Be Warned Mac users - Mojave breaks Photoshop, but there is a fix


Look at all these frustrated people trying to run Photoshop (Credit: iStock)

Apple's new update to the Mac operating system is causing issues with Photoshop CC.

Update: A fix to the problem is available, as detailed below.

Creators who are looking to update to new Mac operating system macOS 10.14 Mojave beware, for the new software is causing issues when running Photoshop - or trying to run Photoshop, that is, for older versions of the program are likely not to load when using the new OS. Fret not, though, for there is a fix available below.


Even Jealous Girlfriend has been affected by all this (Credit: iStock)

Adobe is strongly recommending that users update to the Photoshop CC 2018 release prior to updating to Mojave. This is as older versions of Photoshop CC were not designed, nor extensively tested to run on the operating system, unfortunately.

It's not all doom and gloom, though, as we've found a fix with a little help from our friends at Macworld UK. Users will need to close Photoshop, then go to their Mac's System Preferences. From there go to Security & Privacy, hit the Privacy tab and tab down to Accessibility. 

Photoshop will be on the right hand side of the box, under heading 'Allow the apps below to control your computer.' Tick the unchecked box - like the one you can see in the below screenshot - and reopen Photoshop. From there, things should be fine, although why Apple has decided on this very low-key method remains puzzling.

If you come across any other bugs, contact us on our social media pages or let us know in the comments below. There's also the option of the Adobe report form, of course.

Our fix should do you fine, but you can always keep an eye out for updates on the official Adobe 'Crawlspace' blog.

Comments

Amit Bisani said: tried the above suggestion. not working yet. any other way to get photoshop working?

Valentius Laboratorii said: What I want to know is, what's with the color grading on the stock photo? Do a lot of groups of good-looking people gather to troubleshoot their laptops at sunset? Was this shot on some IT-savvy tropical isle where everybody is young, hip, and has a perfect golden tan?

Eli said: Thank you guys!

ChicagoeJoe said: Any success? I wonder if this also helps InDesign 5.Thank you for posting and best wishes. You are appreciated.

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