Like Actions? Don’t Buy Elements 9 from the Mac App Store

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If you are a Elements user with a Mac considering upgrading to the latest version of Elements, make sure to buy direct from Adobe or from a place like Amazon.  If you buy Photoshop Elements 9 from the Mac App Store you cannot install most actions for Elements.  The Mac App Store version of Elements is incomplete and lacks certain functionality.  It doesn’t include the Organizer, and it doesn’t allow you to install actions via the Effects Palette.


The Effects Palette is where most of MCP’s actions for Elements need to be installed, so this shortcoming is not a good thing, especially for MCP customers.

Have you already purchased Elements from the App Store?  I have heard of several people getting refunds, but I’m not sure how easy it is.  Act quickly, so that not too much time passes between your purchase and your refund request.

If you don’t have the App Store version of Elements, check out all the MCP’s PSE compatible actions.  Enjoy!

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Erin Peloquin

Erin is Jodi's second shooter here at MCP Actions. She converts Photoshop Actions to work in Elements, creates Lightroom presets, and teaches our workshops. Her photography studio is Time in a Camera.

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  1. 1
    rebecca says:

    Very timely notification for me! Thanks.

  2. 2
    Kathy says:

    Hi, I have Elements 8 and want to upgrade to the full photoshop, would you recommend CS5? I have no idea how to use Elements and would love to take one of your classes. I figure I might as well get the full version so I can purchase actions without any problems that may occur using Elements. Is PS5 about $200.00 for a Mac? I’m so excited to take your class and learn the program. I just purchased the Nikon D7000 and it seems no matter how good of a photographer you are, Actions are always used. I’m not a Professional photographer, I mainly shoot my family and at school functions for the yearbook that I put together. Which is another reason I want CS5. Thanks



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