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The system requirements for the Adobe Creative Suite 4 suites can be found below. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the Adobe Products page and select the System Requirements link from the individual product page.

Windows system requirements

Design Premium and Standard

  • 2GHz or faster processor

  • Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (Service Pack 3 recommended) or Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1; (certified for 32-bit Windows XP and Windows Vista)

  • MS Hot Fix KB-930627 is required for Microsoft Windows XP Home, Professional, or Tablet PC Edition with Service Pack 2 (64-bit); Windows Server 2003 (with Service Pack 2 for 64-bit); or Windows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise without Service Pack 1 (64-bit)

  • 1GB of RAM or more recommended

  • 7.7GB (Design Standard) or 9.3GB (Design Premium) of available hard-disk space for installation. Additional free space is required during installation (cannot install on flash-based storage devices.)

  • 1,024x768 display (1,280x800 recommended) with 16-bit or greater video card

  • Some GPU-accelerated features require graphics support for Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0

  • Some features in Adobe Bridge rely on a DirectX9-capable graphics card with at least 64MB of VRAM

  • DVD-ROM drive

  • QuickTime 7.4.5 required for multimedia features

  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services

For the most up-to-date to system requirements select the Adobe Creative Suite 4 product on the Adobe Products page.

Web Premium and Standard

  • 1GHz (Web Standard) and 2GHz (Web Premium) or faster processor

  • Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (Service Pack 3 recommended) or Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1; (certified for 32-bit Windows XP and Windows Vista)

  • MS Hot Fix KB-930627 is required for Microsoft Windows XP Home, Professional, or Tablet PC Edition with Service Pack 2 (64-bit); Windows Server 2003 (with Service Pack 2 for 64-bit); or Windows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise without Service Pack 1 (64-bit)

  • 1GB of RAM or more recommended

  • 3.1GB (Web Standard) or 9.1GB (Web Premium) of available hard-disk space for installation. Additional free space is required during installation (cannot install on flash-based storage devices.)

  • 1,280x900 display with 32-bit video card and 16MB of VRAM

  • Some GPU-accelerated features require graphics support for Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0

  • Some features in Adobe Bridge rely on a DirectX9-capable graphics card with at least 64MB of VRAM

  • DVD-ROM drive

  • QuickTime 7.4.5 required for multimedia features

  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services

For the most up-to-date to system requirements select the Adobe Creative Suite 4 product on the Adobe Products page.

Production Premium

  • 2GHz or faster processor for DV;3.4GHz for HDV; dual 2.8GHz for HD

    Important: An SSE2-enabled processor is required for AMD systems.

  • Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (Service Pack 3 recommended) or Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1; (certified for 32-bit Windows XP and Windows Vista)

    Important: Adobe Photoshop Extended natively supports 64-bit editions of Windows. Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Soundbooth, Encore, and Adobe OnLocation are certified on 64-bit Windows Vista. Visit Apple.com for information about QuickTime compatibility with 64-bit editions of Windows.

  • 2GB of RAM (more RAM recommended when running multiple components)

  • 16.3GB of available hard-disk space for installation. Additional free space is required during installation (cannot install on flash-based storage devices.)

  • 1,280x900 display with OpenGL 2.0-compatible graphics card. For additional information visit the Adobe Production Premium System Requirements.

  • Graphics support for Shader Model 3.0

  • Dedicated 7200 RPM hard drive for DV and HDV editing; striped disk array storage (RAID 0) for HD; SCSI disk subsystem preferred

  • For SD/HD workflows, an Adobe-certified card for capture and export to tape. For additional information visit the Adobe Production Premium System Requirements.

  • OHCI-compatible IEEE 1394 port for DV and HDV capture, export to tape, and transmit to DV device

  • DVD-ROM drive (DVD+-R burner required for DVD creation)

  • Blu-ray burner required for Blu-ray disc creation

  • Microsoft Windows Driver Model- or ASIO-compatible sound card

  • QuickTime 7.4.5 required to use QuickTime features

  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services

For the most up-to-date to system requirements select the Adobe Creative Suite 4 product on the Adobe Products page.

Master Collection

  • 2GHz or faster processor for DV;3.4GHz for HDV; dual 2.8GHz for HD

    Important: An SSE2-enabled processor is required for AMD systems.

  • Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (Service Pack 3 recommended) or Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1; (certified for 32-bit Windows XP and Windows Vista)

    Important: Adobe Photoshop Extended natively supports 64-bit Windows Vista, and Acrobat Pro natively supports 64-bit Windows XP and Windows Vista. Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Soundbooth, Encore, and Adobe OnLocation are certified on 64-bit Windows Vista. Visit Apple.com for information about QuickTime compatibility with 64-bit editions of Windows.

  • MS Hot Fix KB-930627: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930627 is required for Microsoft Windows XP Home, Professional, or Tablet PC Edition with Service Pack 2 (64-bit); Windows Server 2003 (with Service Pack 2 for 64-bit); or Windows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise without Service Pack 1 (64-bit)

  • 2GB of RAM (more RAM recommended when running multiple components)

  • 24.3GB of available hard-disk space for installation. Additional free space is required during installation (cannot install on flash-based storage devices.)

  • 1,280x900 display with OpenGL 2.0-compatible graphics card

  • Graphics support for Shader Model 3.0

  • Dedicated 7200 RPM hard drive for DV and HDV editing; striped disk array storage (RAID 0) for HD; SCSI disk subsystem preferred

  • For SD/HD workflows, an Adobe-certified card for capture and export to tape. For additional information visit the Adobe Master Collection System Requirements.

  • OHCI-compatible IEEE 1394 port for DV and HDV capture, export to tape, and transmit to DV device

  • DVD-ROM drive (DVD+-R burner required for DVD creation)

  • Blu-ray burner required for Blu-ray disc creation

  • Microsoft Windows Driver Model- or ASIO-compatible sound card

  • QuickTime 7.4.5 required for QuickTime and multimedia features

  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services

For the most up-to-date to system requirements select the Adobe Creative Suite 4 product on the Adobe Products page.

Point Products

For the Adobe Creative Suite 4 Point Product system requirements select the Adobe Creative Suite 4 product on the Adobe Products page.

Macintosh system requirements

Design Premium and Standard

  • PowerPC G5 or multicore Intel processor

  • Mac OS X v10.4.1110.5.4

  • Java Runtime Environment 1.5 required for Adobe Version Cue Server

  • 1GB of RAM or more recommended

  • 8.2 GB (Design Standard) or 10.3GB (Design Premium) of available hard-disk space for installation. Additional hard-disk space isrequired during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on flash-based storage devices.)

  • 1,024x768 display (1,280x800 recommended) with 16-bit video card

  • Some GPU-accelerated features require graphics support for Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0

  • DVD-ROM drive

  • QuickTime 7.4.5 required for multimedia features

  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services

For the most up-to-date to system requirements select the Adobe Creative Suite 4 product on the Adobe Products page.

Web Premium and Standard

  • PowerPC G5 or multicore Intel processor (Soundbooth requires a multicore Intel processor)

  • Mac OS X v10.4.1110.5.4

  • Java Runtime Environment 1.5 required for Adobe Version Cue Server

  • 1GB of RAM or more recommended

  • 6.1GB (Web Standard) or 11.2GB (Web Premium) of available hard-disk space for installation. Additional hard-disk space is required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on flash-based storage devices.)

  • 1,280x900 display with 32-bit video card and 16MB of VRAM

  • Some GPU-accelerated features require graphics support for Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0

  • DVD-ROM drive

  • QuickTime 7.4.5 required for multimedia features

  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services

For the most up-to-date to system requirements select the Adobe Creative Suite 4 product on the Adobe Products page.

Production Premium

  • Multicore Intel processor

  • Mac OS X v10.4.1110.5.4

  • Java Runtime Environment 1.5 required for Adobe Version Cue Server

  • 2GB of RAM (more RAM recommended when running multiple components)

  • 20.6GB of available hard-disk space for installation. Additional hard-disk space is required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on flash-based storage devices.)

  • 1,280x900 display with OpenGL 2.0-compatible graphics card. For additional information visit the Adobe Production Premium System Requirements.

  • Some GPU-accelerated features require graphics support for Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0

  • Dedicated 7200 RPM hard drive for DV and HDV editing; striped disk array storage (RAID 0) for HD; SCSI disk subsystem preferred

  • DVD-ROM drive (SuperDrive required for DVD creation)

  • Blu-ray burner required for Blu-ray disc creation

  • Core Audio-compatible sound card

  • QuickTime 7.4.5 required to use QuickTime features

  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services

For the most up-to-date to system requirements select the Adobe Creative Suite 4 product on the Adobe Products page.

Master Collection

  • Multicore Intel processor

  • Mac OS X v10.4.1110.5.4

  • Java Runtime Environment 1.5 required for Adobe Version Cue Server

  • 2GB of RAM (more RAM recommended when running multiple components)

  • 26.3GB of available hard-disk space for installation. Additional hard-disk space is required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on flash-based storage devices.)

  • 1,280x900 display with OpenGL 2.0-compatible graphics card. For additional information visit the Adobe Master Collection System Requirements.

  • Graphics support for Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0

  • Dedicated 7200 RPM hard drive for DV and HDV editing; striped disk array storage (RAID 0) for HD; SCSI disk subsystem preferred

  • DVD-ROM drive (SuperDrive required for DVD creation)

  • Blu-ray burner required for Blu-ray disc creation

  • Core Audio-compatible sound card

  • QuickTime 7.4.5 required for QuickTime and multimedia features

  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services

For the most up-to-date to system requirements select the Adobe Creative Suite 4 product on the Adobe Products page.

Point Products

For the Adobe Creative Suite 4 Point Product system requirements select the Adobe Creative Suite 4 product on the Adobe Products page.

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