I had Photoshop CS6 installed on my iMac when it was running High Sierra. It ran smoothly for every update through Catalina. With the most recent Update (Big Sur), it will not open. There is a hack, where you "Show Package Contents" for the CS6.app, then go to Contents > MacOS > click on Adobe Photoshop CS6 and just disregard the error notices that pop up, close them and this opens Photoshop. The video I watched worked in Catalina, but when I tried it with the Big Sur update...it showed different popup messages and the only choice was to leave "terminal" open (if terminal was closed, the whole operation closed). Photoshop opened after closing the pop ups, but I was left with a spinning ball and it never ended. Therefore the hack didn't work for Photoshop in the Big Sur update. Does anyone have any solution to this and if not, does anyone know if there will be any attempt to make CS6 et al work in Big Sur? Any advice or information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Move to Affinty softwares. Abode suite became bloated crapwares. The Affinity suite works soomthly and is quite cheaper. You can try it before buying the softwares. I stoped with Adobe at the CS6.
Truth be told, I found an expert who was able to get Adobe CC 2020 to work perfectly with Big Sur, so I'm sticking with what I know for the time being. I'm a digital artist working with Corel Painter software and usually use Photoshop in a limited capacity (mostly composition functions) prior to painting with Corel. The Photoshop software I am using now may or may not work with higher versions of mac IOS, but I plan on staying with Big Sur indefinitely or as long as practicable.
If you only do Photo/Video editing there are much less expensive options out there - The Photoshop Photography plan which includes PS and LR is only $9.99/mo.
Premiere Pro added on is another $20.
Better than the $54/mo for more than you may need.
Thanks Kevin, but I found someone to get Photoshop cc 2020 working in Big Sur and am very pleased with it. But I will keep the PS/LR option in mind going forward.
you mean you are running the photoshop version for Windows on Big Sur? How do you do this?
I'm at a crossroads because I need a new computer, so do I find an "older" computer that is still being sold in store with Catalina or previous on it or do I get a new computer from Apple with big sur, or possibly Catalina. If I can run bought version on new computer that would be the ticket.
Sorry I meant that for Scottkb2000, not Kevin. I don't know how to edit a post.
A subscription is not tied to Windows or Mac. You can activate in two machines, in any combination of PC/Mac but the license is personal and permits use on only one at a time. So it is one seat at two machines. If you try and activate on a third then you will be asked to deactivate one of the others.
No - you run the Mac version on Big Sur. Your Adobe account allows you to download either version - Mac or Windows depending on your system. You don't buy a Windows or Mac version anymore.
I'm leaving...this is driving me crazy!Thanks everyone!
This is the post I am referring to:
"Thanks Kevin, but I found someone to get Photoshop cc 2020 working in Big Sur and am very pleased with it." -Scottkb2000
photoshop cc 2020 is a downloadable version. So how did he get it to run on Big Sur?
There was an update to 22.1.1 that resolved a lot of issues with Big Sur.
Can you answer a question for me. When using the current Adobe Cloud, is all design work produced on the Cloud or are you downloading the apps to the desktop? Since Adobe Cloud's introduction, I've not even been able to access the free InDesign trial because of the slow internet connection. I have Frontier High-Speed DSL in Bishop, California and "high-speed internet" with a monthly limited bandwidth allocation outside of Chico. One Adobe Acrobat update (940 mb) on the "high-speed internet" used up a month's allotment, slowing the speed down to dial-up. It's not possible to pay for additional bandwidth.
Additionally, I am still working off a 2010 MBP with the CS6 version. I am a print book designer with publications in CS6, 5 and 4. If I can get the free trial, will using the Cloud make those files in those standalone desktop applications unreadable or will I be able to still access them from the old desktop versions?
Though not Adobe, I've attached a screenshot of the download time for a Garmin map update using Frontier High Speed DSL (122 hours) and high speed limited bandwidth (2449 hours). Our country country's rural areas still lag behind other countries for high speed DSL.
And thank you in advance for being reachable contacts for Adobe questions.
The apps are downloaded and run on the local PC. You can choose to save to the cloud or save locally.
Photoshop can be run offline but needs to connect every 30 days to confirm the subscription is valid.
You can use it on two machines, and the license is cross-platform. So you'll be fine.
Actually, you can install on as many machines as you like, but you can only be signed in on two of them at the same time. If you try to sign in on a third, you'll be offered to sign out from one of the others. So it's a very streamlined system.
You are allowed two active seats per license - they are Mac/PC agnostic.
Pricing is not dependent on system.
Find out more here:
How do I revert to Mojave from the recent update to big sur? I need my CS6!
Thanks for your help. PS: Did it work for you?
I have found a terminal work around! I am not sure if there are any stability issues as I have not tested this long term. As of now, however, the app opens up great and seems to be working perfectly for me!
Adobe Photoshop CS6 folder>>
RIGHT click inactive CS6 app icon>>
Show Package Contents>>
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (terminal icon)
... wait ...
Give permission for Terminal to control your computer. CS6 should be open!
If you close the terminal window you'll get a warning that all applications running in the terminal will close. So minimize the Terminal, don't close it!
I'm not an expert so if there are reasons this won't be a good long term solution please let me know! Always in "learn" mode when it comes to tech! Hope this helps!
I will try this. Up until now I have been nervous to upgrade the OS. When I bought CS6 it was £600 and there was no mention of an expiry date .......
did you see the response below ? Sorry I meant to reply to you specifically!
"Right, I think if you already have Big Sur, you can't install fresh. I know
for sure this works for those of us who already had CS6 and upgraded to Big
Sur. BUT I would venture to say it may work for other Mac OS updates that
"broke" CS6 being that it's a terminal command?! That's my hope, at least.
I'd love to hear if this solution fixes broken CS6 in other Mac OS updates."