Adobe CS6 Design Standard MAC Full Student Edition Creative Suite
Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design Standard software combines
industry-standard tools for professional print design and digital
publishing. Create eye-catching images and graphics at lightning
speed with innovative painting and drawing tools and dozens of
creative effects in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Lay out
top-quality print pages with exquisite typography in Adobe
InDesign. Also in InDesign, produce highly designed eBooks with
support for the latest EPUB standards, and deliver media-rich
publications for iPad and other tablet devices as easily as
creating pages for print. Achieve exceptional quality and precise
control with high-performance software that streamlines routine
design and production tasks.Be a classroom standout, a creative
visionary, and a hot prospect in the job market with Adobe Creative
Suite 6 Student and Teacher Edition software. Turn your smartphone
snapshots and videos into wildly cool artwork or YouTube
1 . Create the stunning images you envision with Adobe Photoshop
CS5 software, the professional industry standard for digital image
2 . Use comprehensive, state-of-the-art tools for outstanding image
manipulation and superior compositing.
3 . Combine multiple shots into stunning high dynamic range images
and beautiful panoramas.
4 . Use new tools that let you paint with realistic effects and
easily select intricate image content, such as hair.
5 . Edit nondestructively and take advantage of superior raw
processing; remove noise, add grain, create post-crop vignettes,
and more. Remove image elements and see the space fill in like
Since 1995, Fortune has ranked Adobe as an outstanding place to
work. Adobe was rated the 5th best U.S. company to work for in
2003, 6th in 2004, 31st in 2007, 40th in 2008, 11th in 2009, 42nd
in 2010, 65th in 2011, 41st in 2012, and 83rd in 2013. In 2015,
Adobe Systems India was ranked 21st of great places to work in
India.In June 2014, it was ranked 6th of great places to work in
India.In October 2008, Adobe Systems Canada Inc. was named one of
"Canada's Top 100 Employers" by Mediacorp Canada Inc., and was
featured in Maclean's newsmagazine.
Adobe has been criticized for its pricing practices, with retail
prices being up to twice as much in non-US countries. As pointed
out by many, it is significantly cheaper to pay for a return
airfare ticket to the United States and purchase one particular
collection of Adobe's software there than to buy it locally in
After Adobe revealed the pricing for the Creative Suite 3 Master
Collection, which was £1,000 higher for European customers, a
petition to protest over "unfair pricing" was published and signed
by 10,000 users. In June 2009, Adobe further increased its prices
in the UK by 10% in spite of weakening of the pound against the
dollar, and UK users are not allowed to buy from the US store.
Adobe ranked no. 5 on a list of Internet’s 9 Most Hated Companies,
based on a 2013 survey on Reddit.com.Adobe's Reader and Flash were
listed on The 10 most hated programs of all time on TechRadar.com.
Hackers have exploited vulnerabilities in Adobe programs, such as
Adobe Reader, to gain unauthorized access to computers. Adobe's
Flash Player has also been criticized for, among other things,
suffering from performance, memory usage and security problems (see
criticism of Flash Player). A report by security researchers from
Kaspersky Lab criticized Adobe for producing the products having
top 10 security vulnerabilities.
Observers noted that Adobe was spying on its customers by including
spyware in the Creative Suite 3 software and quietly sending user
data to a firm named Omniture. When users became aware, Adobe
explained what the suspicious software did and admitted that they:
"could and should do a better job taking security concerns into
account". When a security flaw was later discovered in Photoshop
CS5, Adobe sparked outrage by saying it would leave the flaw
unpatched, so anyone who wanted to use the software securely would
have to pay for an upgrade. Following a fierce backlash Adobe
decided to provide the software patch.
Adobe has been criticized for pushing unwanted software including
third-party browser toolbars and free virus scanners, usually as
part of the Flash update process, and for pushing a third-party
scareware program designed to scare users into paying for unneeded
Customer data breach
On October 3, 2013, the company initially revealed that 2.9 million
customers' sensitive and personal data was stolen in security
breach which included encrypted credit card information. Adobe
later admitted that 38 million active users have been affected and
the attackers obtained access to their IDs and encrypted passwords,
as well as to many inactive Adobe accounts.The company did not make
it clear if all the personal information was encrypted, such as
email addresses and physical addresses, though data privacy laws in
44 states require this information to be encrypted.
A 3.8 GB file stolen from Adobe and containing 152 million
usernames, reversibly encrypted passwords and unencrypted password
hints was posted on AnonNews.org. LastPass, a password security
firm, said that Adobe failed to use best practices for securing the
passwords and has not salted them.Another security firm, Sophos,
showed that Adobe used a weak encryption method permitting the
recovery of a lot of information with very little effort.According
to anIT expert Simon Bain, Adobe has failed its customers and
‘should hang their heads in shame’.
Many of the credit cards were tied to the Creative Cloud
software-by-subscription service. Adobe offered its affected US
customers a free membership in a credit monitoring service, but no
similar arrangements have been made for non-US customers.When a
data breach occurs in the US, penalties depend on the state where
the victim resides, not where the company is based.
After stealing the customers' data, cyber-thieves also accessed
Adobe's source code repository, likely in mid-August 2013. Because
hackers acquired copies of the source code of Adobe proprietary
products,they could find and exploit any potential weaknesses in
its security, computer experts warned. Security researcher Alex
Holden, chief information security officer of Hold Security,
characterized this Adobe breach, which affected Acrobat, ColdFusion
and numerous other applications, as "one of the worst in US
history". Adobe also announced that hackers stole parts of the
source code of Photoshop, which according to commentators could
allow programmers to copy its engineering techniques and would
make it easier to pirate Adobe's expensive products.
