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Creative Cloud 2016 Downloads: Adobe CC 2015.5 Direct Links/Trials

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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 2021 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 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!

Creative Cloud 2015.5 – Adobe CC 2015.5 Download Links – ALL Languages

[UPDATE (Oct. 2020) – These links still work to download some original CC 2015.5 installers. If you’re looking for direct links to the newest 2021 versions, then see this post.]

Adobe CC 2015.5
Direct Downloads
Windows Mac OS
Size Installer Size Installer
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. 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*

* = To access these installers, please first follow the download instructions here.

CC subscribers can also download & use CC 2021, CC 2020, CC 2019,
CC 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015, CC 2014, CC 2013 and/or CS6.

See the CC System Requirements for complete platform information.

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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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99 thoughts on “Creative Cloud 2016 Downloads: Adobe CC 2015.5 Direct Links/Trials”

  1. @ProDesignTools

    Basically it boils down to our facility has zero internet connectivity due to the nature of our projects. Cellular phones won’t even work, so there is no “information super highway” that would allow me to validate the license every 99 days. I do have a serial number because yeah I did have to go on an enterprise plan just to get the possibility of an offline activation at all. Adobe and I hashed this out when I first got on board the CC bandwagon and determined that I would have to clean out and reinstall the software every few months. No big deal given I keep a system image handy anyway. It’s easy enough to keep a backup of preferences, brushes, etc and restore them. Also we’re all independently contracted so software costs come out of our pockets and are our responsibility to take care of.

    In any event, the offline installers up until this most recent one had no issues providing serialization as an option when Adobe’s servers could not be reached thus the problem I had been having. I’m one of those few people that have a workstation that is perpetually offline much like most computers in the early 90’s were as well as in a building that has absolutely no Internet access period.

    The reason for it is exactly as you’ve mentioned in regards to hacks particularly with the Chinese stealing intellectual property with alarming frequency as well as personal data. In this day and age software hacks are more about exploiting someone’s computer to either spam others in order to generate revenue via that spam, or collect personal data in order to sell off to marketing firms, possibly the black market…. not so much about data destruction like it was back in the day.

    If in the off-chance the hack had indeed damaged the operating system, it’s easy enough to fix. There’s no internet to send the compromised data off to. That’s better security than any firewall, anti-virus or anti-spyware can provide. Though it doesn’t help that security firms hard code false positives in anti-malware software. Comes off more as telling lies to enforce copyright law than it is informing someone their computer is truly infected so yeah I wasn’t at all concerned trying out the patch.

    In any event, philosophical arguments aside, this to me underscores a flaw in Adobe’s attempt to combat piracy. The new CC model was obviously intended to offer the software at a lower upfront cost to entice more people to buy a legitimate license, similar to what Steam has done to combat PC gaming piracy by making games more affordable via quarterly sales with deep discounts. It’s worked but the problem in hand comes with the subscription model they opted to go for to bring the price down. Fair enough but they did away with a perpetual license option for newer software. There is CS6 (which I still have), but that software is about 5 years old and not updated to take advantage of newer operating systems. People in my situation are a minority and still would not object to paying a higher upfront cost to have the option for a perpetual license instead of dealing with this every new significant update. Money isn’t the issue as much as it is this nonsense of an internet access requirement even if it’s once every four months.

    I think what irks me the most is that apparently this software is still easy enough to pirate that they’ve already been using the 2015.5 release standalone while we’ve been doing this song and dance with Adobe to get us proper offline installers, and then mine having to figure out about the PFC directory which had XML files in there defaulting to a trial until the software talks with Adobe. Given the path Adobe is on, I may just opt to not renew next year and go with alternatives that are modern and do not have this sort of authoritarian licensing system. But least I’m up and running now, so that’s good enough for me. This new update definitely is faster than the last release so that’s something at least.

    Anyway, I’m off. Thanks again for your help on this whole issue with Adobe.

    • Sure Lex, glad to help as always. So it sounds like you are on an Enterprise plan after all, which (per Adobe) would explain why you are/were able to perform the offline CC activation… Thanks for the update and further information.

