Adobe Photoshop has been an immaculate photo-editing tool for ages given its wide-array of tool set comprising numerous plugins and Add-ons that form an integral part of the Creative Suite.

With Adobe pricing its Creative Suite products (encompassing Photoshop) higher than most other paid software in its category, budget consumers were often forced to look for cheaper options or a standalone free product like the GIMP photo-editing tool.

Nevertheless, Adobe seems to have listened to its critics and made its aging Photoshop CS2 app available for free. This is a good move as it actually prevents app piracy and overloading of Activation servers, besides reducing maintenance costs for an outdated product.

The only drawback with the release of free version of Adobe Photoshop CS2 is: it requires a Mac running OS X 10.2.8 through 10.3.8 or Rosetta for full functionality, apart from a registered Adobe user account.

Here is the step-by-step guide to download and install Adobe Photoshop CS2 for free legally:

Step 1: Go to the Adobe link to register here.

Step 2: Sign Up to get a new Adobe ID or log in using your existing ID.

Note: Those signing up as a new user will need to fill all the required fields to receive a verification email. Once you have clicked on the email verification link in the message sent to you, you will be redirected to the Adobe downloads page.

Step 3: In the Downloads page, scroll down to the section that reads 'Photoshop CS2'.

Step 4: Click on the appropriate download link for your Mac or Windows computer to begin downloading.

Step 5: Copy and save the serial number appearing next to the download link in a notepad file and use it to activate Photoshop CS2.

[Source: Redmond Pie]