Since I've updated to the Windows 11 beta (21H2), Photoshop is extremelly slow and lagging making it almost impossible to work.
I've already tried unninstalling and reinstalling everything, and change settings (gpu acceleration, cache, etc) but nothing solves this issue.
Does anyone else is having the same problems?
My setup is: Windows 11 Pro - Public Beta (21H2), Ryzen 7 3700x, GTX 1070ti, 32gb ram, Photoshop 22.4.3
I don't have any issues with Premiere and After Effects, but Illustrator is also lagging.
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I've already tried unninstalling and reinstalling everything, and change settings ... but nothing solves this issue.
Have you tried reverting from Beta 11 to Windows 10?
Hi @linnuz ,
I've not found any other reports of Photoshop lagging on Win 11 on the Adobe or MS forums.
Please give these suggestions a try. Make sure you have the latest drivers for your GPU installed.
Let us know how it goes.
Does it still work OK on your live machine with Windows 10, for the same images?
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Photoshop etc... are not yet certified to run on Win 11 beta.
Please ensure your computer meets or exceeds the minimum system requirements to run Creative Cloud + OS + all other apps you use. Check each one.
Pay particular attention to Photoshop's new GPU requirements. See links below.
I also have this problem, it looks like Photoshop isn't using anywhere near enough ram and is hardly touching the CPU, resulting in extremely laggy and slow performance. This is on a Ryzen 3950x, 64gb ram and RTX2080ti.
I'm also getting strange expression errors in After Effects that weren't present in Windows 10, meaning I'm going to have to wipe everything or install Win10 on another drive.
Illustrator on the other hand appears to work perfectly with no errors, same goes for InDesign.
None of the applications have yet been released for Windows 11 which is itself still in Beta. Experiment by all means, but I wouldn't go near it on a production machine at this stage.
A quick fix that has worked for me is setting priority of Photoshop to 'high' in 'Taskmanager > Details'.
Under Performance Prefs (in PS), turn 'Anti-alias Guides and Paths' to OFF.
Seems to have fixed the perfomance issues on my machine, for now anyway.
Thanks I'll try doing this. I've been avoiding editing big projects, some I've been dividing layers between psd files. lol
And thank you for giving me the only usefull reply.
Haha, no problem!
I also noticed the slowdown seems to be an issue after startup, so don't go closing the program if you think you'll be using it in the next hour or so!
Let's hope this get sorted quickly!
None of the solutions worked for me, unfortunately. Any news on when this will be solved?
Now that Windows 11 is officially out, it shouldn't take long to have an update that solves this problem. On Windows 10 the lag was way less noticeable.
I'm using a completely fresh install of Windows 11. Not an update over 10.
you have to wait until Adobe actually releases a new version with Win11 compatibility.
Yes, for sure.
Now that Windows 11 is officially out, it shouldn't take long to have an update that solves this problem.
Do you have advance information from Adobe? I think if it does not work well on Windows 11 it may be a long while before an update works well. IMO Adobe is still reprogramming Photoshop to work well with DirectX.
None of my PC even have a Processor supported by Windows 11. Windows 10 is my only option. Lets hope Adobe get it running well on both windows 10 and Windows 11 and on Mac and support windows and Mac ARM RISC processors like apple's M1
No, I don't have any info from Adobe. I just hope they do something about it very soon as more and more people are getting the W11 update from now on.
I have one computer that's compatible and other that isn't. I compared the same version of PS on W10 and W11 and it feels very different.
For me photoshop 22.5.1 seems to work just as well on a fresh install of windows 11 as it does on windows 10, so far, both of which are on the same machine and separate M.2 SSDs.
You could try in photoshop going to Edit>Preferences>Technology Previews checking
Deactivate Native Canvas, restarting photoshop and see if the performance is any better.
This completely solved my problem! Now PS is exactly like on W10. Thanks a lot!
See statement from Adobe at the link below :
That is the current info, I would wait until Windows 11 appears in the system requirements before moving to that OS.
I have the same problem... also extreme lag in lightroom... this is very bad for me, I'm just editing photos but it seems to take 3 times longer after the Windows update... I may have tpo reinstall Windowqs 10 if it's resolved soon. I should have expected it though on a new release
Is your problem solved?
As @Jeff Arola mentioned, try this:
"You could try in photoshop going to Edit>Preferences>Technology Previews checking
Deactivate Native Canvas, restarting photoshop, and see if the performance is any better."
Doing this and unchecking Deactivate Native Canvas again, solved it for me.
I just tried this... I'm updating hardware this weekend so I'll get back to you after all is done and let you know if things are better.. Thanks for the suggestion.