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Can You Open/Use/Export/Save Adobe CC Files on CS6 – and Back?

October 27th, 2015 65 comments

Now that the Adobe CC release is becoming widespread with over 9 million paid customers, some folks are asking us whether the new versions of the tools in the Creative Cloud can read or save older data/document/project file formats like CS6, CS5.5, CS5, CS4 & CS3…

Are Adobe CC Files Backwards Compatible with CS6?

In fact, now that Adobe’s flagship creative toolset CC 2015 (aka CS9) is three major releases past CS6 from 2012, file version compatibility can some­times be an important decision point in moving forward.

In the past, new Adobe product versions have often brought different or expanded file formats to support significant new features – and customers want to know if their existing projects will easily carry forward with them when they upgrade, or if they will be able to save back to older formats for coworkers or clients who may still be running an earlier revision of the programs…

OK then, here’s how it works. Generally, your new CC tools will be able to open and use any and all earlier CS project and data files – including CS3, CS4, CS5, CS5.5, and CS6 files – with no problem or loss of information. In other words, all Adobe software is able to read or import file formats from previous versions of the same program – and it should happen seam­lessly and automatically. The only exception to this is Premiere Pro, where it’s best to open/edit projects in the same versions that created them.

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Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 Direct Download Links, Premiere too

September 25th, 2015 60 comments

Direct Download Links for Adobe Elements 14 - Get It Now

[UPDATE (October 2016) – These still work to download the Elements 14 trials. We also now have the new Elements 15 Direct Download Links!]

In keeping with our tradition of publishing the direct download links for major Adobe products such as Creative Cloud, CS6, Lightroom 6/CC, and Acrobat DC, below you’ll find the direct links from Adobe’s servers for the free trials and full offline installers for the new releases of Photoshop Elements 14 and Premiere Elements 14, for both Windows and Mac OS.

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Adobe Captivate 9 Direct Download Links: Free Trials with no Akamai

August 20th, 2015 48 comments

Download the New Adobe Captivate 9 Free Trial Now

Adobe just announced the launch and immediate availability of Captivate 9, a major desktop upgrade to the industry-leading eLearning and mLearning authoring software. In addition, the company is introducing a brand new LMS (Learning Management System) called Captivate Prime, which runs in the cloud and integrates directly with Captivate 9 and other authoring programs. Finally, there’s a free new mobile app you can use to create e-learning storyboards on-the-go entitled Captivate Draft, currently available for iPad.

Below we’ve got the direct download links for Captivate 9 (Windows and Mac OS) without using the Akamai Download Manager, for fast and easy access to the new desktop tools… We’ve also included links to the greatly-expanded collection of assets that come with Captivate 9 which can be used to create amazing-looking eLearning content. Whether you’re considering buying a full version or upgrading from the prior release, you can use the trials below to install, run, and activate the software on your system.

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All Adobe CC 2015 Updates: The Direct Download Links for Windows

July 17th, 2015 477 comments

Download New Adobe CC 2015 Now! (Try or Buy)

Important! On this page you’ll find all the updates to CC 2015 (on Windows), since its initial launch in June 2015.  If you need to install the full products themselves, then please see our CC 2015 download links first.  For Mac updates instead, see here.

One of the main benefits of the Adobe CC 2015 release is receiving an ongoing stream of product updates at no extra cost… No longer do we have to wait 1-2 years for our tools to innovate and keep pace with evolving technologies; instead we get the latest and greatest features and enhance­ments as soon as they are ready.

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All Adobe CC 2015 Updates: The Direct Download Links for Mac OS

July 17th, 2015 182 comments

Download New Adobe CC 2015 Now! (Try or Buy)

Important! On this page you’ll find all the updates to CC 2015 (on Mac), since its initial launch in June 2015.  If you need to install the full products themselves, then please see our CC 2015 download links first.  For Windows updates instead, see here.

One of the main benefits of the Adobe CC 2015 release is receiving an ongoing stream of product updates at no extra cost… No longer do we have to wait 1-2 years for our tools to innovate and keep pace with evolving technologies; instead we get the latest and greatest features and enhance­ments as soon as they are ready.

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Adobe CC 2015 Direct Download Links: Creative Cloud 2015 Release

June 16th, 2015 960 comments

Download the New 2015 Release of Adobe Creative Cloud Now! (Try or Buy)

[UPDATE (Nov. 2016) – These still work to download the original CC 2015 installers. If you’re looking for direct links to the newest CC 2017 versions, then see this post.]

The new Adobe CC 2015 release was announced earlier today, including 15 upgraded desktop applications with new features across the board plus some big performance boosts… And there’s no wait: the CC 2015 software is available immediately for worldwide download via the CC Desktop App… This means everyone gets either a free upgrade or a free trial – but some folks want or need to access the new tools directly without using Adobe’s download/app manager.

