I installed it directly from the CD, it is a licensed copy that my employer purchased for my work computer, no way it's pirated.
If your employer purchased it from an authorised reseller that's not a problem, but recently acquired versions of this 4-year-old version are predominantly pirated.
Thanks, Bart - Yes, I did reset the preferences per FAQ's. This morning I tried repairing the installation but the problems still existed. I then completely uninstalled the program and reinstalled it fresh, ran all of the updates again, and tried to play around with the tools I was formerly unable to use. Everything appears to now be working correctly (although I'm not 100% convinced yet!) When I installed it the FIRST time, I walked away from my computer while it was installing the Adobe updates, and Windows rebooted on me due to automatic Windows updates. I'm wondering if that somehow corrupted the installation, as I was having all of the following problems:
-crop wouldn't work
-clipboard wouldn't import things to paste most of the time, errors
-transform and resize didn't work
-problems creating new files or opening files (no response)
-lasso would reset in the middle of tracing
-paintbrush strokes would work and then disappear
-clone stamp would start working then disappear
-flatten image didn't work
There was other random bugginess here and there.
I will be using the program frequently today and will update this post at the end of the day with whether or not the problems seem to be gone for good after this morning's reinstall.
Bart Cross wrote:it seems to be the sport these days to assume someone has a pirated version before there is any proof.
Ahem! I did not assume anything Bart. I simply sounded a cautionary note in the light of several hundred posts about malfunctioning versions of CS2.
And being the unwitting victim of a crime is not an offence anyway.