As of March 2021, Photoshop now runs natively on Apple computers using the Apple Silicon M1 chip with 1.5X the speed of similarly configured previous generation systems.
Photoshop has minor feature differences when running under the native mode and the Rosetta emulation mode. Adobe is hard at work to reduce these feature differences in future updates.
Refer to the below list to determine whether to open Photoshop in Native mode or open using Rosetta.
To learn how to run Photoshop in Rosetta, see About Rosetta.
- Import, Export, and playback of embedded video layers
- Shake Reduction filter
- Preset Syncing
- Share an image button / Quick Share
- You can now access shared cloud documents under Home Screen > Shared with you and participate in collaborative editing but cannot send an invitation to edit a cloud document. To learn alternative ways to send invitations via Creative Cloud Desktop and Web, see Access and edit shared cloud documents.
- Opening or placing U3D formatted files
- Starting Bridge from Photoshop menus
|Plugins not available
||Intel-based plugins will not appear in Photoshop. Run Intel-based plugins with Photoshop on Rosetta to install and use those plugins until your plugin provider delivers Apple silicon-compatible versions.
|Missing or unsupported extensions
To use extensions that rely on CEP, install and run them in Rosetta mode only. Once you launch under Rosetta, you may need to go to Window / Extensions (legacy) to open your CEP panels again.
Note: You will not see the "Open in Rosetta" option if you are right-clicking on an "alias".
If you are a developer and would like to update your plugin to work with Photoshop in native mode, see UXP for Adobe Photoshop.
Issues when exporting SVG files
|Photoshop freezes when starting up and the splash screen displays "Loading Halide Bottlenecks..."||
Update to macOS Big Sur 11.2.1.
If Photoshop continues to freeze while starting up after updating to macOS 11.2.1, create a new administrator user account. For more help, see Set up users, guests, and groups on your Mac.
Export As command produces an error “Can’t export to this location, select another location to continue.”
Remove the ‘#’ character from the folder name in the save destination path, or use the Save As command to export, or use the Rosetta emulation mode to Export.
|Merge to HDR Pro workspace is too large when maximized||Hide or decrease the size of the macOS Dock. See Change Dock & Menu Bar preferences on Mac|
|Adobe Stock purchases will take place on the Adobe Stock web site
||Important: Prior to making the stock purchase, ensure that you’re logged in with the same Adobe ID account in both Photoshop and the Adobe Stock website to ensure the licensed file correctly appears in your Libraries Panel.
|Multi-app workflows, such as Copy and Pasting or Editing in Photoshop from Lightroom, between native and Rosetta emulation versions of Adobe applications will not work
||Adobe recommends against running apps in different modes. Run both applications in the same native or emulation mode.
|3D features are not optimized for native performance
||Adobe recommends opening Photoshop using Rosetta for 3D workflows|
|Black Screen when viewing a 3D document
||Click the eyeball to toggle the layer's visibility
The Photoshop engineering team is investigating the following compatibility issues while running in Rosetta:
- When exporting using Export As or Generator, you cannot export some formats (SVG, GIF)
- Differring selection results when using Select Subject
- You see magenta artifacts when using filters like Flame, Picture Frame or Tree
- Crash when using Select Subject, Object Selection tool, Remove Background Quick Action, or Magic Wand
No. Unsupported versions of Photoshop were not designed or tested to work on Apple devices with Apple Silicon M1 processors.