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What is Causing This Strange Selection?

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Apr 27, 2022 Apr 27, 2022

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Can someone tell me what this strange selection is and how I can get rid of it...it is in all my photos today.  I can't delete it or even see it when use the normal controls.  

I've been opening my images into Photoshop 23.2.2 from Lightroom 11.2.

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Apr 27, 2022 Apr 27, 2022

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See if unticking Use GPU processor in Photoshop preferences sorts the issue.

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Apr 28, 2022 Apr 28, 2022

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Thanks. Rebooting several times fixed it but what is the cause? Why would using the GPU on an M1 Mac cause this to happen? 

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Apr 27, 2022 Apr 27, 2022

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You might also want to try unchecking "Use GPU Compositing" in the preferences under performance. Might want to try this first before disabling the GPU.

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Apr 27, 2022 Apr 27, 2022

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Selection? Do you mean white squares? Sometimes white squares appears on my laptop from 2015 which is using Intel UHD 3000 integrated and Nvidia 610M. Here are minimum specs for newest Photoshop Photoshop system requirements (adobe.com)

 

" I can't delete it or even see it when use the normal controls. " What are you trying to delete and which controls?

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Apr 28, 2022 Apr 28, 2022

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The squares are selections, they interact with other selections on the image. I'm using an M1 Mac. I've rebooted a few times and it seems to have cured the problem. 

The normal controls for selections are A to select all, D for deselect, and so forth. The selection tools are the lasso group, the magic wand group, the marquis group, and the new select object and select subject functions. 

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Aug 29, 2022 Aug 29, 2022

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Hi Have just got the exact same thing! I have not changed ANYTHING, except that I updated Indesign. I'm on a Imac 

3.5 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 with Radeon Pro 575 4 GB graphics card, using PS 22.5.8 (I don't use the new one because its slower and gives me weird blocks when I open files untill I zoom in)

I have to re-start photoshop each time. Whats going on? I have never ever seen this happen.

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