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Sep 13, 2006

Photoshop CS2 (9.0.2) Updater Now Available for Download

Adobe has posted the Mac and Windows Photoshop CS2 (9.0.2) Updaters as downloadable files. They are available in the Download Files for Photoshop. Click here for the Mac version and here for the Windows version.

From the update pages:

The Adobe Photoshop 9.0.2 update fixes a number of problems discovered after Photoshop CS2 (9.0) was released. The Photoshop 9.0.2 update includes all the fixes contained in the earlier Photoshop 9.0.1 update. Therefore, it is not necessary to apply the 9.0.1 update before running the 9.0.2 update on Photoshop CS2.

The most significant fixes in the 9.0.2 release include the following:

  • Photoshop no longer crashes when encountering unsupported file types through the Acrobat Touchup workflow.
  • Supported files that incorrectly produced an “unsupported color space” message now open as expected.
  • TIFF files with layer data greater than 2GB now open correctly.
  • A printing issue that could cause banding when using inkjet printers with Mac OS X v.10.4 has been resolved.
    The most significant fixes in the 9.0.1 release (also included in the 9.0.2 update) include the following:

    • Photoshop no longer hangs for several seconds when using painting tools with quick strokes.
    • A program error that could appear when mousing over a high-resolution document with the Brush tool has been fixed.
    • Documents containing a large number of text layers now open more quickly.
    • An error that could cause a crash on launch, or when opening or saving a file, has been addressed.
    • TIFF files from certain scanners can now be opened correctly.
    • After editing an image in Photoshop CS2 via Acrobat Touchup, the image no longer gets repositioned.
    • XMP metadata from AI and PDF files is now retained in Photoshop.
    • Slow performance when toggling layer visibility has been fixed.
    • Info palette numbers now display and update when moving a curve point in Curves via the cursor keys.
    • Problems opening certain TIFF and PSB files greater than 2GB have been resolved.
    • The Merge to HDR command now functions properly when using high-ASCII characters in the user login.

    The Mac download page says:

    Note: If you previously downloaded and installed an earlier version of the 9.0.2 update and are using a version of Mac OS X prior to v.10.4.x, see the Additional Notes below.

    However, there are no additional notes at the bottom of the page except the Mac Installation Instructions, the notes are contained in the ReadMe file:

    Additional Notes

    This 9.0.2 update replaces an earlier version that was briefly distributed via the Adobe Update Manager. This revised update addresses an issue discovered in the earlier release that could cause a crash when printing on systems running Mac OS 10.2.x or 10.3.x. If you previously installed the earlier 9.0.2 update and are affected by that issue, please re-install Photoshop CS2, then apply this update. If you are running Mac OS 10.4 or later, there is no need to reinstall & apply the update.

    1. Quit Photoshop CS2.
    2. Move any personal files that you want to save from the Applications/Adobe Photoshop CS2 folder.
    3. Delete the Applications/Adobe Photoshop CS2 folders and its contents.
    4. Empty the trash.
    5. Run the Photoshop CS2 installer.
    6. Run the Photoshop 9.0.2 update.

    This updater will update only the retail version of Adobe Photoshop CS2 software and not any pre-release (Beta) versions. To confirm that the updater has run successfully, launch Photoshop and verify that the version number on the splash screen shows 9.0.2 and not 9.0 or 9.0.1. If it does not show 9.0.2, you may not have a retail version. Please contact your local Adobe retailer or http://www.adobe.com/ to purchase one.

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