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Direct Download All Official Adobe CS4 and CS3 Free Trials

[UPDATE (June 2014) – These still work to download the old CS3/CS4 trials from years ago. But if you'd like to download Adobe's new CC 2014 release then see our full set of direct links.]

Even though Creative Suite 6 is out and is a phenomenal release, some folks still need the earlier versions for various reasons: 32-bit vs 64-bit (e.g., After Effects and Premiere Pro), compatibility with other software or systems owned, the rest of your class or company is still on CS4, you need to reinstall but no longer have your original disks or download file, etc… But this older software is now hard to find – Adobe doesn’t publicize or provide a web interface for it. So if you’ve been searching high and low all over the Internet to find the official Adobe trial downloads for CS4 or CS3, well your search is over!

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Below are two tables for CS4 trial downloads in major languages. These links go to the auth­entic and original CS4 files residing on Adobe’s servers, are guaranteed genuine and will not change. For Windows, each program consists of two files, an .exe and a 7-Zip file (.7z). The .exe file will only work once the .7z package is fully down­loaded and resides in the same location. For the Mac, it’s just a single .dmg file for each program.

There are also optional “extra content” (or functional content) downloads included here for most tools that consist of one or two additional files, which you can install separately after the main product is installed. It typically includes fonts, templates, documentation, etc.

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The supported languages vary by product. The Western Euro­pean languages can include French/Français, German/Deutsch, Italian/Italiano, Dutch/Nederlands, Norwegian/Norsk, Danish/Dansk, Finnish/Suomi, Swedish/Svenska, Portuguese/Português, and Spanish/Español. To see which product supports which languages, visit the main Adobe trials page and then click on the selection menu for whichever product(s) you’d like to try – it will tell you which languages are currently available.



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Note: Very Important Instructions

More Direct Download Links
CC 2014
CS6
Acrobat XI
Captivate 8
Lightroom 5
Elements 13

You need to have a free Adobe account and be logged into it to use the links below, as Adobe sets a session cookie on your browser that allows you to access the direct download links. Otherwise, you will receive an “access denied” or “resume your download” message prevent­ing the connection. So please follow these instructions carefully or the links will not work!

  1. Adobe recommends temporarily turning off any surfing restrictions you might have running, like site or cookie blocking, filtering, firewalls or antivirus software.
  2. Click «HERE» to visit this page first, before clicking any of the links in the table below – this is critical!
  3. If asked, sign in with your Adobe ID or take a minute to create one for yourself.
  4. Now close any windows that popped up and cancel any downloads that started.
  5. OK! Now you’re logged in at Adobe with the trials cookie set, so you can instantly download any of the software below. Just make sure you have enough disk space.
  6. Download the files either by clicking directly on the DDL links, or by right-clicking and choosing “Save Link As…” on the popup menu – and save all files to the same place.
  7. Then follow the product installation instructions here.

Creative Suite 4 – Adobe CS4 Downloads

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Creative Suite 4 Trials
(English)
WindowsMac
Product TrialExtra ContentTrialExtra
After Effects CS4*File 1File 2File 3File 4File 1File 2
Premiere Pro CS4*File 1File 2File 3File 4File 1File 2
Photoshop CS4File 1File 2File 3 File 1File 2
Dreamweaver CS4File 1File 2File 3File 4File 1File 2
Illustrator CS4File 1File 2File 3 File 1File 2
InDesign CS4File 1File 2File 3 File 1File 2
InCopy CS4File 1File 2File 3 File 1File 2
Flash Pro CS4File 1File 2File 3 File 1File 2
Fireworks CS4File 1File 2File 3 File 1File 2
Contribute CS4File 1File 2  File 1 
Soundbooth CS4File 1File 2  File 1 
Acrobat 8 ProFile 1     
Creative Suites
CS4 Master CollectionFile 1File 2File 3 File 1File 2
CS4 Design PremiumFile 1File 2File 3 File 1File 2
CS4 Design StandardFile 1File 2File 3 File 1File 2
CS4 Web PremiumFile 1File 2File 3 File 1File 2
CS4 Web StandardFile 1File 2File 3 File 1File 2
CS4 Production Premium*File 1File 2File 3 File 1File 2

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And for other countries, here are the CS4 trial download links for most Western European languages – which can include French/Français, German/Deutsch, Dutch/Nederlands, Danish/Dansk, Finnish/Suomi, Swedish/Svenska, Norwegian/Norsk, Italian/Italiano, Portuguese/Português, and Spanish/Español:

