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Adobe Photoshop CS2 (Mac) [OLD VERSION]

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Mac OS X
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • Revolutionary Vanishing Point technology lets you clone, paint, and paste elements that automatically match the perspective of the surrounding image area
  • Smart Objects perform nondestructive scaling, rotating, and warping of raster and vector graphics with Smart Objects
  • Multi-image digital camera raw file processing - process multiple images simultaneously, adjusting exposure, shadows, and brightness and contrast -- all while you continue working
  • Image Warp creates packaging mock-ups by wrapping an image around any shape or stretching, curling, and bending an image
  • Multiple layer control for selecting, moving, grouping and transforming objects intuitievly

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Mac OS X
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00081I6JI
  • Item model number: 13102124
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 4, 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,425 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description


It's hard to imagine that Adobe can make Photoshop any better than this. Long considered the professional image-editing standard among graphic digital artists worldwide, Photoshop is certain to cement that reputation even further with the array of new features offered in Adobe PhotoShop CS2 for the Macintosh. Artists, creative professionals, photographers, and industry professionals will find that the work flow and image customization enhancements will be worth far more than the price of the upgrade.

Achieve amazing results in a fraction of the time with the groundbreaking Vanishing Point tool, which lets you clone, paint, and paste elements that automatically match the perspective of the surrounding image area.
Adobe Bridge (formerly File Browser)
Adobe Bridge software is the new-generation File Browser--Photoshop's navigational control center that allows you to browse, organize, label, and preview graphics and Photoshop files quickly and efficiently. Adobe Bridge takes File Browser, introduced in Photoshop 7.0, a step further by providing centralized access to your suite project files, applications, and settings. With Adobe Bridge, you can process multiple camera raw images at once; resize, rate and label thumbnails; review images in slide show mode; and more. With file organization and sharing, plus Adobe Stock Photos at your fingertips all the time, you simply search for the files you want to place using metadata--such as key words, colors or image resolution--and seamlessly drag and drop your files into Photoshop. You can even page through an entire Adobe PDF file right in the preview panel of Adobe Bridge. And with Adobe Bridge, you can also browse, search and purchase royalty-free images from leading stock photo agencies without ever leaving InDesign CS2. It's as simple as that.

Revolutionary Vanishing Point and Image Warp
Photographers especially will be amazed at the effects that Vanishing Point can bring to a project. Clone, paint, and paste elements that automatically match the perspective of the surrounding image area in a fraction of the time that it currently takes. With Image Warp, you can easily create packaging mockups or other dimensional effects by wrapping an image around any shape. Place your client's logo around a coffee cup, or stretch, curl or bend an image across the hood of a car or around the Space Shuttle, for that matter. The effects you can create with Image Warp will be limited only by your imagination.

Accelerate your raw file workflow with simultaneous processing of multiple images while you continue working.
Digital Camera Raw File Support
Accelerate your raw file workflow with simultaneous processing of multiple images while you continue working. With Photoshop CS2, you can import images into your choice of formats, including Digital Negative (DNG); enjoy automatic adjustments to exposure, shadows, and brightness and contrast; and much more. This exciting new enhancement provides fast and easy access within Photoshop software to the "raw" image formats produced by many leading professional and midrange digital cameras. The Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in--now available as part of Photoshop CS2--has been updated to support more cameras and include more features.

Spot Healing Brush and One-Click Red-Eye Correction
Never have touch ups been so easy. With the Spot Healing Brush, you can effortlessly retouch photos--including 16-bit images--in a single click. Red-eye Correction lets you instantly neutralize red eyes and also lets you set pupil size and darkening level.

Effective red-eye reduction is only a few clicks away.

Use the new multi-layer select feature to more intuitively edit and control your work.

Other New Features
Photoshop CS2 offers a huge array of exciting new features designed to help artists and creative professionals in all fields stretch their imagination and increase their work and creative efficiencies:

  • Smart Objects: Perform nondestructive scaling, rotating, and warping of raster and vector graphics with Smart Objects. Even preserve the editability of high-resolution vector data from Adobe Illustrator software.
  • Multiple Layer Control: Select and move, group, transform, and warp objects more intuitively by clicking and dragging directly on the canvas. Easily align objects with Smart Guides.
  • Nondestructive Image Correction: Improve the color, contrast, and dynamic range of any image using a comprehensive set of professional correction tools and nondestructive adjustment layers, which display corrections while preserving the original.
  • Full 16-bit and New 32-bit Image Support: Work with absolute precision thanks to support for 16-bit images in all channels and layers. Create and edit 32-bit images, and take advantage of High Dynamic Range, 32-bit support.
  • Advanced Noise Reduction: Reduce noise and remove JPEG artifacts for cleaner images.
  • Customizable Workspaces and Menus: Get easier access to the tools you need with task-based presets, highlight new or commonly used menu items, and even set up and save custom menus and workspaces.
  • Web Animations: Quickly create dynamic GIF animations directly within Photoshop CS2 by taking advantage of the new Animations palette and layer palette animation options.

