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Lightroom Now Has Apple Silicon Native Support

Nadia Ali

| 12 days ago


On Tuesday, December 8, Apple updated its collection of Lightroom photography apps. The most important among these updates was the tech giant's move to add native support for Apple Silicon Macs.

Coming from the Adobe Creative Cloud suite, Lightroom is one of the initial apps to be optimized for the Apple M1 chip out of the platform.

What To Expect

Using this improved version of Lightroom on an M1 Macbook Air provides users with a fast and efficient experience. The app consists of its usual interface and functions, but now with an added boost of speed and overall quality.


Moreover, Lightroom has Apple Silicon optimization and supports the ProRAW image format, and that arrives for iPhone users with the iOS 14.3 upgrade.

Adobe has stated that they plan to advance its programs for the Apple Silicon, along with the Windows ARM, going into the future. However, they also plan on providing continued support for their usual Intel-based systems.


What's up next on the roster for apps to optimize? Lightroom Classic, Photoshop, and Camera Raw are in the pipeline. As users patiently await these updates, Photoshop does currently has a beta version available for Apple Silicon for users to test out.

You can also find a brand new Lightroom widget on iOS to coincide with the native support update.

Be sure to download the latest update here, and read up on all the latest on Adobe's Blog. You can find a complete database here, on which Mac apps are Apple Silicon optimized.

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System Covered

iOS 14
Release Date:
September 2020


The iOS 14 released with a variety of new features, including new widget design, a new built-in translate app, sleep tracking in Health App and more. These are designed to make your iOS experience cleaner yet cooler with its upgrades. iOS 14 truly separates the old-generation of iPhones from the new.

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