Adobe Creative Cloud has long allowed subscribers to download and use much older versions of their desired apps, but the company has pushed out a change that limits how far back you can go. Creative Cloud now no longer offers anything before the latest two major versions of its apps.
“[G]oing forward, Creative Cloud customers will only have direct download access (from the Creative Cloud Desktop app and Adobe.com) to the two most recent major versions of Creative Cloud desktop applications,” Adobe writes in its announcement of the change. “Focusing our efforts on the latest two major releases of Creative Cloud applications, which the vast majority of Adobe customers are already using, will further enable us to develop the features and functionality most requested by customers and ensure peak performance and benefits across Windows and Mac operating systems.”
So for Photoshop, which is on major version 20.x.x, anything v18.x.x and earlier is now no longer available.
The company does note that business customers who need an older version of any Creative Cloud app should contact their IT Administrator to check whether it’s available.
If you’d like to use an older version of an Adobe app, scroll to it in Creative Cloud, click the down arrow next to Install/Open, click Manage, and then click Other Versions.