Also, how did you find out the program isn't compatible with Snow Leopard?
Is that the official word from Adobe, or are you just having trouble getting it to work on your computer?
From the ReadMe on the Apple Mac retail DVD these are the system requirements:
- Multicore Intel® processor
- Mac OS X v10.5.x or v10.6.3
- 2GB of RAM
I therefore imagine 10.6.5 to be compatible, but don't know enough about modern Macs to be able to offer any constructive advice on getting it to work.
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Premiere Elements 9 is supported on Mac 10.6.5.
Have you faced any problem on 10.6.5?
Just to let you know that I'm running PE9 on OSX 10.6.5 (Mac Book Pro 13'' Intel Core 2 duo 2,66) with no problems.
Thanks, folks. That's reassuring.
I'm running it on 10.5 Leopard with very few problems.
After having the install fail due to (16 or more language and other) errors and the disk spitting out, I then double checked the system requirements for Premiere Elements 9 for my Mac which is an OSx 10.6.5 and saw this: ~ Mac OS X v10.5.8 through v10.6
Perhaps just an assumption on my part that it isn't compatible because it says 'through' v10.6, which led me to believe that it wouldn't work beyond that. All other requirements are in check for my computer (only a year old). I see that others are having Premiere 9 work on 10.6.5 so there must be something I'm missing(?) Just before trying to install it, I successfully installed Photoshop Elements 9 without issues. With the Premiere disk, I cannot get to the point of inputting the serial number before it spits out. I'm going to try again to reach Adobe support, had challenges with long wait last night. I'll inform of any solutions here in case anyone else is having same problem.
Problem solved! Okay, I'm relieved but embarrassed...it was a user error. Premiere Elements 9 is compatible with Mac osx 10.6.5 and it was a big oversight on my part in the install process. There are 2 discs for Mac, 2 for Windows versions. The first one contains both PE9 and PEP9 programs, while the second disc contains extra content for Premiere. I had loaded the PE9 and then put the 2nd disc in, thinking I was installing PEP9 program. Because I hadn't finished installing from the first disc (it doesn't automatically take you back to the beginning to get the other program), the data needed for the 2nd disc was absent. So was my mind, apparently! I do think that if there were more detailed install instructions in the booklet, it would have been helpful. However, reading your responses spurred me to on to find the root of the issue...thanks for all your help. My little advice...try not to venture into unknown computer territory when overtired.
The important thing is that you're up and running now. Happy moviemaking.
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Good luck, and glad that all is well.
BTW, I've just upgraded from Leopard (OSX 10.5) to Snow Leopard (OSX 10.6) and Premiere Elements runs EVEN BETTER on Snow Leopard! It's much more responsive and stable.