Adobe releases M1 native version of Lightroom Classic and other updates

Adobe June 2021 updates
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Apple is steadily moving to its new M1 processor and away from its old Intel chip, and while existing software will run just fine under emulation, Adobe has been working on new ‘native’ M1 support across its Creative Cloud apps in order to fully exploit the enhanced processing speed of the M1 chip and harness Apple’s new Neural Engine for its own AI-driven Sensei tools.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at