Can Photoshop be downloaded for free?

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  1. cycfan

    cycfan Member

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    I did a Google search on Photoshop and a bunch of listings came up for a free download, but then when you click on it, they always go to a subscription registration page.

    I downloaded Gimp for free, but it looks very difficult to learn.


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  2. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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    You think Gimp is going to be difficult, then download Photoshop. :eek:
     
  3. sdillon500

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    You can torrent Photoshop, but it's not guaranteed to be a legit copy. Probably also download malware or a virus with it.

    Best bet is to use a freeware copy, like gimp or my choice, Paint.net. It's set up almost exactly like photoshop, so the learning curve isn't very steep.
     
  4. Cyclonepride

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    I downloaded Gimp on recommendations from CF, and it wasn't too bad. My 13 year old figured it out a lot faster than I did, and I'm sure I don't know a tenth of what it can actually do, but it worked for me.
     
  5. dzmetcalf

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    I haven't used gimp, however I'll tell you I've used photoshop for about 12 years now, and I'm still learning new things, photoshop is just as difficult i'm sure.
     
  6. CyBer

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    Photoshop<Illustrator
     
  7. cycfan

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    How did you figure out how to use it? Granted, I only played around with it for about 10 minutes, and only figured out how to import a picture, but it has those 3 boxes with tons of stuff and I couldn't figure out how to use any of the buttons. couldn't even find a "red eye" removal button.

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  8. CyBer

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    Photoshop is not a free program by any means, it is very expensive. However it is much easier to use than GIMP if you are used to it.
     
  9. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    Google.
     
  10. fatkid1974

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    My photoshop torrent works great.
     
  11. Pitt_Clone

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    Yeah, Paint.NET is the best free one I've been able to find. It has quite a few features for being free.
     
  12. ruxCYtable

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    Isn't there a free version called Elements or something like that? It doesn't do everything the full version does but will do anything a non-power user wants it to do. I THINK it was free with Windows 7 but don't quote me on that.
     
  13. mred

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    Not free. It might come bundled with some computers, but it isn't bundled with the OS itself. It runs maybe $50 on sale.
     
  14. sclotz

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    How about Photoscape?
     
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  16. Cyclonepride

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    I just imported a picture, and my main goal was to photoshop a picture of me and my wife into a picture of the Eiffel Tower (just playing around with that for future CF fun). Just kind of hit buttons to see what they would do, and made consistent use of the undo button.
     
  17. brianhos

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    I question why you think you can get a piece of $700 software for free.
     
  18. 3TrueFans

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    Well obviously you can, the question is should you. And the answer is probably not unless you know what you're doing.
     
  19. isubeatle

    isubeatle Well-Known Member

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    This is an idiotic thing to say and makes no sense. Two totally different programs.
     

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