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Photoshop Elements 2018 - Mac Big Sur

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Mar 18, 2021 Mar 18, 2021

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Hi, I can't run Photoshop Elements 2018 on my Mac as it just hangs.  I'm running Big Sur 11.2.3 so is there a know issue?

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LEGEND , Mar 18, 2021 Mar 18, 2021
New system, new apps. It's the Apple way! You need to upgrade to the latest Elements.

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 18, 2021 Mar 18, 2021
Errr, no... It was Apple's decision 18 months ago to only support 64-bit apps with the release of macOS Catalina. As Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 was released 3.5 years ago and contains some 32-bit code, unfortunately that version is no longer compatible with the latest macOS. You will need to upgrade to the latest Adobe Photoshop Elements 2021 release. The standard price for the upgrade is around $80. Before you update your OS or buy a new computer (especially macOS and Apple Mac computers) yo...

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Mar 18, 2021 Mar 18, 2021

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New system, new apps. It's the Apple way! You need to upgrade to the latest Elements.

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New Here ,
Mar 18, 2021 Mar 18, 2021

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More like the Adobe scam .........

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 18, 2021 Mar 18, 2021

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Errr, no...

 

It was Apple's decision 18 months ago to only support 64-bit apps with the release of macOS Catalina.

 

As Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 was released 3.5 years ago and contains some 32-bit code, unfortunately that version is no longer compatible with the latest macOS. You will need to upgrade to the latest Adobe Photoshop Elements 2021 release. The standard price for the upgrade is around $80.

 

Before you update your OS or buy a new computer (especially macOS and Apple Mac computers) you should always check first to see whether your existing apps will be compatible.

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LEGEND ,
Mar 18, 2021 Mar 18, 2021

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Sure, blame Adobe for Apple's decisions if you want. Adobe don't mind, you still have to pay.

No apps older than 2019 could be installed on Catalina, as I'm sure you know. This wasn't an accident, and Big Sur didn't remove it.

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Sep 07, 2021 Sep 07, 2021

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I am running Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 with Catalina 10.15.7. I guess I am just lucky.

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 07, 2021 Sep 07, 2021

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I am running Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 with Catalina 10.15.7. I guess I am just lucky.

 

The only way to do that is to have Elements 2018 already installed and then upgrade your operating system from Mojave (or earlier) to Catalina.

 

Elements 2018 cannot be installed on Catalina due to the 32 bit installer which will not run.

 

Unless you managed to install Elements 2018 on Catalina. If that was the case, we'd honestly love to hear about it to see if it helps others.

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Thanks John, I thought there must have been a technical reason. 'Luck' is a nebulous term.

Yes, it was installed on an earlier system and migrated to a new Mac.

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