[UPDATE (Oct. 2022) – The all-new Creative Cloud 2023 release has launched and is now available! See what’s new in features and all the differences compared to older versions.]
Adobe just announced the immediate availability of the all-new CC 2017 release, with hundreds of new features and enhancements across their creative product line focusing on innovative new tools, improved performance, smoother workflow & connectivity, and some of that Adobe magic… Creative Cloud 2017 is the next major release following the CC 2015, CC 2014, and CC 2013 versions, which in turn replaced CS6 from 2012.
The 15 upgraded desktop applications are Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, InCopy, Animate (formerly Flash Pro), Muse, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Character Animator, Audition, Prelude, Media Encoder, Bridge, and Experience Design (XD). All current Creative Cloud members receive an automatic upgrade to the 2017 Release, and all of the new free trial downloads are also now live online. As before, the new tools and services are available via budget-friendly annual or monthly memberships. Creative Cloud membership continues to expand at an accelerating pace around the world, with now over 30 million paid customers having signed up.
Also rolling out are cool technologies like Project Felix, a powerful new 3D compositing tool created for designers, as well as impressive further growth in Adobe Stock, now offering 330 million assets and some amazing visual search capabilities, plus the introduction of a new collection of intelligent services built into the Adobe Cloud Platform called Adobe Sensei.
A variety of free mobile apps have also been released or updated for both iOS and Android, which work together with the cloud and the desktop applications. And other top tools and services like Behance, your own Adobe Portfolio website, Typekit fonts, Creative Cloud Market assets, Lightroom CC, and Acrobat DC Pro continue to be included in Creative Cloud 2017 as well.
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What You Should Know About the 2017 Release
The CC 2017 applications are complete new builds of the tools and not just “in place” feature updates to the existing versions. When upgrading your system, the CC Desktop App will, by default, uninstall prior CC (not CS) versions on your machine, so that you just have the latest release… It will automatically migrate your presets, preferences and any compatible add-ons; however it will not migrate third-party plug-ins.
If you do not want it to uninstall your prior versions – for third-party compatibility reasons or just to wait until you’re comfortable with the new CC 2017 version – then click on “Advanced Options” and uncheck “Remove old versions.” In all cases, per usual, you’ll have to reinstall any third-party plug-ins and extension panels after you upgrade. For more information and details, please see this guide. So, it’s up to you: if you choose, CC 2017 will install and run alongside CC 2015, CS6, CS5, or any older CS versions with no problem (and some people do this), or you can have the the older release(s) removed. Of course, if you use the CC 2017 direct download links instead of the Desktop App, then you have full control of everything yourself.
In any event, as a Creative Cloud member you always have access to older CC 2015, CC 2014, CC 2013, and CS6 versions available in an online archive for all subscribers to download and use if/when needed. So if you ever uninstall an earlier version that you want back later, it’s there for you. If you’re trying out CC 2017 and decide to join when the free trial period is up, you can easily convert your trial to ongoing use without reinstalling the software.
Also important to know is that the system requirements for Mac have changed… The CC 2017 release now requires Mac OS X 10.10 (“Yosemite”) or higher. If you’re not running that yet, then you can get a free upgrade from Apple to the latest version of macOS 10.12 Sierra. Or instead you can continue to use the older CC 2015.5 applications. For Windows, there are no major changes to the specs or requirements from CC 2015; Windows 7 and higher still work fine. For more details, see the complete CC 2017 System Requirements.
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Pricing and Availability
The complete CC 2017 release is now shipping and available for instant download. If you’re not ready for the complete Creative Cloud now ($49.99/month) and prefer just a single application like Photoshop CC 2017, then you can get any standalone CC tool for $9.99 or $19.99 a month with what’s known as a Single-App Membership, or (for both Photoshop + Lightroom) the CC Photography Plan.
Education customers still receive a discount of 60-70% off the regular CC prices, for students, teachers, and staff at all levels of school: primary, middle, secondary, college and university… See our guide on how to qualify.
If you need to run CC on multiple computers for a group of users, then Adobe offers Creative Cloud for Teams for the most flexibility and ease of management, plus other significant advantages over the Individual CC offering such as the groundbreaking Team Projects.
As a Creative Cloud member, all of these just-launched apps and services are available to you immediately. Just download and install the apps from your Creative Cloud account (completely on your schedule), or start using the new or updated services. Everyone can also run everything for free for 7 days, as all trial periods have been reset from CC 2015.
