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Adobe CS6 Trial Downloads: Direct Links (no Manager or Assistant)

[UPDATE (Nov. 2017) – These still work to download the old CS6 trials plus Edge Animate 1.5. We also now have Adobe’s all-new CC 2018 Direct Download Links!]

[UPDATE (Jan. 2017) – Adobe just stopped selling CS6 entirely – here’s why.]

Creative Suite 6 is now available for instant download and direct shipping, and there are many important differences in this release compared to Creative Suite 5, including hundreds of new features added to the individual applications.

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Here we’ve put together a complete set of Adobe CS6 direct download links for all the new products (Windows and Mac OS), for instant easy access and the ability to use your own download manager or download assistant if you have any difficulty with what Adobe normally employs and need to get the trials without it…

Whether you’re considering buying a full version or will be upgrading from a prior CS release, or even if you’re getting a volume license or joining the Creative Cloud, you can always use these free trials to install, run, and activate the CS6 software on your system, without needing to reinstall.  All of these CS6 trials will run fully for 30 (or possibly more) free days after initial launch.

Where available, we’ve also linked the free CS6 Extra Content downloads (aka Additional or Functional Content).  Direct links for both the Adobe Muse 30-day trial plus the completely FREE, full Adobe Edge Animate 1.5 are offered as well (to install Edge Animate, see these tips).

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Below is a table for CS6 trials in major languages. These links go to the auth­entic and original CS6 files residing on Adobe’s servers, are guaranteed genuine, safe, legal, and will not change. For Windows, each program consists of up to two files, an .exe and a 7-Zip file (.7z). The .exe file will only work when the .7z file is also fully downloaded and resides in the same location. For the Mac, it’s just a single .dmg file for each program.

The supported Language Sets vary by product. The Western Euro­pean languages can include French/Français, German/Deutsch, Dutch/Nederlands, Italian/Italiano, Spanish/Español, Portuguese/Português, Danish/Dansk, Finnish/Suomi, Swedish/Svenska & Norwegian/Norsk. To see which product supports which languages, visit the main Adobe trials page and then click on the selection menu for whichever product(s) you’d like to try – it will tell you which languages are currently available.

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Note: Very Important Instructions

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

You need to have a free Adobe account and be logged into it to use the links below, as Adobe sets a session cookie on your browser that allows you to access the direct download links. Otherwise, you will receive an “access denied” or “no permission” message block­ing the connection. So please follow these instructions carefully or the links will not work!

  1. Adobe recommends temporarily turning off any surfing restrictions you might have running, like site or cookie blocking, filtering, firewalls or antivirus software.
  2. Click «HERE» to visit this page first, before clicking any of the links in the table below – this is critical!
  3. If asked, sign in with your Adobe ID or take a minute to create one for yourself (free).
  4. OK! Now you’re logged in at Adobe with the trials cookie set, so you can instantly download any of the software below. Just make sure you have enough disk space.
  5. Download the files either by clicking directly on the DDL links, or by right-clicking and choosing “Save Link As…” on the popup menu – and save all files to the same place.
  6. Then follow the product installation instructions here.

Creative Suite 6 – Adobe CS6 Download Links

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Adobe CS6
Direct Downloads
 
Size
Windows Mac
English Western Europe English Europe
Photoshop CS6 1.1 GB File 1 File 2 File 1 File 2 File 1 File 1
Illustrator CS6 1.8 GB File 1 File 2 File 1 File 2 File 1 File 1
Dreamweaver CS6 272 MB File 1   File 1   File 1 File 1
Fireworks CS6 438 MB File 1   File 1   File 1 File 1
InDesign CS6 879 MB File 1 File 2 File 1 File 2 File 1 File 1
InCopy CS6 638 MB File 1 File 2 File 1 File 2 File 1 File 1
Flash Professional CS6 1.1 GB File 1   File 1   File 1 File 1
Flash Builder 4.7 1.0 GB File 1   File 1   File 1 File 1
Premiere Pro CS6 1.1 GB File 1 File 2 File 1 File 2 File 1 File 1
After Effects CS6 997 MB File 1 File 2 File 1 File 2 File 1 File 1
Audition CS6 223 MB File 1   File 1   File 1 File 1
Prelude CS6 488 MB File 1   File 1   File 1 File 1
SpeedGrade CS6 95 MB File 1   File 1   File 1 File 1
Adobe Muse 32 MB File 1   File 1   File 1 File 1
Adobe Edge Animate 1.5 143 MB File 1   File 1   File 1 File 1
Acrobat X Pro 465 MB File 1   File 1   File 1 File 1
Camera Raw 9.1.1 220 MB File 1   File 1   File 1 File 1
Creative Suites
CS6 Master Collection 6.2 GB File 1 File 2 File 1 File 2 File 1 File 1
CS6 Design & Web Prem 4.5 GB File 1 File 2 File 1 File 2 File 1 File 1
CS6 Design Standard 3.7 GB File 1 File 2 File 1 File 2 File 1 File 1
CS6 Production Prem 5.8 GB File 1 File 2 File 1 File 2 File 1 File 1

