Adobe Illustrator CS6 is a powerful vector drawing tool that includes everything you'll need for design, web and video projects.

Adobe Illustrator CS6 Portable is not an official Adobe product but it is in high demand among digital artists and designers who want free software. But many users do not suspect all the risks associated with unlicensed Adobe Illustrator for Mac and Windows. Below, I will try to explain everything in detail and tell what versions or free. Just download and run CS6 instead of (or in addition to) CC for the apps you want, and then you can install and use CS6 on the same computer(s), either on Windows or on macOS or both, as part of your membership. Hope that helps!

One major headline this time is the new focus on performance. True 64-bit support and Adobe's Mercury Performance System play a big part in improving responsiveness, but Adobe have also been identifying and resolving bottlenecks all around the package. The previous Gaussian blur implementation wasn't the best, for instance, but it's been optimised for CS6, and as a result Gaussian blurs (and effects which depend on them, such as drop shadows and glows) are now much, much faster.

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Most plugins below are usable with all versions of Photoshop under Mac OS X, 9 and earlier, and Windows (if you need a version that's not here, please write to us).Should also work with Elements, AfterEffects, Premiere, PhotoDeluxe, Corel PhotoPaint, Paint Shop Pro, Fireworks, Painter, Photo Impact etc. (incomplete list).

It's a similar story with the interface. There's an obvious new look (you can even tweak the UI brightness to your personal taste), but Adobe report making more than 40 usability tweaks to the Illustrator interface, from easier font changes to inline editing of layer names.
And workspace management just generally works a little more like you'd always hoped. So even options which were previously hidden away, such as the Shape and Pen tools, can now be torn off and docked. And you can dock tools horizontally or vertically to organise your workspace just how you'd like.
You're looking for something more? Illustrator CS6 is relatively short on the big new features. There's a new image tracing engine to help you convert raster images to vectors, for instance, and the program can now easily create seamless tiled vector patterns, but that's about it.

Is it worth the upgrade, then? Tricky: the performance enhancements and UI tweaks are welcome, but may not be enough to justify the outlay. We'd recommend you try before you buy.

Please note, the file you'll download here is Adobe's Download Manager, which will then fetch and install Illustrator for you. It's a huge file, though, so patience will probably be required.

Verdict:

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Illustrator CS6 is notably faster and smarter then the previous edition. It's otherwise a little short on major new additions, but that's no great surprise as the program already did just about everything you could want, and it remains the best vector drawing tool around

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Free plugins for Photoshop & Illustrator..and other software

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Adobe Photoshop and Elements plugins

In general, each plugin can be used with all versions of Photoshop (3.0-7.0, CS, CS2), under Mac OS X, 9 and earlier, and Windows.

Should also work with other compatible programs such as Elements, AfterEffects, Premiere, PhotoDeluxe, Corel PhotoPaint, Paint Shop Pro, Fireworks, Painter, Photo Impact etc. (incomplete list).

For information about using these and other Photoshop plugins with the GIMP (on Linux), see this page and issue 6 of fullcircle magazine.

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ICO (Windows Icon) Format

An easy way to create your web site's favourites/shortcut/bookmark icon in Photoshop. FREE, $5 donation suggested if you love the plugin. (MacHouse has a video tutorial on making a favicon.)

New beta now supports Windows cursor (CUR) format:Mac CS3,4,Mac CS5.

(If you're looking for a plugin for OS X 'icns' icons, try Zonic IconLab.)


Free download:
  • Mac CS3+CS4 (PPC+Intel)
  • New Beta! Mac CS5 (Intel 32/64-bit)
  • Mac CS2 only (PPC)
  • Mac PS 3.0-CS only
  • Mac PS 5.5-CS only (incl. Vista format icons)

Free download:
  • Windows (standard ICO/favicon)
  • Windows (incl. Vista format icons)
  • Windows 64-bit (CS4/5 only)
  • New BetaWindows (incl. Vista format & CUR)
  • New BetaWindows 64-bit (CS4/5 only; incl. Vista format & CUR)
  • GPL Source: Svn

ICOBundle utility

Combines multiple ICO images (e.g. created by the above plugin) into a single ICO file. More info

Also of interest, to Linux/UNIX/OS X users, may be the icoutils package (extract, convert icons etc).

