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Photoshop [Elements] on iMac & iPad!

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Aug 05, 2021 Aug 05, 2021

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I upgraded from 15 to 2021 on iMac, thinking I could add IPad as second device.  However, seems I have to but another copy of product.  I would rather use my iPad as the main device, so how do I swop?  Or is it possible to use on both.  

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 05, 2021 Aug 05, 2021
Hi @Chalkywhite , Yes, Photoshop and Photoshop Elements are very different Adobe products. Photoshop is professional grade, subscription only software with a full robust feature set. You pay a monthly fee to use Photoshop. Photoshop Elements is pay-once-own-forever. It is more amateur level and consumer focussed. It is more suited to hobbyists and families. It is frequently used for photo albums and scrapbooking although it can do much more than that.
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Aug 05, 2021 Aug 05, 2021

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@Chalkywhite wrote:

I upgraded from 15 to 2021 on iMac


 

You've posted in the Photoshop forum but those version numbers suggest you're using Photoshop Elements..


Do you have Photoshop or Photoshop Elements?

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Photoshop elements. Guess I have done this wrong.

Sent from my iPhone Wendy White

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Photoshop for the iPad should be available to you. Have you downloaded the Creative Cloud app on your iPad and signed in? If you have Photoshop Elements, that is a different animal.

Melissa Piccone | Adobe Certified Instructor | Adobe User Group Manager

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Yes, but i am being asked for payment. I had wrongly assumed I could use on both iMac and new iPad. Photoshop elements I guess is very different.

Sent from my iPhone Wendy White

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Hi @Chalkywhite ,

 

Yes, Photoshop and Photoshop Elements are very different Adobe products.

 

Photoshop is professional grade, subscription only software with a full robust feature set. You pay a monthly fee to use Photoshop.

 

Photoshop Elements is pay-once-own-forever. It is more amateur level and consumer focussed. It is more suited to hobbyists and families. It is frequently used for photo albums and scrapbooking although it can do much more than that.

 


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Yes, but i am being asked for payment.

 

I assume you mean you're being asked for payment for Photoshop for iPad.

 

Photoshop for iPad is a new Adobe subscription product which can be purchased separately or is included with Photoshop (not Elements) Cloud plans. It is full Photoshop for iPad. So very different to your Photoshop Elements.

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New Here ,
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HI,
Thank you
Yes, being asked to pay for Photoshop on iPad.
I want to enhance scanned in images of my artwork before printing or production of other products.
I have upgraded Photoshop Elements at £70 which I probably didn’t need to. 15 was working fine. Stupidly, I deleted that version and no longer have a serial number.
So expensive mistake. I will try trial period of Photoshop on my new iPad Pro and go from there.
Thanks again.

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@Chalkywhite Adobe usually stores serial numbers under your Adobe ID when you register your software - registration is normally an automatic step when you install and activate.

 

If you sign into your Adobe account at www.adobe.com, you should find your Elements 15 serial number listed there.

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