Various programs from Adobe Creative Cloud are now optimized for the M1 chip. The company promises performance boosts of up to 80 percent.

the essentials in brief

  • Adobe is currently delivering various updates for many of its Creative Cloud programs.
  • Lightroom Classic, Illustrator and InDesign are now optimized for the M1 chip.
  • Compared to Intel MacBooks, a drastic increase in performance should be possible.

There are currently numerous updates from Adobe for the programs in their own Creative Cloud. The company focuses primarily on optimizing the M1 Macs. Tests commissioned now show a performance increase of up to 80 percent in the various programs.

More power from Adobe for M1 chips

The programs Lightroom Classic, Illustrator and InDesign have now received their update for the Apple chip. Photoshop and Lightroom were optimized for the silicon in March and December, respectively. Now, for example, “most actions in Lightroom Classic should be up to twice as fast”, as “The Verge” sums up.

The tests were all carried out on a 13 inch MacBook Pro and compared with an otherwise identical Intel i5 model. So it remains to be seen how the M1 chip compares to a Mac Pro with Intel Xeon.

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