Soooo, I just purchased an old MacBook pro to use for my photo editing. I have PSE 11 on an old PC, which is critically ill, so I thought the low-cost solution was to buy an old mac and use this, since I knew it would be a better solution for me. I checked that PSE 11 would work with the mac (running on OS10.6 and it showed it was compatible). Now here starts the "fun" - I couldn't find my installation disc and after contacting Adobe support, they supplied me with the install file for PSE11. I installed it and now... The serial code doesn't work. I was told when I bought the package back in 2013, that I bought access for both Mac and PC, but the registration code does not work. I thought it was strange and I tried to press Buy in the installation fase and was taking to a site on the adobe site where nothing looked to be of a 'buy registration here'-type-of-thing...
So I wanted to ask you experts in here: Do anyone know whether it is possible to use the same reg. code for both mac and PC, and if not, is it possible to buy one for mac?
I know the product probably is EOL, but regarding the mac running on an old OS, I am a bit limited in the possible range of products I can get working on it 🙂
It is listed under My Products for windows, BUT when I bought it, the case with the discs had two serial numbers - one for mac and one for windows. Sadly, I have never used the mac serial number, so I cannot find it anywhere now and I am fearing it is lost. I got PSE11 through a reseller when I bought my now old Canon digital camera. It was an offer where both platforms were available, but I haven't registered the one for mac before (I have never owned one until now :))
Normally both platforms use the same serial number. So you must have a Windows only purchase. You may be able to buy a used version of PSE 11 but beware of auction sites. You need to have a properly de-activated copy or get the previous owner to do a licence transfer via Adobe.