Do Adobe apps work on Apple computers that use the M1 chip?

Learn which Adobe apps run natively on Apple computers that use the Apple silicon M1 chip.

Does my Adobe app work on Apple M1 computers?

Apps that run natively on M1 computers

The following apps run natively on Apple M1 computers.


  Character Animator

  Adobe Audition


  Premiere Rush

  Adobe Media Encoder 


  After Effects

We continue to test and optimize other apps for Apple computers that use the M1 chip.

When will Other Adobe apps 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 will update this document when more details are available.

Apps that run using Rosetta 2

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

  Adobe Animate

  Adobe Bridge (known issues)

  Adobe Premiere Elements 2022

  Adobe Photoshop Elements 2022

  Substance 3D Designer

  Substance 3D Painter

  Substance 3D Sampler

  Substance 3D Stager

Note: Ensure that Rosetta 2 has already been installed on user machines when deploying apps for an enterprise or when using stand-alone installers.

How can I install Rosetta 2 on my M1 computer?

You can install Rosetta 2 by launching any installed Intel-based app on your M1 computer. Alternatively, you can open Terminal and run the following command:

  • If you have root permission: /usr/sbin/softwareupdate --install-rosetta
  • If you don't have root permission:/usr/sbin/softwareupdate --install-rosetta --agree-to-license

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. 

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 Stock and Marketplace tab in the Creative Cloud desktop app. 

Note: Photoshop only supports the new plug-ins (based on UXP, under Plugins in the menu) natively on Apple M1 computers. If you want to use legacy plug-ins (under Window in the menu), run Photoshop in the Rosetta mode. If you are a developer, check if you can migrate your plug-ins from CEP to UXP.

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.

How can I transfer Adobe apps from my old computer to my new M1 computer?

We recommend reinstalling the apps on your new computer instead of migrating them using Migration Assistant. If you still want to use Migration Assistant, deselect the option to migrate applications or uninstall your Adobe apps before migrating.

Already used the Migration Assistant? Run the CC Cleaner Tool to remove Adobe apps and components that were copied to the new computer. Once the applications are entirely removed, you can install your Adobe apps on your new computer. 

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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