Following Adobe’s Photoshop app leaving beta for M1 Macs and gaining native support, Photoshop for ARM PCs is leaving beta as well. Apple has entered a new era of ARM-powered Macs with the new 24-inch iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, joining Windows ARM-powered PC’s such as HP’s Envy X2, Samsung Galaxy Book, Acer Spin 7, Asus Nova Go, Samsung Galaxy Book S, Lenevo Flex 5G, Lenevo Yoga C630, Lenevo MIIX 630 and two generations of Microsoft’s Surface Pro X. While there are many benefits to ARM-powered Macs and PCs, the drawbacks have mainly been centered around app compatibility. The biggest name in creative software for creative professionals, now has moved their flagship app, Photoshop out of beta status for ARM Macs and PCs.
While it is possible to emulate 32-Bit and 64-bit apps like Adobe Photoshop on most of the latest ARM PCs like Surface Pro X and Samsung Galaxy Book S, native apps will always be the most powerful and most power efficient solution. Now if only Adobe would support ARM for all of their Creative Cloud apps.