I'm sending this newsletter to let you know that recently Adobe decided to give away their CS2 Suite for free. This is an older version of the software but it is still very useful and should probably work fine on Windows 7. As I understand it there is also a version available for the Mac but it will only work on an older version of the Mac OS. It's possible to download the entire suite or individual applications directly from the Adobe site. The CS2 Suite includes the following programs:
- Photoshop CS2
- Illustrator CS2
- GoLive CS2
- InCopy CS2
- InDesign CS2
Adobe has also made available other older applications such as Acrobat Pro 8.0 and Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0.
I want to emphasize that this is not pirated software but rather reflects an Adobe business decision to make this older version of their software available to the public in a manner similar to open source. The serial numbers for each of the applications is available from the Adobe site.
If you wish to take advantage of this offer just follow this link to the Adobe website. There is some debate on the web as to how long Adobe will make this offer available. If you have any interest I would recommend that you help yourself as soon as possible before Adobe decides to withdraw the offer.
Another piece of software which has recently been made available for free is Perfect Effects 4 from onOne Software. Again this is a powerful image manipulation application that can really help give impact to your photos. You can download the software directly from the following links:
Or if you prefer you can go directly to the onOne Software site and get it from there.
I also created a link at the APL Camera Club site on the Related Links page.