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Changes to Adobe Creative Cloud Download Availability

Adobe Creative Cloud

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

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 unauthorized versions of the software. The list below is from the Adobe forums.

Product Authorized Major Product
Versions & All Dot Releases
Unauthorized 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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