Hi, I'm having a problem adding PS files to my CC library. This has only started happening today and is probably some simple setting I've accidentally clicked on but I can't seem to solve it. And of course I have a looming deadline.
My usual workflow which I've used for 3+ years is:
Draw image in PS.
Drag the layer or group into the relevant CC library.
In Indesign, drag the image from the CC Library into the layout.
But today, the CC library will not allow me to add photoshop layers or groups to the library. It will do it sometimes with some layers, but not others. Additionally the layers it will add are not consistent as I can sometimes add a layer, then try to add it again and it won't work.
I have attached a screen recording to demonstrate the problem. As you can see, two layers will add to the library but the others won't. Then one of the layers that would add, will not when I try to add again.
I am currently running the latest versions of all my Adobe software and it's all updated.
Things I have already tried:
Signing out and back in of Creative Cloud.
Quitting everything and restarting the software
Restarting the computer
Checking that things like Caps Lock and Num Lock are off (and on)
Searching the web for solutions.
Speaking softly and kindly to both the computer and the software.
Crying (but in a manly fashion)
Unplugging peripherals and restarting the computer and the software.
Any advice or, even better, a guaranteed solution much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
*Quick Update: Have found workaround by using the "+" button in the library panel to add content. Seems to be consistently working but it is concerning me that I can't reliably drag and drop, and that maybe there are some issues that I haven't encountered yet.
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This is a known bug and our engineers are working on a fix for the same. We're glad that you've found a workaround, another workaround is to pick the layer object directly from the canvas and drop it into a group in the library panel.
Great thank you Sahil. And thanks for the other work around too, as well as the fast response.
Thank you for this tip!
This was a year ago, and I still can't add a layer to the Library in Photoshop 2021. I tried the workarounds, which I was able to do before, but even those aren't working now. I was planning to quickly process a few photos before relaxing and watching a movie, but instead I run into this bug and having been trying to figure out a way around for 15 minutes and counting. Why is Library useless? I guess I'll just have to keep an image in another tab and drag it from there instead.
Are you on an M1 Mac?
Yes, I am, though I also had the same issue with my Intel Mac before.
I still have my Intel Macbook, so I opened it up and tried it, and it worked fine. I then tried it again on my M1 Mac, and it's working fine there too, at the moment.
So perhaps it's an intermittent issue? When it wasn't working, I didn't get the + icon displaying like it does when it's working.
There is this one known issue with the Library panel. When the Library Group By is
Type, you can drag a layer once. If you change it to
Custom Group it will allow you to add more layers.
Alas, I have the same problem and it makes no difference what the Library Group By setting is; dragging layers from the Layers panel into the Libraries panel does nothing.
This is on both the current release version (23.4.1) and the Beta (23.5).
MacBook Pro, M1 Pro chip; macOS Monterey 12.4
Hello, any update on the timeline to fix this issue? So many updates to PS have dropped since you last responded. We have teams that previously relied on this ability (to be able to drag layers into specific groups within libraries) and the + add graphic button/method only adds hassle and huge headaches to managing our very large libraries. We look forward to regaining the ability to drag a layer into a library/group. Thanks
HOW. IS. THIS. STILL. HAPPENING???
With all due respect, are you and the rest of the team aware of what a steaming pile of walrus #### the M1 version of Photoshop is? How many months and supplemental updates are required to fix basic functionality?
One issue in one small part of the application which, as this thread shows, has been happening since 2020. It's 2023.
Meanwhile, will the document open displaying correctly or as a solid black rectangle? May need to turn off some functionality to fix that. Does resizing a document turn your background texture into what appears to be a parquet basketball court? Change your Rosetta setting. How many times a day should I need to quit and reopen Photoshop (or any other CC app) because NONE of my tool panels are visible?
Thanks for posting. Was having the same issue and thought it was on my end / had to reinstall. Glad to know it's a known issue. I stumbled onto the same work around but that's been hit of miss for me.
Not even the workarround is working any more. It baffles me that there is no way to upload, lets say, a font-awesome 6 library of icons to use as a library in Adobe. Only way to do this is on mobile where you can only upload 1 at a time. And drag and drop into a group in photoshop or the work arround dont work om my m1 mac mini with adode cc 21.
same. this is so annoying
I am now having this issue, select all and use the + button works, or as mentioned the custom group. This is extremely annoying because I need my stuff sorted by date, when custom group is selected you can't sort by date.
This is only happening with Photoshop, I am also on a Mac. Please fix this so we can once again drag and drop!
I found that opening the Creative Cloud app, go to Files at the top, and the "your libraries" or whatever from there lets you add them in and in bulk. Not how it should work but at least it's happening.
i am also having this issue, why cant i drag a lyer into a cc library for acces in indesign? isnt building a library to use on all apps the point of having the library....
has anyone found a fix for this?
If you start PS in Rosetta mode on a mac M1 (command + i & check the 'Start in Rosetta' box), it will work. Which begs the bigger Q: why does this still work in Rosetta and not native M1? This is CRAZY. Adobe has dropped SO many updates since the first M1 version. Truly an outrage and an embarrassment for them... Awful.
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Same problem here. When I started a new project three weeks ago, the Drag & Drop worked fine (M1 Mac).
For a few days now, it doesn't work anymore at all. None of the workarounds works…