updated 10:40 am EDT, Fri August 14, 2009
Lightroom going Intel-only
Lightroom, Adobe's workflow tool for photographers, will officially join other programs from the company in going Intel-only. The announcement follows a similar one for the Creative Suite, revealing that its PowerPC support will be phased out in a manner reflecting the switch in Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Apps in the Creative Suite include titles like Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop.
While the next major upgrades of Lightroom and Creative Suite will not have PowerPC compatibility, Adobe does note that support will continue for existing software. Updates should be relatively limited though, addressing only "critical issues" as they arise. Adobe has not yet hinted when Lightroom 3 or Creative Suite 5 might ship.