I just purchased and installed PSE 2021 (an app I've use in many versions, going back many years). Apparently, the Adobe Creative Cloud app was downloaded and installed at the same time. It has slowed my machine to a crawl, and is continuously running processess in the background, apparently thinking I want to use lots of Creative Cloud apps.
When I tried to uninstall CC, it warned me that I would lose access to all my Adobe products. I'm guessing this doesn't include PSE, since it is a stand-alone purchase.
Can I uninstall the Adobe Creative Cloud app without harming Photo Shope Elements 2021?
There has been a discussion on this topic in another forum:
I don't believe at all that the Creative App is the source of the slowing of your computer, there are many other possible and known reasons like the automatic features in Elements.
Thanks. I see that I must keep the CC app. I have several cloud services already (5 Tb worth!), plus an additional backup to Amazon S3, so I don't need the free backup. There is no chance I will be moving to Photoshop or any other Adobe product. Indeed, I only use PSE for a few specific tasks.
I appreciate your help.
As you can see in the other discussion, some have tested removing the CC App successfully. It's your choice; the advantages are not decisive for all. I can't know myself because I have it already installed with Photoshop, Lightroom Classic and Bridge.
I have the same question - can't delete CC.
The link to the tool to uninstall the CC app has been given in my first link:
There seems it does work, but the discussion continues to make the consequences clearer.
So, did you read the full discussion and try the uninstall process?
Have you tried closing Creative Cloud and other processes that are running. Does that help to bring back the expected performance of your system?
The Creative Cloud app apeared when I used the online installer for Premier and photoshop elements 2021. I didn't like it as it was mostly a sales gimmic. Two days later I uninstalled CC, photoshop, and premier elements, downloaded the offline installers for both products, and reinstalled both. Hurray, NO CREATIVE CLOUD!!! Don't miss it a bit.
Bob, where did you find the offline installers? I've downloaded 3.9gb .dmg files for my mac but the installer still adds CC which I feel is a PUP (potentially unwanted program) as well as an annoyance.