Photoshop 23 and Lightroom 5 not compatible with MacOS Mojave

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I have the updates on creative Cloud telling me they are not compatible, how do I resulve this

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 11, 2021 Nov 11, 2021
SHORT ANSWER:  Upgrade to modern equipment and operating system.   Ensure your computer CPU & GPU meet the new system requirements: - https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html - https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/system-requirements.html - https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/photoshop-cc-gpu-card-faq.html Failing that, stick with older versions until you're ready to upgrade.

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SHORT ANSWER:  Upgrade to modern equipment and operating system.  🙂

 

Ensure your computer CPU & GPU meet the new system requirements:
- https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html
- https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/system-requirements.html
- https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/photoshop-cc-gpu-card-faq.html

Failing that, stick with older versions until you're ready to upgrade.

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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I have more than the basic requirements to run the programme so upgrade is not needed, there is another problem why it is not compatable, maybe a bug in the new programmes

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Nov 17, 2021 Nov 17, 2021

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No bug. It's by design. As new versions of software are released, Adobe drops support for older operating systems.

 

Adobe only supports the current version of macOS and two most recent major versions. Each time there's a major upgrade they drop support for the oldest version that was supported in the previous version.

 

In other words, Photoshop 22 and Lightroom 4 supported Mojave, Catalina and Big Sur.

 

Now Photoshop 23 and Lightroom 5 only support Catalina, Big Sur and Monterey. Support for Mojave was dropped in this release.

 

Is anything preventing you from upgrading your operating system from Mojave to a newer OS? It's a free upgrade.

 

 

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Thanks for that info, only reason I don’t upgrade as all above Mojave are 64 bit, and it would cost me a fortune to upgrade all my 32 bit programmes

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As you're no doubt aware, the future of Mac is 64 bit. Mac developers, who write the apps you use, have been on notice for a decade.

 

Apple began the transition for end users in Mojave in 2018. Warnings appeared to Mojave users installing 32 bit apps. Adobe completed the switch to 64 bit only with Catalina. 

 

Adobe has now caught up and has now dropped support for 32 bit Mac operating systems (Mojave and earlier). If you're going to continue with Adobe, you'll have to upgrade your OS.

 

You'll have to have a good long hard look at your 32 bit programmes and see if 64 bit versions already exist. The developers have had over 10 years to re-write their apps. Users have had over 3 years to plan the switch.

 

If 64 bit versions don't exist, you should ask the developers why not. They know they're now in a 64 bit ecosystem. Then you'll need to either upgrade the apps to 64 bit or find alternatives for your 32 bit apps.

 

Which 32 bit apps do you still use?

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