If you're looking for an alternative to Adobe Lightroom with a few more robust editing features, Capture One is a great option (the same can be said for Pixelmator). The company announced during a livestream that version 21 will have native support for the Apple M1 chip. 

According to Capture One, machines running M1 chips will allow importing photos with the Advanced Importer up to two times faster, while managing assets in Catalogs and Albums will be 50% quicker. Additionally, brushing edits are smoother, and tools like crop and rotate are humming at twice the speed.

Faster performance is obviously a welcome improvement. Reviewing the M1 chip, we were thoroughly impressed. Having a more reliable machine will speed up render times, giving you extra creative freedom before your deadline. We're patiently waiting to see what the M2 chips will have in store for filmmakers. Bloomberg reports that a new iteration on the M1 chip will be added in the upcoming 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models and possibly a version of Mac mini, featuring a 10-core CPU with eight high-performance cores and two energy-efficient cores, with 16-core or 32-core GPU options. 

As for Capture One, they have plans starting at $14 for single-camera usage or $19 for all camera brands they support. Additionally, you can pick up Capture One with a perpetual license.

Find out more over at Capture One