My Thoughts on Technology and Jamaica: Animation After KingstOOn – Free Photo Editing Software and How to get a copy of Adobe Photoshop CS2 absolutely Free

Friday, July 19, 2013

Animation After KingstOOn – Free Photo Editing Software and How to get a copy of Adobe Photoshop CS2 absolutely Free

Editing images may be your thing. Especially if you’re a budding animator and you has attended the KingstOOn Animation Festival and you’ve read my article on the basic Animation Rig Specs and the Video Editing Software required both free and Paid as stated in my blog article entitled “Animation after KingstOOn - How to get free Video Editing Tools to breathe life into you Animation Project

If you’re into still photography and you’d like the power of Professional Image editing tools to complement your work, then  there are some excellent  Freeware Imaging Editors you can use in lieu of Adobe Photoshop CS6, the 2012 Software release that the Gold Standard of the Image Editing World.

Here the list of the best Freeware Image Editing Software that’s great for Animation compiled from the articles “BEFORE YOU RESORT TO MS PAINT OR PIRACY, TRY THE 5 BEST FREE IMAGE-EDITING TOOLS”, published February 3, 2013 By Enid Burns, DigitalTrends and “Best free photo editing software: 10 top image editors you should try”, published March 5th 2013 by Mike Williams, TechRadar.

As with most software, they come in both Installable Application version as well as Web Application Version:

Installable Image Editor

1.      Chasys Draw IES
2.      Funny Photo Maker
3.      GIMP
4.      IrfanView
5.      Paint.NET
6.      Photo Pos Pro
7.      PhotoFiltre
8.      PhotoScape
9.      PhoXo
10.  Picasa

Web Application Image Editor

1.      Pixlr.com
2.      IPiccy
3.      Photoshop.com
4.      Fotor  

I’ve used GIMP, Paint.NETand IrfanView and they’re not bad at all especially GIMP.

If, however you are really hung up on Adobe Photoshop, you can get the Adobe Photoshop CS2 version absolutely free as explained in “A free (and legal) version of Photoshop? Here’s how to get it”, published July 18, 2013, By Brandon Widder, DigitalTrends. Granted it’s not the latest software version of the much worshipped Adobe Photoshop CS6 and there’s no more support. So you’re basically on your own!

Then again we’re Jamaicans and as such we’re a very pragmatic bunch. 

Adobe Photoshop CS2 is made in 2005 and picture editing effects in Adobe Photoshop CS2 are still top of the line and haven’t improve much in the newer versions, Adobe Photoshop CS6. Best of all, it’s a legally sanctioned version of Adobe Photoshop CS2 with no nagging licensing issues and no fear of the software not working after awhile and damaging your work. Your work can still be edited by the newer versions of Adobe Photoshop CS6.

So you’re still on the Edge, if not the very Cutting Edge, of Photo Editing with Adobe Photoshop CS2, then simply follow the instructions below to get you a fully functional still-working copy:

1.      Sign up for a My Adobe Account.
2.      Download Adobe Photoshop CS2 from Adobe Photoshop CS2 Link
3.      Install Adobe Photoshop CS2
4.      Launch Adobe Photoshop CS2
5.      Enjoy using this License Free Version of Adobe Photoshop CS2



So until then, happy Photo Editing!
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