Adobe Creative Cloud System Requirements

Can I Run Adobe Creative Cloud?

To figure out whether your PC can run Adobe Creative Cloud, we first need to know precisely what components are housed inside your rig. If the task appears a bit too daunting, we’ve compiled a step-by-step guide, which you can check out right here.

With your specifications in hand, compare them to the minimum and recommended requirements for Adobe Creative Cloud, which we’ve listed below for convenience. We suggest trying to hit the recommended requirements if at all possible. If you fall short of the minimum, you may want to consider a targeted upgrade of one or two components.

Moving forward, we aim to make the process of checking software system requirements more straightforward for our readers, and we are hard at work developing a bespoke tool. We aren’t fans of how tedious it can be to determine if a PC is able to run this or that program. As such, we aim to make it as simple as possible. 

When it’s up and running, it will automatically scan a PC and conveniently list all the specifications. We’ll be sure to publish an update when it’s ready to go.

Adobe Creative Cloud Details

  • Release Date: October 2011 (Windows PC, Mac)
  • Most Recent Stable Release Date: November 4th, 2019
  • System Requirements: High
  • Genre: Applications and services suite
  • Developer: Adobe Systems
  • Publisher: Adobe Systems

Developed by Adobe Creative Cloud is a cloud service through which users can access a host of Adobe software designed for professional graphic designers, video editors, sound engineers, and web developers. 

Users sign up via subscription service to gain access to 27 different apps. These are Adobe Acrobat DC, Adobe Aero, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Animate, Adobe Audition, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Dimension, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Extension Manager, ExtendScript Toolkit, Adobe Fireworks CS6, Adobe Flash Builder, Adobe Fresco, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InCopy, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Muse CC, Adobe PhoneGap, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop on the iPad, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic, Adobe Prelude, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Premiere Rush, Adobe Scout CC, and Adobe XD.

The platform can then be used to install programs directly from the cloud, apply updates, and obtain new versions.

Adobe Creative Cloud Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Mac OS X
  • Browser: Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Microsoft Edge
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection



Adobe Creative Cloud Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10, Mac OS
  • Browser: Google Chrome
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection

Optimal Hardware Suggestions

As a web-based service, Adobe Creative Cloud is reliant on a stable Broadband Internet connection and the most up to date version of your browser of choice among those compatible. Using an older version of browsers can cause certain features to be unavailable.

Google Chrome tends to respond best using Adobe Creative Cloud, but Firefox and Safari are equally viable options.

For the apps that make up the Creative Cloud suite, you’ll need to check the system requirements for the ones you hope to use and ensure your PC matches up.

What PC Do We Recommend?

It’s hard to recommend a PC build without knowing what Adobe Creative Cloud apps you plan to boot up. Venturing a guess, we assume some form of video or photo editing. In that spirit, we suggest our $1000 build as a good starting point.

The build features an AMD Ryzen 5 3600X, GeForce RTX 2060, 16 GB of 3600 MHz of RAM, and a 1 TB SSD. In most cases, these specifications will meet the minimum requirements of most Adobe professional software. Nevertheless, we’ll reiterate the need to check the requirements for each specific app to avoid any nasty surprises.