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Photoshop, Lightroom to get support for Retina displays

updated 05:43 pm EDT, Thu August 30, 2012

Photoshop CS6 update coming 'this fall'

Two of Adobe's signature image editing apps, Photoshop and Lightroom, are getting updates to support the Retina display in the MacBook Pro, the company has announced. Both upgrades will be free, but Adobe claims that the change "requires significant work by our product teams;" Photoshop CS6 will therefore only get a patch sometime this fall, while Lightroom 4 will get the tech "as soon as the work is complete." Creative Cloud subscribers should get earlier access to the Photoshop update than the public.

Retina support is also coming to Photoshop Touch, but as for Photoshop Elements, Adobe says that the software "will not fully support HiDPI displays in the immediate future," even if the company is "investigating the effort required to support these new displays."

The MacBook Pro, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are currently the only Apple products to use Retina displays. Apple is expected to upgrade the iMac and MacBook Air at some point, but there has been little word on the company's plans.

by MacNN Staff



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