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All of these trials are supported on Mac OS X or Windows (32-bit x86 and 64-bit x64), with the exception of After Effects CS6, Premiere Pro CS6, and SpeedGrade CS6 which are 64-bit only. For more, see the complete set of system requirements for Creative Suite 6.

If you need or want the newer Acrobat XI (released Oct. 2012) instead of Acrobat X which comes bundled in the CS6 suites, then see our Acrobat XI Direct Download Links.

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Note there is no separate trial download for Photoshop CS6 “Standard” – the trial is always the Extended version (having all Photoshop features including 3D and motion-based content), and then you decide which version you’d like to keep at time of product purchase.

You do not need to uninstall previous versions of Creative Suite; some users prefer to keep the older, familiar version(s) around as they come up to speed with the new product’s features, and some folks have CS3, CS4, CS5, and CS6 all on one computer.

We suggest using a browser other than Internet Explorer to download the files above. They can be quite large and IE has been known to drop the extension (like “.exe”) from the Windows filename. If this happens and you can’t open a file, then just rename it to add back the extension. But generally, using Firefox or Chrome will work better – and if you have any issues getting the downloads to work with one browser, then try another.

*** Note: If you have any problems getting the files to download or install, be sure to read the earlier comments on this page – as most questions have already been asked and answered below!

Adobe CS6 Extra Content

This is Extra Content (also called Functional Content) that Adobe bundles with some CS6 applications. It is technically optional and not required to run the main products, but will improve your experience if you can take the time to download and add it to your installation.

What’s included in this free additional content are typically media assets, templates, tutorials, documentation, fonts, footage, sample files and projects, and so on. If you own a suite, you can download the bundle for that plus whichever applications are in it.

  • Illustrator CS6 Extra Content (112 MB)
              Windows:  File 1                  Mac:  File 1
  • InDesign CS6 Extra Content (130 MB)
              Windows:  File 1                  Mac:  File 1
  • Premiere Pro / Encore CS6 Extra Content (733 MB)
              Windows:  File 1   File 2      Mac:  File 1
  • After Effects CS6 Extra Content
              AE content will be migrated to the After Effects Exchange.
  • Adobe Audition Content Download Extras
              This contains thousands of royalty-free audio sound effects and music loop files.

Adobe CS6 Updates

If you already have the CS6 application(s) installed and are trying to download the available product updates, then you’ll find them on this Updates page.

See Also

Download New Adobe CC 2018 Free Trials (Direct Links)

Did these links work for you? Hope they helped out; please let us know with a comment below… And please see our companion page if you want the direct links for the new CC 2018 products.

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  1. Devin

    I had to reinstall Premiere Pro CS6 from 2013. When I type in the serial number, it says that number has been revoked. How do I get this installed back onto my system? Thanks

  2. Robert

    Hi, I installed the Photoshop CS6 trial and it won’t update, it can’t find the update server. I can download the update file for Photoshop itself but I remember using the updater and it updating Camera Raw and some other stuff, do you know what other update files I should get ?

    Thanks for this great site.

  3. Geoff

    I know it’s old, but do these links still work?

    I am getting an “access denied” message.

    Thanks!

    • Yes, all the CS6 trial download links here still work. But please make sure you are carefully following the important download instructions (given in the article above) before you click any of the links.

      That’s required by Adobe’s servers; otherwise the Creative Suite 6 direct links won’t work and you’ll get that “access denied” message instead. If you still have any difficulties, then try a different web browser, another computer, or Internet connection.

