Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator
24.0.0

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Adobe Illustrator free download for Mac

Adobe Illustrator

24.0.0
06 November 2019

Professional vector graphics tool for Web and print.

Overview

You can download Adobe Illustrator for Mac as a part of Creative Cloud for only $20.99/month (or $9.99/month if you have also purchased an earlier software version).

Adobe Illustrator for Mac is the vector graphics classics in the design industry. It is a digital environment that allows you to deliver prominent results in typesetting and logo graphic areas of design.

Deploy your brightest ideas on canvas and make dare experiments in the latest version of Illustrator.

Express your art in digital illustration

Design heart-winning digital illustration, create beautiful logotypes, typefaces, and memorable icons with Illustrator for Mac. This graphics editor has gained the glory of the vector design classics and still evolves, bringing new amazing features to its users.

Join a global creative community with Illustrator

Thousands of talented designers worldwide use Adobe Illustrator to create a variety of designs ranging from icons and product packaging to website illustrations and even billboards.

Create an artwork of any size

Download Adobe Illustrator for Mac to access a set of handy drawing tools that will help you visualize your amazing ideas of logos, typography, and graphics. This software is vector-based, so you can design objects that will be easily scalable on different types of screens and even billboards.

Say more with gorgeous typography

Design the company’s name as a logo, create a flyer or a website with the convenient type tools in a full version of Adobe Illustrator. Shape a general typeface style or enhance individual characters to create a visual mood of the message that says even more than the words themselves.

Use the illustration to draw attention

Create freehand sketches or recolor uploaded images to transform them into real artworks. An appealing illustration can create a particular style for any website, presentation, mobile app, or blog.

What's new in Adobe Illustrator

Version 24.0.0:
The simplified workflow:
  • Editing of complex paths has become easier due to the reduced number of anchor points
Auto-spell check:
  • All misspellings are highlighted directly in the text when you type it
Quicksave and export of files:
  • You needn’t wait to continue your workflow on other projects. All changes will be saved by default.

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80 Adobe Illustrator Reviews

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guebeats
14 January 2019

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bestes zeichnungsberechtigt Programm das ich je testen durfte !
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Version 23.0
tomoyaqxn
16 November 2019
The worst update ever, I'll rather use CS3 than this crap. And the worst part - its file is not compatible with older versions. My studio is on pause because of it. Loosing around 50k a day because of this update.
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Version 24.0.0
guebeats
14 January 2019
bestes zeichnungsberechtigt Programm das ich je testen durfte !
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Version 23.0
blblTb
16 October 2018
Absolutely worst update ever! Crashing for memory reasons (64 gb) on 12-Core Mac Pro 2010 every 3 minutes
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Version 23.0
Jefrart
20 June 2017
Were is the "$9.99/month if you're a previous Illustrator customer" on adobe site ??? I am a registered Illustrator CS6 user, so I am a previous illustrator customer, no ?
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Version 21.1.0
incrzr
09 December 2016
Not good at all. Bloated beta crapware. I hate it. Buy Affinity Designer. And yes, we pay for CC.
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Version 21.0.0
1 answer(s)
msingh783
msingh783
21 March 2017
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JohnF1664
31 July 2015
Kind of clunky but still good
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Version 19.1.0
David-Stone
27 July 2015
Leaving aside the whole issue of OS compatibility and cloud subscription (of which Im not a fan), the new version absolutely screams. It took Adobe years to add GPU acceleration to Illustrator after Photoshop got it back in CS6. If you are working on large multi layered art, this is a solid upgrade.
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Version 19.1.0
Tim27
17 June 2015
So, after 15 years of my requesting it (along with other people) Adobe finally increased the zoom percentage to a decent amount. Thanks Adobe, but I already found something better.
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Version 19.0.0
Rubaiyat
29 August 2014
Whilst I still use Illustrator CS6, because I am very familiar with it, the subscription model and sense of 3 decades of frustrations with a bloated UI means I am moving on to Sketch and the new boy Affinity Designer which looks really REALLY hot: https://affinity.serif.com/beta-download/ Adobe's problems are that whilst it has the mature software. that works with difficulties, they have never sat down and rethought how they should work. Just bolted on ever more feature requests to the point you can never find anything. A lot of the Adobe features i want don't work. e.g. Batch processing won't do the very things I want it to do, such as colour mode and auto save to format of my choice. It can just be a massive waste of time. I want my timer back thank you. Don't even bother going to the Indesign User Groups any more because it feels like a time warp.
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Version 18.0
3 answer(s)
Pik80
Pik80
30 September 2014
I agree Affinity Designer is awesome!
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mrdonespo
mrdonespo
17 June 2015
Thanks for bringing Affinity Designer to our attention! Illustrator surely has become bloatware.
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Nick-Collingridge
Nick-Collingridge
09 August 2017
Affinity Designer is great as far as it goes, but is missing a lot of features. The one that personally stops me adopting it is lack of vector pattern support - I use pattern fills a lot and could not move to AD until it has this feature.
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Edac2
27 August 2014
I’m not quite sure why this update took so long to show up on MacUpdate because CC 2014 was released a couple of months ago. Regardless, if you have a Creative Cloud subscription you start to look at Adobe updates in a new light. Updates just happen, whenever, and you never have to worry about ordering a new version of the Creative Suite since the updates are automatic and immediately available for downloading. Sometimes there aren’t a lot of obvious changes between a new version and the version that preceded it, such as between Illustrator CC 2014 and original CC. If anything, some noticeable “improvements” aren’t: a login screen that never goes away unless you can find a way to turn it off (rather than being in interface preferences, the on/off switch for this feature is hidden) and TypeKit integration which is both annoying and confusing. But if you’re a professional, Creative Cloud apps such as Illustrator are essential and the integration between Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign is unmatched. (Who even is Adobe’s competition? Microsoft? Corel? Quark? I don’t think so.) InDesign imports raw AI and PSD files; AI can open and edit PDF files saved by Photoshop and InDesign. Illustrator files can be copied and pasted into Photoshop and remain live and editable. The list of features is endless. And over time, they keep getting better.
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Version 18.0
4 answer(s)
cjred
cjred
27 August 2014
and yet most of the reviews here are based on their so called "rental" software.
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Edac2
Edac2
27 August 2014
Creative Cloud is the rental software everyone is talking about. Whether you call it a rental, a lease or something else, it is -- for better or worse -- the new normal in the software world. The complete suite, which is the most economical, ranges from $25 to $50 a month (plus tax) depending on if you have a trial, or if you qualify for an education discount or some other discount. If you are using the suite professionally, and can bill the cost, it is totally worth up to $600 a year since you can use EVERY Adobe program and many of their online services, like TypeKit.
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cjred
cjred
27 August 2014
Yah i mean most of the negative review are based on 'they have to pay to use". But actually what adobe offers is quite a value for money and feature rich. From tutorials, add-ons, type kit, cc drive, extensions and new software.

