Adobe CS6 System Requirements

The Adobe CS6 suite is out and ready for all you designers to get your hands on. But before you do, check out the system requirements for installing the CS6 collection for Windows or Mac OS.

Adobe After Effects CS6

Windows®

Intel® CoreTM2 Duo or AMD Phenom® II processor; 64-bit support required
Microsoft® Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1 (64 bit)
4GB of RAM (8GB recommended)
3GB of available hard-disk space; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
Additional disk space for disk cache; 10GB 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; visit www.adobe.com/go/aftereffects_systemreqs for the latest list of supported cards
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.

Mac OS

Multicore Intel® processor with 64-bit support Mac OS X v10.6.8 or v10.7 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended)
4GB 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; 10GB 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; visit www.adobe.com/go/aftereffects_systemreqs for the latest list of supported cards
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.

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Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 hero image

Adobe Dreamweaver CS6

Windows®

Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 (Service Pack 3 recommended); Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1; or Windows 7
512MB of RAM
1GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
1280x800 display with 16-bit video card
JavaTM Runtime Environment 1.6 (included)
DVD-ROM drive
QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for HTML5 media playback
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.

Mac OS

Multicore Intel® processor Mac OS® X v.10.6 or v.10.7 512MB of RAM
1.8GB 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)
1280x800 display with 16-bit video card
JavaTM Runtime Environment 1.6
DVD-ROM drive
QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for HTML5 media playback
This software will not operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscrip-
tions, and access to online services. Phone activation is not available.

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Adobe Flash Professional CS6

Windows®

Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3 or Windows 7
2GB of RAM (3GB recommended)
3.5GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
1024x768 display (1280x800 recom- mended)
DVD-ROM drive
QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for multimedia features
Some features in Adobe Bridge rely on a Direct X 9-capable graphics card with at least 64MB of VRAM
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.

Mac OS

Multicore Intel® processor Mac OS X v10.6 or v10.7 2GB of RAM (3GB recommended)
4GB 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)
1024x768 display (1280x800 recom- mended)
JavaTM Runtime Environment 1.6
DVD-ROM drive
QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for multimedia features
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.

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Adobe Illustrator CS6 hero image

Adobe Illustrator CS6

Windows®

Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3 or Windows 7 with Service Pack 1
1GB of RAM (3GB recommended) for 32 bit; 2GB of RAM (8GB recommended) for 64 bit
2GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
1024x768 display (1280x800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
DVD-ROM drive**
Some features in Adobe® Bridge rely on a DirectX9-capable graphics card with at least 64MB of VRAM
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.

Mac OS

Multicore Intel® processor with 64-bit support
Mac OS X v10.6.8 or v10.7
2GB of RAM (8GB recommended)
2GB 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)
1024x768 display (1280x800 recommended) 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.

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Adobe InDesign CS6 hero image

Adobe InDesign CS6

Windows®

Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3 or Windows 7
1GB of RAM (2GB recommended)
1.6GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
1024x768 display (1280x800 recom- mended) with 16-bit video card
DVD-ROM drive
Adobe Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files
Some features in Adobe Bridge rely on a Direct X9-capable graphics card with at least 64MB of VRAM
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.

Mac OS

Multicore Intel® processor Mac OS X v10.6.8 or v10.7 1GB of RAM (2GB recommended)
2.6GB 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)
1024x768 display (1280x800 recom- mended) with 16-bit video card
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.

Adobe Photoshop CS6 hero image

Adobe Photoshop CS6 hero

Adobe Photoshop CS6

Windows®

Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
Microsoft® Windows® XP* with Service Pack 3 or Windows 7 with Service Pack 1
1GB of RAM
1GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
1024x768 (1280x800 recommended) resolution display with 16-bit color and 256MB (512MB recommended) of VRAM
OpenGL 2.0-capable system
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.

Mac OS

Multicore Intel® processor with 64-bit support
Mac OS X v10.6.8 or v10.7 1GB of RAM 2GB 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)
1024x768 (1280x800 recommended) resolution display with 16-bit color and 256MB (512MB recommended) of VRAM
OpenGL 2.0-capable system
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.

Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 review

Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 review

Adobe Premiere Pro CS6

Windows®

Intel CoreTM2 Duo or AMD Phenom® II processor; 64-bit support required
Microsoft® Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1 (64 bit) 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended)
4GB 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; 10GB recommended
1280x900 display 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)
QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for QuickTime features Optional: Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance;
visit www.adobe.com/go/premiere_systemreqs for the latest list of supported cards
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.

Mac OS

Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
Mac OS X v10.6.8 or v10.7 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended)
4GB 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; 10GB recommended
1280x900 display OpenGL 2.0-capable system 7200 RPM 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)
QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for QuickTime features
Optional: Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance;
visit www.adobe.com/go/premiere_systemreqs for the latest list of supported cards
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.

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