While Photoshop and Lightroom are already optimized for Windows on Snapdragon devices, Adobe now supports more products in the Creative Cloud, including Acrobat and Fresco. Custom apps will be released in 2023, with more apps in the suite to provide native support in the future. Additionally, Adobe’s AI engine – called Adobe Sensei – works with Qualcomm’s AI engine to deliver features like super-resolution, background removal and color enhancement.
While the support for Android smartphones and Snapdragon compute platforms is interesting, the real thing to watch out for is the XR (Mixed Reality) collaboration. Adobe leverages Snapdragon Spaces to improve authoring and consumption workflows with Aero, its platform for building augmented reality experiences. In addition to spatial awareness, Adobe can unlock performance 3D workflows with Universal Scene Description (USD). It is an open source technology developed by Pixar to power collaboration in content creation for AR and VR environments. Adobe will also expand the availability of Aero to Snapdragon-based flagships worldwide.
It’s clear that Qualcomm isn’t just focusing on the hardware aspects, which will grab all the attention, including all the new ones. Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. Its partnership with Adobe aims to deliver a full-scale experience to creators and users.
Disclosure: This writer is attending the Snapdragon Tech Summit in Maui, Hawaii at the invitation of Qualcomm India