Adobe has adapted its Creative Cloud apps Lightroom, Illustrator, and InDesign seamlessly on the Apple M1 SoC. Adobe also claims that through third-party benchmark testing, the updated Creative Cloud apps are 80 percent faster on M1-based Mac computers compared to Intel-based Mac computers. Adobe Lightroom gets updates for collaboration features, new Premium Presets, among other feature improvements. Alongside, Adobe has also updated the Lightroom app for other platforms. Adobe Illustrator and InDesign get major performance boosts with the update.
The update for Adobe Lightroom was announced on Adobe Blog on June 8. Adobe Lightroom and Lightroom Classic now utilize potential of Apple’s M1 SoC. A benchmarking test conducted by Pfeiffer Report suggests that the app is twice as fast on M1-powered Mac computers compared to its Intel counterpart. The new Super Resolution feature is thrice as fast and back editing photos is as fast on the M1-powered Mac computers. Adobe has also adapted its Illustrator and InDesign apps that now see 65 percent and 59 percent improvements, respectively, on the M1 chip over the Intel chip.
Lightroom now utilizes feature called Premium Presets. These presets developed by professional photographers. The presets have seven categories Portraits-Deep Skin, Portraits-Medium Skin, Portraits-Light Skin, Cinematic, Futuristic, Vintage, and Travel. More presets added to the list with future updates. Adobe has another blog post that details the presets photographers that created them. The presets are available for Adobe Camera Raw (ACR), Lightroom Classic, and Lightroom for Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, Web.
Users of Lightroom can now allow other users to edit albums using the collaboration tool. Users will send to others to edit photos shared album. The edits by other users saved as Versions be labeled with the editor’s name. Other new features to Lightroom include Super Resolution that was first introduced for ACR. It uses Artificial Intelligence the resolution of by 4X. Additionally, Lightroom has also introduced a Tethered Live View Nikon cameras to already present Canon cameras. Adobe has also added support for custom crop aspect ratios for Lightroom and Lightroom Classic.