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Standard User shirland
(member) Tue 17-Nov-20 14:52:15
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Photoshop Elements 2021


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I was looking at getting the latest Photoshop Elements 2021 and note that although it works with Mojave and Catalina, Adobe say it needs 6th Generation intel processor.

I have a late 2013 iMac which I believe has a 4th Generation Intel processor. Does this mean it will not work?

I can understand it not working on older operating systems but I have never come across a Mac software that specifies a processor before.

Have I misunderstood something here?

Thanks
Standard User ian_c
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 17-Nov-20 15:26:18
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What is the exact wording? Does it say *requires* or something like *best with*?

Standard User TinyMongomery
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 17-Nov-20 15:30:26
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The 6th Generation processors introduced a few instructions that weren't present on earlier processors, and it may be that the software uses some of these. In particular, I would think that the MPX instructions are a likely candidate.

Adobe certainly seem to insist that you need 6th Gen, but you could always download the trial version to test it on your machine.

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Standard User TinyMongomery
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 17-Nov-20 15:31:38
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It does say it's a system requirement.

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Standard User shirland
(member) Tue 17-Nov-20 17:59:32
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Thank you for the explanation.

I will download the trial and see what it does.

I can't instal Big Sur on the iMac anyway but can on a MacBook 2015. However that also has either 4th or 5th generation processor.
Standard User shirland
(member) Sat 21-Nov-20 16:23:36
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Just by way of an update I have now installed Photoshop elements 2021 on both my iMac and MacBook Pro and it seems to be working fine on both.

I haven't yet notices anything that does not work.
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