Adobe font automatic activation

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Jul 26, 2022 Jul 26, 2022

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Every time I work in Photoshop 2022 the missing fonts is activating.

And I deactivated. And afrter the missing fonts is activating. And I deactivated. And after the missing fonts is activating...

Like a silly person who always turns on the lights during the day.

This is very annoying and unnecessary.

 

I couldn't find an option to turn this off in Photoshop. I can't turn this off once and for all?

 

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Laszlo Zsibrita

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Jul 27, 2022 Jul 27, 2022

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Hi. We need more information. Is this loading the missing fonts for documents that USE those missing fonts? Or, is this just happening when you open the application?


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Jul 28, 2022 Jul 28, 2022

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Hi,

This happens every time I open a document with missing font/s. OSX 10.15, Photoshop 23.4.2.

 

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Jul 28, 2022 Jul 28, 2022

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This is as-designed. Photoshop needs to have SOMETHING loaded for your type layers.

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Jul 28, 2022 Jul 28, 2022

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Then the design is PRETTY BAD, because it didn't work that way in previous photoshops.

Why activate font/s instead of replacing it with a commonly used one? Times, Helvetica, Minion...

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Jul 28, 2022 Jul 28, 2022

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Then the design is PRETTY BAD, because it didn't work that way in previous photoshops.

By @zsibrital16278798

 

Hi Laszlo,

Auto-activation is fairly recent in the Adobe apps. In Adobe Illustrator and in Adobe InDesign, it can be disabled in Preferences > File Handling.
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Photoshop is primarily an image editor. It has some type capabilities, but not nearly what type-centric apps like InDesign and Illustator have. I checked and cannot find the same function in Photoshop. Yet.

 

To make a feature request to the developers, create a new post and tag it as "Ideas" instead of "Discussions". It's a great idea for Photoshop and I'll upvote it after you post!

 

InDesign and Illustrator also have a Replace Fonts dialog where you can replace one typeface with another. For my part, I would never, ever, ever want an app to choose a "common" typeface for me.

 

Helvetica, btw, is only available on Mac. Windows users need to purchase it from Linotype.

 

Jane

 

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Jul 28, 2022 Jul 28, 2022

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If you want to use Times, open the file and change the font to Times. Why would a design program EVER substitute fonts when the actual font is available?

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Jul 28, 2022 Jul 28, 2022

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@Lumigraphics 

For anyone who follows your link, we should note here that the Feedback forum was merged with this one almost a year ago and is no longer live. It's best to follow the earlier advice in this thread to post to this forum and tag the post as an "Idea".

 

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Jul 28, 2022 Jul 28, 2022

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Hi. Photoshop doesn't have an option to disable the Adobe font auto-activation. You can disable all Adobe fonts on your computer but, of course, that could be an excessive solution.

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Hi, Photoshop doesn't have an option to disable the Adobe font auto-activation. - yes this is the problem. 

I also use Indesign with activated fonts, I can't disable all Adobe fonts. This is not a solution.

But, thx.

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