Highlighted

Photoshop Elements 2019 and 2020 and Mac Catalina Question

New Here ,
Sep 29, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I purchased Photoshop Elements 2020 to run on a Macbook Pro running Catalina 10.15.7.  All of my pictures are in the previously purchased Elements 2019 Organizer.  When I tried to open the 2019 Organizer, I get a message that Organizer isn't currently licensed and I should launch Elements Editor to update the license. When I launch Elements Editor, nothing happens.  Is there a way I can open the 2019 program so I can refer to the pictures as I reload them into Elements 2020?  I knew there were some compatibility issues, but nothing like this.

TOPICS
How to, Mac, Problem or error

Views

52

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more

Photoshop Elements 2019 and 2020 and Mac Catalina Question

New Here ,
Sep 29, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I purchased Photoshop Elements 2020 to run on a Macbook Pro running Catalina 10.15.7.  All of my pictures are in the previously purchased Elements 2019 Organizer.  When I tried to open the 2019 Organizer, I get a message that Organizer isn't currently licensed and I should launch Elements Editor to update the license. When I launch Elements Editor, nothing happens.  Is there a way I can open the 2019 program so I can refer to the pictures as I reload them into Elements 2020?  I knew there were some compatibility issues, but nothing like this.

TOPICS
How to, Mac, Problem or error

Views

53

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Sep 29, 2020 0
Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 29, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi

Since your question is about Photoshop Elements, I have moved this from the Photoshop forum where you posted.

~ Jane

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Sep 29, 2020 0
Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 29, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

"All of my pictures are in the previously purchased Elements 2019 Organizer."

 

No, the pictures and the catalog folder are not in the "Organizer", they are where you put them on your computer;  the catalog simply manages links to their real location and path.

If I am right in thinking that you have installed PSE2020 and the Catalina OS version on the same computer, all you have to do is to convert the catalog to the new PSE2020 catalog format. Use the menu File >> manage catalogs; click on the 'convert' button and select the last catalog in the dialog that opens. If you don't find it on this list, you can browse to its real location with the option 'more'. You get the default location of catalogs from the menu Help >> System Info. Your PSE2020 catalog has been created there by default.

The conversion creates a new catalog and the old one in PSE2020 format is renamed with a -1 suffix.

 

If you have migrated to a new computer with Catalina and PSE2020, read this:

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements/kb/backup-restore-move-catalog-photoshop.html

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Sep 29, 2020 0