To view the minimum system requirements to run Photoshop Elements 12, see the tech-specs page. Installation guidelines Install Photoshop Elements with an account that has administrative privileges not a Limited User Account if you are using Vista. For the easiest installation experience, quit any open programs, including virus protection software, before installing Photoshop Elements Remember to re-enable virus protection once you have successfully installed the product.
In some cases regions , the installer files are installed to the Program Files folder; on Vista, the actual installed location is the Programs folder. For non-English languages, the name of the folder may differ, for example, Programme in the German language.
You do not need to uninstall previous versions of Photoshop Elements; some users prefer to keep the older, familiar version around as they come up to speed with the new version's features. If prompted, restart the computer after installing the program. If you have questions, technical support information is available online at http: Upgrade notes Although it is not necessary to uninstall any previous version of Photoshop Elements, Adobe does not recommend switching between older and newer versions of the Photoshop Elements Organizer.
Catalogs created in older version of the product would need to be converted to the latest version. Only the most recently used catalog is converted automatically. Updating previous catalogs more than 30, photos can take over an hour possibly a few hours, if the catalog is large, and from an older version of Photoshop Elements or Photoshop Album. Please be patient! Following file formats are no longer supported in Photoshop Elements and the corresponding files will not be imported into the new catalogs: In addition, on Mac OS following formats are no longer supported: IFF Format, Photoshop 2.
Availability of online services depends on geographical regions. Please ensure that your system date is correctly set for proper deactivation or registration of the product. Windows and Mac OS parity: 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.
There may also be other differences in workflows or shortcuts, some of which are OS-specific. Users are requested to avoid using the IME tool or close and relaunch Organizer after each usage of such online services. Customer care Adobe Customer Service provides assistance with product information, sales, registration, and other non-technical issues.
To find out how to contact Adobe Customer Service, please visit Adobe. Support plan options and technical resources If you require technical assistance for your product, including information on complimentary and fee-based support plans and troubleshooting resources, more information is available at http: Outside of North America, go to http: Alternatively, you can click Change beside the country name at the top of the screen to select a different country or region.
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