This week, Adobe unveiled the initial apps in the new 2024 release of Creative Cloud, notably Photoshop 2024 and Bridge 2024. Yes, it’s a bit early historically for this to happen, as typically Adobe launches its biggest upgrades during the annual MAX show in October. But the company says they are doing a “phased rollout” of the new release this year, probably in no small part due to the objectively tremendous success of the Photoshop beta program with its groundbreaking Generative AI features, and wanting to get these new capabilities out into the world and available for commercial use in a general release.
These two new 2024 apps – Photoshop and Bridge – are available immediately for worldwide download via the CC Desktop App, as well as the 2023 versions of all other creative tools… As always, all product updates are included at no additional cost – which means everyone gets either a free upgrade (for subscribers) or a free trial of the new versions.
But some users want or need to access the new tools directly without using Adobe’s download/app manager… This is essential when you want to keep and make permanent offline backups, copy them onto a USB drive for use anywhere, download on one system to install on another (or multiple computers) without re-downloading, have a slow Internet connection which is capped or throttled or hangs/freezes/stops when trying to use the Desktop app to download 30 GB of CC upgrades, etc. All of these use cases necessitate being able to get direct download links for offline installers.
New 2024 Direct Download Links Now Available
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In recent years, the standalone installers for new releases have not been made publicly available by the company. However, good news: you can still get the new 2024 direct download links yourself by contacting Customer Service… Just reach out to Adobe’s Customer Care team via live online chat, and they will immediately give you temporary links to download offline installers for the 2024 apps that you need. For Creative Cloud apps which don’t yet have a 2024 version, they will provide you the 2023 versions instead.
You simply need to ask them. We suggest:
Hello, I need the direct download links (offline installers) for the new 2024 releases of _________. Could you please help me?
You can connect with an agent to get the downloads here. Look for “Contact Us” or “Your contact options…” at the bottom of the page, or the Chat icon at the lower right. If asked, choose the “Download & Install” category.
We are told that all Adobe customer service reps across all locations have the ability and authorization to distribute the new 2024 standalone installers, which they can access through their internal version repository. We recommend retrying or asking for a supervisor if you run into any difficulty.
From what we’ve seen, free trial users have a harder time getting the latest installers… But if you are not currently a paid subscriber, then you could become one to access the 2024 installers you need and then cancel within 14 days for a full refund if you do not wish to continue your paid membership.
Or, You Can Do This Instead…
Here is another great option. Adobe has a separate offer for you to get a free Creative Cloud for Teams trial for 14 days. Anybody can sign up for this, even just a single person. Teams plan users have access to the Admin Console for creating your own custom Managed packages to download the latest 2024 offline installers and/or previous versions – with updates included – for use wherever you want, on any computer.
No credit card or payment details are required, and you can get started immediately. You can get this 14-day tryout regardless of whether you have a paid Individual subscription, or even if you have just the free level of membership. If you wish, you can purchase Creative Cloud for Teams anytime during or after your trial period, or you can simply let the trial expire automatically after 14 days without payment.
For more info, check out the new Adobe help page detailing this offer:
There is no obligation to remove any of the Creative Cloud apps you install with a Managed Package; however the tools will continue to work only with an ongoing paid membership plan of some type (Individual or Teams).
But the best part is that you do not lose access to the Admin Console even after your Teams trial expires. You can still sign in to the Admin Console at any time to create new or additional CC installer downloads which you can use anywhere and with any Creative Cloud plan (including the Individuals plans). You can even download older releases.
We’ve tried this out and it works seamlessly as described, even if you already have an Individual plan or if you currently have no paid plan at all. You also don’t need to be part of a company or have a business. If you go this route, please let us know how it goes, or if you encounter any issues!
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 Creative Cloud 2024 direct download links.
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Changing System Requirements
Also important to know that the minimum system requirements have changed on both Windows and Mac, in order to take advantage of the latest operating system features and technologies… On Macs, the CC 2024 release requires macOS 11.0 (Big Sur) or later. If you’re not yet running a compatible version of macOS, then you can get a free upgrade directly from Apple. While Big Sur is the minimum, macOS 13.4 (Ventura) is actually recommended by Adobe.
On PCs, Windows 10 64-bit (version 22H2 or higher) and Windows 11 are the supported platforms for all Creative Cloud applications. Importantly, except for Acrobat DC, the latest CC apps do not support 32-bit or Windows 7 or Windows 8 operating systems – and this year, the 32-bit support for Acrobat is being phased out.
Adobe explains that focusing their efforts on modern OS versions allows them to develop the features and functionality most requested by customers, while ensuring peak performance that takes advantage of newer hardware. For more details, please consult the complete CC 2024 System Requirements. If these specifications don’t work for you for some reason, then you can continue to use the older CC 2023 applications, or even CC 2019 or CC 2018.
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