Well, this has been frustrating. Windows workstation on latest version of Win 10; updated to Photoshop v22.5 yesterday morning. Since then, I've experienced 5 instances of Photoshop completely locking up; can be closed only via a Task Manager end-process. All 5 times I was doing nothing more than using the rectangular marquee selection tool: no operation performed, just making a selection. Have used Photoshop for over 15 years and never had an issue like this. In three instances a recovery file was available--minus the most recent edits, of course--but in two there was no recovery file.
Each time this happens, I don't feel I can attempt trying again unless I reboot the system entirely in order make certain the cache and any app-bleed or buffers in RAM are cleared. But I certainly can't work this way and these three fairly small projects have now consumed a way disproportionate amount of time.
Has anyone else experienced this, and is there any immediate fix on the horizon?
I'm running an older NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 3GB on board. Not the best, but it exceeds current Photoshop minimums. I disabled "use graphics processor," rebooted the workstation, opened a project (PSD only 26MB) and made maybe a dozen editing operations before the rectangular marquee locked it up again. Surely if it's a graphics card issue with Photoshop v22.5 it would show up in the more advanced functionalities like 3D rendering, not just using the standard marquee selection tool?
I realised most of my problems with Photoshop were happening after opening a set of images from Lightroom as layers in Photoshop. Putting Lightroom back to it's previous version too appears to have stopped that causing problems too.