Adobe's popular Photoshop photo-editing software is now officially optimized for Apple's M1 Macs. The optimization comes after several months of initial beta testing and will deliver performance improvements for Mac users who have the latest devices with the custom ARM-based Apple silicon inside. According to Adobe, internal tests show that opening and saving files, running filters, and compute-heavy operations in Photoshop can now run up to 1.5 times faster on Apple M1 Macs. That is compared to the speed of "similarly configured previous-generation systems," which presumably are Intel-based Macs or those running the app under Rosetta 2 emulation. Adobe also notes that some operations are substantially faster on the new chips, though it did not get into detail. But the work is not done with just Photoshop. Adobe is working with Apple on additional optimizations. "We think our customers using these new Macs will love the difference, too. Don't blink. You might miss the splash screen launching," said Adobe's Pam Clark. That is because Adobe has not ported all the features of Photoshop on the M1 chip. Invite to Edit, Cloud Documents, Preset Syncing are just a few that are not yet optimized for Macs with the M1 chip. Users… Read full this story
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