Photoshop CS6: Just updated to Catalina: now my Photoshop doesn't work

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I updated to Catalina 10.15 now my Photoshop 6 so doesn't work!!!!!!
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Larry Risko

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Rusty Phly

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YEP! Me too! Now you're forced to subscribe! I also could no longer use my Adobe Photoshop CS6, Illustrator CS6, and DreamWeaver CS6 programs! GRRRR! I even purchased the update to Parallels in order to also run an older version of MacOS ... but Adobe will not install on a virtual operating system! Again GRRRRrrrr!!! I discovered if you are an Adobe Illustrator user, you can download a freebie program "Inkscape" to use your *.ai files, and I'll switch to RapidWeaver to replace Adobe DreamWeaver.  I may also switch to another program to replace Photoshop, after my new Adobe subscription runs out (which i was forced to do by upgrading my Mac's operating system.  Grrrrr!!
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Larry Risko

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Rusty: I whole-heartedly;/ plead w/you; My Illustrator and Photoshop/knocked off the radar..so Mad now..I HAD TO JUST purchase/ New Photoshop 21 and I cannot believe the madness you had to go thru. I'm sorry i ever had to go to Catalina, AFTER Mojave they didn't tell me things' would be knocked out. My EPSON Scanner, also now needs the new Plug in s   and etc..to work.. what pisser... g luck LR
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Unfortunately as OS improve/upgrade old softwares will no longer run on them. I have a number of softwares  than don't run on new OS. Its just a fact of life in the digital world. 
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The information was out there but perhaps not easy to find.  Can you use Time Machine and revert to Mojave?
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Rusty Phly

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Thankfully, there are less expensive, non-subscription, competitive software companies willing to fill the gap for “the rest of us”.
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Rusty Phly

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James Gray .... AS I UNDERSTAND, no, you cannot use Apple’s time machine to revert back to an older OS, such as Mojave or Sierra, unless you completely erase your hard drive.  That’s what I seem to remember reading on Apple‘s support page AFTER I upgraded to MacOS Catalina and discovered my Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and DreamWeaver would no longer function. Of course, going to an older OS is only a temporary fix, especially if you plan to purchase a new Mac in the future.  
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James Gray

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Yes, using Time Machine will completely overwrite your hard drive to the state it was in for the date you choose to recover from.  It is not as scary as it sounds.  I have done it 3 times with one machine I had.  Once I had an Apple tech screw up my machine by breaking Spyder calibration software.  Then the tech support for the Spyder software made it even worse.  I did not lose anything because I off loaded any recent files to an external hard drive and that was easy to put back after reverting to the older state.  If you have installed software between that Time Machine back up and now it just time consuming to reinstall.  It is an issue with hardware upgrades.  Eventually you have to upgrade the software to work on the new machine.  Good luck.  I do run the latest Photoshop and Catalina.  We have 4 Macs.  On one machine the hardware will not support Catalina.  The other 3 machines are on Catalina.