Free download: Free download:
  • GPL Source: Svn

WebP Format

File Format plugin that opens and saves 24-bit WebP images (Google's proposed compression format for images on the web).

Free download:
  • Mac CS3,CS4 (Intel/PPC)
  • Mac CS5 (Intel 32/64 bit)
  • Mac CS2 (PowerPC only)
Free download:
  • Windows 64-bit (CS4, CS5 only)
  • GPL Source: Svn

Filter Foundry

A compatible and improved replacement for Adobe Filter Factory. Now fully scriptable!
FREE, $5 donation suggestedMore info.

Also see Filter Forge: seamless textures, visual effects, distortions, patterns, frames and more. Filter Forge has released 4 free plugins, comprising 7 filters each.

Free download:
  • Mac CS2 only (PPC)
  • Mac 3.0-CS (PPC)
Free download:
  • Windows, all versions of Photoshop
  • GPL Source: Svn

Big PNG

LibPNG-based Photoshop file format plugin that is much faster than Photoshop's built-in PNG format, and supports 16 bit images. It also removes the 30,000 pixel limit, allowing PNGs of practically any size to be opened and saved.
Free download:
  • CS5/Mac (Intel, 32/64 bit)
  • CS2,CS3,CS4/Mac (PowerPC, Intel)
Free download:
  • All 32-bit versions of Photoshop (CS3 and earlier)
  • 64-bit (CS4, CS5 only)
  • GPL Source: Svn

Photoshop file (PSD) Extract/Recover tool

This plugin lets you grab image layers from any PSD/PSB file. It's faster than opening the whole PSD in Photoshop, if you just want a layer. Also, it lets you open PSD created by the newest versions of Photoshop, in older Photoshop versions that cannot read them directly. Most importantly, it can usually recover image layers from corrupted PSD files that Photoshop won't open (if Photoshop opens with damage, this plugin recovers a more intact image).
FREE - small donation suggested if it saves your day/sanity/job.

Free download:
  • CS5/Mac (32, 64 bit Intel)
  • CS3,4/Mac (PPC+Intel)
  • CS2/Mac (PowerPC only)
  • Mac 3.0-7.0, CS
Free download:
  • Windows, all 32-bit versions of Photoshop
  • Windows 64-bit, Photoshop CS4,5 only
  • GPL Source: Svn

Electric Image (EIAS) Format

Image format plugin - also reads .EIZ ElectricImage Z-buffer depth files. For all versions of Photoshop including CS and CS2.

Improve throughput of your .img files for use in Electric Image Animation System in excess of 100X! If you work in EIAS Animator you cannot do without this one. A typical benchmark saving 57MB file:

  • Adobe plugin: 10 mins 53 secs
  • This plugin: 6 seconds!

FREE, $5 donation suggested.More info

Free download:
  • New Beta!CS5/Mac (32 & 64 bit Intel)
  • CS3+4/Mac (PPC+Intel)
  • Mac
Free download:
  • Windows, all versions of Photoshop
  • 64-bit Windows (CS4, CS5 only)

QuickTime Component for Electric Image format

Imports IMG files larger than 2GB.
Free download:
  • New beta:MacOS X Universal (PPC/Intel)
Free download:
  • Source (not GPL): Svn

Paint Shop Pro Format

Open and Save PSP 5-9 format files (including .pspimage, etc.) from Photoshop. (Has also proved useful in recovering image data from otherwise unopenable PSP files.) FREE, $5 donation suggestedMore info
Free download:
  • CS3/CS4 Mac only
Free download:
  • Windows, all versions of Photoshop
  • Windows 64-bit (CS4, CS5 only). Please report your results.
  • GPL Source: Svn

TIFFlib Format Plugin

Open and Save TIFF files using the versatile libtiff library. This supports a wider variety of TIFF flavours and compression types than the built-in Photoshop TIFF format. Also adds the ability to save in a wider range of compression types, including G3 and G4 fax. More info
Free download:
  • CS2/Mac only
  • GPL Source: Svn

