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Expected Adobe CC 2016 Release Date & Update News

Adobe CC 2016 release date

Updated January 6th, 2016: For all of you on Adobe CC, you probably can’t wait for the next major update. Heck, now that upgrades are free with your active Creative Cloud membership, you are no longer faced with the dilemma of whether to pay for the pricey upgrade or to skip a version (now that you’re paying monthly for the software, either way it’s costing you). Fortunately, Adobe operates like clockwork and looking at the past release date cycle, predicting the next major release is easy. We expect to see Adobe CC 2016 released in mid-June, 2016.

We expect to see Adobe CC 2016 released in mid-June, 2016.- Expected Creative Cloud 2016 Release Date

For those of you worried about upgrading, just remember that as a Creative Cloud member, you can also go to the previous version and re-install it if you happen to not like the new changes or if you realize your computer can’t handle the improvements (sometimes new updates, which typically require more of your computers resources, cause older systems to bog down).

If you’re not a Adobe CC member and still hanging on to your older Creative Suite software (i.e. CS6) then all free trials of CC reset at the major releases so you’ll be able to try it out for free for 30 days to see how the changes/improvements fair to to one that your currently on.

Release Date History

Here’s a quick look at the major releases of Creative Cloud. Between the initial release at the 2014 version, we saw a few smaller dot releases in there. But since then, most of the major improvements have come out in June with little changes in-between.

  • Adobe CC 2015 – Released on June 15, 2015.
  • Adobe CC 2014 – Released on June 8, 2014.
  • Adobe CC – Released on June 17, 2013

What do we want to see changed in CC for 2016?

Here are some of the general improvements in CC that top our wish list:

  • Better Share Link – This suggestion comes from Adobe’s suggestion page: Make a “Share Link” that instantly creates the link vs. being re-directed to to make the link. Going out to and verifying the creation of a public link seems completely unnecessary.
  • File Sync Progress – For all of you using syncing your work to the Cloud, you’ll notice that next to “syncing” spinner with no indication of progress and the number of files/MB left to go. It would be grey to be able to see the progress in real time and how much is left to go.
  • Better product support – If you’ve ever tried to all Adobe’s product support and got through to a live human, then you’re one of the lucky few. Even worse if you are an international Adobe customer that needs support in your home language as only English is offered. Of course be confused with Adobe’s order line which quickly answers and is ready take your credit card number and sign you up to Creative Cloud. We hope that Adobe invests more resources into helping their paying customers to get the most out of their software. And this is likely to pay off as the more your customers are engaged in the software, the more likely thy are to stick with the subscription in the long run.
  • Canadian Dollar – For our friends up north, we would love to see a Creative Cloud plan offered in Canadian Dollars. Their only option right now is to sign up in USD and with the fluctuations in currencies (US Dollar stronger of late), the monthly fees are unpredictable.
  • Add retina support to the CC icon – For those of you running CC on your retina-screened Mac, that fuzzy CC icon is plan annoying. I know, it doesn’t help with the functionally of the software itself, but being that you’re probably using Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, etc., to make some amazing art, the icon should be as sharp as your work.
  • Uninstall Option – When upgrading to the latest release, if would be great if Adobe had a pop-box that would offer to uninstall the older, redundant versions of the software for you. As it is now, all that old junk stays on your system and you have to hunt down the apps one by one to uninstall the ones no longer needed.

These are just some of the things that bother us as Creative Cloud users. You can also see more improvement suggestions here in Adobe’s Forum.

What would you like to see improved in CC?

Let us know if the comments below!

  1. June 20, 2016

    Guido Köhler

    I wait since Illustrator version 8 for a chart-tool, thats worth of its name. The diagram-tool is totally crap – very poor. Adobe Illustrator new features are only cosmetic and they try to kill good plug-in software like Astute Graphics. The variables are worthless, since you cannot program XML. I miss dynamic objects with a mother-children relation to build flow charts.

  2. June 3, 2016


    We need Encore CC. We need a way to create DVDs and Bluray directly from Premiere or a CC software.

  3. May 24, 2016


    How about optional automated fixes for InDesign preflight?

  4. May 20, 2016


    How about you update Premiere and After Effects to take full advantage of the new Mac Pro. It runs like molasses. I have a 6 thousand dollar computer which runs slower than my macbook pro because you can’t update your software to make your customers happy. this is a well known and ongoing issue and you guys dont seem to give a crap

    • June 18, 2016


      Sounds like you bought the piece of crap mac.

