Adobe has updated Photoshop CS6 and Illustrator CS6 to support Retina displays.
This update should make plenty of designers and photo editors very happy. Since the release of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina in June, software developers have scrambled to support the high-resolution screen and pixel density.
The higher resolution of the screen means that all bitmapped application elements, including toolbars, buttons and application chrome need to be redrawn and recompiled for Retina displays. Retina support for
Photoshop required the replacement of more than 2,500 icons and cursors. What's more, supporting HiDPI screens presents its own set of challenges for applications that support bitmaps and vector content.
On Tuesday, Photoshop and Illustrator users will get the update. Although Adobe originally said that Creative Cloud members would receive the Retina update first, it ultimately decided to roll out the update to everyone now.