hello, I wish you a good year 2020 !!!
Sorry I'm french with a poor english...
I have photoshop éléments 12 and I buyed this evening the 2020 version.
Must I uninstall the 12 version before installing 2020 version?
Can I find my usuel catalog in the 2020 version?
I don't want to loose mys tag( entries) on about 12000 photos !
thank you for your responses
You do not need to uninstall Photoshop Elements 12. It will have its own catalog and Photoshop Elements 2020 will have its own catalog.
There is a method to import the old catalog into the new one, but I don't use the Organizer, so I will leave it to others who do to offer help for that.
@kozlow67, as Peru Bob says, you do not need to uninstall Elements 12 before installing 2020.
When you install Elements 2020, it should automatically find your Elements 12 catalog and convert the catalog to the new version. Your old catalog will be renamed with a -1 suffix after the name and will continue to be usable in Elements 12.
Occassionally, the automatic conversion does not take place (usually through user error). If that happens, you will still be able to convert the old catalog using the File>Manage Catalogs dialog.
Let us know if you run into any problems.
Thank youvery much ,I will install 2020 version;
an other question : can I uninstall then the 12th version without problems with common files?
If properly uninstalled with your operating system, yes. I would do it after the catalog conversion just to be sure it works OK.