Adobe Illustrator 5.0

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Adobe Illustrator is vector graphics editor and design software developed and marketed by Adobe Inc. It was originally designed for the Apple Macintosh in 1985-87.
Releases were:
Version Platforms Release date Code name
1.0 Classic Mac OS January 1987 Picasso
1.1 Classic Mac OS March 19, 1987 Inca
1.7 (88) Classic Mac OS March 1988  
2.0 Windows January 1989 Pinnacle
3 Classic Mac OS, NeXT, other Unixes October 1990 Desert Moose
3.5 IRIX 1991  
4 Windows May 1992 Kangaroose
3.5 Solaris 1993  
5 Classic Mac OS June 1993 Saturn

Adobe Illustrator started as a commercialization of Adobe's in-house font development software and PostScript file format. It is the companion product of Adobe Photoshop's digital photo manipulation and photorealistic computer illustration, with Illustrator providing the typesetting and logo graphic  design. Illustrator 88,  version 1.7, introduced many new tools and features. Early versions of the software did not support working in preview mode and users needed to have two windows open on their desktop in order to have a live preview of their work. One window would show the work in progress and the other window would show a preview of the work in progress.

Its early versions were primarily for Macintosh, but In the early 1990s, Adobe released versions for NeXT, Digital Equipment Corporation Ultrix, Silicon Graphics IRIX, and Sun Solaris platforms, but these were discontinued due to poor sales. The first version of Illustrator for Windows, version 2.0, was unsuccessfully released in early 1989. Version 4 was the first version with editing in preview mode, which did not appear in a Macintosh version until 5.0 in 1993. Version 6 was the last Macintosh version as the user interface changed radically to bring consistency between Mac and Windows. 

The 8x Disk 3.5 contain: the Installer, Adobe Illustrator Program, Adobe Type Manager utility, 40 Type 1 fonts, Adobe Separator, plug-in modules, tutorial files, Color Systems file and several sample files containing gradient fills and patterns.

Platform: Apple Macintosh 5Mb RAM Disk 3.5 3.1 Mb Hard disk available

               Mac OS System 6.0.7 or higher System 7 32-bit QuickDraw for System 6

Application Software (AS:) Graphics

Version: 5.0

Platform : Apple Mac Compact
Format : Disk 3.5
Publisher : Adobe
Authors :
Date : 1993
Product Code :

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Other Software by Adobe:

Item Manufacturer Platform Format Date
Adobe A Software Portfolio Adobe 1990
Adobe Photoshop 2.0/2.5 Adobe Apple Mac II Disk 3.5 1991
Adobe Illustrator 3.0 Adobe NeXT Disk 3.5 1991
Adobe FrameMaker 3.0 Adobe NeXT Disk 3.5 1991
Aldus PageMaker (version 4.2) Aldus Adobe Apple Mac Compact Disk 3.5 1992
Adobe Illustrator 5.0 Adobe Apple Mac Compact Disk 3.5 1993
Aldus Pagemaker (version 5.0) Aldus Adobe Apple Mac Compact Disk 3.5 1993
Adobe Photoshop 3.0 Adobe Apple Power Macintosh CD-ROM 1994
Adobe Photoshop 3.0 (Bundle copy) Adobe Apple Power Macintosh 3.5" disk 1994
Adobe PageMaker 6.0 Aldus Adobe Apple Macintosh Performa CD-ROM 1995
Adobe Photoshop 4.0 Adobe Apple Power Macintosh CD-ROM 1996
Adobe PageMill 2.0 Adobe Apple Power Macintosh Disk 3.5 1997
Adobe PageMill 3.0 Adobe Apple Power Macintosh CD-ROM 1998
Adobe Photoshop 5.0 Adobe Apple Power Macintosh CD-ROM 1998
Adobe After Effects 4.1 (Upgrade) Adobe PC Windows 32-bit PC CD-ROM 1999
Adobe InDesign 2.0 Adobe Apple Power Macintosh CD-ROM 2001
Adobe After Effects 5.0 (Upgrade) Adobe PC Windows 32-bit PC CD-ROM 2001
Adobe Creative Suite Premium Adobe PC Windows 32-bit PC CD-ROM 2004

Information About Adobe:

Item Manufacturer Date
Adobe Inc. 1 Dec 1982




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