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Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop work on Apple M2 chip MacBook Pro?

Community Beginner ,
Jul 24, 2022 Jul 24, 2022

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Hi;

Planning to upgrade my Macbook Pro to M2 chip version;

Is Adobe Lightrrom Classic and Photoshop work seamless on M2 chip Apple Macbook Pro?

Thanx in advance for your replies;

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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 27, 2022 Jul 27, 2022

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Yes apps should work. If you face any issues enable Rosetta mode.

 

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 26, 2022 Aug 26, 2022

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yes! i bought 13inch M2 chipped 24GB Ram MacBook Pro and it works perfect!

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Community Expert ,
Jul 28, 2022 Jul 28, 2022

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To be frank I would wait a little…

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 26, 2022 Aug 26, 2022

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i was agree with you about this road map; checked/tested on my professional friends' new computers then i bought it; works perfect!

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New Here ,
Aug 25, 2022 Aug 25, 2022

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I have a Macbook pro M2 with 8GB RAM. It's an absolut disaster. It is barely working with Lightroom Classic. My desktop Lenovo from 2019 is 10 times faster. Sorry. It is 100% true.

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Community Expert ,
Aug 25, 2022 Aug 25, 2022

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This is sad. The newer laptop are a disaster!

I have one from 2013 and works like a cahmp

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 26, 2022 Aug 26, 2022

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Hello! i bought/upgraded to 13inch M2 chipped 24GB Ram MacBook Pro(*) and it works perfect / so fast even busy with Lightroom / Photoshop at the same time!

* the old one was: 2016 13 inch MacBook Pro i7 3.3Ghz

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Community Expert ,
Aug 26, 2022 Aug 26, 2022

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Hello, Chana, it is not clear whether you are just replying with empathy, or if it is also your experience with the M2 processors, it is not what I heard from other sources, IE, it works well.

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 26, 2022 Aug 26, 2022

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Hello to all!

UPDATE:

i bought/upgraded to 13inch M2 chipped 24GB Ram MacBook Pro(*) and it works perfect / so fast even busy with Lightroom / Photoshop at the same time!

* the old one was: 2016 13 inch MacBook Pro i7 3.3Ghz

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New Here ,
Feb 06, 2023 Feb 06, 2023

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Hi, I have the new M2 pro mac mini and basically Lightroom and Photoshop are unusable, memory usage goes through the roof even without any photos open and the computer crashes.

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Community Expert ,
Feb 06, 2023 Feb 06, 2023

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Maybe the problem is not with the chip but the graphic card…

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Community Expert ,
Feb 06, 2023 Feb 06, 2023

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@didiermazier it is the equivalent of an APU, the video card is part of the chip, and most tests report that they work well.

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Community Expert ,
Feb 06, 2023 Feb 06, 2023

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There is a potential problem in that the GPU uses system memory. Not only is there much less to go around, so that you probably need to double the amount that would normally be needed for Photoshop. There could also be a potential conflict as memory needs grow while working. I don't know, but there have been several threads concerning what looks like memory leaks on M1/M2.

 

If I was in the market, this is something I'd try to do some research on.

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Community Expert ,
Feb 06, 2023 Feb 06, 2023

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Just to illustrate. Here's after 10 minutes of just Photoshop and Lightroom open:

GPU2.png

 

Obviously I pushed it to get those graphs to peak; normally they're not maxed out like that - but the point is it can happen, especially with a deadline 30 minutes away...

 

The point I'm trying to make here is just that you shouldn't underestimate GPU drain on memory.

 

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 06, 2023 Feb 06, 2023

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Hello; sorry to hear; on my new 13inch M2 chipped 24GB Ram MacBook Pr -which i bought 5months ago- both Lightroom & Photoshop works without any problem...

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Community Expert ,
Feb 06, 2023 Feb 06, 2023

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Hello, what are the specs of your M2? What are the full versions of Ps and Lr?

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 06, 2023 Feb 06, 2023

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  • 2022 13 inch M2 chipped Mac Book Pro / 8 core CPU / 10 core GPU / 16 core  Neural Engine
  • 24 GB RAM
  • 512 GB SSD 
  • Adobe Creative Cloud / Annual Year Programmed LR & PS; so the latest updates/versions comes periodically....

 

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Feb 06, 2023 Feb 06, 2023

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I have an M1 mini with 16Gb of RAM and its a much better performer than my old 2015 iMac or my 2015 15" MacBook Pro.

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