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.
- 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.