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as with many others I have tried to install my copy of CS5 with apples Mojave and have come into difficulty.

I recently purchased a 2017 MacBook Pro (secondhand) due to my 2012 MacBook Pro mysteriously dying a death (can't find a solution to fix it, so its essentially an expensive paperweight), and to my horror I discovered that I may not be able to use my version of photoshop with the current version of the operating system.

After a fair bit of time with the tech support people on Adobe and reading the many different forums, seeing the issues others have encountered, I'm down to a small issue and hopefully someone of you out there can help resolve it for me:

I have installed photoshop CS5 on my MacBook, it opens and is fully functional - to a point. I can adjust images, add in the IPTC data etc, but when I click "ok" to save the IPTC data, photoshop crashes, I believe its a segmentation fault - which means there's some issue with the coding -at a guess missing old out of date drivers, so I'm close to having it operational, I just can't seem to find out what needs to be adjusted to fix it.

Also, Adobe Updater keeps telling me that some updates can't be installed - I have installed some of them manually via terminal but it hasn't resolved my problem.

Below is a crash report that I receive after I click "ok" after adding text(IPTC data) to a file.

Process:               Adobe Photoshop CS5 [356]
Path:                  /Applications/Adobe Photoshop CS5/Adobe Photoshop CS5.app/Contents/MacOS/Adobe Photoshop CS5
Identifier:            com.adobe.Photoshop
Version:               12.0.5 [12.0.520120529.r.1321] (12.0.5x20120529.r.1321] [12.0.5)
Code Type:             X86-64 (Native)
Parent Process:        ??? [1]
Responsible:           Adobe Photoshop CS5 [356]
User ID:               501


Date/Time:             2019-07-12 06:50:50.650 +0100
OS Version:            Mac OS X 10.14.5 (18F132)
Report Version:        12
Anonymous UUID:        F2404F12-E269-A3D1-D8A9-436A7E4432F7




Time Awake Since Boot: 39 seconds


System Integrity Protection: enabled


Crashed Thread:        0  Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread


Exception Type:        EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV)
Exception Codes:       KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x00003eaddd4dec20
Exception Note:        EXC_CORPSE_NOTIFY


Termination Signal:    Segmentation fault: 11
Termination Reason:    Namespace SIGNAL, Code 0xb
Terminating Process:   exc handler [356]


VM Regions Near 0x3eaddd4dec20:
    Memory Tag 240         0000000124057000-0000000124e17000 [ 13.8M] ---/rwx SM=NUL 
-->
    MALLOC_NANO            0000600000000000-0000600008000000 [128.0M] rw-/rwx SM=PRV 

Many thanks in advance for any assistance in understanding the problem or getting a work around, the character count per post limits how much of the crash log I could post.

  • I have tried to copy and paste the full crash report but the system says it looks like spam (also the character count limit) – Patrick Cummins Jul 13 '19 at 10:09
  • I am running photoshop CS5 on a 2013 iMac with Mojave. Photoshop crashes when you exit the application. Other than that, everything else works fine. Where did you get the CS5 installation files and the updates? I assume you did not use a installation DVD. If you are willing to install Sierra, then I believe you will not have any problems with crashes. – David Anderson Jul 14 '19 at 4:45
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From MacWorld - How to open apps that won’t work in Mojave - including Photoshop

How to fix Photoshop crashes in Mojave

  1. Open System Preferences
  2. Go to Security & Privacy
  3. Open the Accessibility tab
  4. Click the lock and enter your password
  5. Look for Adobe Photoshop CS5 and the message “Allow the apps below to control your computer”.
  • Thanks for the input, afraid that it doesn't work - that's primarily for people who cannot install photoshop, I have it installed ...just can't get it to adjust images. – Patrick Cummins Jul 13 '19 at 10:42
  • Sorry, I don't have anything else, & I haven't seen CS5 since about 2012 when CS6 was released. Adobe stopped development & support of CS5 at that time, so updating your OS is always going to have this potential consequence. – Tetsujin Jul 13 '19 at 17:40

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