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Adobe CC 2018 Direct Download Links: Creative Cloud 2018 Release

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UPDATE – Most of these still work to download the original CC 2018 installers, though Adobe has recently taken down some links… You can also now get the CC 2019 Offline Installers or Adobe’s new CC 2022 Direct Download Links!

Last month, Adobe unveiled the all-new CC 2018 Release, which they say is the biggest product launch since Adobe first introduced Creative Cloud over five years ago. And from what we’ve seen, it looks to be true. There are major updates across the entire suite of tools and services, including entirely new CC desktop tools as well as significant new features and performance improvements to existing applications, and even some surprises.

As always, all upgrades to your CC apps are included as part of your Creative Cloud membership at no additional cost. The CC 2018 software is available immediately for worldwide download via the Creative Cloud 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.

And we have some great news: Adobe has just published a complete set (dozens!) of direct download links for the new CC 2018 release, and you’ll find them in the table below. These links go to the authentic and secure files residing on Adobe’s servers, are guaranteed genuine, safe, legal, and will not change. They give you instant access plus the ability to use your own download manager (DLM) if you have difficulty with what Adobe normally employs and want to get the tools or trials without it… They can also come in handy if you want offline CC 2018 installers to use, store, or back up with (i.e., copy to USB flash drive, burn to DVD media, install on other systems or unconnected machines, etc).

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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 2018 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 2018 tools will install and run together on the same computer(s) alongside any older Adobe versions such as CC 2017, CC 2015, CS6, CS5, CS4, and CS3.  These CC trials are fully functional for 7 free days.

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Importantly, all available product languages (except for Hebrew and Arabic) are included in a single multilingual download, and 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.

So without further ado, here are the CC 2018 links!

Creative Cloud 2018 – Adobe CC 2018 Download Links – ALL Languages

[UPDATE (Oct. 2021) – These links still work to download most original CC 2018 installers. If you’re looking for direct links to the newest 2022 versions, then see this post.]

Adobe CC 2018
Direct Downloads
Windows Mac OS
Size Installer Size Installer
Photoshop CC 2018 (32-bit) 1.3 GB Down­load    
Photoshop CC 2018 (64-bit) 1.6 GB Down­load 1.5 GB Down­load
Lightroom CC 2018 809 MB Down­load 876 MB Down­load
Lightroom Classic CC 2018 1.2 GB Down­load 1.2 GB Down­load
Illustrator CC 2018 (32-bit) 1.9 GB Down­load    
Illustrator CC 2018 (64-bit) 2.0 GB Down­load 2.0 GB Down­load
InDesign CC 2018 (32-bit) 877 MB Down­load    
InDesign CC 2018 (64-bit) 929 MB Down­load 883 MB Down­load
InCopy CC 2018 (32-bit) 864 MB Down­load    
InCopy CC 2018 (64-bit) 914 MB Down­load 869 MB Down­load
Dreamweaver CC 2018 (32bit) 936 MB Down­load    
Dreamweaver CC 2018 (64bit) 982 MB Down­load 769 MB Down­load
Adobe Muse CC 2018 771 MB Down­load 707 MB Down­load
Animate CC 2018 (Flash Pro) 1.5 GB Down­load 1.7 GB Down­load
Dimension CC 2018 1.4 GB Down­load 1.3 GB Down­load
Adobe XD CC 2018 ** ** **
Character Animator CC 2018 720 MB Down­load 794 MB Down­load
Premiere Pro CC 2018 1.4 GB Down­load 1.5 GB Down­load
After Effects CC 2018 1.7 GB Down­load 1.7 GB Down­load
Audition CC 2018 572 MB Down­load 672 MB Down­load
Prelude CC 2018 731 MB Down­load 800 MB Down­load
Media Encoder CC 2018 1.3 GB Down­load 1.3 GB Down­load
Bridge CC 2018 (32-bit) 822 MB Down­load    
Bridge CC 2018 (64-bit) 954 MB Down­load 868 MB Down­load
SpeedGrade CC 2015 339 MB Down­load 360 MB Down­load
Edge Animate CC 2015 149 MB Down­load* 137 MB Down­load*
Fuse CC 2017 3.8 GB Down­load 3.8 GB Down­load
Adobe Scout CC 18 MB Down­load 13 MB Down­load
CC Desktop App (v. 5.6.0.788) 293 MB Down­load* 245 MB Down­load*
CC Desktop App (v. 5.2.1.441) 252 MB Down­load*    
CC Desktop App (v. 4.9.0.504) 326 MB Down­load* 263 MB Down­load*
Other Tools Included in Creative Cloud 2018
Acrobat Pro DC 2018 (32bit) 785 MB Down­load* 692 MB Down­load*
Adobe Camera Raw 12.2.1 460 MB Down­load 465 MB Down­load
Flash Builder 4.7 Prem. (32bit) 1.0 GB Down­load    
Flash Builder 4.7 Prem. (64bit) 1.0 GB Down­load 1.1 GB Down­load
Fireworks CS6 438 MB Down­load* 627 MB Down­load*
Encore CS6 (readme) 1.1 GB Down­load* 1.6 GB Down­load*
ExtendScript Toolkit CC 94 MB Down­load 96 MB Down­load
Adobe Gaming SDK 1.4 296 MB Down­load 315 MB Down­load
Touch App Plugins 4 MB Down­load 8 MB Down­load
Creative Cloud Packager 356 MB Down­load* 162 MB Down­load*

