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I like to upgrade my mac to catalina, but then I also need a upgrade to photoshop elements 2020 and premiere elements 2020. On the site however I read that there are still compatibility issues. The issues are exactly the same as half a year ago. Is there any progress? If I upgrade to elements 2020, will they offer me any solution afterwards, or will that only be available for users of elements 2021? Anybody knows / understands what is going on?

 

< I like the program very much, but I have some real questions about the company; it was selling elements 2019, well knowing it would be unusable in less then a year and apparently it's not giving any solution to these clients! They just had to buy a new version. Sorry, but no style at all! Correct me if I am wrong (I hope so), but this is what I can read about it on internet. >

 

Any advice if I should upgrade right now, or wait some more? (Or look for another program?)

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catalina and elements 2020 issues

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I like to upgrade my mac to catalina, but then I also need a upgrade to photoshop elements 2020 and premiere elements 2020. On the site however I read that there are still compatibility issues. The issues are exactly the same as half a year ago. Is there any progress? If I upgrade to elements 2020, will they offer me any solution afterwards, or will that only be available for users of elements 2021? Anybody knows / understands what is going on?

 

< I like the program very much, but I have some real questions about the company; it was selling elements 2019, well knowing it would be unusable in less then a year and apparently it's not giving any solution to these clients! They just had to buy a new version. Sorry, but no style at all! Correct me if I am wrong (I hope so), but this is what I can read about it on internet. >

 

Any advice if I should upgrade right now, or wait some more? (Or look for another program?)

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Please give the address of the page which mentions the issues which concern you. Adobe do want everyone to upgrade every year, yes. 

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thx for the response.

 

I am very sorry, but I cannot give you a particular page. What I mean is if I am searching around, on google, or on this support community, wherever, I can find several items where issues are mentioned (fi when saving a copy, you have to change the name manually, ...). Some posts are probably older ones, but it is not always clear how old. What I really miss is a clear note that these issues are solved, AND that the solution is solved in the latest version (or update) of the program. I simply find more negative posts than positive, and I think this is a pitty.

 

I am not a frequent user, and I do not want to upgrade every year. 1st: this is too expensive for the use I make. 2nd: I can never learn to work properly with a program, if it changes every 10th time I start it, even if it were minor changes. So please save me from an upgrade every year, however I do not have a problem with updates.

 

To be clear: I am working on PSE 13 since 2015, and I never had to do 1 UPDATE to keep it working. But I can understand it is not compatible with the newest osx anymore. I just do not want to buy a version which turns unusable next year, or, which turns out to be full of issues which never get solved.

 

For now, I am just missing the confidence to do a upgrade.

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Adobe released PSE 2020 in October last year and there has been one update in January 2020 mainly concerning Mac users. I would suggest downloading the free trial, installing the update and you can then test the software for 30 days before purchase.

 

If you are updating to Catalina on a machine where PSE 2019 is already installed there is a possibility it will continue to work. It’s a 64 bit app but the installers are 32 bit. So re-installation or installing on a brand new mac is impossible.

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thx for the clear response, but I still have questions,

 

Up till now I am working with PSE 13. I only read on google there was some problem concerning PSE 19, but that doesn't count for me. I just do not want te get in the same trouble. And if it was true, I do not like that policy. If I read your answer well, it was only a problem if you installed pse2019, and only then tried to migrate the program to a mac with catalina. Still, I think it was well possible for the company to give a free upgrade only to these people as a solution. But I repeat, it is not for me.

 

About my questions: I am not very much used to update, upgrade, buy... (on adobe). So I thought when you get a trial, it is not possible to do the upgrade anymore, you have to BUY (which is more expensive). After all, I am working with PSE (13) for 5 years now, I do not need to try it out to know the possibilities of the program. I just want to have a version which is working on my macbook pro after upgrading to catalina.

 

A second problem I have with trials in general: I can install a trial today, but I do not know if I find the time to try it out tomorrow, or even the next month. In that way I bought adobe premiere elements 13 in 2015, and I only started using it last year (2019). So, I fear I just do not have the time for a real test.

 

What I do not know, and what I have to decide: 2 possibilities:

1: I first upgrade my mac to catalina. Probably pse 13 will not work anymore. And if I then find out I can not get pse 2020 working properly, I am without pse for who knows how long... (same problem with premiere). And I can not undo the upgrade to catalina.

2: I do first the upgrade to pse 2020 (or the trial). But at that moment I do not know if it will run once I convert to catalina. And after the conversion I cannot turn back, whatever the outcome.

 

So, this leaves me with 2 questions: 1: Is pse2020 (and adobe premiere elements 2020) presently running fine on catalina? And 2: can I upgrade my pse13 to pse2020 AFTER I converted my machine to catalina (I expect this can give some trouble as at that moment pse13 is not working anymore, and I do not know the exact criteria they are using to give me an upgrade)?

 

Thanks for helping me out.

 

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