Welcome to Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 12. This document contains late-breaking product information, updates, and troubleshooting tips not covered in the Photoshop Elements documentation.
To view the minimum system requirements to run Photoshop Elements 12, see the tech-specs page.
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Online services: Availability of online services depends on geographical regions. For the correct services listing, launch Adobe Photoshop Elements (Organizer), and choose Edit > Preferences > Adobe Partner Services on Windows or Elements Organizer > Adobe Partner Services Location on Mac, and click the "Choose" button to set your location.
Deactivating: Please ensure that your system date is correctly set for proper deactivation or registration of the product.
Windows and Mac OS parity: Elements Organizer is available on Mac OS as well as on Windows. Although to a large extent, Organizer has the same set of features on both platforms, a few features are not yet available on Mac in this cycle. Some such features are the Slide Show creation tool, Watched folders, Burning or Backup to CD/DVD and Sharing via Photo Mail. There may also be other differences in workflows or shortcuts, some of which are OS-specific.
Japanese IME tools and Online Services: If you use a Japanese IME tool with certain input methods like Hiragana, using online services such as Share to Facebook, Share to Flickr may cause a crash of Organizer. Users are requested to avoid using the IME tool or close and relaunch Organizer after each usage of such online services.
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