Adobe Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS6 will support Retina Display soon


You may have bought a MacBook Pro Retina Display (Idid. I now have a nice 512 GB / 15GB MBP 15″ Retina display, still unboxed since Saturday !). You love its high definition screen, especially with Mountain Lion and the updated video and photography software edited by Apple like Aperture 3.3… But the Retina Display is not that nice with other software that are not designed to work in such a high resolution environment. Disappo,tingly enough, Adobe has not released any Retina ciompliant versions of Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4. But today, on its blog, the Adobe developpers team say they are now actually working on that and we should see Retina Display compliant versions of Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS6 somewhen during the coming Fall. They say they will release these updates as soon as they are ready, that would mean that they may not wait till they come up with a new version of the RAW processing engine which is just about to be updated supporting the RAW files opf the Sony RX100 (I am currently reviewing btw) and the CAnon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i.
Adobe also say that they will not have a Photoshop Elements 10 for Retina Display any time soon. My guess is that they are to launch Photoshop Elements 11, featuring retina display support, within a few weeks time. Actually, Adobe will release Photoshop Elements 11 on September 25th.

Talking about Apple’s Retina display, Cupertino could launch a little brother to the MacBook Pro 15″ Retina, a 13″ Retina, smaller and cheaper. (more expensive would be a challenge !) Samsung has also unveiled a prototype of a 13″ ultrabook at the IFA 2012 this week-end featuring a HiDPI screen.

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