    • Yes, Adobe tells us there will be, however they have not been released yet… But we are following this very closely and will post the CC 2017 direct links here on our site as soon as they are available.

  2. ProDesignTools:

    Yes, Adobe tells us there will be new standalone installers, however they have not been released yet… But we are following this very closely and will post the CC 2017 direct download links here on our site as soon as they are available.

    Excellent. Thanks for the (news) update.

  3. Did they by any chance tell you guys when the CC 2017 direct download links will be released? I would kind of like to have them before CC 2018 is released. ;)

    • Hey Bob, it does not appear to be like last time (the June CC 2015.5 release, which took months)… We anticipate the new CC 2017 standard/standalone installers to be made available hopefully some time this week. We’re following it closely and will have them posted here as soon as this happens. Thanks for your question and patience!

      Update: The new CC 2017 standalone installers have just been published, and you can now find the direct links here.

  4. Why is it that whenever I try to get to the CC 2015.5 download links such as “Get the CC 2015.5 Direct Download Links” they all take me to “Download Creative Cloud apps” hosted by Adobe that only has new 2017 stuff.

    I clicked on this too in the right side: Direct Download Links, New CC 2015.5 and it too goes to Creative Cloud 2016 Downloads: Adobe CC 2015.5 Direct Links/Trials which is the same page as this and all links go to 2017 versions.


  5. The link in the post* now actually gets you to the 2017 versions of standalone installers. Photoshop, Premiere, Audition, Illustrator, Bridge, After Effects and Media Encoder are available. No InDesign though.

    * May use this instead, which requires no sign-in!

  6. Some of these ‘See Here’ for updates don’t make any sense.

    e.g. Premiere Pro CC (2015.3.1) takes me to download Premiere Pro CC (2015.3)

    • Yes, we are aware that not all of the CC 2015.x versions are posted yet and available online… We have also been waiting and working on this, and continue our discussions with Adobe to publicly release direct download links for all recent versions of all CC applications. You can express your feedback about this and requests directly to the company here:

      Creative Cloud Download & Install Forum

      and here:

      Adobe Feature Request/Bug Report Form

      If it’s something you want or need, then please add your voice and input to get these published – thanks.

  7. Hi, I am having trouble with Illustrator suddenly not allowing the strokes to change. Every time I select a stroke profile, it insists on staying at uniform and the profile images are blank until I click on a box inside and then it shows up for a second and goes away. I am running 2015.1.0 on Mac OS10 El Capitan 10.11.6. I left for vacation and came back and now everything is wonky.

    Can anyone help me?
    Thanks, Rachel

  8. Anyone know where I can find the update for Premiere Pro CC 2015.4? (10.4.0) I cannot find it anywhere here… Please help thanks!

    • No, not yet – sorry Michael. Adobe has not provided a complete set of all offline installers and updates for all CC products since June 2016… Unfortunately, Premiere Pro CC 2015.4 (10.4) currently falls into this missing hole.

      But, we have been continually in touch with Adobe staff on this issue and working to help provide a full collection of direct download links for all CC 2015.x and CC 2017.x versions.

      In the meantime, we do have available some newer releases here, if that helps:

      Adobe CC 2017 Direct Download Links, for Windows and macOS

  9. Hello,

    When I click the direct download links for the 2017 and 2015.5 versions, I receive the following error page:
    Access Denied

    You don’t have permission to access “…/AdobeProducts/APRO/15/win32/Acrobat_DC_Web_WWMUI.exe” on this server.
    Reference #18.577cc017.1509804847.d884bc5


    • Sorry. You have to first follow the download instructions here before clicking on the Acrobat, Lightroom, Desktop, or Packager links.

      That sets a session cookie on your browser which is required by Adobe’s download servers, otherwise you’ll get that access or permissions denied message instead.

      For the rest of the direct links here, you don’t have to do that. We have clarified this above.

  10. Really great news this morning everyone – a complete set of new CC 2018 direct download links to virtually the entire Creative Cloud 2018 Release is now posted here:

    All the New Adobe CC 2018 Direct Download Links, Now Available!

