Clone stamp lag

New Here ,
Apr 19, 2019 Apr 19, 2019

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Hi!

I have a big issue with the clone stamp tool.
It is so laggy and slow.

At the moment I am running Photoshop CC 2019 Version 20.0.4. Windows computer, 32Gb Ram, I7 processor.

This was no problem with Photoshop CC 2018 and I also have an old computer with Photoshop CS 6, so I know how it should work.

This happened to me after updating to CC 2019 😞

Can you help maybe?

Thanks in advance.

Miki

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New Here ,
Dec 01, 2019 Dec 01, 2019

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How come nobody replied to this. I have the exact same problem to the point of the clone stamp being useless. The problem hasn't been helped by upgrading to CC2020. Other tools also lag, but the clone is by far the worst.

 

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New Here ,
Dec 03, 2019 Dec 03, 2019

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'Reset Preference on quit' fixes it. Somewhat a temporary fix but it fixes it 😉

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 03, 2020 Jan 03, 2020

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I solved the lagging of clone stamp and healing brush by going into the Clone Source tab and unchecking "Show Overlay". This problem was not present in CC2018, but something in CC2019 changed, and anything requiring a sampled source became laggy and frustrating - unusable. This seems to fix it completely, both tools are back to their old snappy self. Heads up, Adobe engineers!

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New Here ,
Mar 19, 2020 Mar 19, 2020

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"Clone Source tab and unchecking "Show Overlay" "that's the whole beauty of new clone stamp...

anyone has any other ideas? 

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 15, 2021 Mar 15, 2021

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This worked for me! Windows>Clone Source> uncheck "Show Overlay"

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New Here ,
Aug 29, 2020 Aug 29, 2020

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This fixed it for me - the overlay feature made the clone stamp tool completely unusable, but now it's functioning as fast as previously.

Many thanks for the suggestion !!

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New Here ,
Nov 19, 2020 Nov 19, 2020

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Still having the same issue when enabling "Shoe Overlay" in PS 2021. Anyone have find any workaround besides turning it off?

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Explorer ,
Dec 03, 2020 Dec 03, 2020

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Version 2021 and the problem is still there. 3000€ computer that can't handle showing an overlay instantly like when the show overlay feature first came out.

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Explorer ,
Dec 21, 2020 Dec 21, 2020

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I agree.

 

In old PS versions ALT-click to sample clone source worked consistent and absolutely 100% of the time.

 

In newer versions (tested up till 22.1):

  • If [x] Show Overlay is enabled, it's laggy and highly inconsistent. Even on a very fast machine. Impossible to use for professional retouching.
  • If [ ] Show Overlay is disabled, it's better, but still not 100% consistent and not as snappy as it used to be (and should be IMO). For most users the slight lag probably won't be noticable. But if you do fast retouching with sampling via ALT + click a lot, it's frustrating, that you never can be 100% sure the source-sample really registered or not.

 

Wished Adobe would optimize/fix this, but highly unlikely, I'm afraid.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 05, 2021 Jan 05, 2021

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Dealing with the same issues on a fast machine. 

Another user told me about this tool that disables the ALT menu. It does work and speeds things up a little, but still run into the clone, healing, and mixing brush lag. 

 

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Jan 19, 2021 Jan 19, 2021

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24 of 73 engines of virustotal.com report a trojan in the linked installation file; just saying, probably false-positive, but not sure.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 19, 2021 Jan 19, 2021

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Yeah I was thinking the same thing. From everything I read it appears to be a false positive because it controls the keystroke of blocking the "ALT" key menu. 

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