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Creative Suite 4 Trials
(Western Europe)
WindowsMac
Product TrialExtra ContentTrialExtra
After Effects CS4*File 1File 2File 3File 4File 1File 2
Premiere Pro CS4*File 1File 2File 3File 4File 1File 2
Photoshop CS4File 1File 2File 3 File 1File 2
Dreamweaver CS4File 1File 2File 3File 4File 1File 2
Illustrator CS4File 1File 2File 3 File 1File 2
InDesign CS4File 1File 2File 3 File 1File 2
InCopy CS4File 1File 2File 3 File 1File 2
Flash Pro CS4File 1File 2File 3 File 1File 2
Fireworks CS4File 1File 2File 3 File 1File 2
Contribute CS4File 1File 2  File 1 
Soundbooth CS4File 1File 2  File 1 
Acrobat 8 ProFile 1     
Creative Suites
CS4 Master CollectionFile 1File 2File 3 File 1File 2
CS4 Design PremiumFile 1File 2File 3 File 1File 2
CS4 Design StandardFile 1File 2File 3 File 1File 2
CS4 Web PremiumFile 1File 2File 3 File 1File 2
CS4 Web StandardFile 1File 2File 3 File 1File 2
CS4 Production Premium*File 1File 2File 3 File 1File 2

We suggest using a browser other than Internet Explorer to download any of the files above. They can be quite large and IE has been known to drop the extension (like “.exe”) from the Windows filename. If this happens and you can’t open a file, then just rename it to add back the extension. But generally, using Firefox or Chrome will work better – and if you have any issues getting the downloads to work with one browser, then try another.

*** Note: If you have any problems getting the files to download or install, be sure to read the earlier comments on this page – as most questions have already been asked and answered below!

Creative Suite 3 – Adobe CS3 Downloads

Here are the links for the official CS3 trials in English, all downloaded from Adobe servers. For CS3 on Windows, there are almost no .7z files; usually it’s only .exe files. For the Mac, it’s all .dmg files. All other instructions remain the same as for CS4 above.


Creative Suite 3 Trials
(English)
WindowsMac
Product TrialExtra ContentTrialExtra
After Effects CS3*File 1 File 2File 1File 2
Premiere Pro CS3*File 1 File 2File 1File 2
Photoshop CS3File 1 File 2File 1File 2
Dreamweaver CS3File 1  File 1 
Illustrator CS3File 1 File 2File 1File 2
InDesign CS3File 1 File 2File 1File 2
InCopy CS3File 1 File 2File 1File 2
Flash Pro CS3File 1 File 2File 1File 2
Fireworks CS3File 1 File 2File 1File 2
Contribute CS3File 1  File 1 
Soundbooth CS3File 1  File 1 
Acrobat 8 ProFile 1    
Creative Suites
CS3 Master CollectionFile 1File 2File 3File 1File 2
CS3 Design PremiumFile 1 File 2File 1File 2
CS3 Design StandardFile 1 File 2File 1File 2
CS3 Web PremiumFile 1 File 2File 1File 2
CS3 Web StandardFile 1 File 2File 1File 2
CS3 Production Premium*File 1File 2File 3File 1File 2

New Adobe CC 2014 Direct Download Links: All Free Trials

If you’re looking for CS2, CS, or an even earlier release, you can try digging around on Adobe’s FTP server for older products (but that’s really only for advanced users).

It is strongly advised not to use unknown sites or sources to download Adobe software, as increasingly these files are being used to deliver viruses and trojans onto users’ computers.

Did these links work for you? Hope they helped you out; please let us know in the comments below… And please see our companion page if you want the direct links for the new CC 2014 products.

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  1. Firdaus Aulia

    Makasih Mas Untuk Adobe Dream Wevernya
    Selamad Berbagi. Semoga Bermanfaat.

  2. Rooford

    I have to say I am very impressed with the customer service of this website. Thank you for being so responsive! I am attempting to download Design Premium CS4 on Windows 8 machine (I know it may not be compatible, but I wanted to try).

    I followed the directions, logged in to Adobe ID, downloaded the 2 program files ADBESTDSCS4_LS1.exe and ADBESTDSCS4_LS1.7z. When I run the .exe file, it almost completes and then a message box appears and says:

    “A problem occurred while extracting some files. Check available space on your computer and the write privileges on the destination folder.”

    I have almost 30GB of free space on the computer, plus Administrator privileges – just to be sure I right-clicked the icon and chose “Run as Administrator.” (I also tried this install when my machine was running Windows 7 and got the same message.)

    I have deleted all temporary files, deleted all previous versions on the software and even completed the Adobe Clean Script and Windows Cleaner to ensure no hidden files were conflicting with the install.

    I also had a chat session with tech support who sent me to the forums which received no response. I’d be very grateful for any insight. Thank you!

    • Hi Rooford, are you installing the program to the same disk where you have the downloaded files located? (and not from a USB flash/thumb drive, memory key, etc.)

      Sometimes that scenario can cause the message you posted. Also, of course, make sure the downloaded files are all in the same directory.

  3. Michelle

    Hello,

    I had purchased CS4 Design Suite for several classes I was taking in 2010. My Mac’s hard drive crashed this summer and I had to buy a new one. I just realized that I needed to use Photoshop and I cannot find the disks. Is there any way to find my license number from four years ago so that I can have a fully-functioning program without having to repurchase?

    Thanks

  4. Michelle

    Found it at adobe.com!!

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