      Also, make sure you’re not blocking or filtering anything with your browser(s) – like cookies, downloads, or any sites or URLs – or running blocking utilities like Ghostery, AdBlock, or Disconnect. Adobe recommends temporarily turning those things off (including antivirus, firewalls, etc. – it’s the first step in those directions above). Some third-party download managers or other utilities may also interfere with the process.

      If you’re still stuck, check out this list of download tips we put together to help.

      Then, to complete the installation, you must have Administrator privileges on your computer.

  4. ashley

    How can I download the photoshop cs6 for free?

  5. valerie best

    so how much does it cost to buy CS6, how do you pay for it and to whom do you pay?

    • Please see our previous reply, just above your comment.

      Outside of that (and recommending to use the latest releases instead), there’s nothing further to be done. These versions are nearly 6 years old now and end-of-life; they have been completely discontinued by Adobe, so nobody legitimate sells or offers safe & legal versions of CS6 anymore – sorry.

  6. john

    why doesn’t it have cs6 in chinese?

  7. Karim

    I’m probably being an idiot, but it says download not authorized, I’ve not used this site before :/ What am I doing?

    • Well, you need to follow the download directions given in the post above, before clicking on the links…

      That’s required by Adobe’s servers; otherwise the CS6 direct links won’t work and you’ll get an access/permissions denied message instead. If you still have any difficulties, then try a different web browser, another computer, or Internet connection.

  8. Grace

    I just downloaded photoshop cs6 file 1, it says it’s missing some parts and i need all the parts. where can i download more?

  9. why don’t the download links work?
    I can’t use the links.

    • Well, you need to follow the download directions given in the post above, before clicking on the links.

      That’s required by Adobe’s servers; otherwise the CS6 direct links won’t work and you’ll get an access/permissions denied message instead. If you still have any difficulties, then try a different web browser, another computer, or Internet connection.

  10. Pavan kumar

    Thank for for the CS6 downloads.

  11. Am

    Hi there,
    I own CS6 Master Collection. I’m trying to install it on a new computer, but even after signing in to an adobe account, and changing browsers, I cannot install the product. Your help ASAP please. Thanks Am

  12. Am

    Hi there,

    Problem solved. Downloaded from a different mirror, and it worked.

    Thanks
    Am

  13. Anonymous

    SVP je suis sur le site, mais je ne sais pas comment telecharger les logiciels que je veux.

  14. eson

    I know it’s old, but do these links still work?
    I am getting an “access denied” message.
    Thanks!

    • The links here all still work fine (just tested) – but you have to follow the download directions given in the post above, before clicking on the links…

      Doing that is required by Adobe’s servers; otherwise the CS6 direct links won’t work and you’ll get that exact “access denied” message instead.

      If you still have any difficulties, then try a different web browser, another computer, or Internet connection.

  15. Anonymous

    adobe photoshop cs6 serial number extended

  16. Guy

    When I run the install.app for any of these (mac), I get an error saying the installer failed to initialize possibly due to a missing file. Any ideas?

  17. Guy

    Well I just googled the error and found a fix. Had to run the install executable within the contents of the app for some reason. Should have done that before commenting!

  18. Jewel

    I need Adobe Indesign CS 3.

  19. Deep

    @ProDesignTools

    Can I download it for Mac high sierra?

  20. Victor Valdes

    Hi, I recently downloaded a trial of CC 2017 to run side-by-side with some of the CS6 apps. and the CS6 all went corrupt :(. I was very upset but I had to deal with it.

    I never bought the suite; I bought individual programs back in ’12 or ’13. I use PS CS6, IL CS6 and IND CS6. I was able to install and activate them again, but my issue is the Updates available to these programs.

    When I go to install the updates, it says CS6 Update could not be applied. Patch is not applicable for you.

    I have downloaded these directly from Adobe. How can I get to these updates to install correctly?

    Thanks

  21. Victor Valdes

    @ProDesignTools

    Hello, I did this already to no avail. Never had this happen before. Anything else I can try?

  22. It said “Access Denied”, how can i download photoshop cs6

    • Well, you need to follow the download directions given in the post above, before clicking on the links…

      That’s required by Adobe’s servers; otherwise the CS6 direct links won’t work and you’ll get that access/permissions denied message instead. If you still have any difficulties, then try a different web browser, another computer, or Internet connection.

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