Adobe Lightroom is now available on the Mac App Store with native M1 support

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Adobe released Lightroom version 4.1 with native support for Apple Silicon Macs so users can take full advantage of the hardware when editing photos.

During the "One More Thing" event, Craig Federighi announced that Adobe Lightroom would be the first Adobe app to be made native for the M1 processor. Other Adobe apps are expected to follow in 2021.

Adobe Lightroom is free to download and try for seven days, then users will need to subscribe to one of Adobe's subscription plans to continue using the software. Subscriptions range from a $9.99 per month subscription which gives users access to Lightroom and Photoshop up to a $52.99 per month subscription containing the entire Adobe suite.

Lightroom has long been a popular editing tool on iOS and iPadOS. The simple tools and classic layout provide users with the best environment to edit photos quickly while on the go.

Apps that run natively on the M1 processor will perform much faster and have access to more system features than those being translated with Rosetta 2. Adobe apps built for Intel-based Macs will still run on the M1 processor, and in some cases it will run faster than your old Intel Mac, even though its being translated and not running natively.

 

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