How can I run Magic Touch on a Mac with an M1 or M2 chip?

Modified on Tue, 08 Nov 2022 at 11:33 PM

While we are working hard and fast to release the UXP version (all existing customers will get the UXP update for free once released), you can run the Magic Touch Panel on your M1 or M2 machine starting Photoshop in Rosetta Mode.


Please follow these steps:


1. Go to Applications and look for the Photoshop CC 20XX folder

(the number depends on the version you have installed)


2. Open the folder and find the Photoshop Application Icon inside it.


3. Right click (or Ctrl + left click) on the icon and select “Get Info” in the menu.


4. Inside the info window look for the checkbox “Open with Rosetta” and check it.

(if you don’t see the “Open with Rosetta” option please check you have opened the info box for the APPLICATION and not the one of the folder, or it won’t be there)


5. Restart Photoshop.


Once Photoshop restarts you should be able to find Magic Touch inside the menu

window > Extensions > Magic Touch

It should be enabled by default but if for some reason you see the extensions menu but it’s greyed out, don’t worry, you just have to go inside Photoshop’s preferences, in the Plugin tab, and check the option “Load Extension Panels”.

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