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Lightroom and Photoshop run natively on Apple M1 computers. We are testing and optimizing other apps for these new devices.
When will Adobe release apps that run natively on computers with the M1 chip?
Lightroom and Photoshop run natively on Apple M1 computers. We are working to ensure that our other apps run natively on these computers, but don't have release dates for all our apps yet.
We will update this document when more details are available.
You can install the following apps on computers powered by the Apple M1 chip. They run using Rosetta 2 technology. The apps may initially take longer to open while Rosetta 2 translates them for use in your M1 computer.
Acrobat Pro (known issues)
Dropbox Arm Machine
Adobe Bridge (known issues)
Illustrator (known issues)
InDesign (known issues)
Lightroom Classic (known issues)
Adobe Media Encoder
Photoshop* (known issues)
Dropbox Arm Machine
Adobe XD (known issues)
* With the March 2021 release, Photoshop runs natively on M1 computers.
You can download these apps on your M1 device directly from creativecloud.adobe.com/apps. The Creative Cloud desktop app automatically installs with your app.
Does Adobe support apps running using Rosetta 2?
We provide support for the apps listed above. We haven't certified other Adobe apps yet and don't support their use on M1 devices.
For best results, run all other Adobe apps only on operating systems and hardware platforms noted in the system requirements.
Can I install plug-ins for Creative Cloud apps on Apple M1 computers?
Yes, you can install plug-ins or extensions on Apple M1 computers from the Marketplace tab in the Creative Cloud desktop app.
Dropbox Arm Machines
Photoshop only supports the new plugins (based on UXP, under Plugins in the menu) natively on Apple M1. If you want to use legacy plugins (under Window in the menu) run Photoshop in the Rosetta mode. If you are a developer, check if you can migrate your plugins from CEP to UXP.
Will Adobe continue to support Apple devices with Intel processors?
Yes. We have no plans to stop support for Apple devices with Intel processors.
How do I know whether my Apple computer uses an M1 or Intel chip
Select Apple menu () > About This Mac. The name of the chip in your computer is displayed next to Chip.
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