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a Photoshop forum user suggested me to post here my issues with Photoshop and a MacBook Pro 15" GPU. So here I am! I don't know if it is better to report here the same text, so to start I invite you to take a look to the original post here.
I really hope in a fast and official feedback.
It may help if we could see your Photoshop System Info. Launch Photoshop, and select Help >System Info...and copy/paste the text in a reply.
Might be specific to a card. I wasn't able to reproduce offhand.
@JeffreyTranberry it seems that I can't share more than 10000 characters here, so here you'll find it on my DropBox.
Thank you for sharing your system info and other posts. You mentioned this plugin "Nik Collection". Is that from here: https://nikcollection.dxo.com/?
I also noticed the canvases that were completely black are your camera raw imports. And the ones looking okay are PSD files. To me it sounds like the plugin could be causing GPU problems. Is this plugin required to do your work?
I had the same problem also without using Nik Collection plugins. So I'm not totally agree.
Randomly when I works on more files, PSD or NEF, zooming or something like that, then the more powerful GPU turn off and I need to restart Photoshop to use again the discrete video card.I repeat, I never had this kind of problems before. It is something related to updates of this year. Many people seems to have similar problems.Could you help me?
To answer to your last question, I use Nik Collection since 10 years. It is part of my workflow as freelancer photographer.
Hello? Is there someone available to help me?
Already done 😕 Take a look to my first answer to you, please.
Hey, are you kidding me? No-one available to help me from Adobe? Is there a official support to talk?
It's one GPU card of a AMD Radeon Pro 555.
Hi *cloudres , we're still here. Our engineers are working with a number of fixes where Photoshop is improperly or not recovering fallback from the GPU to CPU.
@andrew_sender thanks for the feedback.
Hi *cloudres . My name is Sympa and I am an engineer on the GPU team for Adobe Photoshop. First I want to acknowledge that if I was in the same situation I'd be super frustrated too. It can be really difficult when a tool you need doesn't work out of the box. I suspect you're right that there is a GPU issue here and I'd like to help you to triage it. If we can get enough information here we might be able to isolate the issue and commit a fix for it or provide other ways to get you back to a working state. You've provided some of the info amongst other threads but it would hugely helpful if you could provide answers to all of the below requested pieces of information. (Responding here will also help us to have one report with all the info we need)
*Sympa system info can be found in this dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/iaivc4p3gtccfog/PS_info.txt
and video demo here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/sp9phs48hpzm0xj/Registrazioneschermo2020-09-11alle15.57.04.mov
Please let me know if you need other informations. Me and many other persons need a fix asap. This problem is going on since many months.
Hi *cloudres Please answer the questions I supplied. Will not be able to look further until the diagnostic information requested has been filled out.
I tried with the GPU on and also off. But the result is the same. I also tried to disable the change of the video card by Apple preference, but it didn't help.
I'm using only a mouse Logitech M590. Nothing else.
On a MacBook I can't update the driver of the video card. But the OS is to the last version, today 10.15.7 (19H2).
No, I use MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017) bought 2 years ago.
The problem is present in both cases. With OpenCL on and off.
I don't know what you mean, but you can find my system info log on the link mentioned by @andrew_sender
I don't know what do you mean.
I don't remember the exactly version, but during 2020 there were been a major update during the first semester. In that occasion the problems started.
I use only Mac OS.
The issue occurred very often when I work on a second pictures sequentially. Or when I zoom a picture or when I switch between panels on Photoshop. The result is the same that you can see on the video-screenshot linked.
It happen with all NEF, DNG and PSD files that I worked. All of them have more than 10/15 megapixels. All files was developed by Adobe Camera Raw and loaded in Photoshop in 16 bit.
Here it is a video-screenshot.
I think that you can imagine how it should works 😅
Thank you very much. Will discuss with the team.
*cloudres Could you provide a screen recording after restarting photoshop, showing the exact steps / process you followed to get to the bad GPU state? The screen recording you have now shows the problem well, but not the steps to get there. This will help us to further isolate if theres a specific area of photoshop that we can triage further.
*Sympa I tried to do it one time with QuickTime, but as the video is recorded in retina resolutions for a couple of minutes, it requests a lot of memory. Is there a way that you know to record a video-screenshot in low resolution? I can't do this with QuickTime, because the system starts to go down few seconds after.Alternatively I can show you it in a call with shared screen. Please let me know!
Thanks a lot for your time.
@cloudres thank you for trying!! Apple has a builtin screen recording utility you can try using instead.
spotlight search for an app called "screenshot.app". With this you can choose to record either all or partial portion of your screen. When youre done recording hit the "stop" symbol in the to right of your menu bar. It'll open the file in quicktime.
In quicktime choose file export 720p. This'll make the file considerably smaller and easier to share.
*Sympa I use often that app, but as I told you it isn't possible to select first the quality. Only after for exporting. My problem is that with a retina monitor, the quality recorded on screen is huge. So with Photoshop opened and recording also, my RAM and CPU can't do both things together. Do you know a way to make a video-screenshot directly in 480 or 720p?
You can "cheat" the video recording software by downscaling your monitor resolution.
System Preferences -> Displays -> Scaled - "Larger Text"
I verified just now that this will reduce the monitor resolution such that when you record you are already recording at a lower resolution.
Hope this helps. -Sympa
Hey *Sympathis morning I had the idea to re-create the ICC profile after one year. Same profile, just probably made with new algorithm by X-Rite. Now I just tried to work only one picture and I don't want to call a win, but it seems to be a little of bit better. No-one Photoshop crash. Zoom works well.But some issue is still present, as you can see on this new video screenshot. It is perfectly visible after a minute.
The video was a huge help. I do see the issue. Are you able to reproduce without using color effects pro? We have no other reports of this type of artifact so it may be that they have a bug they are propagating to Photoshop.
*Sympa my experience says that the issue is present also on Photoshop. Because I had the same problem working on more PSD files only. Without working on Nik Collection plugins.
I recorded for a lot of time this result, because to quick my process during last months avoiding the issue, I started to work in this way:
That's my experience.Now I haven't works to do, so I need to re-create a classic situation. Maybe I'll need for some days to try.Did these informations help you in some way? Is there some problem with this video card model?Thanks.