List of system requirements necessary to run Adobe Photoshop Elements 2021 optimally.

Windows

  • Intel 6th Generation or newer processor or AMD equivalent with SSE4 support
  • Microsoft Windows 10 version 1903 or later (version 1909 recommended); 64-bit versions only; Windows 7, Windows 8.1 not supported
  • HEIF/HEVC import supported only on Windows 10 version 1903 or later. Visit www.adobe.com/go/preheifinfo for more details.
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 7.3GB of available hard-disk space to install applications; additional 3GB to download all optional content; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1280x800 display resolution (at 100% scale factor)
  • Microsoft DirectX 12 compatible display driver
  • DVD-ROM drive (for installation from DVD) 
  • Internet connection required for product activation and content download*

macOS

  • Intel 6th Generation or newer processor 
  • macOS 10.14 through 10.15 or macOS 11
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 7.8GB of available hard-disk space to install applications; additional 3GB to download all optional content; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1280x800 display resolution (at 100% scale factor)
  • DVD-ROM drive (for installation from DVD) 
  • Internet connection required for product activation and content download*

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