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Adobe announced the release of Photoshop Beta for Apple Silicon this morning. The Photoshop Beta requires an Apple Silicon device and Creative Cloud desktop version 5.3.1.470 or later.

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We are excited to announce the first Beta release of Photoshop running natively on Apple Silicon hardware!

This early version of Photoshop for Apple Silicon offers many of the core Photoshop features that you've come to rely on for your day to day editing needs, and we'll be adding more features in the weeks to come. Note that Beta software is not officially supported yet by Adobe, but we want to hear from you, and this is the place to let us know how it's going.
Adobe notes there are a number of limitations in the beta version. They report that "many features" are not available and some features may experience slow performance. Also notable is that running Adobe Photoshop under Rosetta emulation is also not officially supported by Adobe, so if Photoshop is important to your workflow, running it on an Apple Silicon Mac may not be the best option at this time.

Apple's new M1 CPU Macs have already started arriving in customers hands. Further discussion is available in our Apple Silicon forum.

Article Link: Adobe Photoshop for Apple Silicon is Now Available in Beta
 
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OriginalClone

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If it’s anything like iPad photoshop you can probably wait another year before installing.

Edited to add: As a paying subscriber to all CC apps, Adobe is possibly the laziest modern software development company in existence. I really wish more competition pops up so I can cancel my sub.
 

Mindgap

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I use Photoshop professionally. Stopped updating after CC2019. Adobe is one of the worst companies ever and I’m happy I don’t have to pay for their stupid nonsense updates.
If I would not have to follow company guidelines I would only retouch with Affinity Photo and completely get rid of the Adobe CC.
 

chfilm

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I HATE Adobe for their laziness! I have to run premiere in 1/2 resolution UI Mode on my Mac Pro 2019 because it won’t run smoothly in 6K resolution. Same for Lightroom.. it’s a joke. Interesting when they will bring Rosetta versions of premiere and after effects. Maybe that will be the final push for them to rewrite their old messy code- but if then the tools will be similarly limited like this PS beta and we will have a glorified premiere rush for several years, I think that might be the final push for everyone to switch to resolve hopefully!
 

Spardocus

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If it’s anything like iPad photoshop you can probably wait another year before installing.

Edited to add: As a paying subscriber to all CC apps, Adobe is possibly the laziest modern software development company in existence. I really wish more competition pops up so I can cancel my sub.
100% agree. There are some pretty solid / interesting alternatives. The problem is how entrenched Adobe is and how standard their file types have become. (Partially bc how they work across platforms.) lIndustries change slowly, but waiting for the day I can cancel. (One of the best moves they’ve made in a long time is FontKit. That has created the most lock in for me as a graphic designer.)
 

ChrisMoBro

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I HATE Adobe for their laziness! I have to run premiere in 1/2 resolution UI Mode on my Mac Pro 2019 because it won’t run smoothly in 6K resolution. Same for Lightroom.. it’s a joke. Interesting when they will bring Rosetta versions of premiere and after effects. Maybe that will be the final push for them to rewrite their old messy code- but if then the tools will be similarly limited like this PS beta and we will have a glorified premiere rush for several years, I think that might be the final push for everyone to switch to resolve hopefully!
Oh man, I hope they do the same with After Effects and completely rewrite it. Also, I hope they actually optimise it for Apple Silicon.
 

AnthonyHarris

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Unfortunately the x86 version doesn’t work through on Rosetta 2 at all. Crashes on start. Same with Acrobat, haven’t tried other Adobe tools so far but guess it’s similar.
Well that sucks *** cheeks. Oh well. I thought it would probably be ok but everyone was just guessing up until now.
 

AnthonyHarris

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If it’s anything like iPad photoshop you can probably wait another year before installing.

Edited to add: As a paying subscriber to all CC apps, Adobe is possibly the laziest modern software development company in existence. I really wish more competition pops up so I can cancel my sub.
iPad Photoshop is terrible. I paid a months subscription and used it for 10 minutes before giving up and going back to Procreate.
 

jdoyle

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Unfortunately the x86 version doesn’t work through on Rosetta 2 at all. Crashes on start. Same with Acrobat, haven’t tried other Adobe tools so far but guess it’s similar.
This is unforgivable. They have had M1 Developer Machines available for months to fix this up for day one. Doesn't have to perform as well or native but having it crash has to be fixed asap. I want to get my kid an M1 MacBook Air and this is a deal breaker.
 

Wortak

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This is unforgivable. They have had M1 Developer Machines available for months to fix this up for day one. Doesn't have to perform as well or native but having it crash has to be fixed asap. I want to get my kid an M1 MacBook Air and this is a deal breaker.
From what I understand Rosetta can’t emulate all x86 instructions yet. And it’s not only Adobe struggling also some fairly easy other tools are reported to not run through Rosetta (i.e. Atom editor).
 

jdoyle

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From what I understand Rosetta can’t emulate all x86 instructions yet. And it’s not only Adobe struggling also some fairly easy other tools are reported to not run through Rosetta (i.e. Atom editor).
Damn. I need to rethink what I am going to do. My son gets Adobe CC and Office 365 through school so I guess once they are updated he can get the native versions. I'm just rewatching how Jobs rolled out the PowerPC to Intel transition. Made all the same promises and Adobe took along time to convert PS to Intel native.
 

jdoyle

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From Adobe

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macOS Big Sur​

  • Photoshop 22.x is compatible with macOS Big Sur (version 11) with these known issues
  • Photoshop 21.x and earlier have not been tested for compatibility with macOS Big Sur (version 11)"
 
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