Product Description

Adobe Photoshop CS2 software, the professional image-editing standard and leader of the Photoshop digital imaging line, delivers more of what you crave. Groundbreaking technology helps you create and enhance images with extraordinary results. Unprecedented adaptability lets you custom-fit Photoshop to the way you work. And with exceptionally smooth editing, processing, and file handling, there’s no slowing you down. Bring your images to life with Photoshop CS2.

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A gem that can be enhanced and polished July 28, 2005
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Photoshop is one of the great software products ever created. It has continued to evolve to match the needs of advanced digital photography, offering some really astonishing capabilities -- assuming that you have the time and necessary instructional materials. It has a steep learning curve.

Where Photoshop falls short is in ease of use. Along with features development, Adobe should focus on making the application simpler where possible. Even advanced users can benefit from simplicity. For instance, it could be much easier to crop photos to the conventional 3-to-2 proportion for printing and commercial processing. Adobe could adopt the kiosk method of visual cropping using a moveable box without eliminating the existing approach. It is especially bothersome to work a non-standard image into the 3-2 format, and many commercial processors automatically (and crudely) crop irregularly sized photos instead of fitting them entirely withing he selected print size. Adobe needs to acknowledge the reality of every day use, and offer a simplified solution. The company is a bit slow in this department, as evidenced by how long it took to create a relatively automated way to correct red eye.

There is always a group of users who defend software difficulty of use as they either profit from the time consumption (hourly billing), or it makes makes them feel important to gain mastery over something difficult. Adobe should ignore this minority and make Photoshop easier.

One nit that I pick with recent versions is that they have made the blur tool more clumsy. A high-pixel file need be viewed at 100 percent, or it is virtually impossible to see the effect of blurring. That wasn't necessary in the past, and it shouldn't be now.
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54 of 70 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A horrible update from CS. July 20, 2005
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Adobe Photoshop CS2 is a horrible update from the previous CS. As a photographer, I updated when I bought the new Canon Rebel XT because Adobe refuses to release a plugin for the XT's RAW format for CS. This is obviously an attempt to strongarm users into buying more software when it is not necessary.

CS2 has several new "innovations," which are slow, buggy, and a hindrance. The most notable of these is Adobe Bridge. An "update" from File Browser, it is an entirely separate application that's supposed to inhance management of your photo archives. In practice it is slow, uncomfortable, and not practical in any way. It does display RAW file information, but this is the only immediate plus I could find.

In compatibility with RAW files, CS2 refuses to save them after initial processing into a convenient format such as JPEG or BMP. Instead, it opts to save as a PSD, TIF, or Photoshop RAW. None of these are convenient, and I found myself constantly opening the images in Preview and converting them to a more accessible format.

CS2's most significant drawback was astounding: combined with Adobe Bridge (which is required to be open to browse photos within PS), CS2 uses a whopping 1.5 gigs of swap space on my system partition, and only for simple photo modifications. This is an absurd mismanagement of memory allocation, and a problem I never found I had with CS.

Overall, CS2 is a terrible upgrade from CS. Adobe is turning the way of Microsoft in releasing slow, buggy, and unreliable software consistantly, instead of taking the time to make a better product. Their refusal to release an XT CR2 plugin is even more proof of this.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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If you're like me, you've probably been using Photoshop for years. It seems that Adobe has done it again and made the best photo editing software in the industry even better. Adobe has done their homework and listened to the users. They have made Photoshop more powerful by tweaking some existing features and developed new features as well.

For example, the browser used to be a little tedious to use when reviewing photos or PSD files. Now, in Photoshop CS2, Adobe has no only upgraded this feature, but now it is it's own standalone program called Adobe Bridge.

Adobe Bridge has several advantages over the old browser. You can preview many different types of files in Bridge simultaneously such as Illustrator, InDesign, Quicktime movies, PDFs and all of the standard previous image formats (jpg, gif, raw, etc.). An added feature is since Bridge is a stand alone program, you can work with RAW images and manage them without even opening Photoshop, thus freeing up some memory (RAM).

In the new program, you can easily scale the thumbnails you are viewing to fit the Bridge screen. This allows to you see as much of the thumbnail as you need to. This is a great feature especially when you are browsing several images that are similar. You can increase the scale of the thumbnails to better see the differences. You can also choose from a few different types of workspaces (filmstrip, thumbnails, details and variations). This is similar to viewing the files in MS Windows folder view, only better.

In Photoshop CS2 itself, there are some great new features. Here's a few:

* Enhanced Layers palette - This feature has been improved to allow users to select and work with multiple layers.
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