Adobe Illustrator 1.x

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor developed and marketed by Adobe Systems. It was often sold as a companion product to the bit-map/photo editor Adobe Photoshop. Illustrator was originally released in 1987 for the Apple Macintosh. Early versions were ported to NexT, Silicon Graphics, and Sun Solaris.

It competed against Corel Draw and Aldus Freehand.

WANTED: Version 1.x for Mac, Version 2.0 for Windows, and the Irix and Solaris ports.


Release notes

The Windows version requires Windows 2.x. It includes a Windows 2.1/286 runtime.

Installation instructions

To install Illustrator with the Windows 2.x runtime, run setup.exe from disk 1.

If you already have Windows 2 installed, run ainstall.exe from disk 6. This program requires that the PostScript printer driver be installed (it is found on Disk 4).

Note: This program requires an EMS (Expanded memory) provider. On a 386, EMM386 is recommended. When the installer asks for an EMS type, select OTHER and manually add EMM386 to your config.sys. Also, do not let the windows runtime replace any existing newer himem.sys.

Product type
Application Graphics
Release date
User interface
Download count
63 (2 for release)


Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Adobe Illustrator 1.0 for Windows (1988) (3.5-720k) 1.0 for Windows English 3MB 2


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