Adobe is actively working to build apps that run natively on Apple computers using the Apple Silicon M1 chip. Many of our existing apps can run on M1 devices using Apple's Rosetta 2 technology.

Does my Adobe app work on Apple M1 computers?

Apps that run natively on M1 computers

Lightroom 4.1 runs natively on Apple M1 computers. We are testing and optimizing other apps for these new devices.

Learn about beta apps with native support available for testing.

When will Adobe release apps that run natively on computers with the M1 chip?

Lightroom is our first app to run natively on Apple M1 computers. We are working to ensure that our other apps run natively on these computers, but don't have release dates for all our apps yet. We plan to release a native version of Photoshop in 2021. 

We will update this document when more details are available.

Apps that run using Rosetta 2

You can install the following apps on computers powered by the Apple M1 chip. They run using Rosetta 2 technology. The apps may initially take longer to open while Rosetta 2 translates them for use in your M1 computer.   

Acrobat Pro (known issues)

After Effects


Adobe Audition

Adobe Bridge (known issues)

Character Animator


Illustrator (known issues)


InDesign (known issues)

Lightroom Classic (known issues)

Adobe Media Encoder  

Photoshop* (known issues)

Premiere Pro

Premiere Rush

Adobe XD (known issues)

* A beta version that runs natively is also available.

Where can I download my app?

You can download these apps on your M1 device directly from The Creative Cloud desktop app automatically installs with your app. 

Does Adobe support apps running using Rosetta 2?

We provide support for the apps listed above. We haven't certified other Adobe apps yet and don't support their use on M1 devices.

For best results, run all other Adobe apps only on operating systems and hardware platforms noted in the system requirements.

Can I install plug-ins for Creative Cloud apps on Apple M1 computers?

Yes, you can install plug-ins or extensions on Apple M1 computers from the Marketplace tab in the Creative Cloud desktop app. 

Are there beta apps that I can try?

Currently, a beta version of Photoshop is available with native compatibility. Learn more about Photoshop and Apple M1 chip compatibility.

We will update this document as more beta versions with native compatibility become available.

How to install beta versions

To install the beta versions, you must first install the latest version of the Creative Cloud desktop app.

  1. Go to the Creative Cloud website. Your download begins immediately.

  2. Follow the onscreen instructions to install the Creative Cloud desktop app. 

  3. In the Creative Cloud desktop app, under Apps > Categories, select Beta apps.  Then install the beta version of your app.

    Beta apps

Will Adobe continue to support Apple devices with Intel processors?

Yes. We have no plans to stop support for Apple devices with Intel processors.

How do I know whether my Apple computer uses an M1 or Intel chip

Select Apple menu () > About This Mac.  The name of the chip in your computer is displayed next to Chip.

Find which chip your Mac uses

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