Adobe Photoshop CS2

9.0 Graphic design app for Windows

Felix Cheng

Professional image editing and design software with powerful editing tools.

Freeware image editing software download, reviewed by Felix Cheng
The heavyweight of graphic editors - Screenshot of Adobe Photoshop CS2
User interface - Screenshot of Adobe Photoshop CS2
Adobe Photoshop CS2 screenshot
Adobe Photoshop CS2 screenshot
Adobe Photoshop CS2 screenshot
Adobe Photoshop CS2 screenshot

The ninth edition of the popular photo editing suite by Adobe.

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.

Features of Adobe Photoshop CS2

  • Adjustment Layers: Control image color and brightness.
  • Bridge: Easily organize images and files.
  • Camera Raw: Enhanced tools for RAW processing.
  • Healing Brush: Easily remove blemishes and fix images.
  • Histogram Palette: Monitor image exposure and color.
  • Image Warping: Change an image's shape quickly.
  • Layer Comps: Save different versions of a document.
  • Lens Blur: Create realistic blur effects.
  • Match Color: Match color in multiple images.
  • Red Eye Removal: Automatic correction of red eye.
  • Shadow/Highlight: Adjust dark or bright areas.
  • Smart Objects: Apply non-destructive transformations.
  • Type Styles: Save time formatting text.
  • Vanishing Point: Easily edit and clone objects in perspective.
  • Vector Shapes: Create paths and vector objects.

Compatibility and License

Is Adobe Photoshop CS2 free to download?

Adobe Photoshop CS2 is provided under a freeware license on Windows from graphics editors with no restrictions on usage. Download and installation of this PC software is free and 9.0 is the latest version last time we checked.

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Adobe Photoshop CS2 has been picked by our editors as very good.
Adobe Photoshop CS2 has been tested for viruses and malware.
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