'Adobe Photoshop' and 'DaVinci Resolve' Updates Rolling Out With Apple Silicon Support

Adobe is rolling out a Photoshop update to bring native support for Apple Silicon, promising users 1.5x faster performance than running the software via Rosetta emulation.

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In November, Adobe released Photoshop with ‌Apple Silicon‌ support in beta. Now, with its latest v22.3 update announced today, Adobe is officially adding ‌Apple Silicon‌ support.

While Photoshop will run natively on M1 Macs, there are some caveats. Users will have the ability to run Photoshop as a native ‌Apple Silicon‌ app or under Rosetta emulation. Under native mode, however, certain features will not be available. Adobe says that the ability to import, export, and playback embedded video players is not supported under ‌Apple Silicon‌, and other features such as preset syncing, shake reduction filter, and the "Share an image" button don't currently work.

Adobe is also listing a few known issues that beta users reported for native ‌Apple Silicon‌ support. Adobe says that the ability to copy/paste edits between an Adobe app running natively on ‌Apple Silicon‌ and one running on Rosetta emulation is currently not supported. As a solution, Adobe is recommending users run both applications under the same mode, either native ‌Apple Silicon‌ or Rosetta emulation.

Alongside ‌Apple Silicon‌ support, the March 2021 update includes general and expected bug fixes and improvements. Adobe Creative Cloud customers can update Photoshop using the Creative Cloud Mac app.

Update: Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve has also been updated to version 17.1 with ‌Apple Silicon‌ support, as noted by The 8-Bit.

(Thanks, Don!)

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Top Rated Comments

Sevenfeet Avatar
44 months ago

Just looking at that version number, so much history around Adobe Photoshop on MacOS. Good it’s been updated to support M1 based macs now.
I'm old enough to remember my first job working for Apple in 1989 and a floppy disk from Adobe (those Postscript and font folks) showed up for this program called Photoshop 1.0 beta. All of a sudden, the color capable Mac II got really interesting.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Zdigital2015 Avatar
44 months ago

If that was the case you’d think they’d focus on that comparison. Makes me wonder if Adobe have done a lazy job with the port.
Adobe possibly doing a lazy job with a port?!? I’m shocked, I tell you, just shocked!!!

/s
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ikir Avatar
44 months ago

How about a comparison with x86?
It is embarassing for x86
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacGizmo Avatar
44 months ago
I'm not sure everyone quite understands just how much faster "1.5X faster" is.

That being said, I've lost faith in Adobe's ability to release coherent, stable, and useful software years ago — primarily due to the shocking mess that is InDesign. I love ID, and I use it all day, every day. But the amount of bugs and oversights it adds with every update is only rivaled by the lack of useful new features. It is by-far the most crash-prone app I've had in over a decade. In fact, if you asked me what the second-most crash-prone app I have is, I couldn't tell you... other than it's probably another Adobe app like Illustrator or Acrobat.

What's most amazing is that Photoshop, for the most part, is the oldest app Adobe offers and has (probably) the most legacy code and support of any of their apps, yet it is the only one that is fast, stable and rarely crashes/freezes for me despite the fact that the file sizes I deal with in PS are massive compared to any other app I've ever used.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Michael Scrip Avatar
44 months ago
In similar news... DaVinci Resolve version 17.1 has come out of beta and includes:

* Support for Apple Silicon based Mac OS systems
* H.265 4:2:2 hardware decode support on Apple Silicon

This is getting to be very exciting...

:)
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ricardocosta Avatar
44 months ago
Tested it out on the M1 MacBook Pro and the launch time is insanely quick.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)