MB Pro M1 Max & Adobe

New Here ,
Oct 26, 2021 Oct 26, 2021

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How compatible is the newly announced Macbook M1 Max chip with Adobe programs?

I am a design expert and I need to work by opening several Adobe programs at the same time. I'm using a 2019 model intel chip Macbook Pro. I must say that my Macbook device, which I bought with big dreams, was a complete disappointment for me in terms of Adobe programs. I ran into problems that I never expected, such as freezes, crashes, slow render times. There is no problem with my computer, other devices of the same model that we bought to the company have the same problem.

For these reasons, although the new M1 chip is said to be fast, if there is a problem with compatibility with Adobe programs, it will still be a waste of investment and I am worried about it. If someone who actively uses the M1 Max chip with Adobe programs can write a detailed comment about the performance, I would be very happy.

I especially need information about Photoshop, After Effects and Illustrator programs.

Thanks

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New Here , Nov 05, 2021 Nov 05, 2021
I just went through over an hour support chat, in which they stressed that Photoshop Elements will not run on an M1 Mac. So they returned the software. Photoshop, yes, Elements, no. Thanks anyway.

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Oct 27, 2021 Oct 27, 2021

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Nov 05, 2021 Nov 05, 2021

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I just downloaded Photoshop Elements 2022 for my MacBook Pro M1 Max. The installation works to launch the Elements Organizer, but Elements just bounces away for minutes and then nothing. There is no option to "Open with Rosetta" bin the get info, because it is supposed to run natively. Latest software, because I downloaded today.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 05, 2021 Nov 05, 2021

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Did you restart your computer?

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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I just went through over an hour support chat, in which they stressed that Photoshop Elements will not run on an M1 Mac. So they returned the software. Photoshop, yes, Elements, no. Thanks anyway.

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