Creative Cloud 2016 Downloads: Adobe CC 2015.5 Direct Links/Trials
[UPDATE (Nov. 2016) – These still work to download the original CC 2015.5 installers. If you’re looking for direct links to the newest CC 2017 versions, then see this post.]
Back in June, Adobe rolled out major updates to its flagship Creative Cloud tools and services. The CC 2015.5 release, as it’s commonly called, includes significant new features in Adobe’s key desktop applications and performance advancements across Creative Cloud. The new versions were available immediately for worldwide download via the CC Desktop App only, because many of the tools began using a proprietary installation technology. The challenge was that many folks want or need to access the new tools directly without using Adobe’s download/app manager, and so we have been working with the company to help make standard, standalone installers publicly available (as has been the practice for all their previous creative software products).
Well, we have some good news: After some months of delay, Adobe has now published an initial set of direct download links for the CC 2015.5 release, for instant access (plus the ability to use your own download manager) if you have any difficulty with what Adobe normally employs and want to get the tools or trials without it… These can also come in handy if you want offline CC 2015.5 installers to use, store, or back up with (i.e., copy to USB flash drive, burn to DVD, etc).
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Most people download the trials by signing up for the free level of CC membership and using the Creative Cloud Desktop app to select and download any or all of these products, although with the direct links below, no membership is required to access the free trials.
Whether you’re considering just a single-app subscription like Photoshop CC 2015.5 or getting the complete Creative Cloud, you can always use these free trials to install, run, and activate the new software on your system, without needing to reinstall. All of the CC 2015.5 tools will install and run together on the same computer(s) alongside any older Adobe versions such as CC 2015, CC 2014, CS6, CS5, etc. These CC trials are fully functional for 7 free days.
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Importantly, all available product languages are included in a single multilingual download, and note that the software will install to the disk location and program language that are set in the Preferences of your CC Desktop app (with reasonable defaults)… So it is possible to install elsewhere on your computer besides C:\, as well as with a different language – but you have to indicate that by using the Desktop app. If you need to install additional languages, just run the same installer again after choosing another language in the Preferences.
Note: On Mac OS v. 10.12 “Sierra” (only), you need to follow these additional steps to install.
So without further ado, here are the CC 2015.5 links!
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On that page are brand new builds of the programs, not in-place updates – so they require nothing else to fully install on either Windows or Mac. There you will find recent versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, and Media Encoder. Not yet present are offline installers for Animate, Muse, Experience Design (XD), Prelude, or Character Animator, which Adobe says they are working to provide. We will continue to collaborate with them in this effort, but also feel free to contact Adobe Customer Support to express your need for these (via online chat is fastest), and see what they can do for you.
If you need a direct download for something that’s not listed there yet, then another option is to go with the most recent version from our comprehensive set of CC 2015.0 links plus all the update patches (Windows / Mac). There you will also find direct links to InDesign, InCopy, Dreamweaver, SpeedGrade, Edge, Fuse, Acrobat, Lightroom, Adobe Camera Raw, and the CC Desktop App itself, which were not impacted by the installer changes that rolled out in June.
All of these downloads will install alongside any previous releases on your machine, so you do not have to uninstall prior versions of Creative Cloud (CC) or Creative Suite (CS) – although you can if you want to. Some users prefer to keep prior revision(s) around as they come up to speed with the new features, and there are customers who have multiple versions of CC (and older) installed on a single computer.
See the CC System Requirements for complete platform information. And if you’re unsure whether you need the 64-bit or 32-bit version on Windows, then see this Microsoft page for how to determine which type of system you have.
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