On March 10th, Adobe released an update for Photoshop 2021 (v22.3), which is the first version of Photoshop to run natively on Apple Silicon processors, rather than using Rosetta emulation. Geographic Imager 6.3 does not yet support the Apple Silicon-native version of Photoshop, but we're working on providing an update in the future. While we do not officially support Geographic Imager on Apple M1 devices at this time, it is possible to use Geographic Imager on these devices by forcing Photoshop to use Rosetta. Users who have updated Photoshop to the latest version can run it in Rosetta emulation using the steps below. Non-M1 users can update their Adobe Photoshop and continue to use Geographic Imager without any issues.
How to run Photoshop 22.3 using Rosetta emulation
- Open Finder and navigate to /Applications/Adobe Photoshop 2021
- Right-click on the Adobe Photoshop 2021 application and select 'Get Info'
- In the 'General' section, if the "Kind" label says "Application (Universal)", there will be an "Open using Rosetta" option below. Enable this option and launch Photoshop
If the "Kind" label in step 3 says "Application (Intel)", the "Open using Rosetta" option will not be available.
How to reveal the "Open using Rosetta" option
- Uninstall Photoshop 2021 from the Creative Cloud Desktop app
- Open Finder and navigate to the Applications folder
- Delete the folder "Adobe Photoshop 2021"
- Install Photoshop 2021 (v22.3) from the Creative Cloud Desktop app
- Re-install Geographic Imager 6.3
- Follow the "How to run Photoshop 22.3 using Rosetta emulation" steps