Adobe updates Lightroom with native M1 support for Apple’s latest computers

Adobe, today, released an update for its macOS Lightroom app that ensures the editing software works natively on Apple’s new M1-powered computers.

Aside from bug fixes and support for new cameras and lenses, Adobe Lightroom version 4.1 for macOS doesn’t bring any new features or functionality. What it does bring though is native support for Apple’s new M1 chips, which should result in improved Lightroom’s compatibility and performance on a chipset that’s already been shown to offer impressive performance gains even when running non-native versions of Lightroom (Classic).

During its virtual keynote event, Apple said native M1 versions of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom Classic will be seen at the beginning of next year, but no specific timeframe has been given for those releases.

Adobe Lightroom version 4.1 is available for both Intel and M1 Apple computers, but the new support—and suspected performance gains—will likely only be seen with the new M1 Macs. You can download Adobe Lightroom from the Creative Cloud Desktop app or the Mac App Store. If you already have it installed, check out the update tab in the Mac App Store.

Adobe, today, released an update for its macOS Lightroom app that ensures the editing software works natively on Apple’s new M1-powered computers.
Aside from bug fixes and support for new cameras and lenses, Adobe Lightroom version 4.1 for macOS doesn’t bring any new features or functionality. What it does bring though is native support for Apple’s new M1 chips, which should result in improved Lightroom’s compatibility and performance on a chipset that’s already been shown to offer impressive performance gains even when running non-native versions of Lightroom (Classic).

During its virtual keynote event, Apple said native M1 versions of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom Classic will be seen at the beginning of next year, but no specific timeframe has been given for those releases.

Adobe Lightroom version 4.1 is available for both Intel and M1 Apple computers, but the new support—and suspected performance gains—will likely only be seen with the new M1 Macs. You can download Adobe Lightroom from the Creative Cloud Desktop app or the Mac App Store. If you already have it installed, check out the update tab in the Mac App Store.Read MoreArticles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

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