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

CC subscribers can also download & use CC 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019,
2017, 2015.5, 2015, 2014, 2013 and/or CS6.

See the CC System Requirements for complete platform information.

** = Adobe XD (Experience Design) is not available as a direct download for this
release. But you can get a standalone installer for the latest version of XD.

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[ 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. 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.

Finally, it’s important to know that the system requirements for Mac have changed… The CC 2018 release now requires macOS 10.11 (El Capitan) through 10.14 (Mojave). On macOS 10.15 (Catalina) and above, only the CC 2019 release (or higher) will install due to Apple dropping support for older apps with 32-bit components. If you’re not yet running any of those Mac operating systems, you can use the older CC 2017 apps instead. For Windows, there are no major changes to the specs or requirements from CC 2017; Windows 7 and higher still work fine.

The only caveat so far against upgrading is for DVA users who rely on Dolby Digital audio encoding or decoding by the CC tools. For further information, see this help page. If you’re on an older operating system or still need that functionality, then by all means you can still keep the CC 2017 versions available on your machine as described above.

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.

What’s New in Adobe CC 2018? [Video]

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  1. ‘Install’ needs to be updated.
    This app needs to be updated by the developer to work with this version of macOS. Please contact the developer for more information.

    That’s the error it’s giving when I downloaded it and it is ready to install on my computer.
    I also tried the 2017 version but that gives the same error. It does work when I download the 2019 version.

    Reply
  2. I have not been able to download any of these older programs anywhere, ever! My system crashed out and I couldn’t get back all my apps. I was like “WTF, Adobe!!! They were here last time! Where’d my stuff go!”

    So thank you for keeping these links open and available. I’m going to put fuse, encore and speedgrade on discs in my archive. Memory and SSD space is not forever, cd’s get darned close. Photographs a bit closer, and of course, death and taxes are spot on.

    Reply
  3. I tried to install the premiere pro trial and I got “update required your browser or operating system is no longer supported”. I have everything perfect so I don’t know the issue. It started doing this recently because I installed photoshop like 6 months ago here and it was working. Why is it broken now?

    I tried every fix but nothing is working. I’ve been trying to fix it for 2 weeks now and I’m getting annoyed out of my mind!

    Also I installed the new adobe creative cloud and it gets error code 1 now, So I uninstalled it and now I’m getting update required again 😑. PLEASE HELP!!!

    Reply
    • If you get this error:

      “Update required: Your browser or operating system is no longer supported. You may need to install the latest updates to your operating system.”

      or this error:

      “The installation cannot proceed as the installer file may be damaged. Download the installer file again.”

      …then extract the files, turn off the Internet or Wi-Fi, and try to install the software again.

      If still no luck, please see this Adobe help page:

      Update your operating system to work with Adobe apps

      Does that help?

    • You need to disconnect from the internet. The installer is phoning home to Adobe and just saying that it’s not compatible with your system. They may be trying to force people to use the newer versions.

      As soon you turn off the Wifi and launch the installer, it will work just fine.

    • Sorry, not sure; what is the exact text of the error message you received?

      Just tested out that direct download link, and it works fine for us…

      Nobody else has reported any issues, so we’d need more detail in order to help you out.

      Did you try using a different web browser, or another computer or Internet connection?

  4. hi,

    I’m using CC2018 with the creative cloud license, but now I’m encountering problems on Illustrator. I need to update, but my windows is not supported for a newer version.

