Apple’s M1 Macs are getting optimized apps all the time that tend to perform better than those put through its Rosetta 2 emulator. Today marks another major native release as Photoshop has officially come out of beta packing quicker speeds for many tasks. The new Mac app can run tasks up to 1.5x faster than previous generation systems. In general, that should apply when opening and saving files, running filters, and compute-heavy operations like “content-aware fill” and “select subject.”
Since Adobe wanted to get the native app out as quickly as possible, some of the latest features of Photoshop are yet to be included. So, there is still time for things like “invite to edit cloud documents” and “preset syncing”. Adobe has been quick to embrace Apple’s latest Macs having previously released its Premiere Pro and Lightroom apps for the new range.
Adobe is also releasing an update for Photoshop on iPad that packs two new features which include cloud documents version history that lets you browse and revert back to older files that were auto-saved in the past 60 days, and the ability to download cloud documents locally so you can work on files offline. The same feature also lets you free up space on your iPad by making a document online only.
In addition, Adobe is adding its “super-resolution” feature to the Camera Raw plugin in Photoshop. By tapping into your graphics card, the machine learning-powered software lets you scale up an image without losing out on quality.
Super-resolution will also be available on Lightroom and Lightroom Classic soon. Adobe has been sprinkling AI-enhanced features throughout Photoshop including a tool that lets you spruce up landscape images, neural filters that mimic art styles, and a sky replacement option.