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Sonoma 14 Update

Community Beginner ,
Oct 06, 2023 Oct 06, 2023

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Sonoma 14.0 update on my Mac, killed some functions in PSE 2021 and PS as well.

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New Here ,
Oct 06, 2023 Oct 06, 2023

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My PSE 2021 Color Swatches and Color Picker no longer seems to work properly since updating to Sonoma 14. The Picker has a rainbow band at the top of the selector box. The default foreground box has a black band. And colors cannot be properly selected and there may be yet to be discovered malfunctions. Is a patch needed for Sonoma 14? Or is there an option that needs to be selected in Photoshop?

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 25, 2023 Nov 25, 2023

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It's so frustrating when two major players (Apple & Adobe) point the blame at the other guy.  I remember an OS update that caused PSE 2021 to crash.  Eventually a fix showed up from one or the other company, don't remember which.  Everything was fine until Apple struck again.  I have the same color picker problems you do and supposedly going to PSE 2024 is the answer.  Sorry, not going to fall for that again.  I guess Adobe only cares to sell us a newer, even more breakable version and Apple thinks adding more widgets and emojis is what the user really wants.  The only plus is I use PSE for my own enjoyment and don't have to depend on it to make a living.  Both companies should be ashamed of themselves, but, of course, they aren't.  They simply don't care.

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Mentor ,
Nov 26, 2023 Nov 26, 2023

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Your only option is to get the latest version PSE 2024- it's still only $59.      I have a windows machine and currently run all versions from version 10 to version 24.    SOmething to consdier the next time you need a new computer.

You can thank apple for locking out older programs that contained 32 bit parts.   PSE is no longer offically supported so they will never issue and "update/fix" for your older version.

Here's a link to a free 30 day trial-- giver er a whirl, a walk around the block, a stroll thru a field and see how you like it--- it is much better than pse 2021. 

https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-elements/free-trial.html?sdid=8JD958PF&mv=display&mv2=displ...


 

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New Here ,
Nov 27, 2023 Nov 27, 2023

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OK ... I just bought a brand new Mac Studio, last year because PSE wasn't working with my older Mac. Then bought the newest version which was 2021 and now, a year later I again have to buy the newest version?! This is nearly as bas as, "safe and effective"! I wish my job didn't depend on it. I guess I'll save more money by getting a new job and stop using Adobe products. I can't use my PSE AT ALL. See image. I have blogs and blogs of blah blah blah about PSE. I will no longer be recommending this product. Rather the contrary unless this gets fixed expeditiously.

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Mentor ,
Nov 27, 2023 Nov 27, 2023

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It's not going to "get fixed" for older versions, and yes pse 2021 is an older version.   Your only option due to your OS ( I'm assuming it's ventura) is to get the latest version.   From my view point it's entireply on Apple for killing of the support of older versions of programs. 

It's still only $59  the lowest price it ever will be.   

If your job depends upon it you can claim it as a business expense.

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