You can find more details about all the new features on the Creative Cloud webpage and blog, or check out Adobe’s official press release. The extensive CC FAQ also answers many common questions, and don’t miss the broad collection of CC tutorials on Adobe TV.
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36 thoughts on “Adobe Ships New CC 2017 Release - Upgrade Free / Download Trials”
Thanks for the info! great article!
This is helpful, thanks.
ls it possible to post the latest CC 2017 updates
for example: After Effects CC 2017 (14.0.1) or Premiere Pro CC 2017 (11.0.1) or Audition CC 2017 (10.0.1)
Hey Harald, yes – we are aware of the CC 2017.0.1 updates out for some of the video & audio products… We have been in close contact with Adobe this week and they are working on it.
Things are a happening a bit slower that anticipated, and for that we apologize. In a big company, sometimes it can take a bit longer to iron everything out. But rest assured, we are on the case and will update this space as soon as we have more news and links…
They will be posted here:
Adobe CC 2017 Direct Download Links: Creative Cloud 2017 Release
All updates are included in the Creative Cloud upgrade. Mind-blowing magic from Adobe. Just need how much you are going to pay for the CC. Thanks for gathering all updates in one place.
I have messed up in Lr 6 and now find my catalogs all over the place! Can I and if so how do I copy them back into Lr 6 and merge into one catalogue so that I can upgrade to cc 2017. please help me with this one.
Hi Francis, try working with the core catalog management techniques outlined here:
How to Create and Manage Your Catalogs in Adobe Lightroom
Hope that helps!
I am really interested in Adobe CC as I have read countless articles and watched various videos on the amazing new features.
However so far it has not been available in Nigeria.
Is there any plans to change this in this new release?
Well, it appears that Adobe is not yet offering Creative Cloud for Individuals in the country where you live… The list of where CC can be purchased is now over 80 countries and always growing larger.
However, if you happen to have a billing address and form of payment (including PayPal) that is based in any one of those other countries where Adobe offers their products online, then you should still be able to purchase CC direct – even if your home address is elsewhere…
[Note that your Adobe ID needs to be associated with the same country as your credit card or billing address, so if it isn’t then you may have to create a new Adobe ID.]
But even if that doesn’t work, then you should still be able to buy Creative Cloud for Teams from a reseller in your country. Yes, CC for Teams is offered there, and shown on the countries list linked above – so you should be able to purchase it, even if only for 1 single license.
Finally, while not everyone has full access yet, Adobe tells us they continue to work to expand the availability on an ongoing basis – so look for still more countries to be added going forward (and don’t forget that Creative Suite was never sold everywhere either).
But whatever you do, avoid any illegitimate version at all costs!
I have Adobe cc 2015 for photographers on both my laptop and desktop.
Both were working like a dream.
Now it has been upgraded to 2017 everything has slowed down dramatically.
I find when downloading my photos in RAW the software takes ages to keep up with what used to be almost instant. I can’t use this software anymore as it takes just too long to edit 500 plus photos. If it is not corrected soon I will have to cancel my contract and move to another software package.
What is going on? Please advise.
We haven’t had any issues but heard there were some folks with certain configurations who experienced slowness in the initial release of CC 2017.0. However there have since been updates to the major tools like Photoshop that you should make sure you have installed. Select “Check for App Updates” from the Settings (gear icon) menu in your CC Desktop app.
Tried installing latest update and got a failure message, only downloaded 46% (get help)
Not sure Roger – what is the exact text of the error message? (precise word-for-word)
Have you tried googling that? Often that will provide a solution.
If that doesn’t solve the problem, you could try contacting Adobe Technical Support directly about it.
BOOOOO. My lightroom would not download after seven attempts (I have had the CC photo deal for years) PS CC is fine, but Lightroom killed my old version and WILL NOT OPEN so I have no Lightroom at all.
Hello Steve, a quick Google search found the solution for you here:
How to Fix Error U44M1P7 When Installing Adobe CC or CS Updates
Hope that helps!
I am absolutely a rookie when it comes to post editing. I would like to rent Adobe Light room CC 7 version for $ 9.99 / month. It is advertised as PS + Light room. Can you get the LR 7 only ? My preference is Light room, or is it a package deal ?
Greetings Nick, the Creative Cloud Photography Plan is a package deal – you don’t get either Lightroom or Photoshop, you get both (plus some other things)… For more details, see this post:
Adobe Gives Ongoing Discount for Photoshop + Lightroom CC Plan
If you wanted just Lightroom only, then you could consider purchasing Lightroom 6 (an older standalone version) instead. Check out this comparison guide for the two editions:
Compare Your Options: What’s the Difference Between Lightroom 6 vs. CC?
