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Elements 15 from windows to Mac

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Apr 28, 2021 Apr 28, 2021

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I recently ditched my aging Windows desktop and purchased an Imac 2020 desktop as I also have a 2021 macbook pro with the new M1 chip.

On my old windows desktop I had Photoshop Elements 2015, downloaded before I took out a Creative Cloud subscription. I hung onto PE15 as I find it useful for simple edits, so am not interested in upgrading but I would like to reinstall it on one of my Apple machines, most likely the Imac

My problem is that when I went into my purchase history on Adobe to reinstall PE15, it only shows a download for Windows.

Is there anyway around this and of course, will it function on the latest Apple products?

Ant advice would be much appreciated, many thanks

Tony

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Apr 29, 2021 Apr 29, 2021
@John Waller The cross-platform license also now applies to downloaded copies of Elements from the Adobe online store. Not sure when this change was introduced. I bought Elements 2021 last October and originally installed on a Mac laptop. I've recently moved to Windows and can confirm I had no issues using the same serial number. When I go to my Adobe account, after clicking on Plans > Products I can see my Registered Products and as this screenshot shows, under Platform it says Multiple: ...

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Apr 29, 2021 Apr 29, 2021

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If you bought a download then it's operating system specific (Windows only or Mac only).

 

If you bought a boxed version then you get both Windows and Mac versions.

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@John Waller The cross-platform license also now applies to downloaded copies of Elements from the Adobe online store. Not sure when this change was introduced.

 

I bought Elements 2021 last October and originally installed on a Mac laptop. I've recently moved to Windows and can confirm I had no issues using the same serial number.

 

When I go to my Adobe account, after clicking on Plans > Products I can see my Registered Products and as this screenshot shows, under Platform it says Multiple:

 

Screenshot 2021-04-29 095657.jpg

 

After I click on the Download button, I get the choice to download a copy for Mac or Windows:

 

Screenshot 2021-04-29 095737.jpg

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Thanks @Phil DC . That's news to me. I have not seen any announcement to that effect from Adobe, 

The previous single OS for downloads was in place for many years. I suspect it still applies to the OP's version 15 though.

 

Adobe has been known to silently change policy in the past. Here's another one.

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. . .  and it also depends on your OS.  Elements 15 will not function on Catalina or Big Sur.  Those operating systems require Elements 2020 and newer.

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Yes, that's the dealbreaker, regardless of the licensing.

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