Photoshop and Mojave | macOS 10.14
This article lists known compatibility issues that you may encounter when running Photoshop on macOS 10.14 (Mojave) and provides known workarounds.
Adobe has discovered the compatibility issues listed below with running Photoshop CC 2018 (and earlier) with macOS 10.14 Mojave.
Adobe strongly recommends that customers update to the Photoshop 2019 release prior to updating to macOS 10.14 Mojave. Older versions of Photoshop were not designed, nor extensively tested to run on macOS Mojave. Additionally, we strongly recommend that customers do their own testing on a non-production partition to ensure that new operating systems work with their current hardware and drivers (printing, etc). You may wish to remain on an older version of the OS that is compatible with prior versions of our software.
If you do encounter issues not already documented, feel free to report them on our feedback site.
Photoshop CC 2018 or earlier
macOS 10.14 Mojave
Adobe has discovered the compatibility issue listed below when running Photoshop CC 2018 and earlier releases on macOS 10.14 Mojave.
Launching Photoshop CC 19.1.9 or 19.1.8 on macOS 10.14 can cause the Home screen to load slowly or show a blank Learn panel
|Product version affected||Photoshop CC versions 19.1.9 and 19.1.8
|Operating system||macOS Mojave (10.14)
Workaround (Home screen is slow to load)
To fix this issue, follow the workaround steps mentioned below:
From the menu bar, choose Photoshop > Preferences > General.
In the Preferences dialog, deselect the Auto Show The Home Screen and Use Legacy New Document Interface options.
Workaround (Learn panel is blank)
As a workaround, choose Window from the menu bar and uncheck Learn.
Pen pressure does not work and busy cursor displays while painting
Update to Photoshop CC 2019 20.0.2.
Workaround (Earlier versions)
If you launch Photoshop CC 2018 (and earlier) after updating to macOS 10.14, you will be presented with the following dialog:
Adobe Photoshop would like to control this computer using accessibility features. Grant access to this application in Security & Privacy preferences, located in System Preferences.
If you click Deny, you observe the following problems when using Photoshop:
- Pen pressure does not work
- The Busy cursor displays while painting
Instead, follow the steps below:
Open System Preferences.
Select Security & Privacy.
Click the lock to make changes, then enter your system user name and password for your computer.
Select Privacy from the top set of tabs, then select Accessibility from the left-hand column of options.
Click the + (plus) button under the list 'Allow the apps below to control your computer'.
Navigate to the Applications folder and select the Photoshop application and click Open.
The System Preferences dialog setting for Photoshop should look similar to the image below with Photoshop added and checked:
Click the lock to prevent further changes. Relaunch Photoshop.
Black artifacts on image after using the Liquify filter
After you use the Liquify filter on an image on a specific Mac hardware/graphics cards, there are unexpected black pixels on the image.
You are running macOS 10.14.0, 10.14.2, or 10.14.3.
Macs with the following graphics cards are affected:
- AMD Radeon HD - FirePro D300
- AMD Radeon HD - FirePro D500
- AMD Radeon HD - FirePro D700
- AMD Radeon R9 M290
- AMD Radeon R9 M370
- AMD Radeon R9 M390
Update to macOS Mojave 10.14.4.
Run Liquify without graphics acceleration:
- Hold down the Option key when you select Filter > Liquify to disable the Use Graphics Processor option when launching the Liquify dialog.
- Disable the Use Graphics Processor option in the preferences.
- Choose Photoshop > Preferences > Performance.
- Deselect Use Graphics Processor.
- Quit and relaunch Photoshop.
We are working with Apple to address this issue.
Epson printer profiles missing in Photoshop
Epson ICC printer profiles are missing in Photoshop after updating to macOS Mojave.
To resolve this issue, reset the printing system in your Mac's system preferences and then add your Epson printer again.
Dark Appearance setting doesn't affect all of the User Interface
When you enable Dark Mode appearance in the macOS System Preferences > General dialog, not all of Photoshop's UI changes to reflect the Dark setting. The Application menus inherit the Dark Mode setting but the following elements do not:
- The application frame and panels
- Photoshop dialogs
- Pop-up menus
- Panel Menus
- Context Menus
- OS dialogs, such as Open... and the Apple Color Picker
Photoshop has its own settings for controlling the application frame, panels and Photoshop dialogs. To have these user interface elements better match the Dark Mode appearance:
- Go to Preferences > Interface.
- Set the Color Theme to the darkest setting.
Note: Pop-up, panel and context menus, as well as OS dialogs, such as Open and the Apple Color Picker, are unaffected by this setting.
Quick Share to Facebook, Twitter are missing
Goodbye, Quick Share!
With the April release of Photoshop 23.3, Quick Share will be removed due to low usage, desire to simplify the options bar UI, and redundant functionality to other export functions.
When you click on the Share icon in the far right of the Options bar to share an image, Facebook, Twitter, etc are no longer an option in the menu.
Photoshop uses the macOS APIs for sharing and these options have been removed in Mojave.
Save For Web settings are not retained between sessions
When you quit and relaunch Photoshop, your last used settings in Save For Web are not preserved. Adobe's engineering team is investigating this issue.