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August 2010 - October 2021

Adobe Stories October 7

Adobe announced today its new Photoshop Elements 2022 and Premiere Elements 2022. These releases offer new AI-powered features for users to get more creative with photos and videos.

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Adobe Stories September 28

Photoshop has offered Select Subject and Sky Replacement tools for quite some time, and now Adobe is bringing those powerful masking capabilities to Lightroom and Lightroom Classic to make selective adjustments in Adobe Camera Raw. Adobe claims this is the biggest change to selectively editing photos since the release of Lightroom 2.

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Adobe Stories August 19

Adobe on Thursday announced the acquisition of, a popular cloud-based collaborative video editing platform. The deal, which will result in being incorporated into Adobe’s software, cost the company about $1.3 billion.

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Adobe Stories August 17

Adobe released updates to its Photoshop and Fresco ecosystem on iPad and Mac today, adding long-awaited features and new capabilities.

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Adobe Stories July 20

Adobe announces today that Premiere Pro finally runs natively on the M1 Macs with up to 80% faster performance than Intel-based Macs, after more than six months on beta.

This update also includes M1 support for Media Encoder and Character Animator. While Premiere Rush and Audition received M1 support in April and May, respectively, After Effects is set to receive a public beta for M1 support later this year.

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Adobe Stories July 15

Study highlights most popular emoji for 2021, why users value them, and more for World Emoji Day

Ahead of World Emoji Day on Saturday, July 17, Adobe has released its annual in-depth study on the latest emoji trends. Based on responses from users around the world, the report gives a look at the most popular emoji, how users see them as valuable, the top three best and worst emoji when dating, the most motivating emoji at work, and much more.

Adobe Stories June 8

Adobe updates Illustrator, InDesign, and Lightroom Classic for Apple Silicon Macs

Illustrator, InDesign, and Lightroom Classic are the latest Adobe apps updated with native support for M1 Macs. In addition, Adobe is rolling out more updates to its Creative Cloud apps starting today.

Adobe Stories May 11

Adobe continues to make its collection of apps optimized for Apple Silicon processors. The company announced today that its Audition application for audio production now runs natively on Apple’s M1 processors. Adobe says that Audition on an M1 Mac offers a variety of performance improvements.

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Adobe Stories April 15

Adobe emoji survey shows users want even more customization options

Adobe is out with a new study today that asked people from all around the world how they feel about emoji and what they want to see with future releases. Some of the big themes include only half of users feeling represented in the current emoji options and the vast majority wanting to see more inclusive customization options.

Adobe Stories April 13

Adobe has been gradually updating its Creative Cloud apps with native support for Apple Silicon Macs. Today, Premiere Rush gets an upgrade.

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Adobe Stories March 10

Adobe today updated Photoshop on macOS with native support for M1-powered Apple Silicon Macs. In addition, the company is rolling out improvements to Photoshop on iPad and previewing a new ML Super Resolution feature.

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Adobe Stories February 9

Adobe brings doc collaboration to Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fresco on Mac and iOS

Adobe is out today with a handy update to Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fresco that brings document collaboration to all three of these Creative Suite apps. Additionally, Photoshop gets a new Preset Sync feature.

Adobe Stories December 21, 2020

Adobe has announced the first public access to Premiere Pro native M1 support through a beta version of its Mac video editing software. Premiere Rush and audio editing tool Audition also get native support in new betas for Apple’s M1-powered Macs.

As with Photoshop (but in contrast with Lightroom), Adobe is taking a phased approach, with initial betas supporting only a limited number of features …

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Adobe Stories December 8, 2020

Adobe today updated its ecosystem of Lightroom photography apps, most notably adding native support for Apple Silicon Macs. Lightroom is one of the first Adobe Creative Cloud apps optimized for the Apple M1 chip.

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Adobe Stories October 21, 2020

Adobe is holding the Adobe MAX 2020 conference this week, where the company introduced several new features and updates for its software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, and After Effects. Besides these updates, Adobe has also showcased new “Sneak” projects, which are sneak peeks of new features that may be available in Adobe’s software in the future.

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Adobe Stories October 20, 2020

Adobe today announced the inaugural release of Aero Desktop, the long-awaited AR creation companion to Aero on iOS and iPadOS. Aero is available today in public beta as part of Adobe MAX 2020, where Adobe announced significant updates to its entire ecosystem of apps like Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Illustrator, and Fresco.

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Adobe is bringing Fresco, its life-like drawing and painting app, to the iPhone. The app is available for free today as Adobe MAX 2020 kicks off online with sessions streamed to artists around the world. I talked with Adobe and an artist beta testing Fresco on the iPhone to learn why they think big ideas can come from a smaller screen.

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I use Adobe Illustrator almost every day on my Mac to create many of the graphics, podcast covers, and feature illustrations you see here on 9to5Mac. When Adobe announced last November that Illustrator was coming to iPad, I was both thrilled and a bit skeptical. Could an Apple Pencil and touch display provide the same level of precision as a keyboard and mouse? I’ve been testing Illustrator on the iPad for the past two weeks to find out.

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Adobe Stories October 8, 2020

Adobe today announced Photoshop Elements 2021 and Premiere Elements 2021, the latest releases of its easy-to-use photo and video editing tools focused on sharing. This year, Adobe is adding automated features powered by Sensei AI technology and more Guided Edits to help you express your creativity.

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Adobe Stories October 5, 2020

Adobe Illustrator will soon allow designers to recolor artwork from any photo

Adobe today previewed a new feature coming soon to Illustrator on the desktop that will allow designers to quickly recolor their vector artwork using an existing color theme or image.

Adobe Stories September 15, 2020

Adobe Illustrator on iPad is now available to pre-order on the App Store. The teams at Adobe and a select group of artists have been busy refining the app’s tools and user experience since it was previewed in November 2019 at Adobe MAX. I asked one of those artists, Yiying Lu, about her experience with Illustrator on iPad so far and how it will shape the future of creativity.

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In addition to opening Illustrator for iPad pre-orders, Adobe is out today with new features for Premiere Pro as well as After Effects and Audition. New for Premiere Pro includes Scene Edit Detections, HDR for broadcasters, and new Quick Export option. Meanwhile, After Effects is gaining updated camera navigation tools and more in the public beta.

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Adobe Stories August 20, 2020

Adobe released a new version of its Lightroom app for iOS this week and it unfortunately has caused some users to permanently lose their photos and presets. An update has been released since fixing the issue but Adobe says there’s no way to help those already affected by the flaw to recover lost images and data.

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Adobe Stories July 27, 2020

Adobe is updating Photoshop on iPad today with two major features creatives have been asking for: the Refine Edge Brush and Rotate Canvas tools. Photoshop on iPad customers should expect to see the update roll out today in the App Store.

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