What Adobe software is Windows 8 compatibile?

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I downloaded the Windows 8 upgrade assistant. It checked my computer for compatible software. It specifically said that Adobe Acrobat 8 was not compatible, Premiere Elements 9 is compatible, but Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4.2 were not on the compatible list and they were not listed as not compatible. I will admit I haven't searched very much. But has anyone seen any indicators?
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James Hess

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Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4 are compatible.

http://www.adobe.com/products/creativ...

The only issue you might see is one with video drivers. The drivers that ship with Win 8 aren't the most recent available from the card vendors.

I recommend that users make sure they have the lastest drivers from either AMD or nVidia.

If you still have problems with the latest drivers, try setting the advanced settings for Photoshop's Preferences>Performance... so that the drawing mode is set to "Basic." Instructions for both can be found below:

http://blogs.adobe.com/crawlspace/201...

Image canvas is transparent or flickers (Windows 8): http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/i...
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Diego Henrique Pinheiro Damasceno

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I'm having problems with Photoshop CS6 on my Windows 8. When there will be updates to the system?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Support in Windows 8.
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David Dobish, Senior QE Photoshop

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What specific problems are you having?
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Windows 8 and PSE 10 are absolutely incompatible. Crash. No advice from Adobe either, except buy 11.
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Does the crash log give an clues to what the cause is? What troubleshooting steps have you tried? Have you tried running in different compatibility modes?

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/wi...
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Marc Horton

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I installed PSE 11.
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I am using Win 8 Pro 64-Bit and PSE10 no problems (apart from some niggles with Photo Mail and Outlook 2013). Win 8 was upgrade of Win 7 with PSE (so not a clean install)
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Marc Horton

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Mine is 32 bit. PSE 11 is good with it.
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Ashley Collins

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I just bought a new laptop with Windows 8 and today is my last day to return it, debating if I should. I have PSE 7 and it seems to be working fine, but I haven't so far been able to find instructions for how to move my Actions over. Am I going to regret keeping Windows 8 (aside from the fact that I hate it, but I have an app that replicates the old Start button and so I'm functional enough with it now) in terms of Adobe functionality. I also have Lightroom 4 that I eventually want to load onto it once I'm ready to invest the brain power to learn the software, and hopefully eventually Photoshop. Any thoughts?
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Good instructions for installing actions in various versions of pse.
The vista instructions should work on windows 8.

http://www.texaschicksblogsandpics.co...
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is adobe photoshop elements 2.0 compatible with windows 8?