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  1. Hodor

    ProDesignTools:

    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.

  6. GodzFire

    Still waiting on those links. As seen in this thread asking about it, there’s a lot of silence: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2555634

  7. Greg R

    Is there a direct download link for Photoshop CC2019, without the creative cloud? I am subscribing to PS and Lightroom.

    Thanks.

  8. James Stone

    How come rest of the web have this by we don’t yet? I mean if someone on the Internet can get their hands on this then why can’t we have it? Not talking about any illegal links here.

    There must be a way!

    • James – to date, there are no legal, legitimate or safe standalone installers for the CC 2019 release… That’s an absolute fact.

      Anything that might be found (claiming otherwise) by grokking the dark corners of the Internet is definitely not authentic or safe, and certainly did not come from Adobe.

      Sorry for the wait!

  9. James Stone

    I can’t lie here. But there are indeed full standalone installers out there along with patches! We are quite aware how this all works. What is painful here is Adobe’s delay without a valid reason for it. I mean think about MS doing it for the rest of the world!

    Delaying an installer makes no sense. They are clearly capitalizing on this and making money over it. That’s the whole behind CC anyways.

    • As stated before, there are no other safe or legal places to download these trials or this software except directly from Adobe’s servers (e.g., via the pending CC 2019 direct download links).

      So while we appreciate your comments, you should never try to download Adobe software from anywhere else other than Adobe’s servers… It can cause you some serious problems.

      As for the rest, we don’t believe Adobe is intentionally sandbagging the release of the CC 2019 direct links, or anything like that. Don’t attribute to malice that which can be explained by other factors.

      Our view is that it just hasn’t been as high of a priority for them to get out after a major new release, versus marshaling all their resources towards new product support and fast fixes to bugs that crop up.

      Nevertheless, we certainly understand your frustration, and are staying on the case!

  10. Jane

    Can’t wait till these come out. Hope it’s soon!

  11. James Stone

    I do get your point and for the most part you are correct. But there do exist sources out there in the wild with no malware on them. Not only these are tested by anti-virus scanners but they indeed tend to you to a trial mode. I am strictly not talking about anything else.

    I had successfully started my trial using one on a VM and faced no issue. But since I have to deploy them to my small firm’s network I can’t trust them, as they are not from Adobe.

    So in short. The links are out already. Don’t know what’s Adobe is doing right now. Patches can be released as and when needed. My thinking is they are gonna rip us off over the holidays and come out way back in the end of January 2019.

    When did you last contact them, by the way?

  12. Alex

    I don’t understand why some people need desperately direct links, if all legal users like me, can download all apps via Creative Cloud Desktop app and maintain all up to date.

  13. bubbi

    @ProDesignTools

    What if my computer is not connected to the Internet?

    Find a computer that is connected to the Internet, and download the update to an external drive or media that you can move to the computer that’s not on the Internet.

    This is what they say on that page you posted, but how do you download to an external drive and:

    A – prevent it from installing or not and still preserve the download files.
    B – Have and locate the download files after downloading.

    The files don’t download to the download folder, and are not typically even seen by us.

    b

  14. bubbi

    That part I understand. The bit I posted above is the Adobe instructions from your linked “Hint” Page. On it is a question, ‘what if my computer is not connected…’ etc., and they say find one that is, and download the files to an external drive… Is that just an old thing they haven’t deleted? Cause I don’t know how to do that using the current Adobe CC program.

    • Sure. No, it’s not old. It works the same exact way as it always has, going back to the direct download links of CS6 and before…

      Basically you need to look in the standard “Downloads” folder of your computer after downloading the file(s) via the direct download links. If you’re unsure where/how to find that folder, then follow this guide:

      Where do files go when downloaded?

      There you will find the standalone installer(s) for the CC applications you chose… Then you can copy or move those over to another system, via whatever means you wish – USB/flash/thumb drive, or CD/DVD media, etc.

      So you can definitely do all this without using Adobe’s Creative Cloud Desktop app, and without a fast/strong/reliable/steady Internet connection. Note however that the final installed program does still do need to go online on the destination computer very briefly simply to activate the software.

      Hope that helps.

    • PS – While we’re waiting for the CC 2019 direct download links to be released, you can still access & use the previous major release here:

      All Adobe Creative Cloud 2018 Standalone Installers for Windows & Mac

      Give that a shot and see if it works for you.

  15. bubbi

    Thanks for your patience. :-)

    BTW: I’m a database programmer by profession, so I’m not asking a file location question on my computer.

    It seems from the ‘hint’ page you linked to above, and the quote I originally posted with… adobe is saying find a computer which is connected and download the update files. The only way I know how to download any files, or that adobe has actually supplied any current files is via Creative Cloud. Is that subheading regards some other direct download links? The info on that page regards new (coming) direct download links is actually below the subheading I’m trying to figure out… Are you saying in that page it’s talking about downloading something else outside of Creative Cloud? And different than the direct download links it mentioned after and that have been available for years…

    • That Adobe page is talking about Creative Cloud direct download links generally – and yes, outside of the Desktop app.

      These were released for CC 2018 some time ago, and continue to be available for use now (see the ‘PS’ in our previous reply). Older versions are available as well.

      And they will be published by Adobe for the new CC 2019 release soon.

      In all cases, these are standalone installers that work without any download manager or assistant.

      It’s really as simple as that.