So below we’ve curated a complete set of Adobe CC 2015 direct download links for all the new products on Windows and Mac OS, 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 standalone CC 2015 installers to use, store, or back up with (i.e., copy to USB flash/thumb drive, burn to DVD, etc).

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New Adobe Lightroom 6 (CC) Direct Download Links – Free Trials

April 21st, 2015 110 comments

Download New Adobe Lightroom 6/CC Free Trial

Yes – the new release of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 is just out and now shipping! There was no beta version/period this time, so we go straight to the final product. And as in the past, this release will work side-by-side with any previous revisions of Lightroom you may have. If you’ve got an earlier version installed on your system(s), Lightroom 6 will ask if you’d like to upgrade your catalog and copy everything over.

This new version continues as a downloadable desktop product and is available either with a standalone perpetual license (called Lightroom 6) or via subscription (called Lightroom CC). It begins as the same program and free trial download below, but the name is changed to reflect the differences in licensing and bundling, as well as the addition of integrated mobile apps & services plus future feature updates (such as the new Dehaze filter or Boundary Warp function).

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How to Buy Adobe Software (CC, CS6) with PayPal, not Credit Card

February 26th, 2015 30 comments

News: Adobe Now Accepting PayPal for Creative Cloud Subscriptions

For years it was difficult if not impossible to buy Adobe software online (especially the newer CC subscriptions) and pay with PayPal instead of a credit card or debit card. But finally, great news: Adobe has just made it possible to purchase all software using PayPal in many countries worldwide, so you can now buy Creative Cloud (or CS6) without a credit card.

These countries include the US, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Brazil, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, and much of Europe (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Spain). Alternatively, payment using Switch or Solo is also supported in the UK.

This welcome new development has been quietly rolled out this week, and added to Adobe’s online FAQ under the question: “Which payment options can be used to purchase your Creative Cloud membership?”

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Adobe CC Prepaid Subscriptions: How to Buy a Year+ in Advance

December 9th, 2014 27 comments

See Adobe Creative Cloud New One-Year Prepaid Subscriptions

A lot of people have been asking for this, and now there is a solution for all customers worldwide…  Adobe’s recent CC 2014 release of creative desktop tools has been well-received, but some folks prefer not to have a monthly payment on their credit cards or would rather prepay for their Creative Cloud member­ships upfront, a year (or more) at a time. This used to be tricky, but fortun­ately there is now a very easy way to do it for all products available.

For each different Adobe subscription plan, you’ll now find a dropdown menu with a One-Year Prepaid option when buying or renewing your Creative Cloud subscription. These prepaid plans are offered in up to 84 countries and allows you to make a one-time charge in advance of each year, rather than a smaller amount each month… It solves the problem for those who may have difficulties with month-by-month recurring pay­ments, and it’s avail­able for all different types of memberships: Individual, Educa­tion, or Business; including upgrades from older software.

If you look at the various CC plans available, the new choice reads: “Annual plan, prepaid – One convenient payment with no monthly billing.”  So anyone can get this arrangement going forward, including for the popular $9.99 Photoshop/Photography Plan – and the total cost will be the same or less than the standard CC payment options:


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Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 Direct Download Links, Premiere too

September 24th, 2014 73 comments

[UPDATE (October 2016) – These still work to download the old Elements 13 trials. We also now have the new Elements 15 Direct Download Links!]

In keeping with our custom of publishing the direct download links for major Adobe products such as Creative Cloud, CS6, Lightroom 6/CC, and Acrobat DC, below you’ll find the direct links from Adobe’s servers for the free trials of the new releases of Photoshop Elements 13 and Premiere Elements 13, for both Windows and Mac OS.

Direct Download Links for Adobe Elements 13 - Get It Now

These links go to the authentic and secure files residing on Adobe’s servers, are guaranteed genuine, safe, legal, and will not change. They are especially useful when you are unable to down­load Adobe’s free trials via other means – often due to difficulties with the Adobe Download Assistant or Akamai Download Manager…

With the links provided below, you can use your own browser’s download capability (without DLM), or another download manager of your choice.

For setting up PSE 13 and/or PRE 13 on Windows, each program consists of two down­loaded files: an .exe and a 7-Zip file (.7z). The .exe file will only work (and install) once the .7z file is fully down­loaded and resides in the same folder. For the Mac, it’s just a single .dmg file for each program.

In order to properly run Photoshop & Premiere Elements 13, your computer must meet Adobe’s minimum system requirements for the products. See below for what’s new & different in this release.

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