Only thing i wanted them to do is increase the creative cloud drive at least 100gb!
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wintermute
wintermute
05 March 2015
The problem with renting software is that there is no "rent control" and little other "housing" available. "Edact2" posted that the cost for everything in Creative Cloud ranges from $25 to $50 per month depending upon educational discount, previous license, etc. What is omitted is, like introductory pricing for cable TV, those prices are not what you end up paying after the second year, or even at all if Adobe decides to raise them. Looking at current pricing, the actual cost for the CC suite for a non-student/teacher, or almost all users past the second year of use is $50 per month, $70 if you want the business version with greater storage and central management. And these costs, like cable TV, are sure to go up over time. In effect, with the move to a subscription model, Adobe is forcing all users to pay to upgrade every year versus the traditional purchase of software where we could wait for a few upgrade cycles and see if the upgrades are even worth the extra expense. In the past, if the upgrades added no value or were too expensive for the added benefit, we could just keep using the version we already purchased... not anymore; now you are forced to pay or the software deactivates. Software rental sucks. Granted, with system software changes even purchased software will likely eventually "deactivate" since you won't be able to run it anymore, but given the time span of usage, the return on the investment is much higher for the consumer. Some businesses might like the idea of paying incrementally... if that's the case, their accountant needs to compare the costs of taking out a loan to pay for software using a traditional purchase model (and skipping one version release as most did) vs rental. Even with high interest on a small loan for purchased software, the traditional way was cheaper.
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cjred
26 August 2014
Great "professional" illustration software. Most of my logo and other illustrations are made through this software. I know there are alternatives but they are not even as feature rich and customisation through add ons. Clearly this is for my work that's why i'm fine with Creative Cloud payment scheme. Anyway you get a lot from the service. Hobbyists or other value seekers should try the alternatives because this is not for you.
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Version 18.0
Nick-Collingridge
26 August 2014
Surely this version was released on 18th June 2014 - why is it just now showing up with a release date of 25th August?
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Version 18.0
Beige
25 August 2014
rental software only.
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Version 18.0
Revco
19 June 2014
Min system requirement is now 10.7 for Illustrator CC 2014 https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/system-requirements.html
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Version 2014
JasonE
11 December 2013
Did anyone proof this update? The What's new section makes it look like it added a bunch of bugs, except for the last item... Zoom does not work, keyboard combos stop working, cannot save, all layers saved converged, even when deselected, etc., etc., etc. Also, I thought Adobe CC apps required 10.7 or later? Can people on 10.6.8 finally use Adobe CC apps?
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Version 17.0.2
4 answer(s)
Invalid
Invalid
11 December 2013
Most apps work fine on 10.6.8, including Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Dreamweaver CC, Flash CC, InCopy CC, InDesign CC, Muse CC, Audition CC and more. Adobe just doesn't advertise it. The only tools that don't work are video apps (Premiere CC, After Effects CC) and some of the dinky complimentary tools ("Edge Reflow CC", etc).
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Dualie
Dualie
11 December 2013
"Illustrator does not launch if a previous update (17.0.1) was applied." I can confirm that AI will not launch on 10.6.8 after this (17.0.1) update. I will test this newer (even buggier?) version later and report back.
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Invalid
Invalid
11 December 2013
@Dualie 17.0.1 worked fine for me on 10.6.8 and 17.0.2 does too. http://i.imgur.com/GrvZP8t.png
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Dualie
Dualie
12 December 2013
Unfortunately, this update does not fix the launching problem for me. Oddly, all other CC apps work just fine. Even uninstalling and re-installing AI does not fix the issue. Nor does launching it in Safe Mode. I will try later with a clean install of 10.6.8.
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chaznewc
11 December 2013
I don't like the renting software scheme that Adobe has started. I'd rather buy the software and possibly pay a small monthly fee for future upgrades. I say this having worked in the software industry for a few decades.
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Version 17.0.2
1 answer(s)
Pik80
Pik80
22 January 2014
Why does there need to be a monthly fee? Why don't they just make money by adding good features? The fee would only lessen the incentive to keep adding those features.
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JamesHarrisPhoto
11 December 2013
I do about 80% of my logo design work in Adobe Illustrator CC, and I start in Illustrator for all of the initial designs of my commercial typefaces that are marketed by FontHaus and Agfa Monotype. Illustrator has been one my most indispensable design tools. There are many less expensive alternatives, but none as feature rich.
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Version 17.0.2
Appledogx
11 December 2013
Software rentals? NO THANKS ADOBE!
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Version 17.0.2
1 answer(s)
blue80907
blue80907
08 January 2015
AMEN to that. I will use my CS6 until I'm forced out of it. I have to tell people with versions above me to please back save it. I suppose soon they'll take that away. I really don't need to pay a monthly fee to let them update my software.
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aknewhope
06 December 2013
Too expensive.
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Version 17.0.0
Pik80
05 December 2013
I have never liked illustrator much. Always thought FreeHand was way better. I don't think it is realistic to revive FreeHand due to how long ago it has been killed off. Bohemian Coding's Sketch looks really interesting and not bloated. I will be keeping a really close eye on that app. It does not make sense for Adobe to be charging this much for software this bad.
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Version 17.0.0
1 answer(s)
Prlab
Prlab
20 June 2014
Yes, I preferred Freehand and keep a copy on an external drive. I bout iDraw. Okay, not as "rich" but the price is great.
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Jefrart
20 June 2013
To all developers of vector applications, it's time to make all your means to give us a true alternative to Illustrator, regardless of your price, it will still be much less than the Adobe racket!
