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Old 04-10-2015, 06:53 PM
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Smile photo shop

can anyone tell me if a version of photo shop is available for free, a while ago I thought a earlier version was able to be downloader with key?
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Old 04-10-2015, 08:09 PM
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That was never legal as far as I recall. You can rent the latest version
plus Lightroom and ongoing updates for $9.95 per month, with no
fixed rental term; good value.
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Old 04-10-2015, 08:23 PM
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Adobe released PS CS2 for free a while back.
jjjnetie posted this thread about it in 2013:
http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...free+photoshop

The download was available here:
https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/entitl...=cs2_downloads

BTW it's not available anymore.

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Old 05-10-2015, 03:40 PM
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Alternatives to Photoshop

GIMP - is a free open source image processor software. It's interface is very "photoshop-like."

Affinity Photo is a relatively new image processing suite that reviewers are rating highly. Purchase cost is about $65.

https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/photo/

I have tried GIMP, haven't tried Affinity. GIMP works OK, couldn't rate it better than Photoshop.

Because I have always had Photoshop, I'm sure there is bias i any comparison I make. I only briefly trialed GIMP to be able to tell my students about its performance. I have been using Photoshop since 1992 and taught Photoshop workshops since 2002 so it's hard for me to rate a new product that I am unfamiliar with as better than something I've been using for 23 years. I am sure that once you get used to these products, they will work very well.

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Old 05-10-2015, 03:43 PM
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PS CS2 is available on www.Snapfiles.com in the free section.
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Old 05-10-2015, 03:52 PM
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PS CS2 is available on www.Snapfiles.com in the free section.
Must mention that Adobe changed it's policy soon after and now there's limitations on it's use:

*From Adobe: The serial number below should only be used by customers who legitimately purchased CS2 and need to maintain their current use of these products."

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Old 06-10-2015, 08:46 AM
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Affinity Photo seems to be for Mac only.

Another Win alternative, PixBuilder Studio (free).
I think Serif do a lot of their earlier versions of Windows compatible photo editting software free. Get you hooked and then try to upgrade you. Tried it a few years back and they are still pestering me.
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Old 06-10-2015, 11:09 AM
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affinity IS Mac only unfortunately - I checked it out a few weeks ago as it has some brilliant options. Alas, Mac only, so no go here.
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Check out the recent versions of PaintShopPro - they've come a long way and now can do 99% of what $$$$$PS does. PSP also plays well with the PS astronomy add-ons/ plug ins.
Well worth checking out.
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I agree with Ken on PSP. It's quite a sophisticated program now, and relatively inexpensive.
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What version is PSP at now ?
I have 9 which is quite old now I guess but quite comprehensive all the same.
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They have just released v18 (X8)!!
http://www.paintshoppro.com/en/produ...FYmTvQodSuILXQ
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thanks everyone for your replies, much appreciated.
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