2014 Electronics Holiday Gift Guide

Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

Adobe Photoshop CS2 [OLD VERSION]

by Adobe See the Amazon Page for this brand
Windows 2000 / XP
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)


Available from these sellers.


Deep Discount
Save Big on Smartphones with Service

Get a qualifying smartphone for $.01 when you activate a two-year plan from a qualifying carrier by December 31st and you will also receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card (the “Offer”).

Please see details of the Offer here.
There is a newer version of this item:
Adobe Photoshop CC [Digital Membership] Adobe Photoshop CC [Digital Membership] 1.3 out of 5 stars (38)
$19.99
Available now.

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:   Windows 2000 / XP
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1


Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Visualize Your Script: Hey screenwriters, check out Amazon Storyteller, a new (and free) tool from Amazon Studios that turns scripts into storyboards. Learn more.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00081I76A
  • Item model number: 23102149
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 7, 2004
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,205 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Product Description

Photoshop CS2 is the new Professional standard in Desktop Digital imaging. Its groundbreaking creative tools help you achieve extraordinary results. With more creative options, a more custom-fit Photoshop for the way you work, and more efficient File handling, you can stretch your imagination and let the ideas flow. Advanced noise reduction for high-ISO shooting plus JPEG artifact reduction 32-Bit High Dynamic Range (HDR) support Customizable workspaces and menus for easier access to task-based presets and custom menus Spot Healing Brush retouches in a single click One-click red-eye correction lets you set pupil size and darkening level

Amazon.com

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, CS2 is certain to cement that reputation even further with its array of new features. Artists, creative professionals, photographers, and industry professionals will find that the workflow 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--a navigational control center that allows you to browse, organize, label, and preview graphics and files quickly and efficiently. Adobe Bridge takes File Browser 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 mock-ups 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. 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 to the "raw" image formats produced by many leading professional and mid-range digital cameras. The 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 multilayer select feature to more intuitively edit and control your work.

Other New Features
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.


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
218 of 240 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC Disc
My experience with Photoshop CS2 has been limited thus far, but it does appear to offer some nice new features, particularly to the enhancement in Adobe Camera Raw, the Spot Healing Tool, and possibly Adobe Bridge as I explore it more. A major drawback to me personally, is that changes have been made in the user interface that conflict with the old Extensis PhotoTools plug-in, namely in that the PhotoBars component which provides a customizable toolbar ehancement will no longer work. Although Extensis no longer supports PhotoTools and deleted the PhotoTools component when Photoshop 6 was issued, I have been involved in maintaining PhotoBars so that it would work on the PC platform in Photoshop versions 6, 7, and CS. The customizable toolbars added a wonderful extension of usability to the Photoshop interface, and the loss of that capability due to changes made in Photoshop CS2 is very unfortunate.

Of great interest to me was to see how Adobe has changed License Management, i.e., product activation in Photoshop CS2. While the license manager does appear greatly improved in terms of not being as likely to have errant reactivations arise due to use of the System Restore utility in Windows XP, hardware changes, etc., it still manifests the same critical flaw as existed in Photoshop CS. Namely, Adobe has not provided any grace period at all for the instances when reactivation is prompted. So, if you are someone perhaps travelling with a laptop computer and are ever at a remote location where telephone or internet access is not readily available, you are at risk of fully losing use of Photoshop CS2 in the event of an errant reactivation prompt arising.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
50 of 53 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars comments by a long-time, professional user August 30, 2006
By Brad773
Platform for Display:PC Disc
I won't include my website URL here, but I'm a professional photographer, who displays and sells his work at juried exhibitions. I've been using Photoshop since version 5.0, roughly 6-7 years.

Frankly, I'm surprised to see how many negative reviews there are here of Photoshop CS2, and that overall the product only gets three stars. I understand all the frustration, though. Even on a top-of-the-line machine, "PS CS2" can be slow at times. However, in my case, that's because I'm working on incredibly large files.

For example, my camera / scanner combination typically produces 50 megapixel images. By the time multiple layers are added in PS, one image file can be 500 MB - 1 GB in size. This is exactly why I have a dual-Opteron system with 4 GB of RAM: so I can work on these monster files in Photoshop!

For me, Photoshop is a must-have. There are *no* alternative programs for me to consider that can handle my files and do what I want to get done. I don't even want to mention all the advanced features that I use on a daily basis, frankly because that's part of my edge as a professional. I've spent over five years working in PS everyday, and have carefully studied several advanced books on PS. The learning curve is long, but the rewards are great if you have high goals and high standards.