Cylinder Distort Filter (Photoshop)

Wrap an image (for example, a label) around a cylinder or bottle. More info

RASTUS

Creates high resolution stochastically screened (screenless, also known as FM screened) bitmaps from halftone images.
'The holy grail .. has always been to trick the imagesetter into continuous tone behavior. If there's a better way than RASTUS, I have yet to see it.' (Peter Ellzey, Copygraphics)
Price reduced to $49.More info
Download demo: Download demo:
  • Windows, all versions of Photoshop

Life Filter

Filter implementing Conway's Game of Life cellular automaton. More info
Free download: Free download:
  • Windows, all versions of Photoshop
  • GPL Source: Svn

Count Colours Filter / Count Colors

Counts distinct RGB colours in an image or selection. Also counts distinct values in single channels. Now works with both 8 and 16 bit images.
Free download:
  • Mac CS3/4 (PPC+Intel)
  • Mac CS2 (PowerPC only)
Free download:
  • Windows, all versions of Photoshop
  • Windows 64-bit (CS4, CS5 only)
  • GPL Source: Svn

Histotext Filter

Export image histogram counts as a text file.
Free download: Free download:
  • Windows, all versions of Photoshop
  • GPL Source: Svn

12bits Filter

Reduces colour depth of each channel of an image to 4 bits/16 values (4096 colours).Useful for cell phones and mobile devices. More info
Free download:
  • MacOS X - CS3, CS4 (Universal PPC+Intel)
  • New beta!MacOS X - CS5 (Intel 32/64 bit)
  • MacOS X - CS2 (PPC)
Free download:
  • Windows, all versions of Photoshop
  • GPL Source: Svn

5_6_5 Filter

Reduces colour depth of channels to 5 bits red, 6 bits green, 5 bits blue (total 16 bits or 65536 colours).Applies error diffusion dither. Useful for cell phones, mobile, and tablet devices, including Android image formats.Also includes 5/5/5 variation (32768 colours).
Free download:
  • MacOS 7/8/9/X
Free download:
  • Windows, all versions of Photoshop
  • GPL Source: Svn

SGI Format

Reads and writes SGI (Irix) RGB image files, 8 or 16 bits/channel, in RLE or uncompressed formats. While Photoshop 'Goodies' include this format, this plugin has fewer bugs, is faster, and works with all versions of Photoshop, on all platforms. More info
Free download:
  • New!Mac CS5 (Intel 32/64 bit)
Free download:
  • Windows, all versions of Photoshop
  • Windows 64-bit (CS4, CS5 only)
  • GPL Source: Svn

MacPaint Format

Before Photoshop, there was MacPaint. This plugin is a small homage to the magic. Vive FatBits!
Free download:
  • MacOS 7/8/9/X
Free download:
  • Windows, all versions of Photoshop
  • GPL Source: Svn

WBMP/WBM Format

Type 0 uncompressed Wireless Bitmap format plugin. While Photoshop 7 includes this format, this plugin works with all versions of Photoshop, on all platforms.
Free download: Free download:
  • Windows, all versions of Photoshop
  • GPL Source: Svn

8XI (TI-83 Plus) Format

Reads (bitmap) images in 8XI format, as used by TI-83 Plus devices. Basic support for saving exists but I do not have documentation on the header fields (please help :)
Free download:
  • MacOS 7/8/9/X
Free download:
  • Windows, all versions of Photoshop
  • GPL Source: Svn

DITABIS/DIBIS 'micron' Format

This file format is used by imaging equipment from Digital Biomedical Imaging Systems AG. (This plugin was commissioned by DITABIS and is released under the GPL with their permission.)
Free download:
  • Mac CS2 only (PowerPC) - Contact me for other Mac versions.
Free download:
  • Windows, all versions of Photoshop
  • GPL Source: Svn

GBA Export (GameBoy Advance images)

A specialised plugin for exporting images to GBA development tools. More info
Download demo: Download demo:
  • Windows, all versions of Photoshop
  • Contact author re source/licensing.

