InDesign system requirements | earlier releases

System requirements for the latest release:

Select any of the following versions to check the system requirements:

InDesign 2022 system requirements

Applicable for:

InDesign 2022 version 17.0 release onwards.

Windows

Processor

Multicore Intel processor (with 64-bit support) or AMD Athlon® 64 processor

Operating system

Windows 10 64-bit (version 1909) or later; LTSC versions are not supported
Supported on Windows 10 versions 1909, 2004, 20H2, 21H1, 21H2.

RAM

Minimum 4 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended)

Hard disk space

 

  • 3.6 GB of available hard-disk space for installation
  • Additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
  • SSD recommended

 

Monitor resolution

1024 x 768 display (1920 X 1080 recommended), HiDPI display support

Note: To use the InDesign Touch workspace, you must have a touch screen enabled tablet/monitor running Windows 10 or above (such as Microsoft Surface Pro 3) with the screen resolution set to 2160 x 1440 or more.

 

For Scalable UI the minimum monitor resolution required is 1920 x 1080.

Supported Video adapter

Video card - 32-bit video card

Internet

Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services. †

macOS

Processor

  • Multicore Intel processor or Apple silicon/M1
  • SSE4.2 or higher SIMD engine

Operating system

  • macOS version 12.0 (Monterey)
  • macOS version 11 (Big Sur)
  • macOS version 10.15 (Catalina)

RAM

Minimum 4 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended)

Hard disk space

 

  • 4.5 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 storage devices)

 

Monitor resolution

1024 x 768 display (1920 x 1080 recommended), Retina display support.

For Scalable UI the minimum monitor resolution required is 1920 x 1080.

Supported Video adapter

Video card - 32-bit video card

Internet

Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.†

Metal GPU

To use GPU Performance, your Mac should have a minimum of 1024 MB of VRAM (2 GB recommended), and your computer must support Metal.

 

Metal GPU feature is supported on:

  • iMac 4K
  • iMac 5K
  • MacBook Pro Retina
  • Mac Pro connected to a HiDPI monitor
  • Mac mini connected to a HiDPI monitor

To check for VRAM value, choose Mac About This Mac (Graphics information).

 

† NOTICE TO USERS: Internet connection, Adobe ID, and acceptance of license agreement required to activate and use this product. This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services. Adobe services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and the Adobe Privacy Policy. Applications and services may not be available in all countries or languages and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or membership charges may apply.

Language versions available for InDesign

Dansk

Deutsch

English

Español

Français

Français*

Hebrew*

Hungarian

Italiano

Nederlands

Norwegian

Polish

Português (Brasil)

Suomi

Svenska

Turkish

Ukrainian

čeština

Русский

عربي**

日本語

简体中文

繁體中文

한국어

** Arabic and Hebrew supported in a Middle Eastern version with full right-to-left language support, Arabic/Hebrew features, and an English interface; also in a North African French (Français*) version with full right-to-left language support, Arabic/Hebrew features, and a French interface.

InDesign 2021 system requirements

Applicable for:

InDesign 2021 version 16.0 release onwards.

Windows

Processor

Multicore Intel processor (with 64-bit support) or AMD Athlon® 64 processor

Operating system

Windows 10 (64-bit)

Supported on Windows 10 versions 1607, 1809, 1903, 1909, 2004, 20H2, 21H1.

RAM

Minimum 4 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended)

Hard disk space

 

  • 3.6 GB of available hard-disk space for installation
  • Additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
  • SSD recommended

 

Monitor resolution

1024 x 768 display (1920 X 1080 recommended), HiDPI display support

Note: To use the InDesign Touch workspace, you must have a touch screen enabled tablet/monitor running Windows 10 or above (such as Microsoft Surface Pro 3) with the screen resolution set to 2160 x 1440 or more.

 

For Scalable UI the minimum monitor resolution required is 1920 x 1080.

Supported Video adapter

Video card - 32-bit video card

Internet

Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services. †

macOS

Processor

  • Multicore Intel processor or Apple silicon/M1
  • SSE4.2 or higher SIMD engine

Operating system

macOS version 11 (Big Sur), macOS version 10.15 (Catalina), and macOS version 10.14 (Mojave).