    Please go ahead and download what you need from over 25 brand new apps, and please let us know if you have any issues or feedback.

    Thanks so much for all your patience. All of our hard work and hanging in there has finally paid off. Thank you, Adobe!

    • Unfortunately, Adobe has not furnished an offline installer for the Illustrator CC 2015.3.1 (version 20.0.1) update… And without that being available, there’s nothing we can do on this page.

      If they do eventually provide a standalone installer (with a direct download link), then we will definitely publish it here.

  11. @Craige

    Solution for “The installation cannot continue as the installer file may be damaged”

    You need to install a certificate in order for Windows to allow the Setup to run.
    The needed certificate is shown in Event Viewer.

    For me the certificate was located at:
    It was valid until 2037.

    (Before installing a certificate, you should check it to see if it belongs to the real, trusted issuer.)

    If you get an installation error because of a certificate, Event Viewer will show you what certificate is needed.

    After you get the installation error, open the windows Event viewer from the start menu – type eventvwr.msc or eventvwr.exe
    Navigate to the tab: Event Viewer (Loca) > Windows Logs > Application
    Right-click the Application entry and choose “Clear Log…” before running the Adobe Set-up.exe in order to clear the event list of previous errors.
    Run Set-up.exe and wait for the error message: “The installation cannot continue as the installer file may be damaged…”
    Check the Application tab of the Event Viewer and see what certificate is needed – it will give you a web link to the certificate.

    If you are connected to the internet and the setup doesn’t install the certificate automatically, install it manually:

    Open Internet Explorer and go the web link printed in the Error message of the Event Viewer, for example:
    Save the .crt file, right click on it and choose “Install Certificate”.
    Click next.
    Choose “Place all certificates in the following store”
    Click Browse
    Select Trusted Root Certification Authorities
    Click Nest and Finish.

    After all the needed certificates are installed, run the Adobe “Set-up.exe” again, and it should work.

    Good luck!

  12. i don’t see why the title for this is “at last, the links are here!” (or equivalent) when it is known by everyone that:

    1. it was a massive upset when they weren’t available for so long
    2. half these links provided don’t work, but take you away to some explanation for why they don’t.

    think about the title.
    think about the fact that the links appear as if to be downloads, since they say “download”, but are not.
    why is it done that way?

    because all that had to be done was not put the “download” link beside apps which can’t be downloaded.
    simply don’t even put them in the chart.
    why keep them all there, put a “download” link besides every one, when the link goes to same place?
    why not jut put a note saying, “some apps can’t be downloaded, that’s why they are not in chart.”
    “here is why” and “sorry for the title of this page, will change it soon”. ?

    i don’t know but i just get this feeling that the public is really being thrown around not just by adobe, but by whoever designed this one page.
    do you consider your title for this page to be appropriate, with respect to 1 and 2?

    i mean, prodesigntools have been very helpful.
    but the kinds of errors you see (adding up) are the kinds that just don’t make any sense.
    except in context of ‘for a purpose’.
    i would like to understand prodesigntools’ opinions as to my concerns.

    • Hello Hogan, thanks for your comment. There are a few things it would be helpful to understand:

      1. The title of this page was written in October 2016, and not changed since. At that time, after an over 4-month delay, it was a *huge* win and relief to get those direct download links released by Adobe, an effort which we made a big push for on behalf of our readers.

      2. It was only late last year that Adobe unfortunately took down some of those links from their servers, on account of licensing issues with the Dolby decoder that was built into those video tools.

      3. Instead of purging those products entirely from the table above (which would seem unhelpful), we made the decision to forward visitors to a page on Adobe’s site with an explanation and discussion and where you can actively vote and express your feedback to hopefully help have these installers restored.

      4. If we put that link and explanation anywhere else in the article, like in a side note (instead of in the list itself), then trust us, half the visitors here would never see it… Instead, all impacted customers here will definitely see it, and only those customers.

      5. In response to your feedback, we changed the article title to remove the “At Last!” text, as you make a good point regarding some of the standalone installers no longer being available at present, regrettably.

      Hope that helps.

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