February 2020 - Photoshop can no longer be opened on mac

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February 2020 - newest operating system macOS Catalina Version 10.15.3 .
Photoshop can no longer be opened on Mac,
Before there were already problems (and still are) with the loading of adobe Bridge .
Can anyone help me?
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Michael Luther

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Posted 5 months ago

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aaron dougherty

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I am no computer genius but you might un-install Bridge and PS, empty trash, Restart (reboot) and then re-install both.  I've got all the latest 2020 versions like you, and it's all working well.  Though Bridge is SLOW.....  Good luck!
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Michael Luther

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Thank you Aaron - I‘try it.
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Gary Cawood

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I am running a iMac and recently updated the OS to macOS 10.15.3.  Now, I can't open Tiff files in Camera Raw, I can open both Tiff and PSD files in PS but when I try to change the print profile, it is grayed out and not active.  When I try to crop the Tiff File, it will crop, go to an unknown weird color profile and shuts down PS.  I get the same behavior with a PSD file. It crops, goes to an unknown weird color profile.  All was fine until I updated the OS.  I have tried the PS problem with 2018, 2019 and PS 2020.  All with the same result.  Please advise.  I suspect I am not alone out here.  PS is not doing us very well these days.  
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Nope...”been there, done that” ... Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator will NO LONGER run if you‘ve installed MacOS Catalina... AND they will not run inside Parallels using an older MacOS either. Your only option is to start a monthly or yearly subscription plan.  I too was forced to start a subscription plan ... GRRRrrrrr!!!
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Gary Cawood

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Rusty Phly. I am on the monthly plan!  All of my comments are about apps covered on the plan.


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Rusty Phly

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My coment above is a reply to the original post of Michael Luther, he asked for help... he can no longer open Photoshop since installing MacOS Catalina.
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Gary Cawood

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I understood that.  I was clarifying my comment.  Thanks for your interest and help.  Too bad Adobe isn't doing the same.
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It's not like Photoshop doesn't run on Catalina, but there can be issues. Yesterday I gave a Photoshop class on a MacBook Pro running Catalina 15.3. Everything went fine, but I did have to restart Photoshop once because suddenly all the panels and tools were empty. The restart fixed it and the problem did not return.

This must be something on your system and that always makes it difficult to trouble shoot without having the machine at one's disposal.
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If one purchased Photoshop, your purchased version will no longer run if you upgrade to macOS Catalina. To run Photoshop using MacOS Catalina you must start an Adobe Photoshop subscription in order to use the version which will perform in the newest MacOs ... Then if is there is a problem with Photoshop, do as Johan indicated above, restart, or force quit Photoshop and start again.
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Yes, if you have a (very) old version of Photoshop, then all bets are off. It's probably best to not upgrade to Catalina in that case, because you probably will have more old software that doesn't run anymore.