Changes to Adobe Creative Cloud Download Availability
Adobe is limiting the availability of the versions of Creative Cloud that can be downloaded. Several older versions of Adobe Creative Cloud apps have been discontinued and are now marked “unauthorized” in the Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop app.
Read more at Adobe: Changes to Creative Cloud Download Availability
Adobe updated their information on May 20, 2019, and ProVideo Coalition wrote about it.: Adobe Creative Cloud discontinued apps: Adobe clarifies its letter and list
Why are downloads being limited?
This is happening due to a current lawsuit.
Is your software affected?
This will not likely affect many users. If you are running one of the latest two major releases*, you have nothing to worry about. This also does not affect those using CS5 or below.
*Exception: Only the most recent version of Adobe Acrobat is available for download.
Authorized and Discontinued versions of the software. The list below is from the Adobe forums.
|Product||Authorized Major Product
Versions & All Dot Releases
|Discontinued Major Product
Versions & all dot releases
|Photoshop||CC 20, CC 19, CC 18.1.7||CC 18.1.6 and prior, CC 17, CC 16, CC 15, CC 14, 13|
|InDesign||CC 14, CC 13, CC 12, CC 11, CC 10||CC 9, 8|
|Premiere Pro||CC 13, CC 12||CC 11, CC 10, CC 9, CC 8, CC 7, 6|
|Media Encoder||CC 13, CC 12||CC 11, CC 10, CC 9, CC 8, CC 7, 6|
|After Effects||CC 16, CC 15||CC 14, CC 13, CC 12, 11|
|Animate||CC 19, CC 18||CC 16, CC 15, CC 14, CC 13, 12|
|Audition||CC 12, CC 11||CC 10, CC 9, CC 8, CC 7, CC 6, 5|
|Lightroom Classic||CC 8, CC 7, CC 6.1.4 (downloaded after 03/13/2019)||CC 6, CC 5, CC 4|
|Bridge||CC 9, CC 8||CC 7, CC 6|
|Prelude||CC 8, CC 7||CC 6, CC 5, CC 4, CC 3, CC 2, 1|
|SpeedGrade||This product has been discontinued.||CC 9, CC 8, CC 7, 6|
|Captivate||Captivate 2019, Captivate 2017 (10.0.1)||Captivate 2017 (10.0.0)|
What you should do?
If the software version you are using is one of the discontinued tools, update to the latest release as soon as you can. Update your tools with the Creative Cloud Desktop application or download it straight from Adobe.com.
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