Will Photoshop Elements 2022 Run on Macbook Pro M1?

New Here ,
Oct 09, 2021 Oct 09, 2021

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I can't seem to find the answer anywhere. The requirements state Intel 6th Generation or newer processor will work which seems to indicate it will; however, I have seen that some people had issues with the 2021version. I appreciate any definitive answers!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 09, 2021 Oct 09, 2021

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I have asked Adobe for a clearer statement to be published.  In the meantime, all I can suggest is that you try the free download and see whether it works on your machine.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 09, 2021 Oct 09, 2021

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Thanks @Greg_S. 

 

Yes the Adobe M1 compatibility page neglects to mention many Adobe apps, including Elements.

https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/kb/apple-silicon-m1-chip.html

 

Lots of room for more clarity. I thought they'd at least update it when 2022 was released.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 13, 2021 Oct 13, 2021

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It looks like Elements 2022 is not yet compatible with M1 chip machines.  See this post from an Adobe employee.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 13, 2021 Oct 13, 2021

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Doesn't run natively on M1 but it should still run under Rosetta 2?

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New Here ,
Oct 19, 2021 Oct 19, 2021

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Adobe Photoshop Elements won't even install.

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New Here ,
Oct 21, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

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The trial installed on my M1 air after installing Adobe Creative Cloud

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 25, 2022 Mar 25, 2022

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Mine too. Just bought a new M1 mac air but cannot use photoshop. The 2022 editor trial version downloaded but just does not open and here we are in March 2022 and there are no answers on the forums or anywhere else. Looks like I will have to switch to Affinity.

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 25, 2021 Oct 25, 2021

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Hi,

 

Please use the latest installer available here to install on M1 machines: https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/kb/photoshop-elements-downloads.html

 

Thanks,

Vipin

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 01, 2021 Nov 01, 2021

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Hi Vipin,

You imply that Photoshop Elements will run on M1 machines. Adobe is clear that it will not:

https://helpx.adobe.com/cy_en/download-install/kb/apple-silicon-m1-chip.html

Can you please clarify.

Thanks, Philip

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 18, 2021 Nov 18, 2021

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Yes, it will. I just installed it today on my Mac Mini with M1 chip, and it is speedy. I previously installed PSE 2021 and it was so slow that it was unusable. Scrolling down hte display of photos was intolerable. I converted the library from PSE2021 to PSE2022 without issues. 

 

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 18, 2021 Nov 18, 2021

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Edit to my previous post that I am successfully using PSE2022 on a M1 Mac Mini -- PSE2022 uses Rosetta 2; it appears PSE2021 uses Rosetta (assuming v1).

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New Here ,
Nov 18, 2021 Nov 18, 2021

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Installed fine and ran once for me today on my new MacBook Pro. Now it won't launch. Bounces for a while and then sits there. Has to be force-quit.

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New Here ,
Nov 20, 2021 Nov 20, 2021

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Well crap I purchased the latest Photoshop Elements for my MacBook Pro M1max and what I read seemed to indicate it would work... I also have the editor acting dead and only Force Quit seems to be the way out?  Can I get my money back if it is not compatible or should I just hold onto my serial number in the hopes they will have a fix before long?

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New Here ,
Nov 20, 2021 Nov 20, 2021

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I also experience having to force quit every now and then. It seems ot matters if crstive cloud app is active and/off the organizer but I always get ot running and when it runs it runs very well therefore i did not consider not working with it. The software does things that no other app than Photoshop can do. Hope the advice helps!

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 25, 2022 Mar 25, 2022

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Photoshop elements does not open at all and I have tried installing and re-installing several times. I have a mac air with m1 chip. I have rosetta too I guess as I got the message telling me to download it, which I did.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 20, 2021 Nov 20, 2021

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 29, 2021 Nov 29, 2021

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Hi,

 

Please use the latest installer available here to install on M1 machines: https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/kb/photoshop-elements-downloads.html

 

Thanks,

Vipin

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Participant ,
Nov 29, 2021 Nov 29, 2021

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Hi

Is this also a fix for the installation for Elements 2022 on M1 and OS Monterey or are  Adobe and Apple still working on the issue.?

Regards Adrian 

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 29, 2021 Nov 29, 2021

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Adobe is actively working with Apple to resolve the issues with OS 12.0 Monterey. As we have more information, we will update the forums. Thank you for your patience.

 

If you have an M1 machine with macOS 11, Elements should work without any issues on M1 machine.

 

Regards,

Vipin

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Participant ,
Nov 29, 2021 Nov 29, 2021

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Thank you 

I have an M1 machine with OS 12  Monterey so will have to wait for the issue to be resolved.

 

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 25, 2022 Mar 25, 2022

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Hello, I downloaded the trial version of adobe photoshop elements 2022 on my new mac air with the m1 chip. It does not open despite re-stalling several times after deleting the previous versions. I had planned to upgrade to the paid version as I have photoshop elements 2018 paid version on my previous mac. There are no clear answers anywhere, whether I should just give up on elements altogether or not, and I think this is deliberate? Maybe you expect people to wait till you make a compatible version but people can't. 

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 01, 2021 Dec 01, 2021

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It downloaded and installed but will not run on my Macbook Air M1 and will not run on my roomates Macbook M1 Pro.

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 01, 2021 Dec 01, 2021

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Are you using Rosetta 2 to run the program?  I know nothing about Macs, but it is my understanding that is what is required.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 01, 2021 Dec 01, 2021

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Yes and it still will not load.

I requested a refund and will use a 

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