Adobe Releases Photoshop for Apple M1, Says It’s 50% Faster


Adobe officially introduces its Photoshop software that works is compatible with Apple’s M1 chip. As per the Adobe statement, the ARM-enabled version would deliver “significant performance gains” for the users of Apple’s custom silicon.

The Beta version of Adobe for M1 was first made available in November 2020. However, it is for the first time that it became widely available. The Apple users were able to run the intel version using Apple’s Rosetta technology earlier, but the tech didn’t make full use of Apple’s latest chip capabilities.

Adobe claims that the new M1 version of its application gives a 50 percent performance boost if seen compared to analogous Intel Macs.

Our internal tests show a wide range of features running an average of 1.5X the speed of similarly configured previous generation systems. Our tests covered a broad scope of activities, including opening and saving files, running filters, and compute-heavy operations like Content-Aware Fill and Select Subject, which all feel noticeably faster. Our early benchmarking also shows that some operations are substantially faster with the new chip and read Adobe’s statement.

The noteworthy catch here is that the latest M1 version of the app lacks recent features, including inviting additional users to be preset syncing or editing cloud documents.

It’s not clear how much faster the M1 version would be compared to current Intel chips, but it’s clear Adobe sees the benefit from moving to ARM architecture. “Don’t blink. You might miss the splash screen launching,” says Adobe

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