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Adobe Releases Creative Suite 6, Now Shipping with Trials Available

Two weeks after its official introduction, Adobe this morning has released Creative Suite 6, with major upgrades across the line. All CS6 suites and individual products are now shipping and downloadable as trials or for permanent use. The new subscription-rental Creative Cloud offering is also out.

Download Adobe CS6 Now! (Try or Buy)

The CS6 configurations are broadly similar to CS5.5, with four product removals and two additions. The product pricing has largely stayed the same, with modest adjustments for some upgrade paths and geographies. The new software is available immedi­ately for Windows and Mac OS via full purchase or discounted upgrade (from as far back as CS3 and CS4, through the end of this year), with delivery via boxed shipment or instant download.

And important news – starting now with this release, all CS6 upgrades can only be purchased direct from Adobe… CS6 upgrades will not be offered from third parties, resellers or retailers.

All of the CS6 free trials are also now available for download. These trials are fully functional for 30 days and will work side-by-side with any previous version(s) of the Creative Suite, including CS5 and CS5.5. If you decide not to buy CS6 when the trial period is up, you can just uninstall it and your older tools will continue to run – while all CS6 buyers can easily convert their trial to permanent use without reinstalling the software, even when upgrading. (For more informa­tion, refer to the complete Trial FAQ.)  CS6 will also open all of your CS5 project and data files.

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If you have any difficulty with the trial downloading process or using the Adobe Download Assistant, you can instead click through the complete list of CS6 direct download links to easily get all of the trials you want without any download manager or assistant.

The CS6 Student & Teacher Editions are also now shipping. These offer up to 80% off the regular prices for education customers including students, teachers, and academic staff. Just be sure you know the key differences between Adobe’s academic versions vs. regular.

If you need more than one copy of any product, check out Adobe volume licensing for price discounts and ease of management, plus other benefits – including the ability to purchase and run CS6 multi-platform (on both Windows and Mac).

CS6 ships in English, French, German, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Italian, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Portuguese, and Japanese today, with up to 24 languages coming in total – including Chinese, Korean, and Russian. The CS6 System Requirements are close to those for Creative Suite 5 – you can read more about this in the links below.

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  1. Sean McMullen


    Thanks, love the assets here. I would have answered my own question, or deleted it but could not seem to find where it went, until your reply.

    My mistake was me thinking that i didn’t need file 1. I read somewhere that if I had Win 7-Zip, that I didn’t need file 1. I do not know where I dreamt that up, but I eventually ran file 1 and everything fell in line properly. That is when I went back to reply to my question that I had created my own error, but could not find my post.

    I then had problems with updating Premiere Pro CS6 through the Creative Cloud update app and began searching this site for CS6 updates, so that I could manually update (as I have been doing with CC 2014, because of all the CC errors). I could not find CS6 updates here, like I can CC and CC 2014. Finally my CC updater correctly updated Premiere Pro CS6, after the fourth attempt (which is many hours).

    Like I said, I love the assets here. Saves me hours of sitting on-line with Adobe tech support.

  2. steven waite

    I had a disk to web premium creative suite 6 that I bought retail.
    I have the serial but not the disk.
    my office burned down before any activation.
    so can I get a disk back and recover the product?

  3. gail mandelberg

    Hello, I am wanting to purchase the CS6 Design Standard (I have previous version of CS2 for windows and I now have a mac). I cant seem to find the link for this purchase, it just takes me to the Creative cloud page every time I click on “buy” or ‘purchase”. thanks so much in advance. Gail

    • Hi Gail, as of the start of October 2015, Adobe finally removed the online sale of CS6 from their website… The reason is because the software was 3½ years old (from spring 2012) and increasingly unsupported; they stopped releasing updates for it some time ago as the newer CC quickly grew and took over. Sorry about that!

  4. Dorothy

    Can i purchase the Adobe CS 6 suite? I am in Africa and I need it.

    • Hello Dorothy, this is the only page we could find on Adobe’s site that still mentions CS6 – the page looks like it is significantly out of date… You definitely can no longer buy CS6 online there.

      With the CS6 software EOL and end of support, there are no updates, no bug fixes, and no guarantees it will run on the latest or future operating systems. So really we’ve stopped recommending it as a good or viable option going forward.

      By contrast, with CC all ongoing upgrades, compatibility updates and product additions are always included – so becoming obsolete will never happen. The monthly payments are also more budget-friendly in the new model than in the old CS model – where the software used to cost many hundreds or often thousands of dollars upfront, and never evolved.

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