  5. May 12, 2016


    Thats funny. Photoshop dont need other cosmetics changes. It needs to be totally redesigned!!!! and programmed again from scratch. Half of its tools, system of filters etc come from neolit epoch. They should look at AE which is often used as retouching tool to edit photos! Isnt it funny ? Because AE is video/movie program. Even freeware GIMP in some aspects overtook PS.

    • June 20, 2016


      man, can you post a source that effect is better than photoshop for retouching?

  6. May 8, 2016


    A grown up version of character Animator that supports multiple individual keyframable draggers and draggables.

  7. May 3, 2016


    Linux Version..

    • June 1, 2016

      Duke Sweden

      Yes, I’ve said many times that a great way to kill Windows is to make adobe software available for Linux. I would switch in a second.

      • June 14, 2016


        Sure! The only reason to keep working on Windows is Adobe, since now we have Google Docs for writing, spreadsheeting and presentating.

  8. April 19, 2016

    Lukas Wo

    I hope Illustrator now supports relative path links when placing files. Or at list that it finds other links when I have to re-link files…

  9. April 13, 2016

    Harry Thomas

    Fix Illustrator’s graphing tool. It’s ridiculous that after all of these years since they bought out Macromedia to kill off Freehand, we still can’t scale graphs without breaking them up first. It would also be nice to be able to apply graphic styles to a group instead of having to ungroup, apply style, then regroup (and rename). InDesign could also use the ability to resize the active pasteboard to the size of the selected object (like Illustrator already does).

  10. April 12, 2016

    Mark Delgrosso

    Please incorporate scaling into the ruler! Corel Draw has had it over a decade. Sometimes you need to draw something bigger than 227.5 x 227.5 so a scale tool would help!

  11. April 3, 2016

    Rami Abbas

    I’d Like to see built in CMS design for WordPress, Joomla and Drupal in Dreamweaver and Photoshop 🙂 And also add some 3D modeling software to the Adobe Creative Suite would be nice!

  12. March 21, 2016

    David Williams

    I want to see sorting in tables added. It’s ridiculous that you have to purchase a plugin (haven’t found a script that will sort with merged cells) for something like that. Sorting is as basic a table function as it gets.

  13. March 21, 2016

    David Williams

    I absolutely HATE that Adobe updates it’s software completely to new versions that aren’t compatible. Third party plugins no longer work when this happens and have to be upgraded at a cost to the user once they have been updated to the new version of CC. That also means that for a couple of months or so the plugins don’t work.

  14. March 11, 2016

    Ian McIntosh

    I would like to see image thumbnails for PSD in the Save As, Open and Open as Smart Object windows. Yes, Open is largely handled by Bridge. However, when you need to Save As, it would be useful to see what other files are in the folder, particularly if you want to save over an existing file. And Open as Smart Object is plain annoying without thumbnails.

    I know. We’ve been complaining about that ever since the functionality went away years ago. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t something that needs to be fixed!

    • March 21, 2016

      David Williams

      Very good suggestion!

  15. February 16, 2016

    Juan L

    Premiere needs a workflow based on proxies involving Encoder. Improving Watch Folders could be a great tool for creating these proxies.

  16. February 4, 2016


    Please add trapcode tools in AE 2016. Its good for all.

  17. January 26, 2016

    Alecs Ross

    Integration with el capitán´s new feature split view, and with the native full screen system on OS X. Also I apreciate if muse had responsive web design.

  18. January 9, 2016

    Pablito Retoucher

    A rore reliable and stable PHOTOSHOP!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!

    I love how Photoshop 2015 looks and feel, but it’s very unstable, it crashes randomly all the time forcing me to go back to the 2014 version. I’m sure a lot of retouchers have the same issue.

    I also like the “idea” of the real time healing tool but it just doesn’t work. So like many I was forced to get the 2014 algorithm on the 2015.

    In the meantime I will stick to 2014 which is very stable.

    Thanks and happy 2016

  19. January 2, 2016


    Plus: Flash will no longer exist and the begin of Adobe Animation arise 🙂

  20. December 30, 2015

    Susanta Kumar Das

    I want Responsive web design and CMS web design in Adobe Muse CC 2016.

  21. December 21, 2015

    Santraj Tonger

    I want strong rendering technology in Photoshop CC 2016.
    I want connect Vray or any other rendering tool to Photoshop like 3Ds max & Vray.

    • February 14, 2016


      Yes, indeed, they must do something with rendering….is to slow to work with….

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