Earlier in the week, Apple released macOS Catalina. But if you’re using Photoshop or Lightroom CC on your Mac, you may want to put the upgrade on hold. Adobe users have reported numerous problems with Photoshop and Lightroom after upgrading the system. And Adobe itself has confirmed that these two programs still aren’t compatible with the latest macOS.
Adobe pointed out on Help pages of both Photoshop and Lightroom that these two pieces of software don’t work well with macOS 10.15 (Catalina) just yet. In other words, you can use them, but they have a range of compatibility issues.
Lightroom Classic 8.4.1 can’t detect Nikon cameras when the camera is turned on after invoking the “Start Tether Capture…” command. There is a workaround though: you can turn the camera on first, and then select File > Tethered Capture > Start Tether Capture. Adobe notes that it’s working with Nikon to correct this problem.
When it comes to Photoshop, there are more issues users are facing. Photoshop 20.0.6 and later versions work with macOS Catalina, but with a number of hiccups. As for legacy/perpetual versions of Photoshop, Adobe writes that they are “not supported in any way for use on macOS Catalina.”
If you use Photoshop 20.0.6 and later and upgrade your system, here are the issues you might expect:
- File naming options don’t work correctly in the Save As dialog: when you change the file format, it doesn’t change the extension of the file in the name field. Also, when you check “as a copy,” “copy” isn’t added to the file name. If you’ve upgraded the system, you can work around this problem and add the name extensions manually.
- Plug-ins not found or cannot be verified: Adobe explains that, in macOS Catalina, plug-ins that are quarantined will return a Photoshop error that “the file was not found.” Alternatively, you’ll see an OS error that says that the plug-in “can’t be opened because its integrity cannot be verified.”
“Customers that have plug-ins already installed and then update to macOS 10.15 should not see this issue,” Adobe writes. “Customers that upgrade to macOS 10.15 and then try to download and install a plug-in may see failures.”
- Render Video starts but never completes: When you select File > Export > Render Video… the process never completes.
- Droplets don’t work: they launch but don’t run
- Apple color picker causes a crash: If you select Preferences > General… and set Color Picker to “Apple,” the second time you open the color picker, Photoshop will crash.
- ExtendScript Toolkit does not run
- Lens Profile Creator does not run
If you still haven’t upgraded your system to macOS Catalina –good, wait a bit more until the issues are resolved. And if you have, there are workarounds to some of the issues you are experiencing. You can read more about the issues and their possible solutions on Adobe’s website:
[via Creative Bloq]