Adobe Illustrator is now compatible with Apple Silicon as well as InDesign


As the months go by, the guys at Adobe update each and every one of the applications available through Adobe Creative Cloud. The latest Adobe applications that They no longer need Rosetta 2 to work on Apple Silicon, they are Illustrator and InDesign, as published by the company in the latest blog entry.

For several months, Adobe was testing the betas of both applications, some betas that have finally left this phase to become fully stable versions and that, as in the rest of the applications updated to Apple Silicon, represent a considerable increase in speed and performance.


According to Adobe, in the case of Illustrator, performance is increased by 65% compared to the version for Intel processors. In the case of Indesing, the figures are similar, with a 59% improvement in performance in Apple processors compared to Apple computers managed by Intel processors.

Speed ​​improvements in InDesign

Adobe claims that with this new version, opening a file with a lot of graphics is now 185% faster and scrolling performance on a 100 page text heavy document has been improved by 78%.

Illustrator enhancements

According to an independent study by Pfeiffer, which has made a performance comparison between the MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air with the M1, the latter it's 4 times faster than MacBook Pro. Additionally, scrolling performance to the complex vector editor has been improved by 390%.

Also, open new complex files, is now 119% faster on computers with the M1 processor than any other computer managed by an Intel processor.

Both applications are already available for all users who pay for the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription.

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