Published on a server of a Russian-speaking hacker group, the
"disclosure of encryption algorithms, other security schemes, and
software vulnerabilities can be used to bypass protections for
individual and corporate data" and may have opened the gateway to
new generation zero-day attacks. Hackers already used ColdFusion
exploits to make off with usernames and encrypted passwords of PR
Newswire's customers, which has been tied to the Adobe security
breach.They also used a ColdFusion exploit to breach Washington
state court and expose up to 160,000 Social Security numbers.
Adobe acquired Aldus Corp. in 1994, a software vendor that sold
FreeHand, a competing product.Freehand was direct competition to
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe's flagship vector-graphics editor. The
Federal Trade Commissionintervened and forced Adobe to sell
FreeHand back to Altsys, and also banned Adobe from buying back
FreeHand or any similar program for the next 10 years (1994-2004).
Altsys was then bought by Macromedia, which released versions 5 to
11.When Adobe acquired Macromedia in December 2005, it stalled
development of Freehand in 2007, effectively rendering it
obsolete.With FreeHand and Illustrator, Adobe controlled the only
two products that compete in the professional illustration program
market for Macintosh operating systems.
In 2011, a group of 5,000 Freehand graphic designers convened under
the banner Free Freehand, and filed a civil antitrust complaint in
the US District Court for the Northern District of California
against Adobe.The suit alleged that Adobe has violated federal and
state antitrust laws by abusing its dominant position in the
professional vector graphic illustration software market and that
Adobe has engaged in a series of exclusionary and anti-competitive
acts and strategies designed to kill FreeHand, the dominant
competitor to Adobe’s Illustrator software product, instead of
competing on the basis of product merit according to the principals
of free market capitalism.Adobe had no response to the claims and
the lawsuit was eventually settled.The FreeHand community believes
Adobe should release the product to an open-source community if it
cannot update it internally.
As of 2010, on its FreeHand product page Adobe stated "While we
recognize FreeHand has a loyal customer base, we encourage users to
migrate to the new Adobe Illustrator CS4 software which supports
both PowerPC and Intel-based Macs and Microsoft Windows XP and
Windows Vista." As of 2016, the Freehand page no longer exists and
simply redirects to the Illustrator page. Adobe's software FTP
server still contains a directory for FreeHand, but it is empty.
Create powerful images with the professional standard
Easily explore new creative directions: Create 3D logos and artwork
with Adobe Repoussé technology. Twist, rotate, extrude, bevel, and
inflate these designs, and then apply rich materials like chrome,
glass, and cork.
Advanced 3D editing capabilities
Push your creative boundaries with powerful 3D editing tools--even
paint directly on 3D objects. Add 3D objects to your designs and
create amazing composites. Illuminate your scene with real
lighting, and animate your objects.
Motion content editing
Paint, add text, and clone over multiple frames of an imported
video sequence using your favorite Photoshop tools.
Easy access to core editing power
Get just the tools you need--exactly when you need them--when
performing common editing activities. Adjustments and Masks panels
guide you in making precise edits.
Extraordinary creative tools
Achieve realistic painting effects with the ability to mix colors
on canvas and create natural brushstrokes. Merge multiple exposures
into stunning high dynamic range (HDR) images. Move, remove, warp,
or stretch any image element.
Easily merge multiple exposures to extend the dynamic range with
more power, precision, and fidelity than ever before. Convert to
black-and-white in new ways. And use Dodge, Burn, and Sponge tools
that intelligently preserve color and tone details.
Use measurement and counting tools to extract quantitative
information from images. Record and export data for further
analysis. Import DICOM files as frames or as a volume to directly
analyze and edit your image data.
Industry-leading raw image processing
Enjoy superior results when you convert raw images with the Camera
Raw 6 plug-in, which offers support for over 275 camera models plus
nondestructive editing so you can experiment without harming your
Automated compositing tools
Easily create a single image from a series of shots that have
different focal points, smoothly blending color and shading and
extending your depth of field. And take advantage of accurate,
automatic layer alignment.
Efficient media management
Manage your media visually with Adobe Bridge CS5 software. Enjoy
more flexible batch renaming plus the ability to access files in
the context of your work using the customizable Adobe Mini Bridge
Powerful printing options
Get outstanding prints in less time with automation, scripting, and
a print dialog box that's easier to navigate.
Broad file format support
Import and export hundreds of file formats, including PSD, AI, PDF,
NEF, CRW, TIFF, BMP, Cineon, JPEG, JPEG2000, FXG, OpenEXR, PNG,
Targa, DICOM, OBJ, KMZ, Collada, U3D, 3DS (import only), 3G, FLC,
MOV, AVI, DV Stream, Image Sequence, MPEG-4, and FLV.
Personalize Photoshop and extend its capabilities. Use
developer-created custom panels to accomplish specific tasks. Visit
the Adobe Photoshop Marketplace for third-party plug-ins and
resources. And check out Adobe Community Help for tips and tricks.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom integration
Enjoy tight integration with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software
(sold separately), easily moving files from Lightroom to Photoshop
CS5 to create HDR images, panoramas, and multilayered Photoshop
documents. Roundtrip your files back to Lightroom.
Creative Suite 6 Design Standard Comparison with CS5
Photoshop - Content-Aware Patch
Photoshop - Mercury Graphics Engine
Photoshop - Intuitive video creation
Illustrator - Mercury Performance System
Illustrator - Pattern creation
Illustrator - Image Trace
InDesign - Alternate Layout
InDesign - PDF forms in InDesign
InDesign - Liquid Layout
Photoshop - Truer Edge selection technology
Illustrator - Variable-width strokes
InDesign - Enhanced eBook authoring