Adobe Illustrator System Requirements 2024

Mar 22, 2024  11973 seen

Adobe Illustrator System Requirements 2024

Adobe Illustrator 2024

Adobe Illustrator is a feature-rich and widely embraced graphic design software among professionals and creatives worldwide. To unlock its full potential, it is crucial to understand the essential system requirements for seamless performance. Unfortunately, many designers face setbacks when their computers do not meet these requirements, leading them to use alternative tools that lack the comprehensive feature set synonymous with Adobe Illustrator. This not only impacts their efficiency but also limits the quality and scope of their design projects. By ensuring that your system meets Adobe Illustrator's system requirements, you can maximize your creative output and take full advantage of its powerful tools. Investing in the necessary hardware upgrades or optimizing your current setup can make a significant difference in your workflow and overall design capabilities.

 

System Requirements for Desktop

Adobe Illustrator caters to users on macOS, Windows, and iPad, providing a comprehensive toolkit for graphic design. If managing these system requirements seems daunting, consider leveraging platforms like Postudio. Here, access to Illustrator and other post-production software is simplified, requiring nothing more than a browser and a stable internet connection.

The latest version, Illustrator 2024, was released on October 10, 2023, marking the 28th generation in the product line. So, let’s make sure your system meets the necessary requirements. Here's a breakdown:

Windows:

  • Processor: Multicore Intel processor (64-bit support) with SSE 4.2 or newer/ AMD Athlon 64 processor with SSE 4.2 or later.

  • Operating System: Windows 11, Windows 10 (64-bit) versions V21H1, and V20H2; Windows Server versions V1607 (2016) and V1809 (2019).

  • RAM: Minimum 8GB; recommended 16GB.

  • Hard Disk Space: Minimum 2GB available for installation; SSD recommended.

  • Monitor Resolution: 1024 x 768 display (1920 x 1080 recommended).

  • Graphics Card: Minimum 1GB VRAM (4GB recommended). Supported GPUs required.

  • Internet: Connection necessary for software activation, validation, and online services access.

macOS:

  • Processor: Multicore Intel processor (64-bit support) with SSE 4.2 or later.

  • Operating System: macOS version 12.0 (Monterey), macOS version 11 (Big Sur), macOS version 10.15 (Catalina).

  • RAM: Minimum 8GB; recommended 16GB.

  • Hard Disk Space: Minimum 2GB available for installation; SSD recommended.

  • Monitor Resolution: 1024 x 768 display (1920 x 1080 recommended).

  • Graphics Card: Mac should ideally have a minimum of 1024MB VRAM (2GB recommended) and support Metal.

  • Internet: Connection required for software activation, validation, and online services access.

System Requirements for iPad

  • Operating System: iPadOS 14 or newer versions.

  • RAM: 4GB.

  • Internal Storage: Minimum 8GB available.

  • Internet: Connection required for software activation, subscription validation, and online services access.

  • Stylus: Compatible with Apple Pencil (1st or 2nd Generation).

 

3 New Features in Adobe Illustrator 2024

Realistic Mockups

With Mockup (beta) you can to create simulated art on various objects like product packaging, mugs, and T-shirts. When applying vector art to a raster object, Illustrator preserves the curves and edges of the object, allowing the vector art to adjust seamlessly and non-destructively.

Paths 

The Smooth slider, an enhancement over the Smooth tool, allows you to manually control smoothing levels for a path. You also have the flexibility to smooth the entire path or just a part of it. Discover more about the Smooth slider.

Shareable Links

The "Share for Review" feature allows you to create shareable links for your PDF files, letting you to collect feedback without the need to convert them to . ai or . aic files.