creative cloud

Uninstalling Adobe Creative Cloud

I uninstalled the Adobe suite this morning on my M1 MBP and I’ll tell you why.

It was consuming mass amounts of my CPU time. It wasn’t a fair amount. Yesterday it clocked the CPU at nearly 100%. Why? That is a good question for an app that I wasn’t even using.

I wasn’t using Photoshop, Lightroom, or Bridge. According to my monkey brain logic, that means that Adobe should not have been using any of my CPU. Even if you are checking for updates, you don’t need to check that often and you most certainly don’t need to keep phoning home about it.

The programming is ridiculous and I can’t believe that more people haven’t complained about it. I have 16 gigs of RAM and it was still an issue for me.

There are other apps on the market besides Photoshop. I don’t use it very often anyway.

Well, that is why I decided to remove it. I’ll spend some time today trying to find something that works close enough that I can continue to create the banner that I use it for.

Bye Adobe. No. You can’t have all of my CPU.