Adobe Releases Photoshop for Apple M1 Chip, Claims it to be 50% Faster

Adobe has officially unveiled Photoshop, the world’s most popular image editing software, for Apple’s M1 chip. The company said that its ARM-compatible version will deliver “significant performance gains” for users using Apple’s custom silicon. Available as beta since November, Photoshop for M1 is now rolling out widely, which Adobe claims provides a 50% boost on performance as compared to analogous Intel Macs.

Adobe, in its blog post, said, “Our internal tests show a wide range of features running an average of 1.5X the speed of similarly configured previous generation systems.” The company further said, “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,” said Adobe in the blog.

Adobe Photoshop for Apple M1

The M1 version of Adobe Photoshop, like said before, is boasted to be 1.5 times faster than the versions for Intel processors. However, a couple of recent features are missing on the M1 version of Photoshop. They include the features like inviting others to edit cloud documents and present syncing. Besides, it’s not yet clear how much faster the new version of the app would be when compared to current Intel chips. Adobe says that users might miss the splash screen with the blink of an eye, hinting at its faster speed.

Since Adobe is moving to ARM architecture, it is obvious that the direct benefit will be visible in the app’s speed. Those of you who have their Macs being powered by M1, you will get to use Photoshop at faster speeds for sure.

Punkaj Kumar

An engineer by profession, tech geek, writer, and a passionate blogger. I love to write on topics related to smartphones, computers, and innovative technology.

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