Adobe updates Lightroom and Photoshop with M1 performance improvements and more.

Photographers rocking an Apple M1 and lamenting at variable performance (or lack thereof) on Adobe software, especially Lightroom Classic can breathe a bit easier today. Adobe pushed out an update for Photoshop/LR/LrC that at a high level, improves performance across the board.

LrC has been one of the worst performers in Adobe’s photographer suite on the M1 since release. I myself decided to start implementing more Classic into my workflow around the same time I got an M1 and realized how borderline unusable it was, moving me to retreat back to CC and only open CC occasionally. But alas, today is a new day.

In addition to the large performance boost for LrC, it’s also worth noting that the Super Resolution / Enhanced Super Resolution feature that was added to LrC / Camera Raw recently has also found its way into CC as a similarly named “Super Resolution” feature.

The latest round of updates and their fixes/additions are as follows…


  • This update contains bug fixes, performance improvements and some stability improvements
  • Photoshop Camera Raw 13.3: Update to the Camera Raw plug-in that ships with Photoshop. Adds raw support for new camera models.

Lightroom / CC

  • This update includes new Premium Presets, a new AI-driven feature called Super Resolution, and the ability to invite friends to edit images in a shared album. This update also includes bug fixes and support for newly released cameras and lenses.

Lightroom Classic

  • This update introduces Enhance Super Resolution, support for Apple Silicon Mac devices, faster metadata management, VRAM optimizations, improved tethered capture and lens support, bug fixes, and more.
Tags: adobe, camera raw, classic, lightroom, lightroom cc, lightroom classic, lr, lrc, photoshop

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