Adobe Lightroom is Now Available on M1 Macs and Windows 10 on ARM

Posted on December 8, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Mac and macOS, Windows 10 with 16 Comments

Adobe announced today that it has released Lightroom as a native app on M1-based Macs and Windows 10 on ARM (WOA).

“The latest version of Adobe Lightroom is now a native app for both Apple M1 and Windows Arm platforms,” Adobe’s Sharad Mangalick announced. “We rebuilt Lightroom to take advantage of the newest performance and power efficiency benefits of the Apple M1 and Qualcomm Snapdragon (for Windows 10) processors.”

The arrival of Adobe Lightroom on M1 Macs and WOA follows last month’s release of a Photoshop Beta on these platforms. But this doesn’t appear to be a beta. Instead, it looks like Lightroom is generally available on both ARM-based platforms.

That said, there’s still work to be done. Adobe notes that it will continue to optimize for WOA and M1 in subsequent releases. And, yes it plans to continue to invest in and improve Lightroom on Intel-based systems, too, of course.

With this release, Adobe says that Lightroom is now available across all the major desktop (Mac, Win, Intel, ARM), mobile (iOS, Android), and web (lightroom.adobe.com) platforms.

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