Free Adobe Programs PS/IL/ID and more...

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  1. Oni

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    Adobe has shutdown the activation servers for the cs2 programs(Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), and have allowed an open download with their keys.  This software isn't truly legal if you don't own a previous copy, but they show a real lack of concern allowing anyone who makes an account full access.  It is not recommended that you use these programs for commercial projects and that they only be used as learning devices for hobbies and non-profiting personal projects.  Even know these version do not work compatibly with the newer versions they are still not legal and lack the full functions of the newer programs.

    They are in the CS Download area of their site, again they are not truly legal, but since they are no longer compatible and outdated for the business world of today, I doubt adobe is very much concerned about hobbyists.  Use at your own risk, this information is mostly to help someone out before downloading a cracked program and destroying your PC.

    I also recommend signing up for Adobe Creative Cloud, monthly fee but you get access to all the goodies Adobe offers.
     
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    Unfortunately, that is NOT a legal copy.


    If you read more careful on the Adobe site (at least in the German version), there were technical problems with the CS2 activation servers, and Adobe decided to shut them down and provide new installation files with new serial keys.


    The very first part of those instructions how to install CS2 states that you may only use the keys you get as part of the download if you already own a legal version of the CS2 programs.


    Just the fact that you are able to get the installation with a valid key from Adobe itself does not indicate that you get a legal licence to use this.


    OK, without those activation servers Adobe will never be able to check who has a legal copy and who has not, but that doesn't mean you have a licence to use the programs (especially not in an commercial project)
     
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    Your actually right I should of rephrased my statement a little better, it lacked proper information.  But Adobe is not going to be worried about people using a version that isn't even compatible with the newer programs(meaning cs6 won't recognize psd files from older versions)and is no longer compatible in the business world.  The fact that all you have to do is create a new account to get a copy shows their lack of concern.  It is a lot safer than trying to bootleg a copy off the internet and risking your computer's safety, and if they really cared they would of fixed the activation servers and not setup a "come and get it" system for all account users on software almost a decade old.
     
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