I want nothing to do with iCloud so does all my work stay on my computer, including Elements 2021 itself
The short answer is yes. Elements 2021 has a trial feature that is only available to a limited number of users which allows you to save photos in the Adobe Cloud. But this is merely an optional feature and you can save your files only on your computer. Because of this new trial feature, a copy of the Creative Cloud app is installed on your computer. But you can entirely ignore it. There is some debate around here whether it is possible to remove the application without affecting the Elements program itself.
Being download software has NO CONNECTION with storing your files in the cloud.
Signing in to use the software (even if it's a bad thing) has NO CONNECTION with storing your files in the cloud.
Even if it did store in the cloud, Adobe apps do not use iCloud. So you wouldn't be using iCloud.
When I wrote "even if it did store on the cloud" I was referring to the earlier reply saying " Elements 2021 has a trial feature that is only available to a limited number of users which allows you to save photos in the Adobe Cloud."
"Every time I use Elements I get a prompt asking me to "sign in" and when I shut the
prompt down I get another one asking me if I mean to quit."
Hello! I just happened to run into your thread about Adobe asking you to "sign in" when you use Elements 2021. I respect your reluctance to be in the cloud - some people love it, others hate it. I myself try to stay away from anything in the cloud too.
I just purchased Elements 2021 a few weeks ago and used it for the first time 3 days ago. It was quite an experience because everything is so different from what I'm used to with Elements 7 and PS CS6.
To your point: The reason I'm writing this is because when I tried using the Expert option, I also got a "you must sign in to your Adobe acccount" message (if I remember correctly, I think that's what it said) Which I did, to be able to use that option.
So I'm wondering if that's what you're talking about? Seems like if we use that Expert option we will have to sign in and stay signed in.
All the best to you,
I have Creative Cloud on my Windows 10 desktop, but have not knowingly saved anything to this. When I open the Cloud folder , this shows up:
Instead of syncing files to your desktop or another cloud storage service, create a cloud document for seamless, instant editing and saving across Mac, Windows, and iPad. On the way: collaboration and other features.
Here is a tech note from Adobe: