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Adobe Photoshop CS2

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Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Jan 20, 2013
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Adobe Photoshop CS2 Review

Felix Cheng
The ninth edition of the popular photo editing suite by Adobe
A review of Adobe Photoshop CS2 by Felix Cheng

Editor's Note: Adobe has strangely released the CS2 Suite as a defacto freeware product. We cannot provide a serial number to install this program, but Adobe has published one on the web for customers who already purchased Adobe Photoshop CS2.

Adobe Photoshop CS2, released in May 2005, expanded on its predecessor with a new set of tools and features. It included an upgraded Spot Healing Brush, which is mainly used for handling common photographic problems such as blemishes, red-eye, noise, blurring and lens distortion. One of the most significant inclusions in CS2 was the implementation of Smart Objects, which allows users to scale and transform images and vector illustrations without losing image quality, as well as create linked duplicates of embedded graphics so that a single edit updates across multiple iterations.

Adobe responded to feedback from the professional media industry by implementing non-destructive editing as well as the producing and modifying of 32-Bit High Dynamic Range (HDR) images, which are optimal for 3D rendering and advanced compositing. FireWire Previews could also be viewed on a monitor via a direct export feature.

Photoshop CS2 brought the Vanishing Point and Image Warping tools. Vanishing Point makes tedious graphic and photo retouching endeavors much simpler by letting users clone, paint and transform image objects while maintaining visual perspective. Image Warping makes it easy to digitally distort an image into a shape by choosing on-demand presets or by dragging control points.

The File Browser was upgraded to Adobe Bridge, which functioned as a hub for productivity, imagery and creativity, providing multi-view file browsing and smooth cross-product integration across Adobe Creative Suite 2 software. Adobe Bridge also provided access to Adobe Stock Photos, a new stock photography service that offered users one-stop shopping across five elite stock image providers to deliver high-quality, royalty-free images for layout and design.

Adobe Photoshop CS2 can add text to an image, apply special effects to a picture, view EXIF data, create PNG graphics, create web graphics, optimize graphics and create and edit layers.

Features and highlights
  • Scalable thumbnails
  • Enhanced metadata
  • Different workspaces
  • Image ranking
  • Adobe Bridge integration
Compability and license

Adobe Photoshop 9 CS2 is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from graphics editors without restrictions. Adobe Photoshop 9 CS2 9.0 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

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Compatibility with this software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of Adobe Photoshop CS2 may be available from Adobe. This download was signed by Adobe Systems Inc. and distributed as PhSp_CS2_English.exe and Photoshop_CS2.exe.

Adobe Photoshop CS2 has been picked by our editors as very good.
Adobe Photoshop CS2 has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Adobe Photoshop CS2 9.0 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.

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