Update on New Creative Cloud 2020 Direct Download Links
Every year, Adobe’s creative product launches seem to get bigger – and this year is no exception… This morning, in front of a record 15,000 attendees at the annual MAX conference, Adobe unveiled the new CC 2020 Release, which feels like their biggest product launch since they first introduced Creative Cloud over seven years ago.
As we’ve come to expect from Adobe, 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: Photoshop on iPad 1.0 now shipping, a brand new AR app called Adobe Aero (free!), the new Adobe Fresco available on Windows 10, and even Illustrator on iPad coming next year.
As always, all upgrades to your CC apps are included are part of your Creative Cloud membership at no additional cost. The CC 2020 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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As of this writing, the new CC 2020 direct download links are not yet available, but we hope they will be publicly released soon… As in the past, we are actively 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 2019 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 definitely 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 2020 direct download links.
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Changing System Requirements
Also important to know that the system requirements have changed, both on Windows as well as on Mac, in order to take advantage of the latest operating system features and technologies… On Macs, the CC 2020 release now requires macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) or higher. If you’re not yet running a compatible version of macOS, then you can get a free upgrade directly from Apple to High Sierra (10.13), to Mojave (10.14), or to Catalina (10.15). Be aware, however, that in Catalina – the latest release – Apple has dropped support for any older 32-bit programs that may be installed on your Mac.
On PCs, Windows 10 (version 1809 or higher) is a fully-supported platform for all Creative Cloud applications. Windows 7 SP1 will still work for some CC tools, but not key ones like the video and audio apps, and Windows 8.x is not supported at all. Furthermore, except for Acrobat DC, Creative Cloud no longer supports Windows 32-bit systems. Most CC 2019 apps already required a Windows 64-bit OS, and that requirement has now expanded to all CC 2020 apps. This means that 32-bit versions of Illustrator, InDesign, InCopy, Dreamweaver and Bridge are not offered in CC 2020, as they were in CC 2019.
Adobe explains that focusing their efforts on more modern OS versions allows them to concentrate on developing the features and functionality most requested by members, while ensuring peak performance that takes advantage of modern hardware. For more details, please consult the complete CC 2020 System Requirements. If these specifications don’t work for you for some reason, then you can instead continue to use the older CC 2019 applications, or even CC 2018.
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