Yeah, Adobe's got some major improvements to make, along the lines that other reviewers have mentioned. For me, the only real problem is poor and often wasteful use of system memory. And I would agree with other reviewers here that for most people, the full Photoshop CS2 is probably a waste of money. Photoshop Elements is probably a better way to go, though I haven't used it personally. I know a good web designer who uses Paint Shop Pro, and who seems to be happy.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Strong technology, lousy support May 16, 2005
Platform for Display:PC Disc
Considering how much talent Adobe puts into product development, it amazes me how user-hostile their service is. I bought CS2 last week and cannot get Adobe Bridge to start. This is a critical problem since Canon RAW files (.CR2) from my 20D are not visible in the File/Open box. My fiancee spent three hours on the phone to Seattle today to try to get help, and when she finally got through, they wouldn't deal with her since she was not the registered user, even though she had the licence information. There is no information on Adobe's site regarding Bridge bugs. I don't know if this is also a problem on the Mac, but if you are an XP user, HOLD OFF ON CS2 until Adobe fixes the production bugs in its Bridge software, and gets a better handle on both its arrogance and quality control.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
180 of 208 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Adobe Photoshop as dinosaur June 14, 2005
Platform for Display:PC Disc
Adobe's insane pricing and licensing makes this product way too overpriced and inflexible for anyone except professionals. The laughable part is that you dont even get *reasonable* support for such premium pricing.

Every designer I know has at least 3 computers - work, laptop, and home desktop. The fact that Adobe insists that these people buy almost $2000 in licenses for one person to run this single application on all 3 is beyond arrogant. Even M$ Office lets you run on 3 PCs!

What is even more insulting then the price is the strategic deployment of features which are held back and then launched to incite almost annual upgrades, which cost more than the full versions of this product's competing products!

Additionally, the continuous lack of evolution in this product's UI (and lets be clear it is *POOR*) is amazing considering that so many of its users are UI professionals. When I fire it up it still smells like the version I ran on WFW 3.11.

The processing features are excellent, thats all that is keeping this product in position is its engineering team, because marketing, support, and UI are substandard.

As soon as Paint Shop Pro aquired layers it completely obliterated 95% of what Photoshop is used for daily in terms of productivity.

However, Corel has really taken the wheels off of Paint Shop Pro since its aquisition.

There is a lot of room in this space for competition to this product, M$ is looking to move into this market with Acrylic. Hopefully they will be successful and knock Adobe off its arcane high horse old-school marketing practices.

Its really sad when a company needs to be taught a lesson from M$ in humility!
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars This has been released as FREEWARE by Adobe
Buy yourself a VERY fast machine and go for it. "Free" is an appropriate price, given the extreme hardware demands this software makes. Read more
Published 8 months ago by edfan
5.0 out of 5 stars Jesus Christ! I received it as a gift. Love it.
Jesus! Not being a big spender, a friend of mine gave this version as a gift. I installed it and used it for two to three days. It did everything I asked it to do. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Tien Nguyen
5.0 out of 5 stars ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS2
I am old school photography trained and inspired by the old masters in black & white. With practice, Photoshop CS2 will fill the needs of those who want to adjust the image in... Read more
Published 22 months ago by W. Gravning
4.0 out of 5 stars A worthwhile Investment
I purchased this product several years ago as a Christmas Present for my son. He has aspirations of getting into the Graphic Arts field professionally. Read more
Published on April 3, 2009 by Coach V
5.0 out of 5 stars Photoshop CS2
I am learning more and more each day plus taking a photography class using this product in the class at my local Junior College. Read more
Published on March 3, 2009 by Sandi
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast Delivery for Photoshop CS2
Curly's Store provided very fast delivery. Ordered Feb 25 and received Feb 28. Was very happy to get it and installed so quickly. Thanks
Published on March 1, 2009 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Adobe Photoshop CS2
Excellent photo editing program. Photoshops amazing ability to create superb and awesome graphics, for use on websites, e-newsletters, business cards and so on.
Great product.
Published on February 18, 2009 by Fynne
4.0 out of 5 stars Frustrated I can't open program help
I like the program but I can't open the program help menu.
Calling Adobe does not help because they say they don't support the program anymore. Read more
Published on December 12, 2008 by William E. Berg
4.0 out of 5 stars Short on RAW file support
Granted photoshop is the standard for digital photo imaging but cs2 and previous versions may not support your (or my) camera's RAW files. Read more
Published on October 9, 2008 by G. White
1.0 out of 5 stars FAKE!!!
I purchased this item thinking it was authentic. I was wrong. It kept asking me to register it everytime i opened it up. Read more
Published on September 7, 2008 by Amazon Customer
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only


Look for Similar Items by Category


Want to discover more products? You may find many from cheap moving options shopping list.