Adobe Type Manager Deluxe 4.5 box

Adobe Type Manager, also known as ATM, is software developed by Adobe Systems for WYSIWYG display and management of PostScript Type 1 fonts.

Product historyEdit

  • Version 1.15 was released in 1991 for Windows.
  • Version 1.2 was released in 1989 for Macintosh.
  • Version 2.0 was released in 1991.
  • Version 2.0.2 was released in 1992.
  • Version 3.0 was released in 1994 for Windows.
  • Version 3.6 was released in 1993 for Macintosh and was bundled with Adobe Photoshop 2.5.
  • Version 3.8 was released in 1995.
  • Version 4.0 was released in 1997.
  • Version 4.1 was released in 2000, the last version for Windows.
  • Version 4.5 was released in 1999 for Macintosh.
  • Version 4.6 was released in 2000 for Macintosh and added OpenType support.
  • Version 4.6.1 was released in 2001 for Macintosh and added Japanese support.
  • Version 4.6.2 was released in 2002 for Macintosh and addressed issues running in Classic mode.
Adobe Type Manager Deluxe 4.6 cover

Mac OS X and Windows Vista have since added native support for PostScript fonts, rendering it mostly obsolete by the time the Deluxe edition was discontinued in May 2005.[1] Technical support ended on December 31, 2005.[2] A free "Light" edition remained available and added OpenType support in version 4.6.[3]


  1. Adobe Type Manager Deluxe, Adobe Systems. 2005-05-15
  2. Adobe Type Manager Deluxe, Adobe Systems. 2006-05-07
  3. Adobe Type Manager Light 4.6: a follow-up, CNET. 2009-09-02.

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