Photoshop CS6 not opening in Big Sur update for Mac

Explorer ,
Dec 03, 2020 Dec 03, 2020

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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

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 03, 2020 Dec 03, 2020
>>>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? Regrettably, there is no solution for Big Sur and CS6 will never be updated to run on Big Sur.

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Explorer , Jan 09, 2021 Jan 09, 2021
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.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 09, 2021 Jan 09, 2021

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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.

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Explorer ,
Jan 09, 2021 Jan 09, 2021

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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.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 09, 2021 Jan 09, 2021

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I have purchased Affinity. However, I reverted my MAC to Mojave. I’m not
giving up my CS 6 on IMAC. So, I’ve decided to keep it. It is a shame that
I had to revert my iMac. I don’t use it much but only for ART design and
photo editing also video editing. Those monthly subscription doesn’t work
for me either. I wish I can throw 55 dollars a month but I needs my money.
Lol

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Explorer ,
Jan 09, 2021 Jan 09, 2021

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Hi SD777,

I’ve remained in Mojave also…  Too many problems and related costs to move on to other OS’s.  Also, the new chips will change everything anyway…

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 18, 2021 Jan 18, 2021

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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.

Kevin Stohlmeyer Adobe Community Professional/Adobe Certified Instructor

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Explorer ,
Jan 18, 2021 Jan 18, 2021

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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.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 19, 2021 Jan 19, 2021

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Hi Kevin,

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. 

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 19, 2021 Jan 19, 2021

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Sorry I meant that for Scottkb2000, not Kevin. I don't know how to edit a post. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 19, 2021 Jan 19, 2021

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Hi

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.

Dave

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 19, 2021 Jan 19, 2021

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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.

Kevin Stohlmeyer Adobe Community Professional/Adobe Certified Instructor

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Explorer ,
Jan 19, 2021 Jan 19, 2021

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I'm leaving...this is driving me crazy!Thanks everyone!

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 20, 2021 Jan 20, 2021

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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?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 20, 2021 Jan 20, 2021

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There was an update to 22.1.1 that resolved a lot of issues with Big Sur.

Kevin Stohlmeyer Adobe Community Professional/Adobe Certified Instructor

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Explorer ,
Feb 07, 2021 Feb 07, 2021

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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. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 07, 2021 Feb 07, 2021

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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.

Dave

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 18, 2021 Jan 18, 2021

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Would I need to purchase additional licenses to use on more than one
computer? And will the price stay the same if using both windows and MAC?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 18, 2021 Jan 18, 2021

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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.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 20, 2021 Jan 20, 2021

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Thank you all for support.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 18, 2021 Jan 18, 2021

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You are allowed two active seats per license - they are Mac/PC agnostic.

Pricing is not dependent on system.

Find out more here:

https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/plans.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsoGkyKWm7gIVAr7ACh1CxAHgEAAYAiAAEgL... 

Kevin Stohlmeyer Adobe Community Professional/Adobe Certified Instructor

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Explorer ,
Mar 25, 2021 Mar 25, 2021

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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?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 25, 2021 Mar 25, 2021

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https://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/downgrade-macos-3581872/ 

Here are some directions - they don't make it easy.

Kevin Stohlmeyer Adobe Community Professional/Adobe Certified Instructor

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 20, 2021 Jan 20, 2021

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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! 

Finder>>
Applicstions>>
Adobe Photoshop CS6 folder>>
RIGHT click inactive CS6 app icon>>
Show Package Contents>>
Contents>>
MacOS>>
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!

 

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New Here ,
Jan 22, 2021 Jan 22, 2021

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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 ....... 

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 22, 2021 Jan 22, 2021

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So, were you using Big Sur when you performed these steps? If you did, then
that means I will need to upgrade my IMAC. I'm using Mojave. I had to
downgrade from Big Sur to Mojave to use my CS6.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 24, 2021 Jan 24, 2021

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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."

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