Which Elements versions are compatible with macOS Catalina?

Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2021, Adobe Premiere Elements 2020, and Adobe Premiere Elements 2021 work with macOS 10.15 (Catalina) but have these known compatibility issues.

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Known compatibility issues with Photoshop Elements

Adobe has discovered the compatibility issues listed below with running Photoshop Elements 2020 and Photoshop Elements 2021 with macOS 10.15 (Catalina).

Checking "As a copy" in File > Save dialog does not append “copy” to the file name.

Save As

Workaround

Manually edit the name and add “copy”, or change the name to something unique.

Note: We are working with Apple to address this issue.

Known compatibility issues with Elements Organizer

Adobe has discovered the compatibility issues listed below with running Elements Organizer 2020 and Elements Organizer 2021 with macOS 10.15 (Catalina).

Cmd+A does not work when selecting media in the Import dialog

Any system dialog, wherein you can select media, does not allow you to select all media by pressing cmd+A.

Workaround

Navigate to the parent folder and click Get Media. This automatically imports all media in the parent folder.

Note: We are working with Apple to address this issue.

“Save in version Set with Original” does not append “_edited-1” to the filename in Save dialog

Save dialog box

Workaround

Manually edit the filename and add “edited_1” or change the name to something unique. 

Note:

We are working with Apple to address the issue.