Adobe Illustrator 5.0
|Home > Browse Our Collection > Software > Apple Software > Adobe Illustrator 5.0|
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.
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.
Related Items in the Collection:
Other Software by Adobe:
Information About Adobe:
This exhibit has a reference ID of CH66077. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
Click on the Images