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Memory leak. Is there a way to install Photoshop 22.5 or older?

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Oct 25, 2022 Oct 25, 2022

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Due to a unknown memory leak in my Macbook Pro 2021 I am experience problems with Photoshop 23 and 24. Is there a way to install 22.5 again? The desktop app only provides 23.0 as the oldest one.

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Oct 25, 2022 Oct 25, 2022

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(Mostly I get "Out of RAM memory" pop-ups and Photoshop shutdowns)

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Oct 26, 2022 Oct 26, 2022

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How much RAM and spare hard disk capacity do you have?

Re installing an earlier version of Photoshop, launch the Creative Cloud app and in the Photoshop installer select the three dots (next to Open) and select Other Versions from the drop-down menu, you'll see how far back in versions you can go.

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Oct 26, 2022 Oct 26, 2022

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32 GB memory and 816GB space on my hard disk

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Oct 26, 2022 Oct 26, 2022

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The desktop app only provides 23.0 as the oldest one.

By @roel_boonen

 

That’s an Adobe policy. They provide only the last two major versions in the Creative Cloud installer list. And when the next major version is released, as it is every fall (this month), the oldest of the previous two is dropped from the installer. So this year we get version 23 and 24, and next year it will probably be 24 and 25 if the policy is not changed.

 

You might be able to find installers for some older versions at prodesigntools.com.

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Oct 26, 2022 Oct 26, 2022

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Thanks for your reply. I checked the website and sadly could not find a direct link to Ps 22.5.

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Oct 26, 2022 Oct 26, 2022

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The most likely candidate for a memory leak is the GPU. On M1 it uses the same memory pool as Photoshop (that's what "unified memory" means). Even under normal circumstances, the GPU may eat up half of the installed RAM.

 

Monitor GPU memory usage to determine if that's the cause.

 

Another possibility is a third-party plugin. Plugins run outside Photoshop's address space and require their own memory quota. If a plugin uses a lot of RAM, that's less for Photoshop.

 

Photoshop should never "run out of RAM" under normal operation. It just writes to scratch disk. But it does need a bare minimum to run.

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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

 

The user Library folder is hidden by default on macOS.

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

 

I hope this helps
neil barstow, colourmanagement net :: adobe forum volunteer:: co-author: 'getting colour right'
google me "neil barstow colourmanagement" for lots of free articles on colour management

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