Apparently Adobe have decided to release photoshop CS2 (from 2005) as a free download. The site has currently fallen over in a heap trying to cope with all the demand, but hopefully things will settle down. Obviously there's a number of features missing from it when compared to the newer versions (both of full photoshop and of photoshop elements) but it could be well worth taking a look at when you consider that adobe has been the industry standard for quite some time. It's also worth noting that this is the entire creative suite and not just photoshop. The windows version should be compatible with most windows versions - the mac version requires OS X 10.6 (snow leopard) or less. UPDATE: Adobe have responded to clarify that this is only intended for people who already own CS2 products as they have disabled the activation servers and therefore "broken" reinstallation (they are now providing install files and special serial numbers that do not require activation online for people who require them). I've therefore removed the link to ensure that this thread isn't seen as promoting the downloading of them when people are not elligible for them. Hopefully adobe will have informed their CS2 users somehow - if not then a google search should reveal the links required.