Learn which Adobe apps are compatible with Big Sur (macOS 11).

Do my Adobe apps work in Big Sur?

Apps compatible with Big Sur

The versions of the apps below work in Big Sur but have these known issues.

Adobe app Version(s) compatible with Big Sur
Adobe Creative Cloud apps 2021
Adobe Acrobat Pro

Acrobat DC

Acrobat 2020

Acrobat 2017

Adobe Photoshop Elements         2021
Adobe Premiere Elements 2021
Adobe Connect application for desktop 2020.10.3

We are still testing and optimizing our other apps to make them fully compatible with Big Sur. We recommend that you run your Adobe apps only in operating systems and hardware platforms as noted in the system requirements for your apps.

When can I upgrade to Big Sur?

Creative Cloud apps | Photoshop Elements | Premiere Elements | Acrobat | Connect

If you're in the middle of a project or other business-critical work, we recommend that you wait until the project is complete. Before you upgrade, make sure you have a reliable backup and can restore to your current version in case you run into issues. If possible, upgrade in a test environment to ensure your third-party plug-ins, workflows, and configuration continue to work as expected.

Other Adobe apps

We strongly recommend you wait until we have released a compatible version of your app. 

Using Adobe Captivate?  Learn more about Captivate on macOS Big Sur.

What are the known issues or bugs?

See the documents below for known issues with Adobe apps and macOS Big Sur.

Apps Issues
All Creative Cloud apps
Sometimes Creative Cloud files take a long time to sync or syncing appears stuck. Learn how to fix this syncing issue.
Photoshop
Photoshop | Known issues for Big Sur
Illustrator Illustrator | Known issues for Big Sur
Lightroom Lightroom | Known issues for Big Sur
Lightroom Classic
Lightroom Classic | Known issues for Big Sur
Acrobat Acrobat | Known issues for Big Sur
Photoshop Elements | Premiere Elements  Elements | Known issues for Big Sur
Adobe Bridge Adobe Bridge | Known issues for Big Sur
InDesign InDesign | Known issues for Big Sur
Premiere Pro Premiere Pro | Known issues for Big Sur 

 Getting a printing error after updating to Big Sur 11.0.1? Your printer driver may have become incompatible. To resolve the error, download and install the latest printer driver from the printer manufacturer's website.

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