Adobe Lightroom going Intel; Creative Suite coming

Graphics software giant, Adobe on Monday confirmed their commitment to bringing their Creative Suite applications to the Intel-based Macs. While the company did not give specific release dates, they did offer some more details on their newest Mac OS X beta release.

“Adobe is excited about Apple’s move to the Intel platform. Adobe was one of the first companies that committed to develop software for the new platform, with future versions of Adobe Creative Suite supporting both PowerPC- and Intel-based systems,” Adobe said in a statement provided to Macworld.

Adobe plans for Intel support go beyond the Creative Suite applications. First released as a public beta on January 9, Adobe said its photography workflow application, Lightroom, would be updated to include support for Intel-Macs.

“Adobe is moving forward with transition plans for other Macintosh products, beginning with Lightroom — where we plan to include support for Apple’s new Intel-based products in an upcoming update to our public beta,” the company’s statement said.

Adobe said they are currently testing performance and compatibility of its Creative Suite applications running in Apple’s PowerPC translation layer, Rosetta. More information will be available when testing is complete, the company said.

Editor's note: Adobe did not specify CS2; the headline has been changed to reflect that.

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