I've purchased a brand new desktop and need to install and use Illustrator and Photoshop. I am hesitant because Creative Cloud has slowed down two previous computers of mine to almost a hault. Adobe seems to have no solution to this or even acknowledge it being an issue. However, I've heard others having similar issues. I'm wondering how I can download Illustrator and Photoshop wihout downloading Creative Cloud. Is this possible? I'd also like to work offline when using the programs, and Adobe has told me I need to do that using Task Manager and turning off my internet all together? That seems odd to me. Can anyone give some direction on how to install ONLY Ilustrator and working offline with it.
Either you are online or offline. You can't be online and expecting Illustrator not to phone home. It has not designed like that. However, you can work up to 90 days without internet connection.
And yes, people are having difficulties with Adobe Creative Cloud. But I read similar comments from prior products, including products from other software companies.
But yes certain operations make Creative Cloud fail. I had recently the case that a partner with whom I share data was over his cloud quota and my computer stalled...until I did cut the ties. I also love more the cloud implementation of OneDrive. But I understand the technical rationale behind Adobe's decision not to do offline files. A huge Photoshop file is not to be compared to a small Word file.
You can tune some parameters: disable auto-update for example. Disable synching with the cloud is also effective, not working on the cloud is for sure better. Also, huge libraries can slow down the system. There are many ways to failure.
ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer
No. CC Desktop App is essential for managing your plan services and apps. It's all or nothing.
It goes without saying, you need a fast Internet connection and a modern computer that meets all the latest system requirements to use Creative Cloud products. Failing that, your experience will be less than stellar.