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Just Updated Photoshop and Now Cannot Open Photoshop Images

New Here ,
Oct 20, 2022 Oct 20, 2022

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I just updated to Photoshop 24.0 and now I cannot open any images I created before the update. I've tried restarting and it just comes up error. It doesn't matter if its saved on the cloud or on my computer. I am running on Windows if that matters.

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New Here , Oct 21, 2022 Oct 21, 2022

"Next: Go to Preferences > Technology Previews... and enable "Older GPU mode (pre 2016)" - Restart Photoshop."

 

This fixed my problem!!! Thank you.

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Community Beginner , Oct 21, 2022 Oct 21, 2022
All sorted now, several updates to drivers weren't apparent, it looked like
everything was up to date but it wasn't, took three go's to get all
updated. At least I think that was the problem

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 20, 2022 Oct 20, 2022

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I'm having the same problem.  It's also shutting down inexplicably  

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 20, 2022 Oct 20, 2022

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@Amy244297877boi What is the exact error you are getting?


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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 20, 2022 Oct 20, 2022

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@JoHorne I found your crash log. The crash is caused by the GPU.

 

First, make sure you graphics drivers are up to date directly from the card manufacturer: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/troubleshoot-gpu-graphics-card.html

 

Second, restore your preferences using this manual method:
https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/preferences.html#Manually 

 

Next: Go to Preferences > Technology Previews... and enable "Older GPU mode (pre 2016)" - Restart Photoshop.

 

Does the problem persist?

 

If that doesn't solve it, you can quit Photoshop and put the Settings folder back.


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New Here ,
Oct 21, 2022 Oct 21, 2022

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"Next: Go to Preferences > Technology Previews... and enable "Older GPU mode (pre 2016)" - Restart Photoshop."

 

This fixed my problem!!! Thank you.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 21, 2022 Oct 21, 2022

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All sorted now, several updates to drivers weren't apparent, it looked like
everything was up to date but it wasn't, took three go's to get all
updated. At least I think that was the problem

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Contributor ,
Nov 07, 2022 Nov 07, 2022

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Gee, do you think rolling back GPU to before 2016 will fix the problem of PS 24 just hanging and eating up tons of memory (I have to force quit the app every single time). Plus, I think it ruined my computer because I got a black screen on startup and now it is not running as well as it was (because I had to turn the power off ... god only knows what damage that did).

 

I cannot update my graphics driver. It says the latest is installed. PS has gotten worse with every upgrade. I cannot even use the object selection tool anymore without it crashing the program and having to force quit.

 

I am beginning to think the software just won't work from an external SSD drive either. So frustrating that we have to store it all on our PC. What is the cloud/external storage for if PS will not let us use it?

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Nov 08, 2022 Nov 08, 2022

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It seems as though this setting may have mitigated some of the slowness, crashing and hanging. I have to make sure I shut down Bridge first otherwise that hangs and refuses to close. I also have to work on my local drive and then copy things over to my external drive when I am done. It's annoying, but I have given up.

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Community Expert ,
Nov 15, 2022 Nov 15, 2022

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Perhaps try resetting Photoshop preferences?

(read this entire post before acting please)

Resetting restores Photoshop's internal preferences, which are saved when Photoshop closes.

If they become corrupt then various issues can occur.

 

Here’s some info on how to do that:

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/preferences.html

Manually removing preferences files is the most complete method for restoring Photoshop to its default state: 

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/preferences.html#Manually

 

Note re macOS: The user Library folder is hidden by default.

To access files in the hidden user Library folder, see here for how to access hidden user library files.

https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/global/access-hidden-user-library-files.html

 

Unexpected behavior may indicate damaged preferences. Restoring preferences to their default settings is a good idea when trying to troubleshoot unexpected behaviors in Photoshop. check out the video

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/preferences.html#reset_preferences

 

Learn how to access and modify Photoshop preferences and customize per your frequent workflows

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/preferences.html

 

And here’s an earlier forum discussion as an aid to understanding

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-discussions/quick-tips-how-to-reset-photoshop-pre...

 

You may want to backup your settings and custom presets, brushes & actions before restoring Photoshop's preferences.

Here is general info about that:  https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/preferences.html#BackupPhotoshoppreferences

 

 

Before you reset your preferences

in case of future issues, I suggest you make a copy as Adobe may need one to check problematic references. 

Quit Photoshop.
Go to Photoshop's Preferences folder

Preferences file locations: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/preference-file-names-locations-photoshop.html\


  [on MacOS see: Users/[user name]/Library/Preferences/Adobe Photoshop [version] Settings

  Note for those on macOS: - be aware that the user Library folder is hidden by default on macOS.

  https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/global/access-hidden-user-library-files.html

  In the Finder, open the “Go” menu whilst holding down the Option (Alt) key.

  Library will now appear in the list - below the current user's “home” directory. ]

 

Now you can drag the entire Adobe Photoshop [Version] Settings folder to the desktop or somewhere safe as a back-up of your settings.

 

 

Note for those on macOS:

Preference preservation is affected by macOS permissions,

you’ll need to allow Photoshop ‘Full Disk Access’ in your Mac OS Preferences/Security and Privacy

 

 

 

It may even be time to reinstall Photoshop.

 

It’s recommended that you use the Adobe CC cleaner tool to remove all traces first.

(See above about preserving preferences though! Its worth preserving them unless they are corrupted.)

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/kb/cc-cleaner-tool-installation-problems.html

Uninstall Photoshop BUT make sure to choose the option “Yes, remove app preference”.

 

Once that process finishes, start the installation process and look into the “Advanced Options”. Uncheck “Import previous settings and preferences” and choose to “Remove old versions”.

 

I hope this helps

neil barstow, colourmanagement net :: adobe forum volunteer

google me "neil barstow colourmanagement" for lots of free articles on colour management

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Nov 18, 2022 Nov 18, 2022

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I was thinking a fresh install and a rollback would be in order. However, I do not want to run into the problem of having a newer "bridge" than photoshop version. No idea how that will affect lightroom which is the only thing working well with my external ssd. Like I said, I am not creating billboards for Times Square and do not exceed 300 dpi (like for a dumb christmas card). Thus I am not one of those people that has hundreds of saved settings that I go because I am not a "pro." In fact, I wanted it for lightroom keywording so I could learn that. The photoshop is just kind of a fun hobby for me. Would be more fun if I did not always crash my computer.. But thanks for the response, I will read it carefully.

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