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Elements 2019 not compatable with OS Catalina.

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Dec 08, 2019

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Hi, Having recently purchased elements 2019 I am a bit peeved to find the it will not be compatable with my mac should I upgrade to OS Catalina. Is there something in the pipeline to upgrade elements 2019, so it is compatable with Catalina? As it stands I either do not upgrade to Catalina or upgrade and lose the use of elements. If I am forced to upgrade will I have to pay the full amount again for the program, of which I have had the use of for three months at the most. 

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Elements 2019 not compatable with OS Catalina.

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Hi, Having recently purchased elements 2019 I am a bit peeved to find the it will not be compatable with my mac should I upgrade to OS Catalina. Is there something in the pipeline to upgrade elements 2019, so it is compatable with Catalina? As it stands I either do not upgrade to Catalina or upgrade and lose the use of elements. If I am forced to upgrade will I have to pay the full amount again for the program, of which I have had the use of for three months at the most. 

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JohnGirr I get where you're coming from.  I remember missing out on Mac OS X Lion because it would have rendered Photoshop CS3 unusable on my Snow Leopard machine so I decided to skip the update.  It wasn't that hard because I loved Snow Leopard anyway.  But in your case, if you upgrade to Catalina, you're not only looking at losing Photoshop Elements 2019 but ALL 32 bit apps and plugins you may have installed (Adobe and otherwise).  You'll have to decide what matters most to you.  The only way to run Photoshop Elements on Catalina comes by way of purchasing Photoshop Elements 2020.

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Thanks for your input. Hopefully Adobe will come up with a solution rather than just me paying out more cash for the same product!
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Adobe won't make 2019 compatible with Catalina. That ship has sailed. You will require version 2020.

 

Curiously, Photoshop Elements 2019 is 64 bit but the installer and other utility files are 32 bit. So 2019 should run OK on Catalina (although Adobe won't support it) but you won't be able to install or uninstall it.

 

The only way to run 2019 on Catalina is to upgrade your operating system with 2019 already installed. No guarantees with this unsupported approach but it's an option.

 

Having said that. if you have no compelling reason to upgrade to Catalina right now then another option is to stay with Mojave and keep using Elements 2019.

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