by Terry Hemphill


April 22, 2012

Adobe Illustrator CS6 is here!

Adobe Illustrator CS6 is powered by the new Adobe Mercury Performance System so you can work with speed and stability on large, complex files. A modern, updated interface streamlines daily tasks. Advanced creative tools enable you to capture your vision better than ever.


  • By Larry S - 10:56 AM on April 23, 2012  

    Does it support touch on tablet PCs? That may allow me to drop the program I’m currently using for drawing on my tablet PC and go with Illustrator, depending on just how much faster it is.

  • By Harry - 3:53 AM on April 25, 2012  

    Can Illustrator CS6 still open Freehand File Format?

  • By JeanetMarie - 4:20 AM on May 4, 2012  

    Wonder why the upgrade price for Illustrator ($249) is almost the same price as the upgrade for the Creative Suite 6 Design Standard ($275)?

  • By James M. - 2:19 PM on May 5, 2012  

    Does Adobe Illustrator finally have FULL SUPPORT for the CGM and WebCGM formats? This would be great as Adobe FrameMaker 10 supports the S1000D format, which uses CGM and WebCGM vector drawing formats. This question was asked several years ago. It would be great to open a CGM drawing from FrameMaker and have it open in AI and then allow you to RESAVE the CGM file for future use. Well, that is my wishlist for AI. -J

  • By .ces - 5:29 PM on May 9, 2012  


    Per another thread on the support/community forums, AI CS6 does NOT have Freehand format import support.


  • By Mehul Kanani - 7:10 AM on June 2, 2012  

    lets see whats new in Adobe Illustrator CS….

  • By Robert P - 10:17 AM on June 12, 2012  

    so Adobe decided that Ai cs6 will no longer be able to open Freehand files,
    Booooooooo bad Adobe!
    no need to do this at all, disgraceful

  • By Jill H - 7:54 AM on July 27, 2012  

    After 20+ years of Freehand, our art is still being brought into Illustrator. Now I can’t open the FH files in CS6. Haven’t had any luck with the CS4 script using CS4 to convert. Any ideas what the problem is? Thanks in advance.

  • By AIQ群231514364 - 9:42 AM on August 1, 2012  

    学AI 软件的专业学习?找不到组织?

  • By diamond - 12:35 AM on September 18, 2012  

    soo00 Adobe decided that Ai cs6 will no longer be able to open Freehand files,
    Boooo bad Adobe!

  • By robp - 9:25 AM on September 5, 2013  

    Need to convert Freehand files in CS6! – Why did it go away? Any suggestions on CS6 script/plugin/etc ?

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