Is Bridge compatible?

  • Bridge 11.x is compatible with macOS 11 (Big Sur)
  • Bridge 10.x and earlier have not been tested for compatibility with macOS 11 (Big Sur)

Known Issues

The following known issues are specific to macOS Big Sur. 

 Important! Until these issues have been resolved, you may want to remain on your current macOS version or test in a non-production partitition to ensure all your software and hardware is compatible.

If you do encounter issues not already documented here, feel free to report them on our feedback site.

Dialog icons display incorrectly

Issue Workaround

Some Bridge dialog icons or thumbnails do not display correctly.

The Bridge engineering team is investigating a fix for this issue.

Grayed out Help menu options

Issue Workaround

Some Help menu options are grayed out or disabled.


The Bridge engineering team is investigating a fix for this issue.

Apple Silicon compatibility


Running Adobe apps under Rosetta 2 emulation mode on Apple devices with Apple Silicon M1 processors is not officially supported

Native compatibility is planned for 2021. Adobe is committed to ensuring Bridge is available on all major platforms and surfaces, including running natively on Apple devices with M1 processors.

Bridge 11.x will run under Rosetta 2 emulation mode on Apple devices with M1 processors running macOS 11 (BigSur).

Are legacy versions compatible?

No. Legacy versions of Bridge were not designed or tested to work on macOS 11 (Big Sur) or Apple Silicon M1 processors.

Older versions use 32-bit licensing components and installers and will not be able to be installed, uninstalled, or activated after upgrading to macOS Big Sur. 

If you have already upgraded to macOS Big Sur, use the Creative Cloud Cleaner Tool to uninstall older versions.