Adobe Updates Photoshop and Illustrator CS6 with Retina Display Support

In line with rumors and speculation from late last month, Adobe today released updates to both Photoshop CS6 and Illustrator CS6 bringing support for Retina displays as found on Apple's redesigned MacBook Pro models.

With this update, customers can see more detail in images, text, and in the Illustrator user interface when working on high-resolution displays, including the new Retina display available on MacBook Pro. The HiDPI feature in Illustrator is currently only available on Mac OS. It is expected to be available in the future on additional operating systems.

The updates are available for both Creative Cloud subscribers and owners with standalone licenses.

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Adobe had announced in late August that it would be bringing Retina display support to a number of its titles over the following months, with Photoshop and Illustrator being two of the highest-profile applications receiving the upgrade. At the time, Adobe noted that the upgrade process for Photoshop alone required the replacement of 2500 icons and cursors, as well as other engineering work to optimize the experience for Retina displays.

Adobe's Create Now conference kicks off tomorrow morning, and the company may have more to announce about its software offerings at that time.

Top Rated Comments

Asherpotter Avatar
106 months ago
The first to announce are the last to deliver.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jacktorrance Avatar
106 months ago

Just a useless update for me and my 27" iMac. The best I could hope for is the elements in the apps look better when enlarged.


Just a useless post.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Comeagain? Avatar
106 months ago
If only I had a retina MBP to utilize the new update...
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iMikeT Avatar
106 months ago

Just a useless update for me and my 27" iMac. The best I could hope for is the elements in the apps look better when enlarged.


Just a useless post.



Just a useless reply to my useless post. :rolleyes:

Here's a thought... What's worse, a useless post or a useless reply to a useless post? :p
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Exponent Avatar
106 months ago

Believe me, you're better off without it...


WhaddaYouMean? I've been using the 15" rMBP for 5+ months now, and love it!

I drive it in full resolution mode, and it's like having a Cinema Display on a laptop. I finally have the screen real-estate I need to to all kinds of multiple-window, multiple-program engineering work.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
INTERNETUAL Avatar
106 months ago

Long story short: ghosting, overheating, dead pixels, bending aluminum frame (and no I did not sit on it), right-hand ports dead (sd card slot, HDMI and usb 3.0), loose/falling screws...[COLOR="#808080"]

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Two words for you bud, APPLE CARE. Use it, otherwise quit complaining because you're too lazy to get a faulty computer replaced...or...you caused the issues yourself...you have no excuse.

Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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