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Version 17.0.0
Noivad
19 June 2013
I have used Illustrator since the mid-1990s — before blends were a click away, and you had to create 2 layers. So, I know this software inside and out. But despite all that, avoid Adobe Applications if you can. Put your money into a better company, and let’s sink this floating excrement ship of a company, because Adobe getting worse even after creating a de-facto monopoly. Their products used to work, but now they are just work. Adobe’s entire suite is a nightmare to install on a modern file system (read “case-sensitive”) — which I knew, and Adobe’s tech support is not staffed by actual technicians, so they were unable to help me. They told me I could install it on another Hard Drive, even after I told them, I am on a laptop, and I didn’t feel like rebuilding my tuned system for one ill-behaved program. I eventually had to jury rig it into place myself, thanks to a bit of understand of what files were blocking me from running the app. But every launch the App complains that my install is damaged and that I need to reinstall it. It still likes to crash randomly, so save often. I have decided to look for something else, after the current project I purchased it for is complete. Adobe treats paying customers like criminals or slaves because they have a monopoly on the pro-layout (vector & bitmap) market. It doesn’t matter if you spent $600 on the app. I lost 10 billable hours (over half was spent dealing with various clueless Adobe Tech Support Personnel) thanks to Adobe’s callous behavior toward me when I asked them questions above their technical support departments understanding. Even their supervisor told me to make my library writable to everyone. She didn’t know what chmod meant (a very old, very basic UNIX command that controls permissions). She asked me to be more specific when I asked her is she meant “chmod 777?” I kid you not. I recommend anyone that doesn’t know Illustrator go find something else, and hopefully the company behind that vector program will get enough sales to advance the feature set. This is the last time I ever purchase anything from Adobe, I think there is a huge market for a more user friendly and competent vector program because Adobe has abandoned its users because they can as long as people still buy their products.
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Version 17.0.0
Revco
19 June 2013
A couple of "pointless new capabilities" does not a major update make. I wish they'd spent some time fixing up the UI. Compared to CS5, those palettes are obese.
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Version 17.0.0
Jjpong
18 June 2013
Somebody, please bring FreeHand back. I don't need Photoshop. But I need an alternative to Illustrator. During my entire existence, I'll never pay a subscription fee to Microsoft for Office or Adobe for Illustrator or to Symantec for their antivirus software. La vida no es facil. My Spanish teacher was right after all.
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Version 17.0.0
1 answer(s)
wintermute
wintermute
02 May 2014
Sorry to tell you this, but Freehand was bought by Adobe when they bought Macromedia (which is where Flash also came from.) Yes, Adobe has become evil in its pursuit of constant revenue streams by switching to a software RENTAL system. They did this since they could no longer create anything new or innovative worth buying and people were thus delaying upgrading to the new software suites. So now we are forced to RENT the same crap over and over again or jump ship. I say sink Adobe's ship, just like Quark, another software company that got too greedy and abused its customer base.
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Cowicide
18 June 2013
So Adobe buys out the competition and then pulls this bait and switch on consumers with a software RENTAL model. Like most other longtime Adobe customers, I am sickened by Adobe's greed with their Creative Cloud subscription model. The petition against it is over 30,000 sigs so far... https://www.change.org/petitions/adobe-systems-incorporated-eliminate-the-mandatory-creative-cloud-subscription-model
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Version 17.0.0
Tim27
25 January 2013
Adobe needs to do a complete rewrite of Photoshop and Illustrator. There is probably still code in there from 1990. Make them fast and modern and get rid of all the bloat. They say on their site that the new graphics engine makes the apps faster, but using them almost every day I have evidence otherwise.
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Version 16.0.4
2 answer(s)
pedrotaquelim
pedrotaquelim
26 January 2013
I read that "Adobe Illustrator CS6 is a completely rewritten native 64-bit application on both Mac and PC."
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Tim27
Tim27
27 January 2013
If it was completely rewritten it would be A LOT faster than it is.
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Goodinuf
12 December 2012
I own Photoshop CS6 licenses. If I rent the software I already own I will get more CS6 features. What's up with that? Adobe has sunk to a new low. There is an article here on DPReview under the headline "Adobe announces updates exclusive to Creative Cloud members:" The Link: http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/12/11/Adobe-offers-creative-cloud-subscription-only-updates
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Version 16.0.3
6 answer(s)
Rusto
Rusto
26 January 2013
I wish I could track down the link but I remember reading somewhere (was it John Nack's blog?) the reason outright licence holders cannot get the additional feature sets released to Creative Cloud licensers is due to the fact that when you buy outright, you are paying for a certain feature set and any updates that go beyond bugfixes imply that the original release that you paid for was "incomplete". The explanation was that this was a legal issue that prevents all software makers that charge for their software from releasing substantial additional features without charging for them. Hence, Adobe is "collecting" them for the next major update (CS7) to outright license holders, who then will pay for it. I'll follow up with a link when I track it down. --- Lastly, giving a 1/2 star review is rather disingenuous when what you are really doing is posting commentary on the licensing situation.
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RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
26 January 2013
I can't get ANY of the updates to work with my copy of CS 6. Illustrator is still at 16.0.0.
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Diarbyrag
Diarbyrag
28 January 2013
"The explanation was that this was a legal issue that prevents all software makers that charge for their software from releasing substantial additional features without charging for them." A legal issue dreamed up by Adobe's in house lawyers ! That is the biggest load of BS I've ever heard. They own the bloody software and should provide the best version they can for the duration of that point number I have never known any other software dev do that. ADOBE you are a bunch of thieving c**** - please fill in as you see fit - I really hope this Cloud crap falls flat on its a*** - ditto as before