    For now, I don’t want to upgrade my windows. can I download & use this software to re-install my Illustrator CC 2018?

    Pls. help me.

    Reply
    • Yes, just be aware that these direct download links are largely the original base “2018.0” versions… There are no further updates available as standalone installers, as Adobe has not provided them.

      You could try updating the software from the “Help” menu to get the last CC 2018 version, which may work but is not using a direct download link.

      So, if you want a “clean” reinstall, you could try this:

      1. Uninstall all Adobe apps using standard OS procedures.
      2. Download & run the Creative Cloud Cleaner Tool, remove all apps.
      3. Reboot your computer (don’t skip this step).
      4. Start again from the top by reinstalling the Creative Cloud tools you want.

      Hope that helps!

  5. Can’t download “CC Desktop App (v. 5.6.0.788)”. Gets this error message:

    Access Denied
    You don’t have permission to access “…/AdobeProducts/KCCC/CCD/5_6_0/win64/ACCCx5_6_0_788.zip” on this server.

    How can I download the CC desktop app? Can I install CC Apps (e.g. Illustrator, Photoshop, …) without the CC Desktop App?

    Reply
    • Yes – you can install other Creative Cloud apps without the Desktop app, using the direct download links above.

      Most of the links here still work – but as mentioned in the footer to the table above, some of the (asterisked) direct links require the additional step of following these download instructions first in order to work… The CC Desktop app is one of those links.

      It’s needed by Adobe’s servers in order to set up the download session, otherwise you will get an access or permissions denied message. Hope that helps!

  6. hola, por favor me urge tener photoshop e indesign para mac os x 10.9.5,
    por favor me urge, me podrian ayudar

    Reply
    • The direct download links above for Photoshop and InDesign still work. However, the CC 2018 release requires at least macOS 10.11 (El Capitan).

      Note: On macOS 10.15 (Catalina) and above, CC 2018 won’t work because Apple dropped all support for 32-bit applications.

      For Mac OS X v10.9, you would need CC 2015… Be sure to carefully follow the download instructions given on that page.

  7. Just fantastic!

    This is the only place I could find legitimate older versions of Adobe Suite Apps. Got an old Mac Mini Late 2010 model, and cannot use anything newer than 2018 Adobe Suite Products. So right now I’m running High Sierra, the highest the mac mini 2010 can go, and downloaded PS and AI 2018. Runs perfect! Ain’t much difference in the 2018 than the newer 2021.

    Question though. I’ve ran the trial period, and looking to pay in the near future for All Apps. If I purchase them monthly through the Adobe site or the latest Creative Cloud App, will they transfer over to the apps I’ve downloaded here for use?

    Reply
    • Hey Zach, glad these links helped you out! Thanks for letting us know.

      To answer your question: Yes, once you subscribe to Creative Cloud, you can (unofficially) use older versions… They will still run under your paid membership.

      So you don’t necessarily have to use the newest releases, if you prefer not to – or if your computer does not support the latest versions, due to their system requirements.

      In other words, Adobe won’t stop you from using prior CC releases and won’t force you to upgrade.

      Just be aware that Adobe will “officially” support only the current release – CC 2022 – and one version back – CC 2021… But as long as you don’t run into any unexpected issues, then that shouldn’t be a problem, and you can continue to use previous versions as long as you want.

  8. Update required
    Your browser or operating system is no longer supported. You may need to install the latest updates to your operating system.

    Illustrator CC 2018 (64-bit)
    ——————————-
    Browser: Chrome
    OS: Windows 11 (Latest)

    Illustrator CC 2018 will not work with Windows 11?

    Reply
    • Adobe is not saying much yet on support for Windows 11 – so it’s unclear how well older releases will run on it:

      Using Adobe Applications on Windows 11

      But if you’re getting this error:

      “Update required: Your browser or operating system is no longer supported. You may need to install the latest updates to your operating system.”

      or this error:

      “The installation cannot proceed as the installer file may be damaged. Download the installer file again.”

      …then extract the files, turn off the Internet or Wi-Fi, and try to install the software again.

      If still no luck, please see this Adobe help page:

      Update your operating system to work with Adobe apps

      Does that help?

  9. After downloading Photoshop 2018, it was working fine under the 7-days trial, then 7 days passed but it didn’t lock up but all of a sudden I’m not able to use it anymore. It’s just saying my trial is over. I’m planning on downloading CC 2019 but the first software I downloaded is a big turn-off. If you have a way to fix this problem, then I’ll download more software from here.

    Reply

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