RAM

Minimum 4 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended)

Hard disk space

 

  • 4.5 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 storage devices)

 

Monitor resolution

1024 x 768 display (1920 x 1080 recommended), Retina display support.

For Scalable UI the minimum monitor resolution required is 1920 x 1080.

Supported Video adapter

Video card - 32-bit video card

Internet

Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.†

Metal GPU

To use GPU Performance, your Mac should have a minimum of 1024 MB of VRAM (2 GB recommended), and your computer must support Metal.

 

Metal GPU feature is supported on:

  • iMac 4K
  • iMac 5K
  • MacBook Pro Retina
  • Mac Pro connected to a HiDPI monitor
  • Mac mini connected to a HiDPI monitor

To check for VRAM value, choose Mac About This Mac (Graphics information).

 

† NOTICE TO USERS: Internet connection, Adobe ID, and acceptance of license agreement required to activate and use this product. This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services. Adobe services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and the Adobe Privacy Policy. Applications and services may not be available in all countries or languages and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or membership charges may apply.

Language versions available for InDesign

Dansk

Deutsch

English

Español

Français

Français*

Hebrew*

Hungarian

Italiano

Nederlands

Norwegian

Polish

Português (Brasil)

Suomi

Svenska

Turkish

Ukrainian

čeština

Русский

عربي**

日本語

简体中文

繁體中文

한국어

** Arabic and Hebrew supported in a Middle Eastern version with full right-to-left language support, Arabic/Hebrew features, and an English interface; also in a North African French (Français*) version with full right-to-left language support, Arabic/Hebrew features, and a French interface.

InDesign 2020 system requirements

Applicable for:

August 2020 (15.x) release.

Windows

Processor

Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor

Operating system

Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit) with Service Pack 1 or Windows 10* (64-bit)

RAM

Minimum 4 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended)

Hard disk space

3.6 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices); SSD recommended

Monitor resolution

1024 x 768 display (1920 X 1080 recommended), HiDPI display support

Note: To use the new InDesign Touch workspace, you must have a touch screen enabled tablet/monitor running Windows 10 or above (such as Microsoft Surface Pro 3) with the screen resolution set to 2160 x 1440 or more

Video card

32-bit video card

Internet

Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.†

* Not supported on Windows 10 versions 1507, 1511, 1703, and 1709.

macOS

Processor

Multicore Intel processor

Operating system

macOS version 10.15 (Catalina), macOS version 10.14 (Mojave), and macOS version 10.13 (High Sierra)

RAM

Minimum 4 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended)

Hard disk space

3.5 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 storage devices)

Monitor resolution

1024 x 768 display (1920 x 1080 recommended), Retina display support

Video card

32-bit video card

GPU

To use GPU Performance, your Mac should have a minimum of 1024 MB of VRAM (2 GB recommended), and your computer must support OpenGL version 4.0 or greater.

  • Supported machines
        iMac 4K
        iMac 5K
        MacBook Pro Retina
        Mac Pro connected to a HiDPI monitor
        Mac mini connected to a HiDPI monitor
  • To check for VRAM value, choose Mac About This Mac (Graphics information)
  • To find out if your computer supports the required OpenGL version (4.0 or later), see this Apple Support document.

Internet

Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.†

† NOTICE TO USERS: Internet connection, Adobe ID, and acceptance of license agreement required to activate and use this product. This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services. Adobe services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and the Adobe Privacy Policy. Applications and services may not be available in all countries or languages and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or membership charges may apply.

Language versions available for InDesign

Dansk

Deutsch

English

Español

Français

Français*

Hebrew*

Hungarian

Italiano

Nederlands

Norwegian

Polish

Português (Brasil)

Suomi

Svenska

Turkish

Ukrainian

čeština

Русский

عربي**

日本語

简体中文

繁體中文

한국어

** Arabic and Hebrew supported in a Middle Eastern version with full right-to-left language support, Arabic/Hebrew features, and an English interface; also in a North African French (Français*) version with full right-to-left language support, Arabic/Hebrew features, and a French interface.

