Adobe Creative Suite 3 For Mac

  



  • Desktop applications included with a Creative Cloud membership are available in both Mac OS and Windows versions. Adobe Spark included to make fast and easy to create graphics, web pages, and video stories anywhere. Adobe Portfolio comes free with any Adobe Creative Cloud plan to create beautifully simple creative portfolio websites.
  • InDesign was the first Mac OS X-native desktop publishing (DTP) software. In version 3 (InDesign CS) it received a boost in distribution by being bundled with Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat in Creative Suite. InDesign exports documents in Adobe's Portable.
  • Creative Suite applications are not supported on macOS 10.12 (Sierra), macOS 10.13 (High Sierra), and macOS 10.14 (Mojave). Therefore, many of the Creative Suite installers may not function normally on them. See the information below for available workarounds to install Creative Suite applications.
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  • Intel® Pentium® 4 (1.4GHz processor for DV; 3.4GHz processor for HDV), Intel Centrino®, Intel Xeon® (dual 2.8GHz processors for HD), or Intel Core™ Duo (or compatible) processor; SSE2-enabled processor required for AMD systems
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise (certified for 32-bit editions)
  • 1GB of RAM for DV; 2GB of RAM for HDV and HD; more RAM recommended when running multiple components
  • 20.5GB of available hard-disk space to install all core components (up to 1GB of additional free space may be required during installation); custom installing select components requires less space
  • Dedicated 7,200 RPM hard drive for DV and HDV editing; striped disk array storage (RAID 0) for HD; SCSI disk subsystem preferred
  • Microsoft DirectX or ASIO compatible sound card
  • 1,280x1,024 monitor resolution with 32-bit video card; Adobe recommended graphics card for GPU-accelerated playback
  • Some 3D features in Adobe® Photoshop® CS3 Extended require a Microsoft DirectX 9 capable graphics card with at least 64MB of VRAM; for OpenGL support, an Adobe After Effects® supported OpenGL 2.0 card (NVIDIA recommended)
  • For SD/HD workflows, an Adobe certified card for capture and export to tape
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Blu-ray burner required for Blu-ray Disc creation
  • DVD+-R burner required for DVD creation
  • OHCI compatible IEEE 1394 port for DV and HDV capture, export to tape, and transmit to DV device
  • QuickTime 7.1.5 software required to use QuickTime features
  • Internet or phone connection required for product activation
  • Broadband Internet connection required for Adobe Stock Photos* and other services

Adobe Creative Suite 3 Known Issues with Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Adobe Acrobat 8 The enhanced security features present in Mac OS X 10.6 prevent Adobe's PDF Printer from functioning as it did in previous versions ( TechNote cpsid50981).

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  • PowerPC® G4 or G5 or multicore Intel processor (Adobe Premiere® Pro, Encore®, and Soundbooth™ require a multicore Intel processor; Adobe OnLocation™ CS3 is a Windows application and may be used with Boot Camp)
  • Mac OS X v.10.4.9; Java™ Runtime Environment 1.5 required for Adobe Version Cue® CS3 Server
  • 1GB of RAM for DV; 2GB of RAM for HDV and HD; more RAM recommended when running multiple components
  • 24GB of available hard-disk space to install all core components (up to 1GB of additional free space may be required during installation); custom installing select components requires less space
  • Dedicated 7,200 RPM hard drive for DV and HDV editing; striped disk array storage (RAID 0) for HD; SCSI disk subsystem preferred
  • Core Audio compatible sound card
  • 1,280x1,024 monitor resolution with 32-bit video card; Adobe recommended graphics card for GPU-accelerated playback
  • For OpenGL support: Some 3D features in Photoshop CS3 Extended require an OpenGL 1.4 capable graphics card with at least 64MB of VRAM; Adobe After Effects® supported OpenGL 2.0 card (NVIDIA recommended)
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Blu-ray burner required for Blu-ray Disc creation
  • SuperDrive required for DVD burning
  • QuickTime 7.1.5 software required to use QuickTime features
  • Internet or phone connection required for product activation
  • Broadband Internet connection required for Adobe Stock Photos* and other services

*Online services, including, but not limited to, Adobe Stock Photos and Acrobat® Connect™, may not be available in all countries, languages, and currencies. Availability of services is subject to change. Use of online services is governed by terms and conditions of a separate agreement and may be subject to additional fees.

Adobe Creative Suite 3 Known Issues with Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

The enhanced security features present in Mac OS X 10.6 prevent Adobe's PDF Printer from functioning as it did in previous versions (TechNote cpsid_50981).

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'Crash or program error occurs when using Menlo font in Photoshop and Premiere CS3 and CS4 (Mac OS X 10.6)' (TechNote cpsid_51220).

Other issues noted with Photoshop-related products and Snow Leopard can be found in 'Photoshop related product known issues with Mac OS X 10.6' (TechNote cpsid_51229).

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'Videos do not play correctly in Bridge CS3 or CS4 Preview pane with QuickTime 7.6 or X' (TechNote cpsid_51255).

'Crash or program error occurs when using Menlo font in Photoshop and Premiere Pro CS3 and CS4 (Mac OS X 10.6)' (TechNote cpsid_51220).

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Launching Adobe products on Mac OS X 10.6 results in error 'Licensing for this product has stopped working' (TechNote cpsid_51260).

'Firefox 3.x crashes when trying to use the Adobe Downloader on Mac OS X 10.6' (TechNote cpsid_51147).

'When opening and saving files, applications, including Adobe applications, may sporadically crash' (Mac OS X 10.6) (TechNote cpsid_50654).

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'Files do not open in original authoring application (Mac OS X 10.6)' (TechNote cpsid_51110).

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Other CS3 Applications have had no major issues in Mac OS X 10.6. Additional issues will be added to this page as they are identified.