How to download Photoshop - and try it for free

Want to know how to download Photoshop CC? It's easy
Want to know how to download Photoshop CC? It's easy (Image credit: Adobe)

If you're not sure how to download Photoshop, or whether Photoshop is the right photo editing program for you, there’s a simple (and free) way to find out!

Adobe Photoshop CC is one of the most powerful bits of photo editing software out there. Here's how to download Photoshop, and try out the program for yourself. We've also written plenty of Photoshop tutorials including 100 Photoshop tips covering almost everything you'd need to know.

Download the Adobe Photoshop CC free trial now

Download the Adobe Photoshop CC free trial now
Just choose the Adobe subscription plan you'd like to try and download the software. The Photoshop CC trial is fully functional and not limited in any way. Simply cancel your subscription before the end of the 7 day trial if you don't want to proceed, or the subscription will be activated automatically.

See the full range of Creative Cloud plans

See the full range of Creative Cloud plans
We recommend the Photography Plan for photographers because it offers spectacular value for money and includes not just Photoshop but Lightroom too. There's also a substantial educational discount on Adobe's All Apps plan for students, with a further reduction for the first year.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at