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Adobe Illustrator 8.x

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Adobe_Illustrator_8.sit (28.42 MB)
MD5: 2e71ef4ca358660527d6255dd3e523a0
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Extra_Fonts.sit (18.99 MB)
MD5: 5d91b9954c9e42a49470298b64886c32
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Illustrator8_DE.iso_.sit (295.92 MB)
MD5: 85baf9513dfbc120dfcb5345c266c55b
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Illustrator8_fr_installer.sit (39.19 MB)
MD5: fbbeff327e496543cd35d7548101de0c
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Illustrator_8.0.1_Update.sit (1.53 MB)
MD5: 6b180112969360477390017fc8fdff9a
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This app works with: SheepShaver,

First Download is the English installer.

Second Download is the Fonts collection.

Third Download is the German app CD.

Fourth Download is the French installer (with Serial included).

Download Illustrator 8.0 Tryout - 14 to 16 MB download. Available in Español (ES), German (DE), French (FR), Italian (IT), Nederlands (NL), and United Kingdom (UK). Review
Adobe Illustrator 8 offers key features for start-from-scratch graphics and design creation on your Macintosh. Since the software allows straightforward document sharing between Photoshop and PageMaker, you can work knowing your newly created images can make the jump to the Web--or beyond.
Illustrator 8 borrows some key tools from Photoshop: the Layers technology, as well as the actions and navigator palette. This version also improves upon some other features. Once upon a time, for example, working with the pencil tool and your mouse meant that you had to draw a slightly jagged line unless you meticulously tampered with it. Those days are gone--as is the need to adjust the line using handles or points. Another welcome improvement is the Bounding Box Handles, which make resizing simple and allow a specified item to be treated as an object and even to be imported into Microsoft Word.
For those who are familiar with other Adobe products, this software is easy to learn and use. (A warning to those who are making the jump from 6.0: you'll face a significantly reorganized menu structure.) For anyone currently using other graphics software, Illustrator can import from just about every file format, from the most popular for Web images (TIF, GIF, and JPEG) to EPS, PDF, EMF, BMP, CGM, and RTF. With greater flexibility and a more intuitive design, it's clear why Adobe Illustrator continues to set an industry standard.
--Jennifer Buckendorff Product Description
Preferred by designers, graphic artists, technical illustrators, and business professionals around the world, Adobe Illustrator provides a combination of freedom and productivity. Enjoy superior integration with all major file formats as well as all Adobe products. Create eye-catching artwork for print and the Internet with a variety of creative tools.

File Format Support: Illustrator users have support for the following file formats:
1. Graphics import--Adobe Illustrator 8.0 can open any Adobe Illustrator (AI) file, EPS file, PDF file (one page at a time), and Photoshop 2.5, 3.0, 4.0, and 5.0 file. In addition, version 8.0 can open or place Macromedia FreeHand 5.0, 5.5, and 7.0 files and CorelDraw 5.0, 6.0, and 7.0 files, as well as files saved in DXF, CGM, CMX, Amiga IFF, BMP, GIF89a, JPEG, Kodak Photo CD, PCX, PXR, PNG, TGA, and TIFF format. Macintosh versions of Illustrator can open and place PICT files, while Windows versions can open and place EMF and WMF files.
2. Graphics export--Adobe Illustrator 8.0 exports AI, EPS, PDF, Amiga IFF, BMP, GIF89a, JPEG, PCX, PSD, PXR, PNG, TGA, and TIFF files. Macintosh versions can export PICT files and Windows versions can export EMF files. Users can also drag and drop Illustrator graphics into other Adobe programs, such as PageMaker or Photoshop, or into other third-party applications, such as Microsoft Word.
3. Text import/export--Adobe Illustrator 8.0 imports and exports the following text formats: ASCII, Microsoft RTF, Microsoft Word 6.0/95, and Corel WordPerfect.

Architecture: PPC

PowerPC processor
Mac OS 7.5 or later (Mac OS 8 recommended)
32 MB RAM, with 20 MB available for Adobe Illustrator (64 MB recommended)
50 MB hard disk space


supernova777's picture
by supernova777 - 2014, September 17 - 1:37pm

is there a working link for 9 or 10?

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2012, April 8 - 10:00am

The Tryout download is corrupted. Can we have a re-upload please?