UPDATE – Some of these still work to download the original CC 2015.5 installers, but Adobe has recently taken down many links… However, you can also now get the all-new Creative Cloud 2023 Direct Download Links!
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 (see table below), 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). These links go to the authentic and secure files residing on Adobe’s servers, are guaranteed genuine, safe, and will not change.
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Most people download the installers or trials by signing up for the free level of Creative Cloud membership and then using the CC 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!
[UPDATE (Oct. 2022) – These links still work to download some original CC 2015.5 installers. If you’re looking for direct links to the newest 2023 versions, then see this post.]
Creative Cloud 2015.5 – Adobe CC 2015.5 Download Links – ALL Languages
|Adobe CC 2015.5
|Illustrator CC 2015.3 (32-bit)||1.9 GB||Download|
|Illustrator CC 2015.3 (64-bit)||1.9 GB||Download||1.9 GB||Download|
|Photoshop CC 2015.5.1 (32bit)||1.2 GB||Download|
|Photoshop CC 2015.5.1 (64bit)||1.3 GB||Download||1.3 GB||Download|
|Premiere Pro CC 2015.3 (10.3)||1.1 GB||Download||1.1 GB||Download|
|After Effects CC 2015.3 (13.8)||1.8 GB||Download||1.8 GB||Download|
|Audition CC 2015.2 (9.2)||550 MB||Download||576 MB||Download|
|Prelude CC 2015.4 (5.0)||634 MB||Download||755 MB||Download|
|Media Encoder 2015.3 (10.3)||926 MB||Download||945 MB||Download|
|Bridge CC 2015 (32-bit)||737 MB||Download|
|Bridge CC 2015 (64-bit)||829 MB||Download||781 MB||Download|
|CC Desktop App (v. 18.104.22.1684)||326 MB||Download*||263 MB||Download*|
|Other Tools Included in Creative Cloud 2015|
|Acrobat Pro DC 2016||737 MB||Download*||638 MB||Download*|
|Lightroom CC 2015 (w/ LR6)||1.1 GB||Download||1.2 GB||Download|
|Adobe Camera Raw 10.5||421 MB||Download||367 MB||Download|
|Creative Cloud Packager||326 MB||Download*||147 MB||Download*|
[ What do these different applications do? Check out the Creative Cloud Contents Guide. ]
These are links to brand new builds of the programs, not in-place updates – so they require nothing else to fully install on either Windows or Mac. Not yet present are offline installers for Animate (Flash Pro), 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, and Fuse, 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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Unfortunately, Adobe has just taken down some of the CC 2015.5 direct download links… The older versions of these tools are now considered “unauthorized.”
If you’re a Creative Cloud member and looking to download CC 2015.5 as part of your subscription, then see this post for more details on Adobe’s move:
Changes to Creative Cloud App Download Availability
We can also suggest using the other Creative Cloud direct links to download older or newer releases instead, such as CC 2018 or CC 2019.
Here’s an important update for you on the availability of CC + CS direct download links:
Adobe Limits Software Version Downloads, Including Some Direct Links
The new release of macOS version 10.15 “Catalina” is out today – and because of major changes that Apple has made, it does not support the installation of any older Creative Cloud apps prior to CC 2019…
For more information, please see this post with further details.
Great news! The offline installers for the new Creative Cloud 2020 release are now available, and here’s our post out today on what you need to know:
How to Get New Adobe Creative Cloud 2020 Direct Download Links
Just installed illustrator ! It works fine but it asked me to log in and purchase or use it for 30 days… how do i get it “full” ??
Just follow the instructions it gives you there.
I am attempting to get a copy of the 2015 Photoshop CC, but I can’t seem to find the actual link to download the file. Is there any way you could help me out?
Sorry, Adobe pulled the installer for Photoshop CC 2015.5, so it is no longer available now. See:
Adobe Limits Software Version Downloads, Incl. Some Direct Links
However, there are still working links above for other apps, like Illustrator CC 2015.3 instead. Do you still need to specifically use the 2015.x release for some reason?
The standalone/offline installers for newer releases of Photoshop – like CC 2018, CC 2019, or 2020 – can be obtained here:
Adobe Creative Cloud Direct Download Links for Windows & macOS
Hi there, I upgraded my older iMac to El Capitan and lost my older Illustrator CS3 and also PS. I downloaded and am able to use Illustrator CC but I need PS to edit some pictures as well.
Which App do you think would work best? I really just need something to convert Vector format to .JPEG properly.
For El Capitan (Mac OS X version 10.11), try Photoshop CC 2018… It’s given from the second link of our last reply.
Important: If you’re using Chrome and the links don’t work, then try with another web browser like Firefox, Edge, Opera or Safari. No problems at all downloading with any of those.
The latest version of Chrome has an issue because our page is https, but Adobe’s download server is not – it’s http only, and there’s nothing we can do about that!
So with a “mixed content download” here, all you have to do is use a different browser. It’s safe and easily taken care of.
Great news! The offline installers for the new Creative Cloud 2021 release are now available, and here’s our post out today on what you need to know:
How to Get New Adobe Creative Cloud 2021 Direct Download Links
Can adobe make a 2d animation?
Yes – using Flash Professional, which is now called Adobe Animate.
Thank you very much! You saved me! I need Illustrator for my work and I had to uninstall the version I had.
You’re very welcome, Teresa! Glad to hear it helped, and thanks for letting us know!