Yes, you can upgrade from the CS5 or CS5.5 version of Design Premium or Web Premium to CS6 Design & Web Premium.
The software license agreement accompanying your product may entitle you to install and activate the software on two systems with certain restrictions. The product license agreement for Creative Suite 6 does not allow you to install the components of a single suite edition across multiple computers
With the CS6 update, joining Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Photoshop as native 64-bit Mac applications are Adobe Encore, SpeedGrade, and Illustrator. On Windows, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, SpeedGrade, and Encore are native 64-bit and run only on 64-bit operating systems. Photoshop and Illustrator are native 64-bit Windows applications, but also run on 32-bit operating systems.
With the CS6 update, joining Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Photoshop as native 64-bit Mac applications are Adobe Encore, Adobe SpeedGrade, and Adobe Illustrator. On Windows, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, SpeedGrade, and Encore are native 64 bit and run only on 64-bit operating systems. Photoshop and Illustrator are native 64-bit Windows applications, but also run on 32-bit operating systems.
By optimizing code for 64-bit operating systems, Adobe is able to deliver the performance gains video professionals require. Creative Suite customers benefit from working on the latest hardware and operating systems, and the majority of video professionals have already tritioned to 64-bit capable systems, such as Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion, or 64-bit versions of Windows @Because 64-bit operating systems offer superior performance, CS6 and future releases of Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Encore, and SpeedGrade will not support 32-bit operating systems. For an up-to-date list of 64-bit third-party plug-ins for After Effects.
Adobe Flash Professional CS6 software is the industry-leading authoring environment for creating and delivering immersive experiences and interactive content for screens of virtually any size. It is ideal for interactive designers, graphic designers, and web designers and developers who want to be leaders in their field, at the forefront of design and technology.
On Windows, Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 and Adobe After Effects CS6 require a 64-bit edition of Microsoft Windows @If you are using the following operating systems, you will not be able to install or run Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 or After Effects CS6:
32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows XP Home or Professional
32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise
If you are using one of the listed incompatible operating systems, Adobe recommends that you upgrade to a 64-bit edition of Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate.
When you install Windows 7, choose the 64-bit version.
In addition to being available as an individual product, Flash Professional CS6 can be purchased as part of Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium, Production Premium, or Master Collection software. See the Flash Professional buying guide to compare suite editions.
With native 64-bit applications, more RAM me better performance when working with multiple applications on high-resolution projects. For that reason, we recommend you use at least 8GB of RAM, and 16GB, 32GB, or even more for high-performance configurations.
The CS5.5 and CS6 versions of Master Collection and Production Premium will be supported on a complimentary basis. Other products will require a fee.
Adobe has a number of upgrade paths available to current Creative Suite customers. Refer to the buying guide pages for your products to get full details on your upgrade options.
Adobe pl to continue offering support according to the existing complimentary and paid support programs. For details on these programs, visit the support page.
With Flash Professional CS6, you can expand your skill set and design immersive experiences and interactive content that will present consistently to audiences across desktops, smartphones, tablets, and televisions. Tight integration with the design applications you’re already familiar with can help you get up to speed quickly while preserving design fidelity and integrity.
On 64-bit operating systems you have access to essentially unlimited RAM, because they offer a wider address system and data path. On 32-bit systems, each application is limited to 4GB of RAM (and in practice this number is actually smaller). More RAM me applications can manipulate larger chunks of data, cache more information, and handle a wide range of tasks more efficiently.
Yes, Creative Suite 6 applications support Mac 10.9.
Mac OS Snow Leopard and OS X Lion are already 64-bit capable. 64 bit enables leveraging of more than 4GB of RAM. All you need to do is add more RAM to start seeing the benefits of native 64-bit OS support.