  16. bubbi

    OK, thanks very much.
    :-)

  17. andy

    l want to know where is this release of background video remove tool that was going to be in after effects 2019?
    what happened to it when it shows the video of the tool in the beginning of the year?

    • Hey Andy, you must be talking about the “Content Aware Fill for Video” sneak peek [watch here] that Jason Levine demoed at the MAX 2018 conference a couple months ago…

      That was a preview of upcoming new technology, not (yet) a shipping product. Like with other Adobe sneak peeks, there are never any guarantees on what will actually ship in the CC tools.

      However, it looks promising. See this page for more details:

      A Peek Behind the Scenes: #CAFVIDEO — Content Aware Fill for Video

      The After Effects team plans to release Content Aware Fill in an upcoming release of After Effects. But before we can ship, we need your feedback. We would like to offer a select group of users an early preview of what we’ve done so far, so you can tell us what we need to do to make sure Content Aware Fill is all you expect it to be. Stay tuned for details.

  18. Pedro

    Lightroom Classic CC 8.1 Available.

    Photoshop 2019 20.0.1 avaible…………

    CC 2019 Offline installers? Maybe for 2030……………………

  19. John

    @Alex

    Because there are computer networks and computers that exist today that are never allowed to connect to the Internet however it is still desirable to use commonly-available software on them.

  20. RTM
  21. Mohammed Amjed Khan Abro

    I have downloaded the Adobe CC 2019 versions of Ai, Ps & Id – but when I install them in Windows 10 x64, it says update system and Windows 10 version 1105, 1107 etc are not the supported versions.

    Can anyone explain which versions of window 10 x64 will support Adobe CC 2019?

    Note: I have installed windows 10 Education, & kindly guide me for Windows versions by the names (Pro, Enterprise, Student etc), not by numbers like 1105 etc.
    Thanks.

  22. Anonymous
  23. Hodor

    The North will remember the mutiny of Adobe!

  24. Anonymous

    ProDesignTools:
    We think it’s getting close.

    Why do you keep saying that? You’ve been claiming that for over two months.

    At this point, this is about as credible as a White House statement.

    • No, you have a point. Forecasting when a huge company of 20,000 people will get a major task like this completed is not easily done… However, we can assure you that the effort continues and we are indeed getting closer to the date of final completion & release of the CC 2019 direct download links. And we totally understand and appreciate your frustration.

      What could be taking so long? To folks on the outside, it seems simple – right? Just upload all the installers. But they first have to create them in standard .EXE/.DMG format for the latest available versions for all applications across all the different product teams throughout the company… Then all of those newly-built installers have to be regression-tested and validated on all supported operating system platforms & configurations before public release. When they run into problems, they have to take those issues back to the individual product teams, and repeat. Then after proving out all those new installers, they have to upload them all to the correct places on the Adobe download servers and get the word out. It’s not as easy and fast of a job as it might appear to those of us on the outside.

    • We must also never forget Hofstadter’s Law – which states that everything always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.

  25. Dev

    Your optimism is admirable. But had they planned on to release the catalog, it would have been done by now. Adobe like any other firm follows a certain path to release cycle. The new CC 2019 is not on the same line.

    Let me elaborate:

    Take a look at Adobe Acrobat DC products.
    There has and never will be a delay for its release. And here’s why. DC line has always been fragmented in two streams. Classic and Continuous. Adobe has always been very consistent in providing support for both. Not only they have a separate publicly-open FTP server, but also the regular and dedicated download links too. This product is much more important to Adobe for its importance in Enterprises and business activities and no chance is taken to defer its cycle.

    Now take a look at CC 2019 release.
    Once it’s out and released to wider public, soon within a few days or weeks the first patches will begin to arrive. And later followed by a revision change. Yes, it’s a huge collaboration between many teams covering the globe entirely. Also up until CC 2018, they have provided offline links quickly and that’s never been an issue. So must we ask ourselves what has changed since? Adobe just like Microsoft now strictly moving to a SAAS model to reap the benefits and fill the balance sheet for investors.

    Best and quick way to do this is by ditching the offline installers, wouldn’t you say? They took the note and did it in the 2019 release this time. The holidays are crucial times for them, just like any other company getting more and more people to sign up for CC products. And that’s done effectively.

    So had they wanted to release it, it would have been released by now. Unfortunately they don’t.

    • Well, your comment is an interesting read, but it’s mostly inaccurate. The only part that’s true is that Acrobat is a separate, singular division within the company that runs independently and releases direct download links more regularly and definitely more quickly.

      But it’s absolutely, positively not true that “up until CC 2018, [Adobe] provided offline links quickly and that’s never been an issue”… Believe us, because we follow this very, very closely so we know. In fact, there were not direct links provided at all for CC 2015.5 until four months after the release of that version in 2016. And this was painfully evident because we wrote an article at the time about their disappearance and the great unfilled need that spurred enormous customer outcry and helped bring standalone installers back from the company.

      Nevertheless, there were even bigger issues for the CC 2017 release, when direct download links for many apps such as InDesign, Dreamweaver and Animate were never made available at all – even to this day.

      Finally with CC 2018, Adobe got it mostly right and published direct download links for virtually all tools (except XD) within about three weeks. But, they never published standalone installers for any updates to CC 2018; only the initial base “.0” versions from October 2017.

      Now here we stand with CC 2019. It’s been three months since the Creative Cloud 2019 release at Adobe MAX on October 15th, and as of today, we do not have these direct download links yet… But, we assure you, we will.

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