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Update on New Adobe CC 2019 Direct Download Links

Download the New 2019 Release of Adobe Creative Cloud Now! (Try or Buy)

This morning, Adobe unveiled the new CC 2019 Release, which the company says is the biggest product launch since they first introduced Creative Cloud over six years ago. Pam Clark, Senior Director for Photoshop, exclaimed, “Today is by far the largest product announcement and launch experience of my career on the Photoshop team, and at Adobe. We have never delivered so much amazing new innovation to customers on the same day. I can’t wait to see what you create!”

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 Creative Cloud tools as well as significant new features and improvements to existing applications, and even some surprises.

As always, all upgrades to your CC apps are included are part of your Creative Cloud membership at no additional cost. The CC 2019 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.

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More Direct Download Links
CC 2018
Acrobat DC 2019
Captivate 2019
Lightroom 6/CC
Elements 2019

As of this writing, only the new Acrobat DC 2019 installers are out… The rest of the CC 2019 direct download links are not available yet, but we hope they will be released soon… As in the past, we are in touch with Adobe staff and advocating for you – our readers and for Creative Cloud customers everywhere – to get these posted as soon as possible. Everybody is asking us about this!

In the meantime, the CC 2018 standalone installers are still available for use and download.

For decades now, Adobe has always provided CC and CS industry-standard downloadable installers for many valid reasons… In our view, the need is strong and they should continue to do so.

If you agree, then share your thoughts below on why you want or need direct download links. More importantly, please also post feedback on the Adobe Forums and send your comments to the product teams to tell the company directly. Then spread the word to others you know!

As always, we will be following this story closely going forward, and keeping this page up-to-date with the latest news regarding new offline installers, as well as publishing further information on the status of CC 2019 direct download links.

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Also important to know is that the system requirements have changed, in order to take advantage of the latest operating system features and technologies… On Mac, the CC 2019 release now requires macOS X 10.12 Sierra or higher. If you’re not running the latest macOS yet, then you can get a free upgrade from Apple to the latest version of macOS 10.14 Mojave. On PC, either Windows 10 (version 1703 or higher) or Windows 7 will work for most Creative Cloud applications. But note that Windows 7 is no longer supported for the CC video and audio tools, and Windows 8.1 is not supported at all. For more details, consult the complete CC 2019 System Requirements. If those don’t fit for you, then you can instead continue to use the older CC 2018 applications.

What’s New in Adobe CC 2019? [Video]

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  1. Hodor


    Actually we just got off a conference call about this. Our impression is that Adobe is working on putting these standalone installers together, and that we will hopefully have good news on the CC 2019 direct download links later this month…

    It’s not as fast as we all would ideally like, but last year getting these downloads available did take several weeks after the initial CC 2018 release.

    That’s good news… kinda!

  2. Hodor

    Strange how a giant treats us mortals!

  3. ajiou
  4. Stephanie Clifford

    Alexander B.:

    Piracy sucks and is not fair !

    I disagree with your comment regarding piracy, as it doesn’t condone or strongly condemn its sinister nature that often is used as a facilitating vector to propagate cyber-criminal activity by the use of obfuscated malware, with a rising trend in Bitcoin miners and ransomware.

    Be honorable and remain on the right side of the law. Say no to software piracy.

    And by the way, regarding your term “sucks”, well that’s best left to me – just ask Donald J. Trump.

  5. Anonymous

    This is such a joke.

    There is no reason to delay the availability of standalone installers. In fact everything required to produce standalone installers is available already, because of course it’s the exact same things the CC desktop app downloads and uses to install applications. The CC desktop app already bundles *the very same installer* that is used for “official” standalone releases.

    They are doing this *for no reason*. Don’t claim that this is something they still “need to put together” or that it “needs more testing,” because that is not even remotely true. Standalone installers are very well tested because Adobe’s own prereleases are distributed as standalone installers, long before they reach general availability through the CC client.

    Indeed just recently we’ve had Adobe saying Illustrator 23.0.1 was good for production use, directing customers to the prerelease site where it’s *only* available as the standalone installer! Now that it’s GA, how long will it take them to offer the standalone installer, possibly the exact same thing that’s on the prerelease site, to the public, a few months? Ridiculous.

    Personally I don’t even have to care because I’ve been making my own standalone installers with a bit of scripting for the past few releases because waiting for Adobe to do it is a lost cause.

    What we have here is Adobe continuing to disregard perhaps the *simplest* of customer demands.
    It’s an affront to customers, and you should not have to put up with this crap, ever.

    • “The CC desktop app already bundles *the very same installer* that is used for ‘official’ standalone releases.”

      This is not true. Since June of 2016, all official Creative Cloud customer releases use a new proprietary technology where the application package has been broken out into several components and these components are downloaded separately and installed simultaneously (parallel mechanism). The CC Desktop App is required to manage this process.

      In other words, the normal delivery of Creative Cloud applications does not use standard, standalone installers… If it did, then we could have easily already provided new and ongoing direct download links for you.

      Say what you will about the schedule and the company’s commitment to getting these out in a timely fashion, but we are reliant upon Adobe for providing them publicly. That said, we definitely agree that we need to see these more quickly and frequently, and so suggest posting feedback on the Adobe Forums and sending your comments to the product teams to tell the company directly.

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