Is it possible to install Photoshop CC without having the creative cloud application installed?

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I called Adobe and got an email sent to me with a link to Photoshop. However when I try to install the Photoshop application, I get the following error:

 

"Adobe Creative Cloud, needed to resolve this problem, is missing or damaged"

 

So is it possible to install Photoshop without having creative cloud application installed?

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Is it possible to install Photoshop CC without having the creative cloud application installed?

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Nov 04, 2020

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I called Adobe and got an email sent to me with a link to Photoshop. However when I try to install the Photoshop application, I get the following error:

 

"Adobe Creative Cloud, needed to resolve this problem, is missing or damaged"

 

So is it possible to install Photoshop without having creative cloud application installed?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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yes, it is.

 

but you should try repairing your cc app first:

 

first try, resetting the cc app: To reset the Creative Cloud desktop app, make sure it's in the foreground, then press:

Win: Ctrl + Alt + R
Mac: Cmd + Opt + R

if that fails, try to repair
https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/kb/creative-cloud-install-stuck.html

if that fails go ahead and uninstall/reinstall per the above link

if that fails or you just want to skip the reinstall, using a browser that allows popups and cookies, contact adobe support during pst business hours by clicking here, https://helpx.adobe.com/contact.html

click contact us (in the lower right)
in the chat field, type AGENT
be patient, it can take quite a while to reach a human and ask for a download link to ps 2021

 

p.s. if you want ps 2020 you can get that via prodesigntools.com

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Explorer ,
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Hi Kglad,

 

Thank you for repying. You indicated "Yes it is".

 

Please verify as I have my doubts. Please remove Creative Cloud using Creative Cloud Cleaner Tool, then try installing the following file:

 

AdobePhotoshop22-mul.dmg

 

Are you able to install Photoshop without Creative Cloud app installed?

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I tried installing Photoshop CC 22.0.0 again and this time it installed, however it installed Creative Cloud application. I don't want to use Creative Cloud. It appears there's no way to install Photoshop without Creative Cloud.

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Explorer ,
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Looks like my best option is to just use Creative Cloud using Creative Cloud Cleaner Tool after installing Photoshop. That way I can easily remove the Creative Cloud using Creative Cloud Cleaner Tool application.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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You will need the Creative Cloud App to update Photoshop.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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You will also need the Creative Cloud App to verify your subscription and Activate Photoshop. Without the Desktop App and being 'Signed In' Photoshop will eventually stop working!

Activation & deactivation help

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.1, Photoshop 22.1, Lightroom 4.1, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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I am only using my dinosaur laptop for a few features that my Chromebook doesn't support in a design app. I literally have NO speed on this antique, and I don't want to download the entire huge Creative Cloud file. I ONLY need Photoshop and Illustrator, which will take up plenty of space as it is. I have subscribed to the monthly option, and need to know HOW to download just the 2 programs (out of the dozens offered on Creative Cloud that I DON'T need) so I can finish working on my projects. It is absolutely ridiculous to think that one can ONLY use select programs if they 1st download the motherload file of Creative Cloud... so I'm hopeful this isn't the case. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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You MUST have the Adove Creative Cloud DESKTOP APP installed and running. It is the only way to install and keep any of your Adobe programs 'Activated' by being 'Signed In'.

Using this App you only need to install the programs YOU want by simply clicking on the [Install] button.  You do NOT need to install all progams!

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You can close the Desktop App down and it only occupies a tiny portion of resident Background Processes.

 

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.1, Photoshop 22.1, Lightroom 4.1, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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i have a different opinion.  you can download the app installers without the cc app.  How to Get New Adobe Creative Cloud 2021 Direct Download Links | ProDesignTools

 

if you contact support, use a browser that allows popups and cookies and contact adobe support during pst business hours by clicking here, https://helpx.adobe.com/contact.html

click contact us (in the lower right)
in the chat field, type AGENT
be patient, it can take quite a while to reach a human

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Thanks @kglad for the update.

I have always been under the impression that the Desktop App is essential to 'Activate' Adobe software. Does a 'Sign In' from a Help menu achieve the same. Or am I wrong?

 

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.1, Photoshop 22.1, Lightroom 4.1, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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you are correct (imo).  but other experts have posted here different opinions.

 

why don't you contact support, install ps and test.  then come back and tell us who was correct.

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The CC Desktop app program is not a huge download and the Apps downloads are the same whetehr you use the CC DTA of some type of Direct Download.

 

So I have no idea what you are talking about.

 

Downloading and installing the CC Desktop does not download all of the Adobe applications that are included and can be installed with your subscription.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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I think I have created confusion in this thread!

The OP asked-

"So is it possible to install Photoshop without having creative cloud application installed?"

@kglad replied-

"you can download the app installers without the cc app."

In my replies I then asked-

"is the Desktop App essential to 'Activate' Adobe software.?"

I am not sure I have an answer, and not about to uninstall my Desktop App to find out.

It would seem the OP answered this question with the statement-

"Adobe Creative Cloud, needed to resolve this problem, is missing or damaged"

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.1, Photoshop 22.1, Lightroom 4.1, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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The Adobe Creative Cloud desktop application is installed upon the first installation of Photoshop or any other desktop app. One of its many functions is managing the licensing process for Adobe memberships.

 

As WobertC mentioned the Creative Cloud desktop app does not take up much space on the drive. If you are finding that the background processes are using an excessive amount of system resources, and you have an individual membership, then please begin a chat session at https://helpx.adobe.com/contact.html.

 

For more information on the installation process see https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/help/download-install-app.html.  For additional details regarding the background processes see https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/global/adobe-background-processes.html.

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