .psd files? 

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If you have any money, you might consider purchasing Photoshop Elements, which has a perpetual license, unlike Photoshop, which is subscription only.

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements/kb/supported-file-formats-photoshop-elements.html

 

It's 30% off, but the sale ends today. You can also get a free trial to see if it works before purchasing.

https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-elements/buy-elements.html

 

~ Jane

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Thanks Jane but I am broke having had no work and not eligible for govt. support, since Feb 2020 but l appreciate the suggestion. As l volunteer at a foodbank that needs images l created, l was hoping Adobe might reconsider their withdrawal of free download of old CS2, which l did buy many years ago... but lost when my ancient pc died. Its very disappointing as l spent a fortune with Adobe in the early 2000s!

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Photoshop CS2 was never free, although that rumor has made its way around the internet. In addition, Adobe has shut down the servers for CS2, so it can no longer be activated.

https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-suite.html

 

You might want to look at the free software that Ged suggested.

 

~ Jane

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