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RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
28 January 2013
@Rusto, these are not major updates. These are point updates. They are stopping non cloud members from getting updates, paid or not.
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Thresher-the-Shark
Thresher-the-Shark
07 February 2013
@Rusto: The legal issue you mentioned was part of the Sarbanes–Oxley Act, passed in the wake of the Enron and other corporate scandals. I forget the actual provision from that giant piece of legislation that caused the problem. Apple's infamous $1.99 802.11n enabler and $9.99 iPod Touch OS upgrade fees were a direct result of the law. Thankfully, due to heavy lobbying from the software industry, in particular Apple, that part of the law was repealed years ago. Adobe has no legitimate excuse unless they’ve changed the law again, which I highly doubt since it was never intended to prevent software developers from adding features for free. @Davidravenmoon: I just went through a clean Creative Suite Design Premium 6 install and had trouble as well installing a lot of the major application updates. I always prefer to download the .dmgs and install them manually, however in the end I gave up and used the updater part of Adobe Application Manager. FYI: Some of the updates will not appear until after you install previous ones, so keep running and restarting until you get them all. It also seemed that I had to have launched each application at least once. Hope this helps, if not I would recommend getingt on Adobe’s case about it.
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Makosuke
Makosuke
03 January 2014
A year later, now that the other shoe is on the ground, I just wanted to note how amusing it was to read Rusto's defense of Adobe that their reason for CC had to do with Sarbanes–Oxley and that they were just collecting updates for a big CS7 release. As we now know, that had nothing to do with the reality that Adobe had merely established its monopoly so firmly that it could afford to switch to a rental model of licensing since they'd run out of substantive updates sufficient to drive upgrades. And I think it's quite legitimate to rate software, overall, badly based on the licensing model. If you have a great Finder renaming app that costs $1000, it's a one-star app, because it's overpriced to the point it's useful. If you have two photo editors with identical features, one of which is free and the other costs $2000, which deserves a higher overall score? When the purpose of a software package is to allow me to create vector drawings, and I can no longer edit (or even open) those drawings when I stop paying Adobe a monthly fee, that is a very, VERY large reason to rate the software badly.
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spinko
31 October 2012
Adobe killed FreeHand which was far superior to Illustrator at the time. Today, if you are a professional you have to use Illustrator if you like it or not and pay a premium price to do so. Unfortunately Adobe is gotten very greedy and it is using its financial power to strengthen a monopolistic position without offering any real benefits to its customers. Paying that kind of money for over bloated software which is still - after all these years - very slow at basic things like redrawing and saving complex files... I sincerely hope that a developer eventually will come up with a viable alternative that also works in a professional environment.
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Version 16.0.1
1 answer(s)
Waveman
Waveman
26 January 2013
As I Remember It: Freehand used a clone of Postscript (Adobe Owned) and was prone to RIP and printing errors. Never was a fan, Illustrator never failed at the printer for me.
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MisterE
02 September 2012
$600 application and I get the same "Update Failed, Updates could not be applied, This update is not applicable to you" as others. Also, it doesn't show up in AAM for me either. System requirements says 10.6.8 or later. I'm on 10.8.1, Illustrator CS 6 16.0.0 with a supported Core2Duo CPU. Another fail from Adobe, I expect a lot more for the cost of the CS 6 Master Collection.
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Version 16.0.1
2 answer(s)
-M-S-
-M-S-
05 December 2012
This updater will update only the retail version of Adobe Illustrator CS6, not the electronic download version.
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MisterE
MisterE
05 December 2012
I see, thank you Misha!
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Xplicit
01 September 2012
I wonder why an application with a usability as bad as Adobe Illustrator's sells after all.
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Version 16.0.1
1 answer(s)
Nick-Collingridge
Nick-Collingridge
12 December 2012
I'm not a true power user of Illustrator but I do use it a lot, and I have to say that I don't think your sweeping condemnation is fair. Illustrator has a vast depth of capability and I think the UI does a reasonably decent job of making it very useable. I do toy with other applications from time to time which offer the prospect of being simpler to use, but in truth they achieve this mainly through offering more limited functionality. After a short while trying an alternative I always come up against something that I cannot do and end up switching back to Illustrator.
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Ocd
30 August 2012
why does this update not show up in AAM ? adobe's update paradigm is perplexing to say the least...
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Version 16.0.1
3 answer(s)
Flavum
Flavum
31 August 2012
Same here. Also, running the 6mb update results in "Update Failed" , "The patch is not applicable for you". Maybe this update is OS-specific? I'm still running Snow Leopard - could that be the issue?
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incrzr
incrzr
03 September 2012
Maybe it's english only. Lazy Adobe needs time to translate.
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-M-S-
-M-S-
05 December 2012
This updater will update only the retail version of Adobe Illustrator CS6, not the electronic download version.
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Revco
29 August 2012
Version 16 is such a bogus update. In the 20+ years that I've used this software (v1.8.4 I think) this version is, by a country mile, the most useless. I can't even be bothered elaborating.
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Version 16.0.1
Veryvito
18 June 2012
Adobe Illustrator -- in fact, all of Adobe's products -- were the "must have" apps for designers in the 1990s. Unfortunately, they are still the "must have" apps: Not because they have kept up with technology or even improved in a useful way, but because they have managed to patent just about every piece of the package, making it impossible for anyone else to truly innovate in this field. Meanwhile, they continue to raise the price of each upgrade without improving stability or valuable feature sets. You'll buy this because you have to; not because you want to.
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Version 16.0
2 answer(s)
Forn
Forn
28 August 2012
Well said!
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RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
28 August 2012
I'm not sure how them patenting parts of the program stops someone from innovating. Innovating does not mean copying. Innovate means to introduce new ideas. I use Illustrator because I like it. I did not use Freehand or any of the other vector programs because I did not like them as much.
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ososX
28 April 2012
The more I use it - the more I hate ADOBE's products. Illustrator SUCKS ! As soon as another manufacturer will provide a reasonable tool for basic 3D graphics I'll (gladly) switch ...
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Version 15.0.2
2 answer(s)
Leftnotracks
Leftnotracks
08 May 2012
I agree that Illustrator is a slow and bloated piece of crapware that I feel forced to use at knifepoint every day. But what does Illustrator have to do with 3D? There is no 3D in Illustrator save for a few weak effects that are impossible to use for modelling more than a single simple object.
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ososX
ososX
18 May 2012
Leftnotracks u r right that the 3D effects of AI are "weak". But this is about the level of combination between 2D and 3D effects that I need. Is there another software that does similar type of things (I used Canvas, but it is obsolete in Lion).
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D9
26 January 2011
Just a word about upgrading to Illustrator CS5... Adobe has a very terrible policy and an even worse implementation of information on their upgrade policy for any Adobe graphics/web products!! As we found out the hard way, Adobe will not allow you to upgrade your previous (in this case) Illustrator software if it was part of the Creative Suite bundle. So regardless of the fact that you have a folder on your computer that is named Adobe Illustrator CSx with a program inside named Adobe Illustrator CSx that when opened presents a splash screen stating Adobe Illustrator CSx, you in fact do not have an eligible version. In addition, other than a small link at the bottom of the page leading you to an upgrade eligibility "tool" page (which in turn gives a rather ambiguous answer), nothing informs you of what is or is not required to upgrade other than a copy of "Adobe Illustrator CS4, CS3 or CS2"...of which I indeed have. After 30 minute of inane questions from online chat support, they agreed to provide a refund w/ my Amazon.com receipt. We shall see if Adobe, first indeed provides a full refund, and second, how long it will take such a refund to emerge. In any case, this is a terrible policy and further evidence that ADOBE SUCKS!!!! SO PLEASE BE CERTAIN BEFORE YOU PURCHASE THIS UPGRADE THAT YOU ARE UPGRADING FROM AN INDIVIDUAL COPY OF ILLUSTRATOR; NOT ONE THAT CAME WITH CREATIVE SUITE. (FYI...I'd rather read a Russian newspaper upside-down than watch a Flash ad!)
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Version 15.0.2
Murryfax
03 December 2010
The 15.0.2 update fails to install, both from without the installed updater, and when downloaded from MacUpdate. No explanation to the failure is given.
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Version 15.0.2
4 answer(s)
Dr-Girlfriend
Dr-Girlfriend
08 December 2010
Hi Murryfax, The 15.02 update installed fine for me, but I have seen reports of others having problems. If you have HTML5 Pack for Illustrator installed or Suitcase Fusion 3, they may be causing a conflict. I can't remember the links for fixing the Suitcase Fusion problem, but here's a link that addresses the HTML5 Pack for Illustrator issue: http://forums.adobe.com/message/3312782?tstart=0 Basically, the advice is to uninstall the pack (replace the original plug-ins) before installing the 15.0.2 update. Posters #5 and #6 in the thread gave the most helpful tips. Good luck.
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Murryfax
08 December 2010
Thanks for the tip. I do have Suitcase, but uninstalling it does not help, nor does uninstalling other extra plugins. Besides, the update to Photoshop which came today installs without any problem, in spite of the Suitcase plugin. Other suggestions, anybody?
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Dr-Girlfriend
Dr-Girlfriend
08 December 2010
Sorry to hear you're still having problems, Murryfax. I found another thread that might help you: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/759957?start=50&tstart=0 Another helpful piece of advice from that thread is to completely uninstall and reinstall Illustrator, then apply both the 15.01 and 15.02 updates -- it sucks, I know, but several people have reported success by doing that. Failing that, a user in the aforementioned thread named bhatnaga is personally helping people resolve their issue if you post a log file. Follow his/her instructions on page 2, post #50.
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Murryfax
Murryfax
08 December 2010
Thanks again. My problem is resolved. I had forgotten all about HTML5 Pack, but I did have it installed, and I found help in the forum thread you indicated the first time - also installing first 15.0.1.
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Tony-Aguila
02 December 2010
This program has been much maligned not on its own merit, in my opinion, but more due to the general discontent towards Adobe. I myself have experienced the apparent slow-down over time, as well as the onset of "weird" behavior not originally exhibited. I was hoping that the 15.0.2 update would fix these anomalies, but it did not happen. In fact, the problems became worse. I then decided to reinstall Illustrator. The uninstaller app, or rather its alias, can be found in the same folder as the application. The uninstall-reinstall-update procedure took no more than 15 minutes and now the program is running very well—better than ever. It now takes about 5 seconds to launch on my ageing MacPro3,1 (with several hundred fonts active in the system). It seems like Illustrator is susceptible to degradation and damage over time, but it's not an issue that a fresh installation can't remedy.
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Version 15.0.2
Tony-Aguila
06 August 2010
Strange that Adobe Application Manager cannot find this update even if you try to manually check for updates. Anyway, the patch seems to work fine. Hopefully the unexpected crashes that so many users have been experiencing has been fixed.
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Version 15.0.1
Bdkennedy1
04 May 2010
WARNING TO UPGRADERS While the CS5 suite has been assumed to be entirely 64-bit, only Photoshop, After Effects and Premier are 64-bit. Illustrator is 32-bit.
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Version 15.0.0
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Beige
Beige
07 August 2010
As I said in my review of PS CS5 for Ars Technica, you don't want Illustrator to be 64-bit. All it will do is break your plug-ins. Almost no one needs 2GB+ of memory for Illustrator and there won't be a performance benefit.
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Version 15.0.1
Cowicide
Cowicide
31 March 2011
I don't think there would be anything wrong with the option to run 64-bit and at times, I do work with very huge Illustrator files and would indeed benefit from 64-bit with my machine. You can easily have it run in 32-bit mode if you desire by using "Get Info" on the app and choosing "Open in 32-bit Mode" as you can with Photoshop, etc. and it'll always launch in 32-bit from then on until you change it.
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Caproberts
03 December 2009
14.0 has been out for a year know and so far there has been no bug fixing update???
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Version 14.0
Richcastillo
13 December 2008
Is it just me, getting impatient in my old age, or is Illustrator getting slower with each new release? (I started in '92 with 3.0) I skipped CS3 so I was very anxious to fire up CS4 when it arrived. After all, I've had a screaming octocore (6 GB RAM) for almost a year now and CS3 has been putting around in Rosetta. Can you imagine my frustration when I discovered Illustrator CS4 actually ran slower than CS2 on my 8 core MacPro? Damn it! Its totally unresponsive when dragging the hand at 800x. I mean, I don't even get a frigging beach ball. It just sits there and totally ignores my attempt to pan. Fortunately, I don't have these problems in Photoshop. But I have to earn my living with Illustrator (consumer package design) and this is absurd. I had to strike while the corporate iron was willing and got my 8 core off the shelf at MicroCenter so it admittedly has the slower video card. But all that I have read says you only need the top card for 3D graphics. Am I wrong? And one more thing, I use Menu Meters so I've always got a visual representation on processor load. Well, I have yet to see Illustrator CS4 using more than one core at a time. I might as well go back to Rosetta. Somebpdy, please help me !!!!!
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Version 1.0
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Pootus
Pootus
20 January 2009
RICHCASTILLO, I don't know what you are on about. I don't see how it is possible that CS2, which runs under Rosetta (and crashes relentlessly), could outperform Illustrator CS4, which runs native on Intel Macs. CS3 was the first native Intel version of Illustrator, so I don't know what you mean by "CS3 has been putting around in Rosetta." I was thrilled to upgrade to CS3 in order to get away from the terrible Rosetta performance of CS2 under Rosetta. My relatively lightweight MBP--compared to your desktop--functions quite snappy, even with large files with 50+ layers. Granted, Adobe could improve their products immensely on the Mac; they've become more of an MS Windows company. Whereas, I don't doubt you are having problems, I just don't believe it's the software in this case. P.S. - Are you sure you aren't running Illustrator in Rosetta? Check using the Activity Monitor. You can also check to see if the "Open using Rosetta" check box is checked by using "Get Info" on the Illustrator app. If it is checked, uncheck it.
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Version 14.0
Tim27
Tim27
02 May 2010
I'll tell you how it outperforms it, because CS4 is a bloated piece of junk!
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Version 15.0.0
Tony-Aguila
12 December 2008
What is this? Version 1.0? Illustrator CS4 is version 14.0.0 as installed. It does not look like this is a patch to the current version. I wish they would make it clear if this is a trial version or a real patch/update. The same goes for the other modules of CS4.
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Version 1.0
Easer
06 December 2008
Does anyone know of an alternative draw program that can use Illustrator plug-ins? Thanks.
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Version 13.0.3
Jan13
03 March 2008
ADOBE IS A MONOPOLY !!! AND SO HERE WE PAY THE PRICE .... IT WILL GET EVEN WORST FOR MAC USERS .... HOW SAD !
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Version 13.0.3
Mcleod-68
29 February 2008
This is crap do not dl! it just does not work, not even a little! Not even if it is in the same folder as the application it should patch! And no, i am not going to reinstall CS3 just to make this crappy patch work.
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Version 13.0.3
Kobalt
28 February 2008
Okay, so is this update *only* useful for Japanese users? The Adobe weblink is suitable vague (as in it doesn't mention anything about Japanese users, unlike the spiel here at MU). Confuse me, why don't you ...
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Version 13.0.3
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MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
28 February 2008
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=3862
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Version 13.0.3
Kobalt
Kobalt
28 February 2008
Cheers Admin ... that's not what the page looked like at the time I posted my comment. Then there was no mention of 'Japanese' and hence my post.
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Version 13.0.3
Foulger
28 February 2008
This brilliant update can't find Illustrator 13.02 even though its sitting in the applications folder.
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Version 13.0.3
Bluestar
28 February 2008
Because Adobe is in bed with storage device makers ! They make applications now close to 1GB big, I mean that's insane! Just so you eat up hard drive space and soon you will run out of space and go out and buy a bigger hard drive to store useless application data such as 12 other language packs that come with the app that you will NEVER use.
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Version 13.0.3
Víctor-Solano
10 October 2007
Yeap, all illustrator updates sucks, if you delete lenguages, if delete the readme, if change the name al folder, if this if that Please adobe i know that you an do better that his
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Version 13.0.2
Graphic-Mac
05 September 2007
You can also just put any PDF document into the Illustrator CS3 folder and name it Illustrator Read Me.pdf and it will install just fine.
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Version 13.0.2
Anonymous
11 November 2005
To force the updater to run regardless of checksum errors or the existance of such important files as ReadMe.PDF, do the following :) download the update mount the disk image drag the updater to the desktop eject the mounted disk image control-click the updater on the desktop and select "show package contents" open the resources folder open the tools folder open validateManifest.pl in TextEdit scroll to bottom change print "$filePath: source checksum($srcChecksum) does not match actual checksum($actualChecksum)\n"; return 1 to print "$filePath: source checksum($srcChecksum) does not match actual checksum($actualChecksum)\n"; return 0 (note that all we are changing is the return 1 to return 0 so that it does not report an error even if the file does not exist or does not exactly match the checksum that is expected.) save the changes and overwrite if asked run the updater If your copy is messed up then you may end up having to reinstall but this procedure worked fine on my Illustrator CS2 install from which I had removed the ReadMe files and other senseless Adobe trash.
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Version 12.0.1
Anonymous
23 October 2005
Ok, here's what to do to get this to work: The file called "Illustrator Read Me.pdf" must be loose in the Adobe Illustrator CS2 folder and NOT in a READ ME folder or somewhere, BECAUSE it updates that to talk about the 12.0.1 version and all it's shortcomings. Ha-ha, had to punch 'ol Adobe in the nose there because of the hoops that this 2nd rate updater file has caused us all to jump thru. Shame, shame.
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Version 12.0.1
Anonymous
22 October 2005
Adobe says that this can fail because you move or rename a ReadMe file? WTH? I thought this was the world class standard app for vector art, not 3rd world shareware made in someone's basement. Adobe, stop drolling over the purchase of Macromedia and get your head out of your rear.
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Version 12.0.1
Anonymous
22 October 2005
Nope! I still get the "Fail to install due to an error" (Again?) error even after a clean install of Illustrator CS2? What did Adobe fix with this repost? Seems like this is a common error with many users. What up Adobe? (10/22/2005, Version: 12.0.1)
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Version 12.0.1
Anonymous
22 October 2005
Only updates english/int. englisch versions! Other languages are not supported..
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Version 12.0.1
Anonymous
22 October 2005
from Adobe's site: ----------------------- IMPORTANT NOTE: When installing the Illustrator CS2 12.0.1 update, you may receive the error message, "Fail to install due to an error" and the update does not install. This occurs if you have removed or renamed an Illustrator CS2 file before running the updater. An example would be that you removed the ReadMe file or ran a maintenance utility, which removes the Illustrator foreign language files. To resolve this issue, reinstall Illustrator and then run the updater again. ---------------------- I always knew those damn read me files were used for something...
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Version 12.0.1
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Anonymous
Anonymous
22 October 2005
That's one of the most absurd things I've ever read. Adobe developers really *are* idiots. Weird.
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Version 12.0.1
Anonymous
Anonymous
22 October 2005
Nope! I still get the "Fail to install due to an error" (Again?) error even after a clean install of Illustrator CS2? What did Adobe fix with this repost? Seems like this is a common error with many users. What up Adobe?
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Version 12.0.1
Anonymous
21 October 2005
Other than the fact that the installer had no icon... it worked perfect for me.
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Version 12.0.1
Anonymous
21 October 2005
Fails to install ............... again. Doesn't matter whether I download the updater application or attempt to update through the AICS2. Same thing has happened with other CS2 apps such as Adobe Reader. Anybody else beginning to wonder what has happened to Adobe's coding prowess? Never had so many problems as with the CS2 suite.
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Version 12.0.1
Anonymous
21 October 2005
install errors? use a clean admin account instead of your regular ones. -hh
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Version 12.0.1
george
28 June 2005
my program don´t content the serial number, please send the number because,i don´t work. tank´s
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
08 June 2005
Better start getting those fat binaries ready Adobe.
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
08 June 2005
the above text is a bit ambigous ... adobe's talking about aics2 v1.0 (which is actually v12.0 according to my installed app) in one para and then moving on to v11.02 in the next, 'what's new' para i know the link gets you the v12 demo, but why the confusion in the description? i wish the promo dept at adobe would make up their collective minds ...
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
06 May 2005
direct select pen tool does not work with tiger!!! making this app useless. every time you try and select a point, the arrow focuses on the finder rather than within illustrator. (indication: pay attention as you move over a point using the direct select tool. the arrow's appearance switches from white to black w/drop shadow)
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Version 11.0.2
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Anonymous
Anonymous
09 May 2005
even after a clean tiger install - if you can't select points without the annoying finder being brought to the front, trash your adobe illustrator support folder found within ~/library/application support. it seems to work fine...for now.
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Version 11.0.2
Anonymous
Anonymous
23 June 2005
If you re using ShapeShifter, set Illustrator to be excluded in the EXCLUDE pane for SS and you should be golden. I had the same issue, and disabling SS for ILL fixed it. Finally...
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Version 1.0
Tae
Tae
12 October 2005
I do not see adobe illustrator support folder under ~/library/application support. I only see adobe folder and there are nothing but empty plug-ins folder. I trashed it anyway but it seems to be appeared again as program starts running... What is going ON with Tiger..!!! Can somebody tell me EXACT way to get out of this?!? This really drives me Crazzyy - !
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
21 February 2005
here are the install instructions from adobe's website. i had to doublechck to make sure it wasn't april 1st.... ----------------------------------- Installation instructions After downloading a DMG file on a Macintosh, double-click the file to mount the disk image to your desktop using Apple's Disk Utility. 1. Quit Illustrator CS. 2. Open the Adobe Illustrator CS folder (to locate this folder, search the computer for a folder named Adobe Illustrator CS). 3. In the Finder, choose View > As List, and locate the application file. (The Finder lists the application file as an “Application” by Kind.) 4. Control-click the application icon and choose Show Package Contents. 5. Navigate to the Contents/MacOSClassic folder 6. Create a new folder and name it AICS 11.0.2 backup. Then copy the AGMCarbonPrint+PSInjLib and the BibUtilsCarbonLib files by holding down the Option key and dragging the files to the new folder. This creates copies of the files for backup purposes. 7. Copy the newly downloaded AGMCarbonPrint+PSInjLib and the BibUtilsCarbonLib files to the Contents/MacOSClassic folder. When Mac OS returns the message “The files already exist in the location. Do you want to replace it with the one you are moving?” click Replace. 8. Close all open windows. 9. Start Illustrator CS. --------------------------------
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Version 11.0.2
Anonymous
25 December 2004
Adobe buy little french buggy 3D app called Satellite, fixes the worst bugs and sell it as Dimensions. The best vector app ever, with animation and multiple cameras and more. Then Adobe put some - but not all - functions in Illustrator. But they skip the best parts: No animation, no camera movements and worst of all, no 3DMF export to rendering apps such as Bryce! Then Adobe kill Dimensions. How smart is that? If you have a copy of Dimensions, keep it! It runs fine in Classic, and keyboard shortcuts work fine as long as Swedes and others switch keyboard layout to US English.
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Version 11.0.2
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Anonymous
Anonymous
08 June 2005
Yeah, I own it too. Dimensions was one of the best things for slapping up quick models. Whatever Adobe thought about half the 'killing off' they did. They could have just kept selling type whatever, dimensions, imagewhatever...no need to update (not sarcastic). Instead we get them pumping more into illustrator AND it still doesn't do some simple things w/o some complex actions. Now, there's a lot of quick books on illustrator that let you make 3d things w/in the adobe framework. They are good and worth taking a look at. Bryce missed the boat w 5.5. vue has text capabilities. All the other stuff is why webpages are boring. Good comment.
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Version 1.0
Juhu1
23 December 2004
Still missing type fonts for scandinavian languages, where is the @-type as in system and other aplications uses option+2 in svedish/finnish language and also more types missing at the same row with the option+ some key :(
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Version 11.0.2
Anonymous
22 December 2004
What kind of B.S. update is this? No installer? No version number? No way to keep track of this should you need to reinstall later? Someone must have wanted to get this out the door before leaving for the holidays, for it smacks of laziness. I expect crap updates like this from newbie developers, not Adobe.
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Version 11.0.2
Anonymous
21 December 2004
ok. the procedure for the update leaves much to wish but the issues of bug fixes are very important. Thanx Adobe for fixing them. The crashes were a pain in the... and please, make more automated updates in the future.
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Version 11.0.2
Tony Aguila
21 December 2004
After all this time, this is the only update that Adobe could come up with? They still have not addressed the font preview bug which I reported several days after CS came out. If they can't fix it, they should at least remove the feature so we don't fall into the trap of triggering it.
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Version 11.0.2
zoom77
21 December 2004
11.0.2. I have to open up the package contents and replace to files for this update? I thought we were done with this crap after InDesign 2 updates. I'd expect this lazyness from a small developer but we can't even get a .pkg that asks for your Adobe Illustrator CS folder and then replaces the 2 files for you? This is ridiculous. How am I suppose to update this with Apple Remote Desktop? I could do this with a .pkg in seconds. Now it's going to take hours. And Illustrator still says it's 11.0.0....wtf!
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Version 11.0.2
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Anonymous
Anonymous
21 December 2004
Yeah, I really apppreciate how Adobe is telling US how to design and not the designers telling Adobe! You HAVE to upgrade. You HAVE to have this update. You NEED to keep your software current. You MUST have broadband to handle these massive file downloads. You should be computer-saavy and be able to troubleshoot OUR applications for us. Oh, and if we change file formats, you NEED to be polite and accept it. Oh, $1000 for a software package is moot.
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Version 11.0.2
johnsmith
johnsmith
21 December 2004
I agree, what a crock of sh*t! For those who are not OSX savvy this blows! The instructions are even hard to understand! Copy contents into a backup folder and then copy them again… what the hell for!? Adobe, get of your ass and do things right. While your at it why don't you redesign Acrobat's GUI so it's not so much like a Microsoft ex-employee designed it. You can't find anything and related features are in totally different areas. What happend to the days when they rang supreme.
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Version 11.0.2
kmagnuson
08 October 2004
Can't get support for crsshing every time I save. They need an update for this program. Save as or save, sometimes works with save as copy, but not always. any idea what to do to fix error.
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Version 11.0
Anonymous
15 July 2004
I tried it for several months and still hate it! I lost many files without undestanding the reason. hate the pdf saving dialog. the best illustrator in my opinion is the 8.0.
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Version 11.0
Anonymous
28 February 2004
Works like a charm in Panther. A bit slow. Stable but still has a few bugs. The best anyway.
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Version 11.0
Anonymous
28 January 2004
Purchased CS package about a month ago. Illustrator works, kinda but crashes every time I close a file window. It happens on both my G4 and G5. For the money they are asking you would think they would get such obvious bug fixed. For now, you can never close any files before you are conpletely done working with Illustrator. Hopefully they will get an upgrade out quickly
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Version 11.0
Anonymous
07 January 2004
I update 10.0.3 on 10.0, but nothing happen!! Why???? I try to many time, but doesn't work. Can tell me? This update must use on OSX 10.3.1, right? Because i try on OSX 10.3.2 Help me please....
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Version 10.0.3
Anonymous
30 November 2003
Bumps. IX works in OS 10.2 to 10.3.1. It is slow but it works fine.
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Version 10.0.3
Anonymous
29 August 2003
Works pretty well on my computers, but I've seen some weird bugs on friend's machines. Anyway, it is a good app but a bit slow.
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Version 10.0.3
Chuck Jones
16 July 2003
Large files can run into "Can't Preview" errors. "Can't Save" errors are also common with large multi linked files. Slow Startup. NOT Stable
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Version 10.0.3
Anonymous
23 May 2003
I have had no luck with this updater. It never locates the correct folder, and there is no way to choose an installation destination. Any ideas?
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Version 10.0.3
Anonymous
11 June 2002
Soooooooooooo slow. 30 seconds for the print dialog box to appear is just wrong! Problems printing non outlined fonts I'm still using it but It's like I have had my computer down graded.
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Version 10.0