Retina Display Support Coming to Adobe Creative Suite 6

Adobe confirmed on Thursday that many of its Creative Suite 6 products will soon be optimized for HiDPI displays such as the Retina Display on the MacBook Pro. This enhancement will be available first to those Adobe customers subscribing to the Creative Cloud service, while other customers will need to wait for the next release of their software.

Photoshop and other Creative Suite 6 apps will get a Retina Display update soonPhotoshop and other Creative Suite 6 apps will get a Retina Display update soon

Support for HiDPI (shall we just call it Retina Display for now?) is a feature desired by creative professionals such as photographers and graphic designers. Without optimization for Retina Display, images are interpolated at the higher resolution which degrades fidelity.

In their Creative Layer blog, Adobe identified the following products as supporting Retina Display in the next few months:

  • Dreamweaver
  • Edge Animate
  • Illustrator
  • Lightroom
  • Photoshop
  • Photoshop Touch
  • Prelude
  • Adobe Premier Pro
  • SpeedGrade

Other products may also gain the higher resolution support, but the time frame is not finalized at this point.

Subscribers to the Creative Cloud service will see these updates as they become available. This is one of the key features of that service. Customers who choose to buy Adobe software outright will get these improvements when they upgrade to the next version.