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macOS 12 Monterey: Will Adobe software work?

With the announcement of macOS 12 Monterey, you’re probably wondering if your Adobe software will work in this macOS upgrade.

Here’s the short version: As with any major system upgrade, it’s best to wait until all of the software you depend on is properly updated for it. If you decide to upgrade the system, the most compatible version of Creative Cloud applications is typically the latest version.

If you are upgrading from macOS 10.14 Mojave or earlier, significant changes in macOS since then may prevent older applications from running in macOS 12. If you can’t or don’t want to upgrade your applications to current versions if necessary, you should delay upgrading to Monterey. If you are upgrading from macOS 11 Big Sur, the differences in macOS 12 Monterey are relatively minor, so software that runs well in Big Sur will probably run well in macOS 12 Monterey.

With every macOS upgrade, full information about compatibility is typically not available on the day the new system is released or even shortly after. More information emerges over time, as Apple, Adobe, and other software developers test with the final public release and produce updates with fixes. I’ll update this article as new information comes out.

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Lightroom Classic on Apple Silicon Macs

Now that Apple is shipping Mac computers based on M1 Apple Silicon processors, test results are starting to appear, and some of them include Lightroom Classic. I spend a lot of time in Lightroom Classic, so I’m interested in how well it’s running on Apple Silicon Macs. This article lists links to some of those tests.

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macOS 11 Big Sur: Will Adobe software work?

With the announcement of macOS 11 Big Sur, you’re probably wondering if your Adobe software will work in this macOS upgrade.

Here’s the short version: As with most macOS major upgrades, it’s best to wait until all of the software you use is properly updated for it. If you decide to go ahead, you’ll want to run the most current version of Creative Cloud applications on the new system. Because of changes and tighter requirements by both Apple and Adobe, a much smaller number of old applications are going to run in macOS 11 Big Sur than in past upgrades. If you can’t or don’t want to upgrade your applications to current versions, you should delay upgrading to Big Sur.

With every macOS upgrade, full information about compatibility is typically not available on the day the new system is released or even shortly after. More information emerges over time, as Apple, Adobe, and other software developers test with the final public release and produce updates with fixes. I’ll update this article as new information comes out.

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macOS 10.15 Catalina: Will Adobe software work?

With the release of macOS 10.15 Catalina, you’re probably wondering if your Adobe software will work in this macOS upgrade.

Here’s the short version: If you decide to upgrade to Catalina, you’ll want to run the most current version of Creative Cloud applications on the new system. Because of changes and tighter requirements by both Apple and Adobe, a much smaller number of old applications are going to run in macOS 10.15 Catalina than in past upgrades. If you can’t or don’t want to upgrade your applications to current versions, you should delay upgrading to Catalina.

With every macOS upgrade, full information about compatibility is typically not available on the day the new system is released or even shortly after. More information emerges over time, as Apple, Adobe, and other software developers test with the final public release and produce updates with fixes. I’ll update this article as new information comes out.

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iMac with mac OS 10.14 Mojave desktop image

macOS 10.14 Mojave: Will Adobe software work?

With the release of macOS 10.14 Mojave, you’re probably wondering whether your Adobe software will work in this update to the Mac operating system.

With every macOS upgrade, full information about compatibility is typically not available on the day the new system is released or even shortly after. More information emerges over time, as Apple, Adobe, and other software developers test with the final public release and produce updates with fixes. I’ll update this article as new information comes out.

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