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Adobe Photoshop and DaVinci Resolve will now run natively on Apple Silicon

By Kenny Yeo - on 12 Mar 2021, 2:49pm

Adobe Photoshop and DaVinci Resolve will now run natively on Apple Silicon

Abobe Photoshop and DaVinci Resolve are both now optimised for Apple Silicon.

In November last year, Apple announced that it would transition Macs to its custom silicon. The first of these chips is called the M1.

As a result of this transition, many apps had to rely on Rosetta 2 translation to continue running on these new M1-powered Macs.

Not that it was a big problem. M1 was so powerful that, for most apps, there was hardly any loss in performance. Just check out our review. In fact, some translated apps ran faster on an M1 Mac compared to equivalent Intel Macs. 

Still, it's good to see that Adobe Photoshop and Da Vinci Resolve now join an ever-growing list of apps that run natively on Apple Silicon.

Now that Photoshop runs natively on Apple Silicon, Adobe is claiming substantially better performance. 

Adobe said:

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 apart from DaVinci Resolve, Blackmagic Design has also updated DaVinci Fusion with support for Apple Silicon.

Source: Adobe, Blackmagic Design

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