Netpbm (PBM, PGM, PPM, PNM) Formats

Reads and writes Netpbm portable image formats; a.k.a. portable anymap, bit map (bitmap), gray map (graymap), or pixel map (pixmap).
Free download: Free download:
  • Windows, all versions of Photoshop
  • GPL Source: Svn

Scramble Filter

Break an image into square or rectangular blocks, and rearrange them randomly, like a sliding block puzzle.(For more sophisticated puzzles, such as jigsaws, see AV Bros. Puzzle Pro.) More info
Free download:
  • MacOS 7/8/9/X
Free download:
  • Windows, all versions of Photoshop
  • Windows 64-bit (CS4, CS5 only)
  • GPL Source: Svn

Adobe Illustrator plugins

Radial Distort Filter

A filter which performs a particular kind of artwork distortion. More info
Free download: Free download:
  • GPL Source: Svn

Cylinder Distort Filter (Illustrator)

Wrap artwork (for example, a label) around a cylinder or bottle. More info

Pathlength Filter

Computes the length (perimeter) of Illustrator paths. More info
Free download: Free download:
  • GPL Source: Svn

Patharea Filter

Computes the area and length of Illustrator paths. Note that in CS4, filters appear under the Object menu.
Free download: Free download:
  • GPL Source: Svn

Pathtotext Filter

Exports a text file (tab delimited) of selected path coordinates. Note that in CS4, filters appear under the Object menu.
Free download: Free download:
  • GPL Source: Svn

Tooldemo

An example of a plugin tool which creates a logarithmic graph of a simple function. More info
Free download: Free download:
  • GPL Source: Svn

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Sine curves/waves in PostScript

A simple but accurate PostScript method for plotting sine waves. Can be used directly by Illustrator and Photoshop. More info
  • GPL Source: tar.gz

E-mailer friendly HTML chess set

HTML chessboard and GIF chesspieces for the purpose of playing correspondence chess by e-mail. More info

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MPW tool for downloadingPostScript to network printers.
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TIFF Viewer

A very basic, but fast! TIFF Viewer (Mac only) for antialiased browsing of multipage 1-bit TIFF files (e.g. faxes, scanned documents or manuals). More info
Free download:
(also requires libtiff and zlib to build)
  • GPL Source: Svn

PDP-8 and DG Nova assembler

An assembler for two interesting architectures, written with the aid of lex and yacc (flex/bison). More info
  • GPL Source: Svn

exprparser

A simple lex/yacc (Flex/Bison) based expression parser and evaluator. More info
  • GPL Source: Svn

psdparse

Command-line (Terminal) tool to parse Photoshop PSD format files, describe salient structure as text, and dump layers to PNG files (sample dump). Also may be effective in recovering damaged PSD files. MPW or a Windows environment such as Cygwin or MinGW.
Free download:
  • GPL Source: Svn

psd2xcf

Standalone command-line (Terminal) tool to convert Photoshop layered PSD files into Gimp's XCF (v1) format. Also may help recover damaged PSD files.

Very fast and reliable conversion (e.g. less than 2 seconds to convert a 40MB PSD to compressed XCF, on a 2004 model PC). Note: Currently converts image layers only.

Free download:
  • GPL Source: Svn

PDP-11 back-end for lcc

PDP-11 target for the lcc retargetable ANSI C compiler. May be useful as a straightforward case study, see commentary: More info
  • Source: Svn (machine description is GPL, lccis not).

PIC/IDE

Hardware/software interface Microchip PIC18 microcontrollers to ATA(PI)/IDE devices. More info
  • GPL Source: Svn

Subversion/Bugzilla

Script and post-commit hook to annotate Bugzilla bugs with Subversion commit messages. Partly inspired by Sean Foy's work, but greatly simplified for situations where Svn and Bz run on the same server. Versions provided for Bugzilla 2.18.x and 2.20.
  • GPL Source: Svn

Subversion log XML to RSS

XSLT stylesheet which transforms the output of svn log --xml (e.g. as produced by a post-commit hook) into RSS 2.0 XML.
  • GPL Source: Svn

fifobot for Jabber

Jabber bot which takes lines from a FIFO and announces them into group chat. Includes a complementary Subversion post-commit hook which posts one-line commit summaries to a FIFO.
  • GPL Source: Svn
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