08 Jun Lightroom Classic 10.3 Released. Apple Silicon Native and Super Resolution
Source: Thomas Fitzgerald Photography
Today, as part of the June photography updates, Adobe launches the latest version of Lightroom Classic. Version 10.3 brings native support for Apple silicon, as well as adding the “Super Resolution” feature from the most recent release of Photoshop.
Apple Silicon Native
Version 10.3 of Lightroom Classic is now a universal binary on the Mac, and this brings native Apple Silicon support to Apple’s M1 Macs. I have been testing this, and to be honest, it was so good under rosetta, that you won’t notice a huge difference, however when importing and exporting there is a difference, with both being about 20% faster. I did a quick video testing this and I’ll embed that below.
(At time of publishing YouTube is having issues processing this so it may be low resolution. Check back later – the full video is on 4k)
One thing I did notice was that when importing a lot of images on the older rosetta version, it would sometimes set the fans going on my MacBook Pro, but this doesn’t seem to happen (at least not as much) on the current Apple silicon version.
Lightroom now includes “Super Resolution” – the AI based upscaling solution that made quite a splash in the most recent version of Photoshop and Camera RAW. This now allows you to upscale your images at a high quality from within Lightroom. This also changes the older “Enhance Details” command to become “Enhance” and the previous “Enhance Details” is now
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