macOS 10.15 Catalina: Will Adobe software work?

The Apple announcement of macOS 10.15 Catalina probably makes you wonder whether your Adobe software will work in this macOS upgrade, which is due for release in late 2019.

Here’s the short version: You’ll want to run the most current version of Creative Cloud applications on macOS 10.15 Catalina. 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 macOS 10.15 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.