Photoshop CS6 32 bit on iMac Mojave 64bit issue

Community Beginner ,
Jun 29, 2019 Jun 29, 2019

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Hi Support team,

Almost 2 years ago I've purchased Photoshop CS6 becouse I wanted perpetual licence. Everything is actually work fine, but Photoshop was lagging all the time from the start which worried me, but not as much so I ignore it. Few months ago, after OSX system update from sierra to Majove, I've started receive notifications like this Photoshop may affect the performance of your Mac. The developer of this app needs to update it to improve its compatibility.” I understood that I use 32 bit Photoshop on my 64 bit Majove. Does it mean that I've purchased 32 bit Photoshop ?

Under the link below,

64-bit OS benefits and limitations for Photoshop

I've read that

Mac OS

Photoshop CS6 and CC only install a 64-bit version on Mac OS.

Photoshop CS5 installs a version that can launch in either 32 bit or 64 bit when you install on a 64-bit version of Mac OS (Mac OS X 10.5 or later). If you are using Mac OS X 10.4 or earlier, then Photoshop only installs the 32-bit version.

Photoshop CS4 installs a 32-bit version only.

Any tips on how Can I update Photoshop CS6 from 32 bit to 64 bit on iMac? Will Reinstallation of CS6 help?

Thanks

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 29, 2019 Jun 29, 2019
On the mac side photoshop cs6 is 64 bit, there is no 32 bit photoshop cs6 on the mac side.The reason for the warnings your seeing is while the cs6 phoptoshop application itself is 64 bit, some helper apps like the adobe application manager are still 32 bit.You can just ignore those warnings, since it's not until the next macOS Catalina 10.15 that no 32 apps will be able to run and it remains to be seen whether cs6 will run on 10.15, so don't upgrade to 10.15 till other people report what works a...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 29, 2019 Jun 29, 2019

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Almost 2 years ago I've purchased Photoshop CS6 becouse I wanted perpetual licence.

Who sold you a permanent license for Photoshop CS6 within the last two years?

Because obviously it wasn’t Adobe.

Edit:

Older versions of Photoshop system requirements

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Jun 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019

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Some private resaler  Poland

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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CS6 can be installed as either 32 or 64 bit. You would need to reinstall to select 64 bit.

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New Here ,
Nov 15, 2019 Nov 15, 2019

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Where can I install 64 bit CS6 now? I can't find it.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 15, 2019 Nov 15, 2019

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Adobe removed most public software download links so you'll have to contact adobe support to get a cs6 installer.

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/kb/downloaded-older-app.html

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 29, 2019 Jun 29, 2019

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Catalina will not support 32-bit applications.  Until you are fully committed to 64-bit applications, do not upgrade to Catalina when Apple offers it.

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Community Beginner ,
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but I want Catalina as soon as it will appear. You already said that Photoshop CS6 is 64 bit, so it is OK, the Adobe App Manager  is 32 thats the case. I want to replace AAM 32 for 64

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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grzegorzw41362488  wrote

but I want Catalina as soon as it will appear.   I want to replace AAM 32 for 64

Supporting CS6 apps and plugins that are not 64-bit won't  work on Catalina.  Since CS5 is no longer supported  they will never be updated.  It is what it is.

If you want to use the latest operating system, you need to plan to upgrade your other software too.  Or stay on CS6 and don't upgrade to Catalina.  Your choice.

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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New Here ,
Jan 21, 2020 Jan 21, 2020

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Too bad I did not know this. it's to freakin late. They have some nerve... I Paid $222.12 in 2012, and Ihave a lisence.

They need to be sued for not warning Adobe users.

And Apple is complicit in not warning us.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 21, 2020 Jan 21, 2020

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Your software is 7 years old, and Apple has been telling people for a couple of years about 64-bit compatibility. You can continue to use (unsupported) CS6 on an older computer with an older version of macOS.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 21, 2020 Jan 21, 2020

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Adobe didn't do anything to make your old software stop working.  You did that yourself when you upgraded without checking compatibility first. 

https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/global/fix-macos-64-bit-compatibility-errors.html

 

BTW it's not too late to revert back to Mojave and stay there forever.  

https://macpaw.com/how-to/downgrade-from-catalina

 

Or you can get off this leaky boat and buy a Creative Cloud subscription which includes free upgrades with paid membership.  No more incompatibility problems with newer equipment and operating systems. 

 

Photography Plan (approx $10/month for 1 year subscription)

https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/photography.html

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 29, 2019 Jun 29, 2019

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On the mac side photoshop cs6 is 64 bit, there is no 32 bit photoshop cs6 on the mac side.

The reason for the warnings your seeing is while the cs6 phoptoshop application itself is 64 bit, some helper apps like the adobe application manager are still 32 bit.

You can just ignore those warnings, since it's not until the next macOS Catalina 10.15 that no 32 apps will be able to run and it remains to be seen whether cs6 will run on 10.15, so don't upgrade to 10.15 till other people report what works and what doesn't.

32-bit app compatibility with macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 and later - Apple Support

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019

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So, it means that I should replace Adobe App Menager 32 bit for 64 bit? Will it work? Can I leave Photoshop as it is an install only 64 bit Adobe App Menager ?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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I'm afraid there is no 64 bit Adobe Application Manager available for cs6.

On your mac go to Apple>About This Mac>System Report>Legacy Software to what apps on your mac are 32 bit.

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Jul 01, 2019 Jul 01, 2019

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Updates will surely be needed for Catalina. CC subscribers will get them. CS6 can be expected to be dead.

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