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Open AE 2019 project in CC2018
Open AE 2019 project in CC2018
by Evan Friesen on Apr 12, 2019 at 9:40:44 pm

Hey guys,

Been using Creative Cow for a long time for tech help, finally made an account today when, for the first time, i didn't find an existing thread on this topic.

Long story short: I have After Effects 2018, but I have a AE 2019 file I need to open. For Premiere Pro, I usually just downgrade the file using 7zip, but it doesn't work for AE files. Does anyone know of any way I can simply open this file in the AE 2018 version? I did some research but didn't find any solutions. Any help?

Thank you,


Re: Open AE 2019 project in CC2018
by Dave LaRonde on Apr 12, 2019 at 10:54:42 pm

Take the 2019 version to someone running 2019. Have them backsave it one version with the "Save As" command. All features exclusive to 2019 will be lost.


Since you rent Adobe software, you can always download AE CC 2019 and do the back saving yourself.

"Well, why don't you just use AE CC 2019 for this project file?" asks someone else.

Beats me, but you probably have your reasons.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA