Creative Suite 6 system requirements

Photoshop CS6 / Photoshop Extended CS6 system requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3 or Microsoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1. Adobe® Creative Suite® 5.5 and CS6 applications also support Windows 8. See the CS6 FAQ for more information about Windows 8 support.
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 1 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit color and 512 MB (1 GB recommended) of VRAM
  • OpenGL 2.0–capable system
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • This software doesn't operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.† Phone activation is not available.

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • Mac OS X v10.6.8 or v10.7. Adobe Creative Suite 3, 4, 5, CS5.5, and CS6 applications support Mac OS X Mountain Lion (v10.8) when installed on Intel-based systems.*
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 2 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
    1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit color and 512 MB (1 GB recommended) of VRAM
  • OpenGL 2.0–capable system
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • This software doesn't operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.† Phone activation is not available.

† This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services ("Online Services"). Online Services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and Adobe's online privacy policy. Online Services are not available in all countries or languages, may require user registration, and may be discontinued or modified in whole or in part without notice. Additional fees or subscription charges may apply.

* Learn more about Mac OS X Mountain Lion support.

Dreamweaver CS6 system requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3 or Windows 7 with Service Pack 1. Adobe® Creative Suite® 5.5 and CS6 applications also support Windows 8. See the CS6 FAQ for more information about Windows 8 support.
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 1 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1280 x 800 display with 16-bit graphics adapter
  • Java™ Runtime Environment 1.6 (included)
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for HTML5 media playback
  • This software doesn't operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.* Phone activation is not available.

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor
  • Mac OS X v10.6.8 or v10.7. Adobe Creative Suite 5, CS5.5, and CS6 applications support Mac OS X Mountain Lion (v10.8) when installed on Intel-based systems.**
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 1.8 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1280 x 800 display with 16-bit graphics adapter
  • Java Runtime Environment 1.6
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for HTML5 media playback
  • This software does not operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.* Phone activation is not available.

* This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services ("Online Services"). Online Services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and Adobe's online privacy policy. Online Services are not available in all countries or languages, may require user registration, and may be discontinued or modified in whole or in part without notice. Additional fees or subscription charges may apply.

** Learn more about Mac OS X Mountain Lion support.

Illustrator CS6 system requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3 or Windows 7 with Service Pack 1. Adobe® Creative Suite® 5.5 and CS6 applications also support Windows 8. Refer to the CS6 FAQ for more information about Windows 8 support.
  • 1 GB of RAM (3 GB recommended) for 32 bit; 2 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended) for 64-bit
  • 2 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit graphics adapter
  • DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs
  • Some features in Adobe® Bridge rely on a DirectX 9–capable video adapter with at least 64 MB of VRAM
  • This software does not operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.† Phone activation is not available.

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • Mac OS X v10.6.8 or v10.7. Adobe Creative Suite 5, CS5.5, and CS6 applications support Mac OS X Mountain Lion (v10.8) when installed on Intel-based systems.*
  • 2 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 2 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs
  • This software does not operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.† Phone activation is not available.

* Learn more about Mac OS X Mountain Lion support.

† This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services ("Online Services"). Online Services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and Adobe's online privacy policy. Online Services are not available in all countries or languages, may require user registration, and may be discontinued or modified in whole or in part without notice. Additional fees or subscription charges may apply.

InDesign CS6 system requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3 or Windows 7 with Service Pack 1. Adobe® Creative Suite® 5.5 and CS6 applications also support Windows 8. See the CS6 FAQ for more information about Windows 8 support.
  • 1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended)
  • 1.6 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit graphics adapter
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files
  • Some features in Adobe Bridge rely on a DirectX 9–capable graphics adapter with at least 64 MB of VRAM
  • This software doesn't operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.* Phone activation is not available.

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor
  • Mac OS X v10.6.8 or v10.7. Adobe Creative Suite 5, CS5.5, and CS6 applications support Mac OS X Mountain Lion (v10.8) when installed on Intel-based systems.**
  • 1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended)
  • 2.6 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit graphics adapter
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 software required to export SWF files
  • This software will not operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.* Phone activation is not available.

* This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services ("Online Services"). Online Services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and Adobe's online privacy policy. Online Services are not available in all countries or languages, may require user registration, and may be discontinued or modified in whole or in part without notice. Additional fees or subscription charges may apply.

** Learn more about Mac OS X Mountain Lion support.

Flash Professional CS6 system requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3 or Windows 7 with Service Pack 1. Adobe® Creative Suite® 5.5 and CS6 applications also support Windows 8. See the CS6 FAQ for more information about Windows 8 support.
  • 2 GB of RAM (3 GB recommended)
  • 3.5 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended)
  • Java™ Runtime Environment 1.6 (included)
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for multimedia features
  • Some features in Adobe Bridge rely on a DirectX 9–capable video adapter with at least 64 MB of VRAM
  • This software does not operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.* Phone activation is not available.

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor
  • Mac OS X v10.6.8 or v10.7.**
  • 2 GB of RAM (3 GB recommended)
  • 4 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended)
  • Java Runtime Environment 1.6
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for multimedia features
  • This software does not operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.* Phone activation is not available.

* This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services ("Online Services"). Online Services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and Adobe's online privacy policy. Online Services are not available in all countries or languages, may require user registration, and may be discontinued or modified in whole or in part without notice. Additional fees or subscription charges may apply.

** Learn more about Mac OS X Mountain Lion support.

Flash Builder 4.6 system requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3; Windows Vista® Ultimate or Enterprise (32 or 64 bit running in 32-bit mode); Windows Server® 2008 (32 bit); or Windows 7 (32 bit or 64 bit running in 32-bit mode). Refer to the CS6 FAQ for more information about Windows support.
  • 1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended)
  • 1.5 GB of available hard-disk space (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1024×768 display (1280×800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Java™ Runtime Environment 1.6 (included)
  • Eclipse™ 3.7 (for plug-in installation); the following distributions are supported: Eclipse IDE for Java EE and Java Developers; Eclipse Classic, Eclipse for PHP Developers
  • This software does not operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.* Phone activation is not available.

Mac OS

  • Intel® processor
  • Mac OS X v10.6 or v10.7
  • 1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended)
  • 1.5 GB of available hard-disk space (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1024×768 display (1280×800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Java™ Runtime Environment 1.6
  • Eclipse™ 3.7 Cocoa version (for plug-in installation); the following distributions are supported: Eclipse IDE for Java EE and Java Developers, Eclipse Classic, Eclipse for PHP Developers
  • This software does not operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.* Phone activation is not available.
* This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services ("Online Services"). Online Services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and Adobe's online privacy policy. Online Services are not available in all countries or languages, may require user registration, and may be discontinued or modified in whole or in part without notice. Additional fees or subscription charges may apply.

Fireworks CS6 system requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3 or Windows 7 with Service Pack 1. Adobe® Creative Suite® 5.5 and CS6 applications also support Windows 8. Refer to the CS6 FAQ for more information about Windows 8 support.
  • 1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended)
  • 1 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1280x1024 display with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • This software doesn't operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.† Phone activation is not available.

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor
  • Mac OS X v10.6.8 or v10.7. Adobe Creative Suite 5, CS5.5, and CS6 applications support Mac OS X Mountain Lion (v10.8) when installed on Intel based systems.*
  • 1GB of RAM (2GB recommended)
  • 1GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1280x1024 display with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • This software will not operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.† Phone activation is not available.

* Learn more about Mac OS X Mountain Lion support.

† This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services ("Online Services"). Online Services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and Adobe's online privacy policy. Online Services are not available in all countries or languages, may require user registration, and may be discontinued or modified in whole or in part without notice. Additional fees or subscription charges may apply.

Premiere Pro CS6 / Encore CS6 system requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Core™2 Duo or AMD Phenom® II processor; 64-bit support required
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1 and Windows® 8. Refer to the CS6 FAQ for more information about Windows 8 support.
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 4 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
  • Additional disk space required for preview files and other working files (10 GB recommended)
  • 1280x900 display
  • OpenGL 2.0–capable system
  • 7200-RPM hard drive (multiple fast disk drives, preferably RAID 0 configured, recommended)
  • Sound card compatible with ASIO protocol or Microsoft Windows Driver Model
  • DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs (DVD+-R burner for burning DVDs; Blu-ray burner for creating Blu-ray Disc media)
  • QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for QuickTime features
  • Optional: Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance
  • This software doesn't operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.* Phone activation is not available.

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • Mac OS X v10.6.8, v10.7, or v10.8*
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 4 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
  • Additional disk space required for preview files and other working files (10 GB recommended)
  • 1280x900 display
  • 7200-RPM hard drive (multiple fast disk drives, preferably RAID 0 configured, recommended)
  • OpenGL 2.0–capable system
  • DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs (SuperDrive for burning DVDs; Blu-ray burner for creating Blu-ray Disc media)
  • QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for QuickTime features
  • Optional: Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance
  • This software doesn't operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.** Phone activation is not available.

Supported AMD video adapters for GPU acceleration

  • AMD Radeon HD 6750M (only on certain MacBook Pro computers running Mac OS X Lion (10.7.x) with a minimum of 1 GB VRAM)
  • AMD Radeon HD 6770M (only on certain MacBook Pro computers running Mac OS X Lion (10.7.x) with a minimum of 1 GB VRAM)

Supported NVIDIA video adapters for GPU acceleration

  • GeForce GTX 285 (Windows and Mac OS)
  • GeForce GTX 470 (Windows)
  • GeForce GTX 570 (Windows)
  • GeForce GTX 580 (Windows)
  • NVIDIA® Tesla C2075 card (Windows) when paired with a Quadro card as part of an NVIDIA Maximus™ configuration
  • Quadro FX 3700M (Windows)
  • Quadro FX 3800 (Windows)
  • Quadro FX 3800M (Windows)
  • Quadro FX 4800 (Windows and Mac OS)
  • Quadro FX 5800 (Windows)
  • Quadro 2000 (Windows)
  • Quadro 2000D (Windows)
  • Quadro 2000M (Windows)
  • Quadro 3000M (Windows)
  • Quadro 4000 (Windows and Mac OS)
  • Quadro 4000M (Windows)
  • Quadro 5000 (Windows)
  • Quadro 5000M (Windows)
  • Quadro 5010M (Windows)
  • Quadro 6000 (Windows)
  • Quadro CX (Windows)
  • Tesla C2075*** (Windows)

Visit the NVIDIA website for system requirements and compatibility. The list of video adapters that are compatible with Adobe® Premiere® Pro CS6 is updated on a regular basis.

* Learn more about Mac OS X Mountain Lion support.

** This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services ("Online Services"). Online Services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and Adobe's online privacy policy. Online Services are not available in all countries or languages, may require user registration, and may be discontinued or modified in whole or in part without notice. Additional fees or subscription charges may apply.

*** When paired with a Quadro card as part of NVIDIA Maximus configured system.

After Effects CS6 system requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Core™2 Duo or AMD Phenom® II processor; 64-bit support required
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1 and Windows® 8. See the CS6 FAQ for more information about Windows 8 support.
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 3 GB of available hard-disk space; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
  • Additional disk space for disk cache (10 GB recommended)
  • 1280 x 900 display
  • OpenGL 2.0–capable system
  • DVD-ROM drive for installation from DVD media
  • QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for QuickTime features
  • Optional: Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated ray-traced 3D renderer*
  • This software does not operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.† Phone activation is not available.

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • Mac OS X v10.6.8, v10.7, or v10.8**
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 4 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
  • Additional disk space for disk cache (10 GB recommended)
  • 1280x900 display
  • OpenGL 2.0–capable system
  • DVD-ROM drive for installation from DVD media
  • QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for QuickTime features
  • Optional: Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated ray-traced 3D renderer*
  • This software does not operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.† Phone activation is not available.

* Learn more about Windows support.

** Learn more about Mac OS X Mountain Lion support.

The following NVIDIA GPUs are supported in After Effects CS6.

Mac:

  • GeForce GTX 285
  • GeForce GT 650M*
  • Quadro FX 4800
  • Quadro 4000

Windows:

  • GeForce GTX 285
  • GeForce GTX 470
  • GeForce GTX 570
  • GeForce GTX 580
  • GeForce GTX 670*
  • GeForce GTX 680*
  • GeForce GTX 690*
  • Quadro CX
  • Quadro FX 3700M
  • Quadro FX 3800
  • Quadro FX 3800M
  • Quadro FX 4800
  • Quadro FX 5800
  • Quadro 2000
  • Quadro 2000D
  • Quadro 2000M
  • Quadro 3000M
  • Quadro 4000
  • Quadro 4000M
  • Quadro 5000
  • Quadro 5000M
  • Quadro 5010M
  • Quadro 6000
  • Tesla C2075 (Windows)/Maximus configuration

* Adobe® After Effects® CS6 renders ray-traced 3D images using your computer’s CPU, employing all of its physical cores. Additionally, it may also take advantage of NVIDIA OptiX™ for highly accelerated rendering (requires a supported NVIDIA GPU and with 1024+ MB of texture memory). For more information, visit our After Effects blog post. Note, you must download the After Effects CS6 (11.0.2) update to take advantage of these Kepler-class GPUs.

This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services ("Online Services"). Online Services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and Adobe's online privacy policy. Online Services are not available in all countries or languages, may require user registration, and may be discontinued or modified in whole or in part without notice. Additional fees or subscription charges may apply.

Audition CS6 system requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Core™2 Duo or AMD Phenom® II processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3 or Windows 7 with Service Pack 1. Adobe® Creative Suite® 5.5 and CS6 applications also support Windows 8. See the CS6 FAQ for more information about Windows 8 support.
  • 1 GB of RAM; 2 GB for HDV and HD playback
  • 2 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1280 x 800 display
  • OpenGL 2.0–capable video adapter
  • Sound card compatible with ASIO protocol or Microsoft WDM/MME
  • DVD-ROM drive for installation from DVD media
  • QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for QuickTime features
  • USB interface or MIDI interface may be required for external control surface support (see manufacturer's specifications for your device)
  • Optional: Optical drive for CD burning
  • This software doesn't operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.* Phone activation is not available.

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor
  • XMac Mac OS X v10.6.8 or v10.7. Adobe Creative Suite 5, CS5.5, and CS6 applications support Mac OS X Mountain Lion (v10.8) when installed on Intel-based systems.**
  • 1 GB of RAM; 2 GB for HDV and HD playback
  • 2 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1280 x 800 display
  • OpenGL 2.0–capable system; optional GPU for optimum video playback performance
  • DVD-ROM drive for installation from DVD media
  • QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for QuickTime features
  • USB interface and/or MIDI interface may be required for external control surface support (see manufacturer's specifications for your device)
  • Optional: Optical drive for CD burning (SuperDrive recommended)
  • This software does not operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.* Phone activation is not available.

* This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services ("Online Services"). Online Services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and Adobe's online privacy policy. Online Services are not available in all countries or languages, may require user registration, and may be discontinued or modified in whole or in part without notice. Additional fees or subscription charges may apply.

** Learn more about Mac OS X Mountain Lion support.

Prelude CS6 system requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Core™2 Duo or AMD Phenom® II processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3 or Windows 7 with Service Pack 1. Adobe® Creative Suite® 5.5 and CS6 applications also support Windows 8. See the CS6 FAQ for more information about Windows 8 support.
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 4 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1280 x 800 display
  • OpenGL 2.0–capable system
  • Sound card compatible with ASIO protocol or Microsoft Windows Driver Model
  • QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for QuickTime features
  • This software does not operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.* Phone activation is not available.

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • Mac OS X v10.6.8 or v10.7. Adobe Creative Suite 5, CS5.5, and CS6 applications support Mac OS X Mountain Lion (v10.8) when installed on Intel-based systems.**
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 4 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1280 x 800 display
  • OpenGL 2.0–capable system
  • QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for QuickTime features
  • This software does not operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.* Phone activation is not available.

* This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services ("Online Services"). Online Services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and Adobe's online privacy policy. Online Services are not available in all countries or languages, may require user registration, and may be discontinued or modified in whole or in part without notice. Additional fees or subscription charges may apply.

** Learn more about Mac OS X Mountain Lion support.

SpeedGrade CS6 system requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Core™ i7 processor with 64-bit support
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1 and Windows® 8. See the CS6 FAQ for more information about Windows 8 support.
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 1 GB of available hard-disk space for installation
  • 1680 x 1050 display required; 1920 x 1080 display and second professionally calibrated viewing display recommended
  • OpenGL 2.0–capable system
  • Dedicated GPU card with at least 1 GB of VRAM (NVIDIA Quadro 4000, 5000, or 6000 recommended)
  • DVD-ROM drive for installation from DVD media
  • QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for QuickTime features
  • Optional: Tangent CP200 family or Tangent Wave control surface
  • Optional: For SDI output, NVIDIA Quadro SDI Output card
  • This software does not operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.* Phone activation is not available.

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • Mac OS X v10.6.8 or v10.7. Adobe Creative Suite 5, CS5.5, and CS6 applications support Mac OS X Mountain Lion (v10.8) when installed on Intel-based systems.**
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 1 GB of available hard-disk space for installation
  • 1680 x 1050 display required; 1920 x 1080 display and second professionally calibrated viewing display recommended
  • OpenGL 2.0–capable system
  • Dedicated GPU card with at least 1 GB of VRAM recommended (for optimal performance: NVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac)
  • DVD-ROM drive for installation from DVD media
  • QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for QuickTime features
  • Optional: Tangent CP200 family or Tangent Wave control surface
  • This software does not operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.* Phone activation is not available.

* This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services ("Online Services"). Online Services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and Adobe's online privacy policy. Online Services are not available in all countries or languages, may require user registration, and may be discontinued or modified in whole or in part without notice. Additional fees or subscription charges may apply.

** Learn more about Mac OS X Mountain Lion support.

Acrobat X Pro system requirements

Windows

  • 1.3 GHz or faster processor
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home, Professional, or Tablet PC Edition with Service Pack 3 (32 bit) or Service Pack 2 (64 bit); Windows Server 2003 (32 bit and 64 bit; Service Pack 2 required for 64 bit); Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2 (32 bit and 64 bit); Windows Vista® Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 2 (32 bit and 64 bit); Windows 7 Starter, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise (32 bit and 64 bit). See the CS6 FAQ for information about Windows support.
  • 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • 1.9 GB of available hard-disk space
  • 1024x576 screen resolution
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or 8; Firefox 3.5 or 3.6
  • Video hardware acceleration (optional)

Note: For 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2003 R2 and Windows XP (with Service Pack 2), Microsoft Update KB930627 is required.

Mac OS

  • Intel processor
  • Mac OS X v10.5.8 or v10.6.4
  • 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • 1.2 GB of available hard-disk space
  • 1024x768 screen resolution
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Safari 4 for Mac OS X v10.5.8; Safari 4 or 5.0.x for Mac OS X v10.6.4

CS6 Design Standard system requirements

CS6 Design Standard system requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3 or Windows 7 with Service Pack 1. See the CS6 FAQ for more information about Windows support.
  • 2 GB of RAM (3 GB recommended) for 32 bit; 2 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended) for 64 bit
  • 11GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • 1280×800 display (1280×1024 recommended) with 16-bit color and 512 MB of VRAM
  • OpenGL 2.0-capable system
  • DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs
  • Java™ Runtime Environment 1.6 (included)
  • QuickTime7.6.6 software required for HTML5 media playback and multimedia features
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files
  • Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.* Phone activation is not available.

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel® processor with 64-bit support
  • Mac OS X v10.6.8 or v10.7
  • 2 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 9.5 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • 1280×800 display (1280×1024 recommended) with 16-bit color and 512 MB of VRAM
  • OpenGL 2.0-capable system
  • DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs
  • Java Runtime Environment 1.6
  • QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for HTML5 media playback and multimedia features
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files
  • Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.* Phone activation is not available.

* This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services ("Online Services"). Online Services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and Adobe's online privacy policy. Online Services are not available in all countries or languages, may require user registration, and may be discontinued or modified in whole or in part without notice. Additional fees or subscription charges may apply.

CS6 Design and Web Premium system requirements

CS6 Design and Web Premium system requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3 or Windows 7 with Service Pack 1. See the CS6 FAQ for more information about Windows support.
  • 2 GB of RAM (3 GB recommended) for 32 bit; 2 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended) for 64 bit
  • 11GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • 1280×800 display (1280×1024 recommended) with 16-bit color and 512 MB of VRAM
  • OpenGL 2.0-capable system
  • DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs
  • Java™ Runtime Environment 1.6 (included)
  • QuickTime7.6.6 software required for HTML5 media playback and multimedia features
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files
  • Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.* Phone activation is not available.

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel® processor with 64-bit support
  • Mac OS X v10.6.8 or v10.7
  • 2 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 9.5 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • 1280×800 display (1280×1024 recommended) with 16-bit color and 512 MB of VRAM
  • OpenGL 2.0-capable system
  • DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs
  • Java Runtime Environment 1.6
  • QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for HTML5 media playback and multimedia features
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files
  • Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.* Phone activation is not available.

* This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services ("Online Services"). Online Services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and Adobe's online privacy policy. Online Services are not available in all countries or languages, may require user registration, and may be discontinued or modified in whole or in part without notice. Additional fees or subscription charges may apply.

CS6 Production Premium system requirements

CS6 Production Premium system requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor with 64-bit support; Intel Core™2 Duo or AMD Phenom® II processor required for Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Encore; Intel Core i7 processor required for SpeedGrade
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1 (64 bit). See the CS6 FAQ for more information about Windows support.
  • 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended)
  • 10.5GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • Additional disk space required for disk cache, preview files, and other working files; 10GB recommended
  • 1280×900 display with 16-bit color and 512MB of VRAM; 1680×1050 display required and second professionally calibrated viewing display recommended for Speedgrade
  • OpenGL 2.0-capable system
  • 7200 RPM or faster hard drive (multiple fast disk drives, preferably RAID 0 configured, recommended)
  • Sound card compatible with ASIO protocol or Microsoft Windows Driver Model
  • DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs (DVD+-R burner for burning DVDs; Blu-ray burner for creating Blu-ray Disc media)
  • Java™ Runtime Environment 1.6
  • QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for QuickTime and multimedia features
  • Optional: Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance in Premiere Pro; see the latest list of supported cards
  • Optional: Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated ray-traced 3D renderer in After Effects; see the latest list of supported cards
  • Optional: Tangent CP200 family or Tangent Wave control surface for Speedgrade
  • Optional: For SDI output, NVIDIA Quadro SDI Output card required for Speedgrade
  • Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.* Phone activation is not available.

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • Mac OS X v10.6.8 or v10.7
  • 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended)
  • 10.5GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • Additional disk space required for disk cache, preview files, and other working files; 10GB recommended
  • 1280×900 display with 16-bit color and 512MB of VRAM; 1680×1050 display required and second professionally calibrated viewing display recommended for Speedgrade
  • OpenGL 2.0-capable system
  • 7200 RPM or faster hard drive (multiple fast disk drives, preferably RAID 0 configured, recommended)
  • DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs (SuperDrive for burning DVDs; Blu-ray burner for creating Blu-ray Disc media)
  • Java™ Runtime Environment 1.6
  • QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for QuickTime and multimedia features
  • Optional: Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance in Premiere Pro; see the latest list of supported cards
  • Optional: Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated ray-traced 3D renderer in After Effects; see the latest list of supported cards
  • Optional: Tangent CP200 family or Tangent Wave control surface for Speedgrade
  • Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.* Phone activation is not available.

* This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services ("Online Services"). Online Services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and Adobe's online privacy policy. Online Services are not available in all countries or languages, may require user registration, and may be discontinued or modified in whole or in part without notice. Additional fees or subscription charges may apply.

CS6 Master Collection system requirements

CS6 Master Collection system requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor with 64-bit support; Intel Core™2 Duo or AMD Phenom® II processor required for Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Encore; Intel Core i7 processor required for SpeedGrade
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3 or Windows 7 with Service Pack 1; Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (64 bit) required for Premiere Pro, After Effects and Encore; Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 required for SpeedGrade. See the CS6 FAQ for more information about Windows support.
  • 2GB of RAM (4GB recommended) for 32 bit; 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended) for 64 bit
  • 14.5GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • Additional disk space required for disk cache, preview files, and other working files; 10GB recommended
  • 1280×900 display with 16-bit color and 512MB of VRAM; 1680×1050 display required and second professionally calibrated viewing display recommended for Speedgrade
  • OpenGL 2.0-capable system
  • Sound card compatible with ASIO protocol or Microsoft Windows Driver Model
  • DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs (DVD+-R burner for burning DVDs; Blu-ray burner for creating Blu-ray Disc media)
  • Java™ Runtime Environment 1.6 (included)
  • Eclipse™ 3.7 (for plug-in installation of Flash Builder); the following distributions are supported: Eclipse IDE for Java EE and Java Developers; Eclipse Classic, Eclipse for PHP Developers
  • QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for QuickTime features, multimedia, and HTML5 media playbackOptional: Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance in Premiere Pro; see the latest list of supported cards
  • Optional: Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated ray-traced 3D renderer in After Effects; see the latest list of supported cards
  • Optional: Tangent CP200 family or Tangent Wave control surface for Speedgrade
  • Optional: For SDI output, NVIDIA Quadro SDI Output card required for Speedgrade
  • Optional: 7200 RPM or faster hard drive (multiple fast disk drives, preferably RAID 0 configured, recommended) for video products
  • Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.* Phone activation is not available.

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • Mac OS X v10.6.8 or v10.7
  • 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended)
  • 15.5GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • Additional disk space required for disk cache, preview files, and other working files; 10GB recommended
  • 1280×900 display with 16-bit color and 512MB of VRAM; 1680×1050 display required and second professionally calibrated viewing display recommended for Speedgrade
  • OpenGL 2.0-capable system
  • DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs (SuperDrive for burning DVDs; Blu-ray burner for creating Blu-ray Disc media)
  • Java™ Runtime Environment 1.6
  • Eclipse™ 3.7 Cocoa version (for plug-in installation of Flash Builder); the following distributions are supported: Eclipse IDE for Java EE and Java Developers, Eclipse Classic, Eclipse for PHP Developers
  • QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for QuickTime features, multimedia, and HTML5 media playbackOptional: Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance in Premiere Pro; see the latest list of supported cards
  • Optional: Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated ray-traced 3D renderer in After Effects; see the latest list of supported cards
  • Optional: Tangent CP200 family or Tangent Wave control surface for Speedgrade
  • Optional: 7200 RPM or faster hard drive (multiple fast disk drives, preferably RAID 0 configured, recommended) for video products
  • Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.* Phone activation is not available.

* This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services ("Online Services"). Online Services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and Adobe's online privacy policy. Online Services are not available in all countries or languages, may require user registration, and may be discontinued or modified in whole or in part without notice. Additional fees or subscription charges may apply.

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