Photoshop is now available for anyone with an ARM device

Teodor Nechita
by Teodor Nechita
Software Managing Editor
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  • Adobe Photoshop is one of the most used tools in the creative industries and is valued by many.
  • It could could not be used on RAM processors so iPad Pro and M1 Macs users were limited.
  • In May 2021 Adobe announced that it will run natively on 64-bit Windows 10 ARM devices.
  • The minimum system requirements for this is 8 GB of RAM, although 16 GB are recommended

Adobe Photoshop is undoubtedly a golden mine tool for creative professional and having it work on multiple configurations is essential.

Considering that iPad Pro and even the new M1 Macs run on ARM processors, using Adobe Photoshop until now was not available, at least not in a direct manner.

There have been some workarounds that users took advantage of, but nonetheless that is not the desirable solution.

Adobe Photoshop on ARM Devices

As of May 2021 Adobe Photoshop has become available for ARM Devices as long as the minimum requirements are being met: Windows 10 ARM device running Windows 10 64-bit v19041.488.0 (Win10 20H1) and RAM: 8 GB (minimum)/ 16 GB (Recommended).

It seems though that there are some differences in features when running Adobe Photoshop natively on Windows 10. the good news is though that according to the official release, the features will be added in following releases.

Some of the features that will not be available in the native mode are: Import, Export and playback of embedded video layers, Windows Dial Support, Opening or placing U3D files and more.

Keep in mind that Adobe Photoshop for Windows 10 on ARM only works for the 64-bit version and you cannot install the 32-bit applications after upgrading the version.

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