Photoshop Elements crashes on launch after macOS 12.3 update.


In case you are seeing a crash on the launch of Photoshop Elements 2021 & 2022 after updating macOS to 12.3, here is a workaround to fix this issue. Apple and Adobe are aware of this issue and looking into it.



  1. Open Finder and click on the Go Menu.

  2. Choose ‘Go to Folder…’ option and navigate to the following locations:

    [PSE 2022]: /Applications/Adobe Photoshop Elements 2022/Support Files/Adobe Photoshop Elements

    [PSE 2021]: /Applications/Adobe Photoshop Elements 2021/Support Files/Adobe Photoshop Elements

  3. Inside the MacOS folder, look for ‘sniffer’ executable file and rename it to ‘pse_sniffer’.

  4. Launch Photoshop Elements Editor and see if the problem persists.

Ask the Community

If you are still facing any issues or have further questions, you can post questions and get answers from experts on the Photoshop Elements community forum.

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