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I can't install my Photoshop Elements [2018 on macOS Big Sur]

New Here ,
Oct 22, 2021 Oct 22, 2021

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I bought Photoshop two a few years ago. I am trying to reinstall it, and I am getting an error message "Install needs to be updated." and "The developer of this app needs to update it to work with this version of macOS. Contact the developer for more information." 

 

What should I do? 

 

Thanks,

 

Ofer 

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Oct 22, 2021 Oct 22, 2021

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I don't think Photoshop (Elements) two was available for a Mac.  So, you have not given us enough information to help you.  What OS do you have?  If you have Catalina, you would need Elements 2020.  If you have Big Sur, you would need Elements 2021.  If you have an earlier version of Elements, you will not be able to install it and will have to upgrade.

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Oct 22, 2021 Oct 22, 2021

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I have Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 and I am running on Big Sur. Do I have to buy a new product? The old one was working fine until I did a clean install of the Big Sur.

 

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Ofer

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Oct 22, 2021 Oct 22, 2021

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You'll have to upgrade Photoshop Elements to the current version 2022.

 

Versions earlier than 2021 cannot be installed on Big Sur due to changes made by Apple to the operating system.

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Oct 22, 2021 Oct 22, 2021

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I know very little about Macs but, as I understand it, Elements 2018 would work with an upgrade of the OS to Big Sur.  But, it cannot be installed on a fresh OS installation.

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As a workaround, you could run latest verison of Parallels virtual machine for Mac with a Windows 10 OS. And then install the Windows version of PSE 2018.  However, Parallels for Mac costs 80 Euros/year.  The other workaround is to revert to Mac Mojave.

 

 

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

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