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2013-01-07 06:21:27 PM
3 votes:
If they wanted to fight Pirate Bay they'd stop selling the thing for such a batshiat insane price.
2013-01-07 02:39:26 PM
3 votes:
Why not offer 7 year old software for free? There's no support, no tutorials, and you'll just ache for the current version.
2013-01-07 12:20:49 PM
2 votes:

whistleridge: ...and the Adobe site is currently down. Wonder how long this will continue?


It's those damned Iranians trying to update everything at once
2013-01-08 08:36:29 AM
1 votes:
Once again Adobe is trailing behind Microsoft.

Microsoft made the Expression Web 4 program (an arguably better site design suite) available for free download weeks ago.

Free as in "we did this on purpose".

Here's the link.

http://expression.microsoft.com/en-us/cc136523

And the download page:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36179
2013-01-08 08:19:41 AM
1 votes:
Looks like Adobe let it go as a free download. They restored the links back to the download page and now don't even require a login to download. I'm not sure if this was an intentional slip up or not. I find it hard that these kind of errors can happen even to the biggest of companies.
2013-01-08 05:52:10 AM
1 votes:
I downloaded, installed and registered it just a minute ago. Seems to be working just fine...
2013-01-08 02:33:07 AM
1 votes:
I use Gimp mostly for photo color-correcting, and other balance adjustments. Works well for some editing, but too much effort to make specific shapes, etc.
2013-01-07 09:07:30 PM
1 votes:
For whatever reason, the download and key page is back up.

That might imply they are going to run with the "Free CS2" as a marketing ploy and try and turn this back into the positive it seemed to be when this first popped up.
2013-01-07 08:56:53 PM
1 votes:
All I ever wanted was a slightly updated, 64 bit version of Photoshop 5.

The big features that have been added since that version, while nice to play around with, aren't necessary in my line of work.

Things I needed

Camera RAW support.
2GB file support

Things I didn't really need.

Content aware fill.
Anything that came out after CS (CS1 // Photoshop 8)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Photoshop_version_history
2013-01-07 06:39:29 PM
1 votes:
Man, seeing what the full versions cost, one would probably be better off enrolling in a short course at a community college just to get the .edu address, then buying a student copy. You'd still be money ahead, and learn something in the process.
2013-01-07 06:10:28 PM
1 votes:

Earguy: Why not offer 7 year old software for free? There's no support, no tutorials, and you'll just ache for the current version.


In terms of design for web and print, the adobe suite is mature. Various iterations have added bells and whistles, but there's a point where it doesn't make sense to have the LATEST AND GREATEST version of a lot of their software. The company keeps adding stuff to stave off what happened to Quark (the program matured, grew stagnant and then was overtaken by a competitor). So if they gave out old versions photoshop, illustrator, etc. there are a lot of people who wouldn't need anything else.
2013-01-07 05:08:26 PM
1 votes:
I always had the impression that Adobe kind of turned a blind eye to a lot of piracy. That way, people get hooked on using their "free" versions. When they turn pro, they pay for the latest real version.

Maybe this was Adobe's way of putting a new version on Pirate Bay that doesn't require activation. Now there's no need for a crack.
2013-01-07 04:19:06 PM
1 votes:
Doh.... looks like a big mistake by Adobe. WTF? This was posted at a LOT of places. If Adobe was smart, they'd just pretend like they intended to do it.
2013-01-07 04:17:12 PM
1 votes:
Read the update.
2013-01-07 03:59:36 PM
1 votes:
Heh anyone reload the article? Apparently Adobe made a mistake and the reason its down is because they didn't mean to give it away in the first place. Nice one, Adobe webadmin guy :P
2013-01-07 03:52:56 PM
1 votes:
I'm a big fan of pixlr myself
2013-01-07 02:49:02 PM
1 votes:

quickdraw: Earguy: Why not offer 7 year old software for free? There's no support, no tutorials, and you'll just ache for the current version.

Plenty of tutorials on line. I learned to shoop right here on fark.


Heh... me too.

/and it shows
2013-01-07 02:05:59 PM
1 votes:

Rincewind53: Doesn't work on x64? Uhh...

Well, that's both of my computers out.


My old copy of PS CS2 works fine on Win32.  The only loss is it being unable to access the extra memory if I remember correctly.  It may be that only certain tools don't work at all, or they just mean that there is no x64 version.
2013-01-07 02:04:44 PM
1 votes:

Rincewind53: Doesn't work on x64? Uhh...

Well, that's both of my computers out.


Where'd you see that?  I'm pretty sure CS2 will work on x64 Windows systems, it will just run in 32-bit mode, so can only use a max of 3GB RAM.
 
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