Adobe Illustrator CS5

Some problems in 10.8

Works fine in 10.7

Adobe Illustrator CS5

Supports iCloud

Secured by Gatekeeper

Supports retina graphics

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Available on the Mac App Store
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Adobe Illustrator CS5 software helps you create distinctive vector artwork for any project. Take advantage of the precision and power of sophisticated drawing tools, expressive natural brushes, and a host of time-savers.

Version 15.1
Developer Adobe Systems
Status Some problems

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Doesn't play nice with Notification Center - the toolbar doesn't move out of the way with the rest of the app.

Open/Save/Export dialog boxes don't retain their configuration and size etc. and often the sidebars are rendered incorrectly.

Moving a text box in Illustrator causes the mouse to stick and the program to crash.

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[ davidma]davidmadavidma 30 Jul 2012 09:11

work on Mountain Lion OS is ok!

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[ Matt]MattAnonymous 30 Jul 2012 11:22

I have recently upgraded to Mountain Lion, and every time I try to move a text box in Illustrator, the mouse sticks (i.e. won't let go of the text box) and the program freezes until Force Quit. I'm using MacBook Pro (mid-2009), 2.66Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo.

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[ Martin Heidegger]Martin HeideggerAnonymous 31 Jul 2012 03:12

I installed Illustrator CS 5.1 - japanese version - and almost everything breaks (doesn't load most of plugins, can't open files, Menu items show "????" instead of japanese characters … broken.

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[ mike]mikeAnonymous 09 Aug 2012 05:44

to place/open a png or jpeg doesn't work grrrrr :(((

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[ Sebou]SebouAnonymous 28 Aug 2012 19:35

To run CS5 on Mountain Lion (ML) without any trouble: Do a clean install of Snow Leopard (or Lion), install CS5, then upgrade to ML !

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[ Razend]RazendAnonymous 10 Oct 2012 09:25

Selecting text (type) doesn't color it blue. In other words: you can't see what you have selected.

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Lion (10.7) Comments

[ Mads]MadsAnonymous 27 Apr 2011 21:55

Using the colorpicker on nothing (just the canvas) causes crashes here.

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[ Mads]MadsAnonymous 05 May 2011 22:24

Works fine now in dp3!

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[ Brooke]BrookeAnonymous 20 Jul 2011 14:14

What about the Web Gallery and Export to Flash features? I saw they were PowerPC apps.

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RobertoRobertoAnonymous 23 Jul 2011 14:56

Crashes on startup, not working, completely useless

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Mike KonjevicMike KonjevicAnonymous 10 Aug 2011 16:08

Illustrator 15.1.0 issue under OS X Lion (10.7)

Since updating to OS X Lion, Illustrator behaves abnormal:

If i ad a border around a shape, Illustrator changes the the shape (size) itself.

Under OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.8), with the same Illustrator-Version 15.1.0 running on a another Mac, it works just fine.

P.S. I also reported this bug to Adobe and Apple

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[ Frank Nunneley]Frank NunneleyAnonymous 22 Aug 2011 03:32

Crashes when using a file stored on TimeCapsule, did not do this with Snow Leopard. Is OK when using a locally stored file.

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[ Harald]HaraldAnonymous 04 Sep 2011 13:40

sorry, not working under 10.7.1 :-(

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[ Andrew]AndrewAnonymous 17 Oct 2011 04:54

not working at all under 10.7.2. Every file Illustrator saves is corrupt, and when trying to open it says "Can't Open the Illustration. Could not complete the requested operation."

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[ Jeff]JeffAnonymous 27 Oct 2011 17:40

AI 15.0.2 works for me on 10.7.2. I am using a mac pro and a macbook pro. Just upgraded to Lion, not clean installs, either. So must be other plugins that are not working for some people.

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[ Andrew]AndrewAnonymous 28 Oct 2011 00:44

I should clarify my comment above.

I was using Illustrator 15.1 (the version that comes in the CS5.5 Suite), and it does not work at all, even with a clean install with NO plugins.

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[ Ginny]GinnyAnonymous 13 Jan 2012 05:16

I'm a bit late in this discussion but I'm about to purchase Adobe Illustrator CS5 and want to check the performance with OS X 10.7.2 - reading above it appears that there maybe some problems with Lion. Just want to check before I purchase.

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[ grifftter]grifftterAnonymous 23 Jan 2012 10:45

has anyone tried removing the 'Analyze' and then running AI CS5

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[ grifftter]grifftterAnonymous 23 Jan 2012 10:50

To clarify it lives in the scripting - sample scripts applescripts - analyze documents…

shows up as a PowerPC app in system profiler

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