Adobe Creative Suite 2 Standard (CS2)

A suite of legacy programs from the Adobe suite that are no longer available or out of date

  • Category:

    Graphics Editors

  • Version:

    Standard (CS2)

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows XP

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    6.9 (145)

With outstanding availability, Adobe Creative Suite 2 or CS2, is an image manipulation and creation collection of software that includes Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge, InDesign, Acrobat 7.0 Professional and GoLive.

Bridge displays previews of files and is a filing system that allows drag-and-drop. Batch processing as well as slide shows, searchable metadata, file rating and more are part of this software. Camera Raw conversion and a management system for color have also been included as part of Bridge. Moreover, one can access Adobe Stock Photos, the latest from the leaders in stock photography, to expand its versatility and bring photos into the other programs after searching and buying.

Photoshop is the leading software for editing photos and artwork and has a range of features including numerous image manipulation tools. Illustrator promises the best in vector based illustration with tools that can create simple to more complex artwork, and colors can be blended and saved as part of the color menu. Photoshop elements is also part of CS2, and it is a valuable program for editing of photos quickly. Artists and designers will enjoy the valuable InDesign for layout and graphics. The Creative Suite software is used by many graphic designers and is the ultimate powerful software for photo and print needs.

System requirements are Windows XP and a Pentium III or 4 processor, although CS2 can work on a Windows 8 PC. It can also be used with a Mac OS.

Creative Suite 2 was an Editors Choice at, when it was first introduced.


  • Outstanding diverse apps included
  • Integration among the individual apps
  • Dynamic features added
  • Low cost pricing


  • Bridge requires larger amount of RAM
  • Slow Bridge implementation
  • No animation tools are included

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