Is Photoshop Elements 2021 a qualifying product to allow the use of ACR with Adobe Bridge?
I've downloaded and installed Bridge but it wont let me open ACR as I need a qualifying product. I do have Photoshop Elements 2021 installed already which I installed prior to installing Bridge.
I appreciate that Organiser is included with PSE and also has ACR but I'm struggling to use Orgnaiser with my M1 Mac, the scrolling is so laggy its unusable so I thought bridge would be a good alternative.
Download and install, How to, Mac, Problem or error
Elements is a qualifying product to use ACR in Bridge, but the ACR version you open in Bridge is the limited ACR version not the full Photoshop version. This has been discussed those last years in Elements forums. I can't test it myself now since I also have a subscription including Photoshop and Lightroom. Photoshop is temporarily uninstalled for various reasons, but since I have the subscription, I can open the full ACR version of Photoshop in Bridge.
I am on Windows 10 on low/medium specs computers and I don't have your speed issues. I don't use face recognition either nor other automatic bacground tasks. Anyway I am convinced that there is something linked with the last OS versions from Apple to explain your speed issues.
Please confirm that you can't open the Elements ACR version from Bridge; that worked for me with older PSE versions.