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How to Get Direct Download Links for All Adobe Products

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Next to our collection of free Adobe books, easily the most popular resource here at ProDesignTools is the large set of Adobe direct download links that we’ve put together over the years…

Why are these offline installers needed? Because some users want or need to access the tools directly without using a download/app manager… This is essential when you want to copy standard installers onto a USB drive for use anywhere, download on one computer to install on another (or multiple) without re-downloading, keep and make permanent offline backups, have a slow Internet connection which is capped or throttled or hangs/freezes when trying to use the Desktop app to download 20 GB of CC upgrades, etc.

So for those of you who need them, below is a complete directory of all the Adobe direct download links we’ve curated here since 2009… This list includes Creative Cloud, Acrobat, Captivate, Elements, Lightroom, and Creative Suite. These links go to the authentic and secure files residing on Adobe’s servers, are guaranteed genuine, safe, and legal. And we will continue to keep this collec­tion updated going forward.

Adobe has taken down some installers, but most are still available – or where possible, we’ll tell you how to get them here:

Creative Cloud (CC) Direct Download Links

Release Name Release Date
Creative Cloud 2023 October 18, 2022
Creative Cloud 2022 October 26, 2021
Creative Cloud 2021 October 20, 2020
Creative Cloud 2020 November 04, 2019
Creative Cloud 2019 October 15, 2018
Creative Cloud 2018 October 18, 2017
Creative Cloud 2017 November 02, 2016
Creative Cloud 2016 June 21, 2016
Creative Cloud 2015 June 16, 2015
Creative Cloud 2014 June 18, 2014
Creative Cloud 2013 May 06, 2013

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Acrobat Direct Download Links

Release Name Release Date
Acrobat DC 2022 March 07, 2022
Acrobat DC 2021 February 09, 2021
Acrobat DC 2020 February 11, 2020
Acrobat DC 2019 October 02, 2018
Acrobat DC 2018/2017 November 14, 2017
Acrobat DC 2016/2015 April 7, 2015
Acrobat XI October 14, 2012
Acrobat X October 18, 2010
Acrobat 9 June 25, 2008

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Captivate (Ca) Direct Download Links

Release Name Release Date
Captivate 2019 August 22, 2018
Captivate 2017 April 11, 2017
Captivate 9 August 19, 2015
Captivate 8 May 20, 2014
Captivate 7 June 3, 2013
Captivate 6 June 14, 2012
Captivate 5.5 May 26, 2011
Captivate 5 May 3, 2010
Captivate 4 January 21, 2009

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Elements Direct Download Links

Release Name Release Date
Elements 2023 September 29, 2022
Elements 2022 October 7, 2021
Elements 2021 October 8, 2020
Elements 2020 October 3, 2019
Elements 2019 October 4, 2018
Elements 2018 October 4, 2017
Elements 15 October 4, 2016
Elements 14 September 24, 2015
Elements 13 September 24, 2014
Elements 12 September 23, 2013
Elements 11 September 24, 2012
Elements 10 September 21, 2011
Elements 9 September 21, 2010
Elements 8 September 23, 2009
Elements 7 August 25, 2008

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Lightroom (Lr) Direct Download Links

Release Name Release Date
Lightroom 6 April 21, 2015
Lightroom 5 June 9, 2013
Lightroom 4 March 5, 2012
Lightroom 3 October 22, 2009
Lightroom 2 July 29, 2008
Lightroom 1 February 19, 2007

Creative Suite (CS) Direct Download Links

Release Name Release Date
Creative Suite 6 (CS6) May 7, 2012
Creative Suite 5.5 (CS5.5) April 11, 2011
Creative Suite 5 (CS5) April 29, 2010
Creative Suite 4 (CS4) October 15, 2008
Creative Suite 3 (CS3) April 16, 2007

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  1. What about CS6 Production Premium???? Creative Suite was for InDesign and Desktop Suite… I need the one for PS and All the video applications…

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    • The original CS6 installers are listed in the directory above. Did you not see them?

      They can still be found here:

      Adobe Creative Suite 6 Direct Download Links

      Please be aware that CS6 from 2012 has been “end-of-life” software for years now and because of that, is completely unsupported by Adobe… It will not install on macOS Catalina (v. 10.15) or newer, because CS6 had 32-bit software components and Apple removed all support for 32-bit applications.

      The same goes for CS5.5, CS5, CS4, CS3, etc.

      These old versions may possibly still run on Windows, sometimes with Compatibility Mode, though plenty of users have reported issues over the years.

  2. I am not looking for the original program installers. I have access to them already via my Apple account. Shows my serial number and everything… When I install the final CS Upgrade, it does not include the final CS Update… (Notice Update is requested not upgrade.) That final update includes the camera raw plugin that i need to see my camera… My mac died and I just bought a new one and can’t use the program with the OS because the update (not upgrade) package is not available… can’t Apple post a link on My Apple Acct page so I can have what I paid for??? Apple help is very difficult. In the process of getting help, they tell me that they think my serial number is stolen or sold or something, but I am the guy with the acct and the original person and license and same motherboard… They should know it is the original licensee that they are not helping… there is a software package somewhere that exists that includes the “FINAL” set of “UPDATES (Not Upgrade) that goes with the complete Suite for Production Premium… I need my plugins not just for PS and Camera Raw but the rest of the suite… If you guys do a test run and install CS6 on any machine you will find that many of the cameras that CS6 supported before you ended your support, need a final update to fill out the purchase of that product…

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  3. I have my Windows-based computer an older computer with video card and keyboard issues. I will need to replace that machine too and run my CS6 Master Collection on a newer but apparently not too new computer as well… It is like buying a box set of CD’s of your favorite composer and being told you can’t put them in a new vehicle if the other one ever needs to be put out to pasture… If you guys have a link to a single file on your client’s personal pages with Apple, representing the purchases they have made, why not include the final Update or a complete update package… It isn’t the support we need, it is the final paid-for update… Give me MY update and I won’t constantly need your support… I paid for it…

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    • Usually, Adobe’s direct download links are the original base versions from the initial release. You can try updating the software from the “Help” menu to get the last available version, which may work, though is not using a direct download link.

      But you mentioned Adobe Camera Raw in particular. Our Creative Suite 6 links page above actually links to Camera Raw 9.1.1, which is the final version of ACR that works with CS6.

      So, that version should work for you. You cannot update CS6 beyond ACR 9.1.1.

      For the rest of CS6, an enterprising reader named Bryan has dug through Adobe’s old web archives for all CS6 product update downloads and catalogued them here for Windows and here for Mac.

  4. I have a 2011 MacBook Pro that just had some repairs. It runs High Sierra. I want to download Adobe CC 2019, but the links are confusing, I end up on the same page that the link is on. What can I do?

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    • Sorry, not sure – which 2019 apps do you want to download?

      Just tested those direct links and they check out OK for us… We just click and they start downloading.

      Did you try with a different web browser or another computer? Perhaps something that’s running on your computer might be blocking or restricting downloads?

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

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