InDesign 2019 system requirements

Applicable for:

October 2018 (14.0) release

Windows

Processor

Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor

Operating system

Microsoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 or Windows 10*

RAM

Minimum 4 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended)

Hard disk space

3.6 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices); SSD recommended

Monitor resolution

1024 x 768 display (1920 X 1080 recommended), HiDPI display support

Note: To use the new InDesign Touch workspace, you must have a touch screen enabled tablet/monitor running Windows 10 or above (such as Microsoft Surface Pro 3) with the screen resolution set to 2160 x 1440 or more

Video card

32-bit video card

Internet

Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.†

Other

Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files

* Not supported on Windows 10 versions 1507, 1511, and 1607.

macOS

Processor

Multicore Intel processor

Operating system

macOS version 10.14 (Mojave), macOS version 10.13 (High Sierra), or macOS version 10.12 (Sierra)

RAM

Minimum 4 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended)

Hard disk space

3.5 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 storage devices)

Monitor resolution

1024 x 768 display (1920 x 1080 recommended), Retina display support

Video card

32-bit video card

GPU

To use GPU Performance, your Mac should have a minimum of 1024 MB of VRAM (2 GB recommended), and your computer must support OpenGL version 4.0 or greater.

  • Supported machines
        iMac 4K
        iMac 5K
        MacBook Pro Retina
        Mac Pro connected to a HiDPI monitor
        Mac mini connected to a HiDPI monitor
  • To check for VRAM value, choose Mac About This Mac (Graphics information)
  • To find out if your computer supports the required OpenGL version (4.0 or later), see this Apple Support document.

Internet

Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.†

Other

Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files

† NOTICE TO USERS: Internet connection, Adobe ID, and acceptance of license agreement required to activate and use this product. This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services. Adobe services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and the Adobe Privacy Policy. Applications and services may not be available in all countries or languages and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or membership charges may apply.

Language versions available for InDesign

Dansk

Deutsch

English

Español

Français

Français*

Hebrew*

Hungarian

Italiano

Nederlands

Norwegian

Polish

Português (Brasil)

Suomi

Svenska

Turkish

Ukrainian

čeština

Русский

عربي**

日本語

简体中文

繁體中文

한국어

** Arabic and Hebrew supported in a Middle Eastern version with full right-to-left language support, Arabic/Hebrew features, and an English interface; also in a North African French (Français*) version with full right-to-left language support, Arabic/Hebrew features, and a French interface.

InDesign March 2018 (13.x) system requirements

Applicable for:

October 2017  and March 2018 (13.x) release

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
  • Microsoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10*
  • 2 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 2.6 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 32-bit video card; supports HiDPI display
  • To use the new InDesign Touch workspace, you must have a touch screen enabled tablet/monitor running Windows 8 or above (such as Microsoft Surface Pro 3) with the screen resolution set to 2160 x 1440 or more
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files
  • Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.†

* Not supported on Windows 10 version 1507.

macOS

  • Multicore Intel processor
  • mac OS version 10.13 (High Sierra), macOS version 10.12 (Sierra), or Mac OS X version 10.11 (El Capitan)
  • 2 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 2.5 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 storage devices)
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 32-bit video card; supports Retina display
  • Optional: To use GPU Performance, your Mac should have a minimum of 1024 MB of VRAM (2 GB recommended), and your computer must support OpenGL version 4.0 or greater.
    • Supported machines
          iMac 4K
          iMac 5K
          MacBook Pro Retina
          Mac Pro connected to a HiDPI monitor
          Mac mini connected to a HiDPI monitor
    • To check for VRAM value, choose Mac > About This Mac (Graphics information).
    • To find out if your computer supports the required OpenGL version (4.0 or later), see this Apple Support document.
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files.
  • Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.†

† NOTICE TO USERS: Internet connection, Adobe ID, and acceptance of license agreement required to activate and use this product. This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services. Adobe services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and the Adobe Privacy Policy. Applications and services may not be available in all countries or languages and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or membership charges may apply.

Language versions

InDesign is available in the following languages:

Dansk

Deutsch

English

Español

Français

Français*

Hebrew*

Hungarian

Italiano

Nederlands

Norwegian

Polish

Português (Brasil)

Suomi

Svenska

Turkish

Ukrainian

čeština

Русский

عربي**

日本語

简体中文

繁體中文

한국어

** Arabic and Hebrew supported in a Middle Eastern version with full right-to-left language support, Arabic/Hebrew features, and an English interface; also in a North African French (Français*) version with full right-to-left language support, Arabic/Hebrew features, and a French interface.

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