Adobe Photoshop for Apple M1 Chip Computers Now in Beta


It wasn’t much of a shock to those who keep a close watch on what’s going on in Cupertino, but when Apple finally decided to move to its own silicon it was a big deal nonetheless.

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Now we’re starting to see some of the impacts of that decision when it comes to software as Adobe unleashes its popular Photoshop program, in beta, for Apple’s ARM chips. Because of its status, not all of the features will work but Adobe promises that the vast majority of them will.

“This early version of Photoshop for Apple Silicon offers many of the core Photoshop features that you've come to rely on for your day to day editing needs, and we'll be adding more features in the weeks to come. Note that Beta software is not officially supported yet by Adobe, but we want to hear from you, and this is the place to let us know how it's going,” Adobe writes on their website.

Features not present in the beta include Camera RAW, Select Sky/Sky Replacement, Refine Hair (in Select and Mask), Liquify Filter: Face Aware features, OilPaint filter, Focus Area, Auto-Blend Layers, Photomerge, Spot Healing Brush, Patch Tool, and others. You can check out the full list of missing features in the beta by clicking this link.

Adobe also released a Photoshop beta for Windows ARM computers. As PetaPixel reports, its list of limitations is quite similar to those of the Apple beta.

What do you think of Apple’s decision to make its own chips? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below if you like.

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