After Lightroom, Adobe has announced that Photoshop will now also run natively on Apple’s M1 Macs.
Ever since the M1 Macs launched, we’ve been waiting for Adobe to launch Apple Silicon versions of its software. In December, we got native support for Lightroom, and now Photoshop is joining the club.
According to Adobe, the M1-native version of Photoshop runs 1.5 times faster than if it were running on Intel, and the speed improvement is noticeable in various tasks. The app should feel a lot faster, in general, and that included how fast it opens.
Adobe’s Pam Clark explained that “These great performance improvements are just the beginning, and we will continue to work together with Apple to further optimize performance over time.”
Up until now, M1-native Photoshop was only available in beta, but owners of M1 Macs including MacBook Airs, entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pros, and Mac minis can now download the app freely.
This version of Photoshop doesn’t have all the features of its Intel counterpart, but it is catching up fast. If you still need to use these features until they are expanded to the new version, you can always switch to using the Intel build with Rosetta 2.
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