Adobe CS6 Update: Photoshop, Illustrator Finally Get Retina Support

by Adriana Lee | December 11, 2012

Graphic artists can finally enjoy the Retina Display goodness: As promised more than three months ago, Adobe has graced its Photoshop and Illustrator applications with with Retina (HiDPI) support.

Better late than never. Graphics pros have been waiting for six months, since Apple announced its Retina Macbook Pro — which can feel like a lifetime if those peepers are strained from staring at lower-res images on a hi-res display. Well, those eyeballs can finally get some relief, as all users of the latest versions of Photoshop and Illustrator, plus Creative Cloud subscribers, are getting the update.

This follows Adobe’s Retina support update last month for Lightroom 4.3 Release Candidate, and should pave the way for an upcoming HiDPI update for Dreamweaver, Edge Animate, Prelude, Premiere Pro and SpeedGrade.

The company managed to slip this in right before its Create NOW event, which starts today, and it probably won’t be the last software announcement. So if you’re a Photoshop fiend, stay tuned, as there will likely be more goodies unleashed in short order.


Adriana Lee

Adriana is the resident writer-slash-culture vulture who has written about everything from smartphones, tablets, apps, accessories, and small biz...