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A suite of legacy Adobe products

Adobe is providing free download for Adobe CS2 with working serial numbers on their website. Although the Software can be installed by everybody it is offered only as an additional service for existing customers who legally purchased a license for Adobe CS2.

Adobe Creative Suite 2 is a suite of photo and web applications that originally debuted back in 2005.

The apps included in Adobe Creative Suite 2 are as follows:

  • Adobe Creative Suite CS2 (Standard)
  • Acrobat 3D 1.0 (Windows)
  • Acrobat 7.0 Standard
  • Acrobat Pro 8.0
  • Audition 3.0
  • GoLive CS2
  • Illustrator CS2
  • InCopy CS2
  • InDesign CS2
  • Photoshop CS2
  • Photoshop Elements 4.0/5.0
  • Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0

This is a lot of applications for a suite but is very useful for graphic and web designers. Adobe's most current version of its Creative Suite is currently on its 6th generation, offering tons of upgrades from Adobe Creative Suite 2. Still, legacy users will be glad to know that the software installs fine on modern operating systems like Windows 7 and 8 by installing the software in Compatibility mode.

Photoshop is still plenty useful for Adobe Creative Suite 2 users, offering tools for basic image editing. Users who are looking for a free, modern alternative to Photoshop will want to try out GIMP instead.

Adobe Acrobat Pro 8.0 is very outdated as well. The most current version is Adobe Acrobat Pro XI. Users who want a simple PDF viewer can download Adobe Reader XI or Foxit Reader.

It's nice to see that Adobe is allowing users to continue to use Adobe Creative Suite 2 but there are more modern and free applications that may serve you better.


  • Still available to download and activate
  • Applications like Photoshop and Acrobat are still useful


  • Very outdated
  • Free alternatives may be better

Program available in other languages

User reviews about Adobe Creative Suite 2



    Nice to use. I still have my old guide books to consult in using CS2.

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    A definite must!.
    best editing software!! caters for every aspect of graphic and visual design!
    Pros: varsitile


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