Digital Photography

Printer profiles missing on macOS: A permanent solution

Many Mac users find that the ICC profiles for their printer stop appearing in applications such as Adobe Lightroom Classic and Adobe Photoshop. They’re often advised to delete and reinstall the printer, or to reset the macOS printing system, but in some cases the problem comes back and they have to delete and reinstall the printer again. That gets old fast, so I worked out a way to resolve this issue more permanently.

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Lightroom Classic on Apple Silicon Macs

Now that Apple is shipping Mac computers based on M1 Apple Silicon processors, test results are starting to appear, and some of them include Lightroom Classic. I spend a lot of time in Lightroom Classic, so I’m interested in how well it’s running on Apple Silicon Macs. This article lists links to some of those tests.

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Photoshop 2021 Classroom in a Book now available for preorder

Working together with co-author Andrew Faulkner, I have revised the Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book for the 2021 release for Adobe Press, and you can now order the book! This is the sixth edition of the Photoshop Classroom in a Book that I’ve updated. A 35% discount code is available later in this article.

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macOS 11 Big Sur. Image courtesy Apple Inc.

macOS 11 Big Sur: Will Adobe software work?

With the announcement of macOS 11 Big Sur, you’re probably wondering if your Adobe software will work in this macOS upgrade.

Here’s the short version: As with most macOS major upgrades, it’s best to wait until all of the software you use is properly updated for it. If you decide to go ahead, you’ll want to run the most current version of Creative Cloud applications on the new system. Because of changes and tighter requirements by both Apple and Adobe, a much smaller number of old applications are going to run in macOS 11 Big Sur than in past upgrades. If you can’t or don’t want to upgrade your applications to current versions, you should delay upgrading to Big Sur.

With every macOS upgrade, full information about compatibility is typically not available on the day the new system is released or even shortly after. More information emerges over time, as Apple, Adobe, and other software developers test with the final public release and produce updates with fixes. I’ll update this article as new information comes out.

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Photoshop 2020 Classroom in a Book now available

Working together with co-author Andrew Faulkner, I have revised the Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book for the 2020 release for Adobe Press, and you can now order the book! This is the fifth edition of the Photoshop Classroom in a Book that I’ve updated. A 35% discount code is available later in this article.

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