My school is considering purchasing a laser cutter/engraver to be housed in the Library for all students to use, and I understand that we will also need to purchase software such as Adobe Illustrator. The problem is that many of our students use Chromebooks, which really don't have a hard drive. We're not in favor of just having 1 or 2 Windows machines sitting by the cutter/engraver, mostly because that limits usage. Is there any other option? Does Adobe offer a Chromebook-compatible software? Or, is there any way that a student could design something in another program, then import it into Adobe Illustrator to send it to the cutter/engraver?
Or is it possible to use Adobe Illustrator on a Chromebook?
If there's no other option, is Chromebook compatibility coming soon?
Ryan Johnquest commented
Corel has a browser based vector editing program called CorelVector. It probably won't send the files to the laser, but could help the students with the design if they are all on chromebooks. I'm thinking that a dedicated PC or Mac at the laser will be the way to go because the usage will be limited to one job at a time anyway.
Mya Elgharabawy commented
I desperately need illustratior on chromebook!! I am a student and I need to be able to work from home!!!
Iris Yasmin commented
I checked everything but forgot one important thing when i bought a chromebook. Not incapable for adobe pruducts. So a chromwbook is totally useless.
Chromebooks Support please? When is it coming?
Yes, I 1000% agree! I'm traveling so often that I figured a Chromebook would best suit my needs. I absolutely LOVE my Chromebook, besides the fact that I can no longer use most Adobe products and features. Please release some Web-based version soon!
I have a Chromebook and I have a need to make logos. We need Illustrator!
With many schools and individuals going entirely Web-based, we are unable to use the Illustrator/other Adobe tools on Chromebooks, tablets, etc. There is a real need for this, especially as schools implement makerspaces. Even beyond that, the world is so very Web-based now. I think Adobe is behind the times.