Hope that fully answers you question, if not then just post back!
How long is the trial?
Hi Cliff, the trial duration changed about a year ago, and is now 7 days… Here are more details:
How Long Is the Free Trial Period for Adobe Creative Cloud (CC)?
There is an Adobe CC2017 sold on ebay with a 2-year licence for 50 euros.
Is it legal?
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Adobe Illustrator CC 2017 – ESD – Windows 32/64 bit – multi-language – 1 PC
No question, that listing is absolutely not legitimate.
Does it pass the sniff test? No.
Does it sound too good to be true? Yes.
You would almost certainly get a bogus item and lose your money to boot. You could hardly find a better example of why never to try to buy Adobe software off of eBay.
Adobe very rarely discounts their software, so anything you find there – especially at that price – is likely to be a scam.
I did make some inquiries and he claims to be a legal reseller.
My guess is, that he has bought a group license and is then selling off the parts.
He reckons that after 2 years, he can just renew the license for another 2 years, for a fee of course.
Exactly as we thought and wrote above. That is completely bogus, as well as 100% illegal… And you would get stuck holding the bag.
PLEASE read the article linked in our previous reply above, before you get scammed and lose your hard-earned money.
If I upgrade to CC 2017 PS/LR version, can I still use my Br (2014)?
Yes Johann, Adobe Bridge is now free – so you can use any CC version that you like, forever – with any apps at all (either Adobe or otherwise):
It’s True: Adobe Bridge CC Is Completely Free for Everyone, for Life!
Is everyone still experiencing bugs and problems with Premiere Pro CC April?
Really good to know about how slow 2017 is. I have 2015, downloaded 2017, but it won’t install. I like 2015 so unless Adobe comes up with some awesome new capability like they did with content aware or blur reduction, I’ll just stick to 2015 for now.
Dunno, we don’t find CC 2017 slow at all… So not really sure what was going on with that comment.
But yes, Adobe is always adding more awesome new capabilities (to use your words), including in CC 2017.
i am switching from pagemaker to cc 17. but my file are not converted. i have 50 licences of cc 17. but i can not work on it due to conversion issues from .pmd to .indd. suggest best possible
No, Adobe InDesign CC will not convert old Pagemaker files. However, Adobe CS6 can and will.
As a Creative Cloud subscriber, you have full included access to previous Adobe versions, going back to CS6. So you can download, install and use CS6 to convert your PM files, and then open them in CC.
Please see this comment for more details.
what is the price of photoshop CS5 master collection 2017
Sorry Sam, Adobe discontinued CS5 years ago… They also stopped selling CS6 (from 2012) a while back.
Creative Cloud (CC) is the one and only release you can buy from Adobe now.
If you’re interested in what Creative Suite used to cost, then here is the old price sheet.
I have acrobat pro 10 and read that it is no longer supported. Does that put me at a security or hacking risk? what does no longer supported mean exactly. I want to use acrobat pro on 2 different computers, but only 1 at a time. can I download same copy to both as long as I use only 1 at a time?
do you sell acrobat? should I get pro 11 or pro 2017? Not clear on what the difference is
Hi Grenville, what “no longer supported” means is that Adobe will no longer provide official support for the software, it has reached “end of life”… In addition, there will be no further updates issued for the software, either for ongoing security or otherwise.
Here, we run a blog about Adobe products but don’t actually sell any software here… If you want, you can download the latest version of Acrobat here:
Adobe Acrobat DC Direct Download Links, for Windows and macOS
…and buy or upgrade it here:
This post covers the recent version differences:
What’s the Difference Between Acrobat DC 2016 vs. 2015 vs. XI & X?
And this guide confirms how many computers you can install and/or use it on:
How Many Computers Can You Install or Run Adobe Software On?
Hope that helps!
I came here to see a feature comparison of all photoshop versions. But you show no such things. It’s then safe to assume all those versions are identical, and that we can just go with the free CS3. Surely if anyone had worked on anything, they would have said it somewhere, right?
Yes Grégory, we have exactly those articles you are asking about – which describe all the differences:
Free Download: The Photoshop CC New Features Guidebook (97 Pages)
Compare Versions: What’s New in Adobe CC 2019 vs. Prior Releases
And as for CS3, it’s not free and never was.