How to Download Photoshop for Free

How to Download Photoshop for Free

A rundown of different methods for getting your hands on a copy of Adobe’s legendary graphics editing program.

Adobe and it’s ground-breaking Photoshop program have been revolutionizing the world of graphics editing since the late 1980s, and Photoshop is by far the most popular program for working with images. The only problem is that a copy of the latest version – CS6 – can set you back more than $700! So what can you do if you can’t afford a copy? Rather than doing without I’ll show you how to download Photoshop for free!

Now there’s several methods to download Photshop for free. I’ll go over them one by one.


1. Photshop CS2

Now this version is almost 7 years old, but it does the trick and it’s a free, no-hassle legal version downloadable right from Adobe itself. You’ll need to spend a minute creating an Adobe ID or you can use the direct download links below. The activation serial numbers are also listed below.

Photoshop CS2 Mac > PhSp_CS2_English.dmg.bin SN#: 1045-0410-5403-3188-5429-0639
Win > PhSp_CS2_English.exe SN#: 1045-1412-5685-1654-6343-1431


2. Photoshop CS6

To download the latest and greatest version of Photoshop – CS6 – you’ll need to fire up your favorite BitTorrent client and do a bit of searching. Don’t have one? dont know what BitTorrent is? Then read this quick guide “How to ‘Download Stuff’ with BitTorrent.”

Once you have your BitTorrent Client fired up go to any one of the thousands of BitTorrent tracker sites out there and search for a copy to download, or cut to the chase and go to the Pirate Bay right off the bat.



Okay, so it’s not Photoshop, but it’s about as close as you can get for a free, legal alternative. GIMP, aka GNU Image Manipulation Program, is a free, open source photo editing program with many of the advanced features and functions you would expect to find with pricey image editing software like Adobe Photoshop.

It features photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc.

You can read more about its features  here, and you can download a copy (Mac, Linux, and PC) here.



So there you have it, a list of several methods to download Photoshop for free as well as excellent alternative.

Stay tuned.

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