From now on Photoshop runs natively on Macs powered by the M1 chip and takes advantage of the performance improvements built into this new architecture.
All the internal tests show a wide range of features running an average of 1.5X the speed of similarly configured previous generation systems. The 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.
As part of their mission to provide their clients with the best tools quickly, Adobe distributed public beta builds of Photoshop through the Creative Cloud Desktop application as soon as Macs with M1 chips became available. This allowed them to share their progress and gather critical feedback from customers to help them extend Photoshop to this new architecture.
However, there are still a few features Adobe haven’t finished porting to run on the new M1 chip. However, their performance gains across the rest of the application were so great they didn’t want to hold back the release for everyone while the team wraps up work on these last few features.
Photoshop on iPad
Today, Adobe released two big features for Photoshop on the iPad:
1) Cloud Documents Version History
Because Cloud Documents are auto-saved, every document also has a version history. Now you can browse and revert back for up to 60 days of your history. Versions can be bookmarked so they don’t expire, renamed and saved permanently.
2) Make Cloud Documents while available offline
Now customers can select the Cloud Documents they want to store locally and access while they are offline.
Download Cloud Documents from the home screen. Or, to free up space on your iPad, you can also remove the document from your local cache by selecting “Make online only.” If you change your mind, you can always download it again.
Super Resolution in Adobe Camera Raw Plugin
Imagine turning a 10-megapixel photo into a 40-megapixel photo with one click that produces very high-quality results.
Today, the new Super Resolution feature is released in the Adobe Camera Raw plugin in Photoshop, which does just that. Soon, it will also be available in Lightroom and Lightroom Classic.
Enlarging a photo often produces blurry details, but Super Resolution uses an advanced machine learning model trained on millions of photos. Backed by this vast training set, Super Resolution intelligently enlarges photos while maintaining clean edges and preserving important details.