What version of Elements do I need for it to recognize Photos (not iPhotos) using Mojave so photos can be imported

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I have Mojave and an old version of Photoshop elements. Elements does not recognize photos. What version of Elements do I need to have to have it recognize Photos? I have a old license, does this work at all for an update?
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Hi dennyburger, I am not an expert. This might (or might not) help. When PSE2018 does not recognise some photos I open them on my pc with a photos program then enhance them then save them. I then import them to PSE2018 and all works well. David
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Hi dennyburger, I am not an expert. This might (or might not) help. When PSE2018 does not recognise some photos I open them on my pc with a photos program then enhance them then save them. I then import them to PSE2018 and all works well. David
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The following File Formats for importing to and exporting from were found at https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements/kb/supported-file-formats-photoshop-elements.html 
The date on the web page is October, 2018 so this will be for 2018 / 2019 versions of Elements. The cost for the latest version, 2019, is currently between $80 and $100. There are usually discounts in the spring for graduation time and Memorial day. 

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File formats supported for importing

Format and filename extension 

Photoshop (PSD, PDD) 
BMP (BMP, RLE, DIB) 
Camera Raw (TIF, CRW, NEF, RAF, ORF, MRW, DCR, MOS, RAW, PEF, SRF, DNG, X3F, CR2, ERF, SR2, KDC, MWF, MEF, ARW, NRW, RW2, RWL, IIQ, 3FR, FFF, SRW, GPR, DXO) CompuServe GIF (GIF)
Photo Project Format (PSE) 
JPEG (JPG, JPEG, JPE) 
Photoshop PDF (PDF, PDP) 
Pixar (PXR) PNG (PNG, PNS)
TIFF (TIF, TIFF)
High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF)* 

* HEIF files format is supported only on macOS 10.13.x and above. Currently, HEIF files can only be imported in Photoshop Elements 2019 release.  

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File formats supported for exporting

Format and filename extension

Photoshop (PSD, PDD) BMP (BMP, RLE, DIB) CompuServe GIF (GIF) Photo Project Format (PSE) JPEG (JPG, JPEG, JPE) Photoshop PDF (PDF, PDP) Pixar (PXR) PNG (PNG, PNS)
TIFF (TIF, TIFF)